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(@gerry)
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Before the lock down, my car needed new tyres. The advice I received was to buy the tyres online and have a local company fit them. Instead I went to my local company (family business) and they quoted the same price for the same tyres as I could get online but their price included fitting. Deal struck, tyres ordered and fitted the next day. Then I was told to stop by anytime and they will check the pressures and adjust for free as part of the service. I appreciate this is a smart way to keep my custom but they have my business and my recommendation for as long as I'm around.

It would be great to hear other experiences of good value and service in Portugal.   

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(@cowboy)
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Took my chainsaw to have the blade sharpened. Total cost 3 Euros 😀 

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(@astridff)
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Walking down the street and strangers who you don't know say hello/good morning or good afternoon. Friendly people

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(@louiejack)
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Family run, non-chain restaurants offering 3 course lunchtime specials including wine and coffee for 7 or 8 Euros all in. 😋  

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(@alyson)
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A similar tyre story - we had just had four new tyres fitted from one of the big tyre shops (you can't have one or three in Portugal I have decided .. they have to match (back 2 and front 2) and every time you need a new one you end up buying two!) ... a week later we had a nail in a front tyre, our local neighbour said "come with me" and we followed him up to the local tyre shop in the village. Ten minutes later, tyre fixed at a total cost of 7 euros. 🙂

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