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Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Olympic Torch Celebrations

The Olympic torch will be passing by Buckingham Ford's showroom, between 10.20 and 10.35 on Monday the 9th July. The town council have told me they are expecting 20,000 people to line the streets of Buckingham in celebration of this great event.

We are inviting all our customers to come and join us for tea or coffee and cake, while waiting for the torch to pass.

We have limited car parking, but if you wish to join us give James a quick call 01280 812121 and he will be putting together a guest list for the car park, so we can reserve you a place.

If the estimate of 20,000 is correct, we have worked out the crowd will be 6 deep both sides of the road, so give James a call as soon as possable, to reserve your place.

Tea and coffee will be served from 8am in the showroom. We look forward to seeing everyone there.

Car diagnosis, the answer could be under your feet

Two customers cars in three days repaired and fixed by replacing the floor mats!

No we are not going mad, the first customer came in saying her clutch was going, as it was hard to get the car into gear, we soon dignosed the problem, when she had purchased the car and swapped the mats over from her old car, they of course didn't fit properly and had gone up behind the clutch pedal, not allowing the clutch to be depressed properly, £19.50 later new mats fitted, and fitted being the right word here, all was working fine. A new clutch would have been an expensive mistake at £300.

Today a customer came in to let us look at his car for part exchange, his opening comment i am sorry James it seems to have developed a flat spot, it wont go over 40mph. Its not often that that the sales manager can diagnose a problem, but you guessed it, the floor mat was up behind the accelorator pedal.

The moral of this story, is that a problem with your car could be right under your feet.
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