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  1. Specialist garages and rip off merchants

    General Motoring Discussion
    There seems to be 3 categories when it comes to car owners. 1) The type that can repair or fit almost anything and takes pride knowing they done the work themselves without paying labour for someone else to do it. 2) The type that can tackle the easy jobs themselves, some basic servicing...
  2. VDC/Hillstops Symbol- Local Garages

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi Guys , I have a Alfa Brera Spider which recently has been having problems with the VDC and Hill stop symbol appearing on the dashboard. At the moment have I have no break lights as the fuse keeps blowing (this has been changed numerous times from a garage) Anyone had any similar issues or...
  3. GT Blackline advice - local garages

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi all, On a whim I've just bought an old 57 plate Blackline JTS for a song. Got it at an unbelievable price due to taking a risk on what all Alfaheads should not take a risk on - lack of service history. It also has an exhaust blow which is kicking off the lambdas. It's on 85k My first port...
  4. Recomended garages in Devon?

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi All My GTV V6 needs its belts changed amongst other things. Can anyone recommend any garages in the Devon or in Somerset area that have done this sort of work. Any help appreciated Gazza
  5. Anyone near South Hereford Garages?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Would really appreciate if anyone local to South Hereford Garages could take a quick look at this Brera for my brother. He currently has a GT Cloverleaf but is hankering for a Brera and this one is a rare 2.0 JTDm which he fancies. It's a 2.5 hour drive for him so would appreciate someone...
  6. Recommended garages in Shipley, Bingley, Keighley or Bradford.

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi, I have considered booking the car into Powerline in Shipley, who advertise as a diesel specialists, but would appreciate hearing from any members who have either used Powerline or can recommend an alternative. Thanks.
  7. Any recommended garages in the Bristol area?!?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi all, Can anyone recommend a good garage in the Bristol area for me to sort my Brera out please? Cheers! Adam
  8. Any recommended garages in Bristol??

    South West
    Can anyone recommend a good Alfa garage in the Bristol area? I need my Brera checked over as I think I have some wiring faults and wanted to check where is best to go. Cheers!
  9. Map of Alfa specialist garages

    Alfa GTA
    Dear all, I am not sure if this is a good idea or even doable, but I am planning a month long road trip to Italy next year, after upgrading my European roadside recovery i now have the option to take me to a specific garage rather than just the nearest.....So this brought to mind where I would...
  10. Garages - Size matters!

    South Africa
    I moved into a new house on Saturday with my SO, and the prerequisite for the move was that the house must have a garage that is big enough for 2 cars plus all the parts etc I have accumulated over the years, plus safe parking for 2 more cars. Found a house, within budget, in the exact area we...
  11. Local independant garages to glasgow

    Alfa 164 & 166
    Any recommendations for local garages to Glasgow?
  12. Recommended garages in Kent

    Alfa MiTo
    Hi all, Recently moved into Kent and am looking for a reputable garage in the area that folks have used to either get regular/servicing work done on their Alfas or even better used to have modifications done. Being an Alfa specialist isn't necessary to me if the standard of work is good. I'm...
  13. Dealer Costs versus Independant Garages

    General Alfa Discussion
    I have just booked my 11 plate Giulietta into Piccadilly Alfa, Knaresborough for an oil and filter change at a cost of £97.13. I budgeted nearly £21 for the 130 mile round trip from home so a total cost of £118. Why have I gone to the main dealer I hear you ask. However I also got four quotes...
  14. independent Alfa garages

    General Alfa Discussion
    Hi there, Due to 'old age' my Scimitar has gone to pastures new and been replaced with a 156ts 2.0 Sportswagon. Very quiet and smooth. Is there a list of independent Alfa garages here? I'm in West Sussex. Cheers, Pete.
  15. Garages that Install Blue & Me

    ICE & Blue&Me
    Hi Alfas I have just purchased a Brera ProDrive. It does not come with Blue & Me as standard because it is a 2009 plate. As I have no technical skills can anyone recommend a garage in Bedfordshire/Cambridgeshire or even London that could fit this for me. I love my music and I cant cope with...
  16. Any recommended garages for cam belt changes chepstow/bristol/cardiff

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Can anybody recommend, with first hand experience, any good garages for a cambelt service around the vicinity of Cheptow/Bristol/Cardiff. Many thanks.
  17. Self service garages in London

    General Motoring Discussion
    Hi, I am about to do some servicing and notices it’s due to p**s down for the foreseeable future. Just came across this place, which looks amazing Pit Start - Self Service Garage - 020 8827 1919 but is miles away. Has anyone tried it? Is there anything like this in South London? Even...
  18. Trusted garages?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Is there any garages near Staffordshire or Derbyshire that are any good with Alfa's ? As with my old car , there were only certain garages i felt i could trust with it. :) Thanks for any help.
  19. Garages

    Alfa 164 & 166
    now, purple has an aversion garages, I hate them, much rather do it my self and do it properly, which I think is why my cars are still going. However there are somethings purps cannot do himself, aircon is one, tyres is another, and a trip to get two new tyres a few weeks ago may spell the end...
  20. Buxton Garages

    East Midlands
    Has anyone used any garages in Buxton for work on their alfa's? Looking to get cambelt, water pump ect done on my 147 thanks