I'm furious after my truck clocked up TWO THOUSAND miles & was left covered in dents & scratches at repair garage | The Sun

A DRIVER was left furious after his truck clocked up two thousand miles while at the garage.

Phil Chatburn, 52, dropped off the Nissan Navara at his local Bristol Street Motors dealership in April.

The car was kept at the garage for five months while mechanics fixed a major issue with Phil's diesel particulate filter.

When he was finally able to pick it up in September, Phil was baffled to discover an extra 2,000 miles on the clock.

And he noticed several dents and scratches on the vehicle – and claims a screeching sound came from the front wheels.

Phil called the RAC who discovered major wear on the brake pads and discs – and towed the car back to the garage.

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The baffled dad-of-two was then handed an invoice for £1,200 to pay for the extra repairs, MailOnline reports.

He said: "I could have driven to Edinburgh and back four times to run that mileage up.

"They said they were test-driving the car but how can you rack up that kind of distance? It doesn’t make sense."

When Phil noticed his mileage had shot up from 25,145 to 27,216, he asked motor experts if that was normal.

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But he was told the reasonable amount of mileage for test drives would have been between 30 and 50 miles.

A spokesman for the dealership said: "We acknowledge we did not keep Mr Chatburn up to date with the number of miles driven by technicians to ascertain a confirmed diagnosis and to enable a part to be ordered and fitted, which has resolved the fault.

"Therefore, as a gesture of goodwill we will make a payment to cover the mileage costs and we will arrange for the bodywork damage to his car to be repaired."

Philsaid there is an upcoming meeting with the garage to discuss how to resolve his concerns.

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