XTREME SCOOBIES = Real Life Bad Experience
I am NOT sorry to put a damper on them for everyone who thinks they are great, but I loyally used Xtreme in Boreham for years (2003 – 2006) for my modded Impreza’s as they hired out a twin catted exhaust for MOT purposes, so you could pass the emissions. I had previously used Scoobysport and had gotten to know and trust Knowlsey as a result.
Because they were a long way away (90mile round trip), I would drive there early one week day, drop the car off as they opened and get a train to the city and then collect the car on the Saturday after the MOT was completed and an appropriate annual service completed.
My car always seemed to have more road-test miles and less petrol
than I had expected on its return though. This bugged me, but I never pushed it. (Other people have since mentioned the same observation - so this was never a one-off).
One workday, the day after dropping it off, I get a panicked call from Paul himself saying that my car is stuck on his driveway (or the roadside) at home
with the engine running and doors locked - as he had ‘left it running to clear the windows’
and the Blackjax had automatically locked the doors with the keys inside (it has to be left running and unlocked a fair while for BJx to do that!). He had then left it there at home and driven all the way to work in another car (his wife’s I assume) to get my phone number.
Would I mind going over there and giving them a spare key??, otherwise my car would be sat on their drive all day until the petrol runs out?
Guess how I felt about Xtreme Scoobies after that?????
I was actually lucky (due to my own personal forsight, not their stupidity
), as I had an un-chipped door key blade hidden within the exterior car bodywork, otherwise my normally garaged car which had already be left at risk overnight would have then been subjected to a prolonged bore-wash exercise.
The conclusion was therefore, that the nicer and more powerful Scoobs get used for personal fun if left with them.
I'll never trust them or recommend them as a result.
I now use Larkins Automotive Services, a mobile mechanic and Subaru specialist who covers Kent and surrounding area for my cars.
Mobile Mechanic Kent Maidstone Sittingbourne | Larkins Automotive Services
Dean Larkins – 07950 953 824
Alternatively, Craig at Sabre Vehicle Services in Gillingham is a popular choice for people who need full workshop services.
Sabre Vehicle Services
Craig – 01634 360693