Mechanics anger motorist after taking his car to Greggs on test drive


When you've gotta go, you've gotta go, apparently. 

A piping hot pasty from Greggs is one of the most tempting treats for any northerner, and two mechanics in Gateshead have even resorted to using a customer's car to get their fill.

The vehicle owner discovered the garage staff had visited the bakery on a test drive after looking back through his dash-cam footage.

And he wasn't best pleased.

Causeway Garage

Customer Carl Ivers had originally handed over the keys for his Fiat Punto to Causeway Garage to repair a dodgy timing belt.

But after catching the mechanics using his car to grab dinner, he immediately called the business to lodge a complaint.

"When I saw the footage I was foaming. I rang the garage and went off it with them," said Mr Ivers.

"I know it wasn't the boss who took the car out but it was his employees.

"The man at the garage asked me to send him the footage and he was fuming with his staff.

"They didn't even slow down when they went over the speed bumps and you can hear my car hit off them.

"They parked in the disabled bay and they didn't have a blue badge so I could have got a fine. You can hear them floor the car in first gear and the high revs. One then notices the dash-cam and one asks the other if they could unplug it."

The dash-cam footage was shared online, with the pair of workers heard joking en route to grab their order. By the time they realise they're being recorded, it's too late.

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Causeway Garage owners commented: "The lads went on a test drive with the car and they decided to kill two birds with one stone and go and get their dinners.

"When I saw the dashcam footage I pulled the lads into the office and went ape with them.

"The apprentice has been sacked because of his attitude and the mechanic is on a final written warning and he is not allowed to do test drives anymore.

"I have offered to do other work for the customer and not charge him for labour, I think he is looking for something for nothing.

"We have built this business up for many years and we are gutted that this has happened through no fault of management but down to individual staff."

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