When I was an air traffic controller I had to have a medical check every year, to make sure I didn’t drop dead when it got busy. I always hated it; even though I felt fine I worried that the stern faced medics would find something terrible. They didn’t of course, but I got that feeling again yesterday when the MX5 had its annual service; would everything really be ok?
Well of course it was, its a Mazda!
How garages have changed; attractive and efficient lady receptionists, well appointed waiting area with coffee, magazines and TV. The much loved motor is whisked away and returns two hours later, cleaned and purring, with a fully detailed report of the work carried out. All this is done at a very reasonable fixed rate and they even tell you how much it will cost next time! Whilst I waited I wandered over to the show room for a cup of tea and a chat with Adam, my personal salesman and we took a look at the new Kendo, very nice indeed.
Main dealers often get a rough ride when it comes to servicing but the work is generally beyond most home mechanics these days and putting your pride and joy in the hands of the experts seems the right thing to do for me! So well done Jennings of Middlesbrough, see you next year.