Car servicing garage rapped for telling Citroen porkies - again

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A car servicing garage has had a telling off from the Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) for the second time this year, after running a misleading Citroen advert.

The online banner advert, published in June, read: '£89 full Citroen service – great savings on dealer prices.'

Naturally it led a load of Citroen drivers to the conclusion that they could have their C3 or C4 Picasso serviced for under 90 quid. Wrong.

It turned out that the £89 offer only applied to a Citroen Dyane, production of which ended in 1983. Brilliant.

The ASA ruling said: "Since the ad did not make clear the models to which the offer applied, we concluded that the ad was misleading. The ad must not appear again in its current form.

"We [have] told Servicing Stop to ensure that they [make] clear all significant qualifications in future."

Earlier this year Servicing Stop was in trouble after claiming it could beat main dealer servicing costs without being able to substantiate the claim.

So the lesson is: even car garages and the internet struggle with facts sometimes.