High Street giant Halfords has apologised after a customer caught one of its mechanics speeding in his car while it was booked in for an MOT.
Shaun Ingram, from Saltash, Cornwall, took his Ford Focus ST in to a garage in Plymouth and unwittingly left his dash-cam running.
The camera, which Mr Ingram said was clearly visible in the car recorded almost seven hours of footage including the mechanic swearing and talking about test-driving the car.
Mr Ingram made an official complaint and Halfords apologised and offered to refund the £255 for the MOT and service.
On this occasion we have let our customer down but we want to reassure all our customers that this is an isolated incident.
We are treating this as a priority. Rest assured that we take issues like this very seriously ensuring that all 300 Halfords Autocentres adhere to all road test procedures.
The mechanic no longer works at Halfords and we are taking this opportunity to rebrief our procedures to ensure that this does not occur again in the future.
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