Thursday 10 March 2011


A motorist from Cosheston is laughing all the way to the comedy club, after revealing his funniest car related anecdote.

Bruce Smith’s winning narrative won him a pair of comedy club tickets and a servicing voucher after it was chosen for its entertaining and believability value.

Sinclair Volkswagen launched the laughter quest following the launch of its new Fixed Price Servicing Programme aimed at making Volkswagen car servicing and maintenance transparent and easy to understand.

He said: “I am delighted to have won. I am always collecting funny stories and it is lovely to know that others found this tale amusing as well.

The story relates back to the 1980’s and came from a friend who is a car enthusiast. A lady had purchased a new car only to return a month later complaining of poor fuel consumption.

The garage inspected the car and could find no faults. A week later the lady returned as the problem was getting worse, so the garage arranged for a mechanic to accompany her on a drive. As the lady got into the car she pulled out the choke lever to hang her handbag on it – explaining the excessive loss of fuel.

“Thankfully cars no longer have manual chokes,” said Julian Harrington, brand manager at Sinclair Volkswagen.

“Laughter is contagious and generates a real feel good factor and this is what we believe the new Fixed Priced Servicing Programme offers our customers.

“The programme will put customers at ease by offering Volkswagen drivers a simple transparent menu of service, maintenance, convenience and car care options all at fixed prices.”

The Volkswagen Fixed Price Servicing Programme sees the prices fixed on the most popular servicing and maintenance jobs and is available on all Volkswagens from three – ten years old, up to and including 2.0 litre engines. All costs include parts, oil, labour and VAT, removing any hidden surprises. It applies to vehicles following a time and distance servicing regime only.

A minor service is £129 and a major service is £249 with a MOT test at £39 For full details of the menu pricing please visit

For further information please contact Sue Foster on 01902 714957 or email

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