If you’re an auto enthusiast your Whatsapp must have been flooded with the news of a Maruti Suzuki workshop getting only a wash and nothing else, when sent for its free service. Team BHP user ROG_AK recently gave his Baleno RS to Mandovi Motors for its second free service. In the evening, ROG_AK got the vehicle dropped off at his address. Luckily for ROG_AK (or unluckily for Mandovi), he had a dashcam installed on his vehicle. On inspecting the footage captured by the dashcam, he was shocked to find that nothing had been done to his car apart from a regular wash. The user has uploaded the video on YouTube which has garnered almost 2 lakhs views since. He has also shared a detailed account of the turn of events in the video. Here is what ROG_AK had to share about the incident,
After watching the video I went back the next day and confronted the service manager (the person you see talking on the phone in the beginning of the video) and showed him the video. He reacted in a very sympathetic way and told me that these kind of things don’t usually happen and it is their responsibility to check everything etc etc and he will take action on the people concerned. I told him that I am sure you guys do this for all first and second service vehicles because nothing really happens in those services anyway and the customer would not know. The attitude of the manager was very humble and understanding (might have been an act). I told him that I was taking the car for a long trip next week and what if something had happened and if that something could have been found and fixed at the service. He apologized repeatedly after which he conducted the service and did what they were supposed to do in the first place.
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