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Can the garage take a deposit before completing the work?

Garages accredited to our Code of Practice for Service and Repair should not take deposits for the work they undertake unless they are ordering a part which is non-returnable or the garage will incur a cost if you change your mind. This should always be made clear to you before you agree to the work.

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