Re: Car service
May be a little too far for you but I use Alfa Aid in Maidenhead. Adrian Jardine is an Alfa fanatic as are the people that work for him. He isn't the cheapest but he does the best job and I trust him. He is always busy which shows people keep going back. He will tell you how it is with no BS and lets face it thats what you want with your beloved Alfa. I have used him for years and always use him once my car is out of warranty. SGT in Taplow were quoting £750 for the timing belt on my V6 including tensioners etc. They were under cutting Adrian by around £200+ and on face value seemed a good deal, and they hinted that they were trying to win business back from Alfa Aid as so may people went there once their cars warranty had lapsed. I spoke to Adrian about this and he asked me if they were doing the water pump at the same time as this has a plastic component prone to failure around 60 - 70k miles and would mean another timing belt if it failed. This question alone swung it for me, as Adrian fits an approved waterpump that has a metal part in place of the plastic hence has longevity. My water pump was worn and he showed me the part that would likely fail. My bill was £1150.00 but I have the piece of mind that I was getting great advice, great service and good workmanship.
So many cars so little time....
Last edited by PaulieS; 09-01-09 at 15:53.