Re: I am a d*ck!!
I'm in Manchester also - the closest reliable indie garage I've been able to find is Heath Road Garage in Sandbach, it's the only place I'll go to now, Alfie really knows his stuff and charges an honest price. Just off junction 17 on the M6. 01270 764214. He also mentioned Station Garage in Knutsford (another Alfa indie) as they used to work together, spoke very highly of them but I know they are always mega busy and I've had no first hand experience so can't speak for their work.