I’d searched the forum to see if anyone had used Firela Motors in Clapham, (SW9 9AR) and didn’t turn anything up, so thought I would post my experience.
Which was very good.
Car -- 156 Selespeed Sportwagon – was due a 48k mile service. Their std price for the 48k service is £140, or three pounds more than Alfa Workshop. Seems very reasonable for London. I also asked them to install a thermostat that I supplied, they charged £55 for labour.
They inspected the car, and recommended two additional things – replacing the brake fluid, and replacing the rear stub bushes. In both cases, they said they were optional, but explained the consequences of not doing them. They’d also checked a number of other things, and told me what didn't need doing. They phoned me within a couple hours of dropping the car off to tell me the results of the inspection, ask what I wanted them to do.
Workshop was full with 147s and 156s.
They also spotted my dinged wheel and suggested I address it. When I told them that I had ordered a set of standard replacement wheels, they said that I could bring it back and they would fit them at no charge, save me doing it on the side of the road. That seemed nice of them.
So, very happy, will use again.
Their website is here: Firelamotors