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Garages; Where's the Ayrshire contingent going?

Hi everyone, since D&M and Auto Veloce closed their doors where has everyone been going? I know CM in East Kilbride have a good reputation but it's a bit of a trek for the little jobs and I'm struggling to get weekdays off at this time of year. This time last year I ended up using a local place for an MOT and got the car back with a buckled alloy so looking for some recommendations.

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Chick at CM is the man. I think he does some Sat mornings if needed if that helps
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Defo CM ....worth the trek !
 
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Thanks guys. Managed to twist a few arms and got Monday off so I could get booked in.
 
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Was gonna say CM too

I convinced my brother in law to switch to a 159 Ti SW and they live in Ayr centre. He asked about servicing costs etc and I just said take it to CM it's worth it. Bit of a hike for me too but I'd rather get stuff done right.
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Just back and won over, well worth the journey. Car failed on the usual upper arms and my brakes were well past their best but the guys managed to get it all sorted out today. Car was even treated to a wash and a de-icing kit, well impressed!
 
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Excellent .....for anyone who loves their Alfa there is no alternative in the West ....
 
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I'm looking for someone who knows older Alfa's as I'm looking for stuff doing on my 75's, do CM work with older ones or any ideas?
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I'm looking for someone who knows older Alfa's as I'm looking for stuff doing on my 75's, do CM work with older ones or any ideas?
Think you will find CM will welcome a classic Alfa with open arms. Chick is as passionate about Alfa's as most of the guys in here .....this is not an Arnold garage ...
 
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CM is worth the trip for any Alfa. I've seen a few classics getting treated well down there. Always use them
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Hmmmm
I have my MOT soon (next week or two) being a girl i hate taking my GTV anywhere for work.
Looking for a good place also. I have had a lot of work for the MOT done so i am hopeing everthing is ok.
Should i maybe go to CM. We are in Ardrossan bit of a trek for me to, but if yous guys are happy i might just go over.
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Ok called CM booked in for this wednesday. Very nice on the phone!
Still very scared my poor wee Alfie.
Wish me luck!
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Hi Natasha, guys are great at CM , very passionate about Alfa's ...sure wee Alfie will be fine ...Feb meet is at the usual place in Coatbridge ...can't remember date at moment , its in the events list...
 
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Ok called CM booked in for this wednesday. Very nice on the phone!
Still very scared my poor wee Alfie.
Wish me luck!
Alfie will be in good hands , even i go to CM garage these days
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Yeah, they've got a couple of courtesy cars too which is handy if your car's needing a bit of work.
 
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thanks for the replies folks, I'll go visit then soon.

Keep us posted Natasha, going by what everyone has said your visit will be worth the trip....
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Alfie will be in good hands , even i go to CM garage these days
Hey

Hows things hope you and the family are doing well. Missed yous at some of the Alfa trips last year, hope you can make a few this year.

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thanks for the replies folks, I'll go visit then soon.

Keep us posted Natasha, going by what everyone has said your visit will be worth the trip....

Will do CPE

Fingers crossed
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You'll be fine up there don't fret. Plus there is a very capable girlie front of house too
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Well.........

Alfie PASTED

After a lower suspention arm and some tlc and a few Advisories! Nothing big so all good.
Also Chick and the boys managed to find out why alfie is loosing power. So going back up on friday to get that sorted!
Very friendly bunch, cups of tea provided even Alfie was treated to a hand wash and........

I got a Free CM GARAGE hat!!

So over all i would say its definitely worth the trip.

Although on Friday i might drop Alfie off and go to the shops, as i didnt stop gabbing to the (real boss) dont know how she puts up with all they men. Hehehehe!
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Well.........

Alfie PASTED

After a lower suspention arm and some tlc and a few Advisories! Nothing big so all good.
Also Chick and the boys managed to find out why alfie is loosing power. So going back up on friday to get that sorted!
Very friendly bunch, cups of tea provided even Alfie was treated to a hand wash and........

I got a Free CM GARAGE hat!!

So over all i would say its definitely worth the trip.

Although on Friday i might drop Alfie off and go to the shops, as i didnt stop gabbing to the (real boss) dont know how she puts up with all they men. Hehehehe!
.....A FREE HAT ???? ....deal is you have to wear at all future meets !!!
 
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Well.........

Alfie PASTED

After a lower suspention arm and some tlc and a few Advisories! Nothing big so all good.
Also Chick and the boys managed to find out why alfie is loosing power. So going back up on friday to get that sorted!
Very friendly bunch, cups of tea provided even Alfie was treated to a hand wash and........

I got a Free CM GARAGE hat!!

So over all i would say its definitely worth the trip.

Although on Friday i might drop Alfie off and go to the shops, as i didnt stop gabbing to the (real boss) dont know how she puts up with all they men. Hehehehe!

Ahh.....penny's just dropped that it was you I saw today down at Chick's! Was just in getting the battery after my embarrassing power failure at a roundabout.

At least you're back on the road and I'll say a proper hello next time!
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Hows things hope you and the family are doing well. Missed yous at some of the Alfa trips last year, hope you can make a few this year.

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Hi Tasha ,
I'm hoping to be at the annual trip in D&G .We are all well too. Fingers crossed for Alf and catch up soon
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I got a Free CM GARAGE hat!!
He must be well in profit gien oot free hats.Things have turned around since I stopped annoying him. (I was his loss leader)..No real issues for a long time now.Suppose it's swings and roundabouts.

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I called into CM on Monday, just to have a look, and have booked the 75 in on Tuesday.
Turns out CM do a free introductory health check for new customers.

Had a 5 min blether with Chick, looking forward to Tuesday.
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