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Just a thought, why don't we make a sticky thread for people to make personal recommendations for Independant Alfa Dealers/Services? Can one of the mod's make this sticky?

This would, I am sure, be useful for new members and save a lot of searching through old threads. Just keep it simple, something like the below.

I can kick off with a recommendation for East Sussex/West Kent.

SDR Autos Ltd
Cousley Wood Garage
Cousley Wood
Wadhurst
TN5 6EP
01892 783366

Sales and servicing specialisting in Alfa's. Did a good job on my 156, changed all the belts, variator water pump etc etc.

Had my wife's 147 serviced by them last week. It's a 2.0l had a full service, spark plugs and all the belts (cam, aux and balancer) plus tensioners etc done. Came out at a bit over £500.

Still happy with SDR, they sorted a problem with water in the sparkplug wells, let me have a second-hand coil pack for less than £20 (£100 new) and when I collected the car the guy drove it round to the front of the lot and it had even been washed.

Cheers

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Re: Indie Recommendations

I think there's a thread like this already somewhere. I'm sure someone will pop along and provide a link.
 

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Re: Indie Recommendations

I think there's a thread like this already somewhere. I'm sure someone will pop along and provide a link.
There may be but I have found trouble find threads with recommendations in. I thought a sticky thread in the General Alfa section would be the logical place to put it.

Any moderators able to give an opinion?

Andy
 

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Re: Indie Recommendations

Avanti Autos
Princes St
Ipswich
01473 211123

Highly recommended - friendly, value for money and Alfa enthusiasts. Both partners (Mario and Paul) Alfa trained - Mario was in fact a trainer for Alfa UK in Slough.

http://www.avantiautos.co.uk/

Paul.

also highly recommended by me (phil155)

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Bluebell Motor Co (BMC)
Justin is yer man
They are in Newton Aycliffe (boo!) on 01325 300520

the sort of place where, when you collect the car they show you all the crap that they've taken off your car! :)
 

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Jamie Porter (Alfa Workshop)
Unit 15, Orchard Road,
Royston, Herts
SG8 5HD
01763 245481

...are an excellent combination of quality and price and are often recommended on the forum. Do a search on Jamie Porter or AlfaWorkshop, (if you're a guest, you must register to get the benefit of the forum search function).

They're real Alfa enthusiasts and people seem to come from all over the country to get their cars to him.

Thier website is a mine of useful information too.
 

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Gerry Campbell,
TI Autos,
1 Cowper Street,
Dublin 7
Ireland
01 838 6567

Highly recommended, keeps all the old bits to show you too...!
 

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Heath Road Garage
50-52 Heath Road - Sandbach
Cheshire - CW11 2JU

Tel: 01270-764214
email: [email protected]


Ask for Alfie - great guy :)
 

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Heath Road Garage
50-52 Heath Road - Sandbach
Cheshire - CW11 2JU

Tel: 01270-764214
email: [email protected]


Ask for Alfie - great guy :)
 

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Mobitech
Unit 6, Dane John works,
Gordon Road,
Canterbury
Kent.
CT1 3PP.

01227 463878

Ian Stamper & Mick Lee. Top blokes, know their stuff and always happy to offer advice.
 

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Alfa Sport
Peak House Dales Manor Business Pk,
Grove Road,
Sawston
Cambridge
CB2 4TJ

01223 839299

They do all my work and they have been brilliant
 
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I agree with Steve - Bluebell Motor Company, half the price of a dealership and considerable cheaper than either FAST (Stockton on Tees) or Lyles at Newcastle; although Lyles did quote £330 for cambelt and aux's.
 

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I agree with Padders. Alfaworkshop absolutely fantastic service. Ordered a set of cam locks (£40 - cheaper than anything I could find) on Thursday night, got them this morning (Saturday)! :)
 

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Andy Moores in Poolsbrook, Chesterfield, Derbyshire. The guy is a diamond. He'll top up windscreen wash for nothing, does MOT's for £15, goes out of his way to help. I really can't praise him enough. I take mine and my wife's car to him. His number is 01246 473444.
 

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Wyn Lear

www.cwlear.co.uk

Based in Keighley, West Yorkshire and has worked solely on the marque for over 30 years, also has done some race prep in the past and is well known for his knowledge of classic alfa's as well as modern era stuff.
 
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