They wouldn't give a price as "welding work is difficult to estimate"
Guessed that the four hours was total work needed, not actually four hours solid welding, so said to go ahead. Assumed the time would be taken up by removing seats, taking out carpet/trim, welding, then replacing carpet, trim and seats
Picked car up next day, and was reasonably pleased to find the bill was Ã‚Â£266. This was made up of Ã‚Â£1 for a bulb, Ã‚Â£180 for labour (rate/time not specified) and Ã‚Â£48 for MOT plus VAT
Later that evening looked at the sills and was amazed to find what you see below. Turns out that the work was done from the outside, and they had "made good" by painting over the result with ugly, black underseal. Compounding this, they hadn't even gone all across the sill, instead just painting a patch
What a load of ****
So, what to do next? They'd not actually quoted any price or said what they intended to do, but surely they should have told me that they could either go the cheap route (underseal) as they did, or offer me an option of a more expensive body colour?
We're going to pop to a local bodyshop on Monday, get a quote, and then go back to the original garage and insist they pay
Any advice folks?
Here's what it should look like
Here's what it looks like now