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Hi everyone! I'm Nicole, just joined and I have a 2010 Mito Veloce Multiair 135. Just wondering who everyone uses for their servicing? Belfast/Ards/ North Down area. Had a quote of £334 from Mervyn Stewart and Donnelly were around £300!
 

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I have just used motor gym bangor for some work and I was very impressed. They carried out a timing belt, water pump & suspension arm change on my GT.

Hourly rate wasgood and they have done a very good job. I did my own service but they had offered to do it along with my other work for £35 plus vat.(1 hours labour)

Also you might wwant to buy your parts on Euro car parts and just then pay for the garage labour
I used discount code TEST31 for 31 % off so the service parts cost next to nothing.

Phone 028 9145 3310
The Motor Gym

There is also EUROFIX CAR PARTS in Belfast who are the only independent alfa specialist I know off in NI
Phone 028 9062 2633
http://www.eurofixcarrepairs.co.uk/
 

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Since 2004 any new car sold does not have its warranty tied to the dealer.

You can use any garage you want but you need to make sure you get the required service done and keep proof of what was carried out eg receipts for parts and service book stamped by the garage

As for eurofix I havent used them but had talked to them about different problems I had with my GT and they were helpful but in the end it was easier for me to use someone in Bangor.

Go with Motor Gym in Bangor if they are near to you they did a good job for me and I would use them again.
 

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Hi everyone! I'm Nicole, just joined and I have a 2010 Mito Veloce Multiair 135. Just wondering who everyone uses for their servicing? Belfast/Ards/ North Down area. Had a quote of £334 from Mervyn Stewart and Donnelly were around £300!
Hi Nicole and welcome to AO.:thumbs:

I wouldn't touch Eurofix with a barge pole, there is a fella who sounds like a belfast DJ Johnnie Cargo or something like that and i have not heard a bad word about his work.

Found him:
JRC Auto Lisburn, MOT Prep, Servicing, Diagnostics FIAT & Alfa Romeo Specialist

If you are prepared to travel to Lisburn, I can vouch for Johnny's work. He's an ex Mervyn Stewart Master Technician and does excellent work. Much easier to pay than either MS or Donnelly's too.
 
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Hi Nicole,

Welcome to the wanderful world of Alfa ownership...

Johnny Cargo is well worth the drive to Lisburn... You only need to see the amount and type of Italian beauties that people intrust him with to know he is very good...
 

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Hi everyone! I'm Nicole, just joined and I have a 2010 Mito Veloce Multiair 135. Just wondering who everyone uses for their servicing?

Welcome to AO Nicole :thumbs:

Just make sure who ever services it uses the correct specification oil for the Multiair.
 

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Since 2004 any new car sold does not have its warranty tied to the dealer.

You can use any garage you want but you need to make sure you get the required service done and keep proof of what was carried out eg receipts for parts and service book stamped by the garage.
You need to be careful here as some PCP and lease agreements specify in the fine print that servicing must be carried out by a main dealer.
In any event you must use genuine parts.
Or, you could visit www.niimc.com join up for a tenner, get a member card and get 10% discount at Donnellys. Not a massive saving but every little helps.
 

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Hi Nicole,

Welcome to the wanderful world of Alfa ownership...

Johnny Cargo is well worth the drive to Lisburn... You only need to see the amount and type of Italian beauties that people intrust him with to know he is very good...

Just went to Johnny for the first time this week. Had the cambelt, water pump and variator changed in my 2000 156.
Very impressed with Johnny and the setup. He loves the cars and that shows in talking to him. Very straight when I asked him to look over the car for the work I can do myself. Gave great advice and very happy with the car so far.

Its been a long time since I could trust anyone with that car and I'd quite happily get Johnny to do any further work I need.
 

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Just went to Johnny for the first time this week. Had the cambelt, water pump and variator changed in my 2000 156.
Very impressed with Johnny and the setup. He loves the cars and that shows in talking to him. Very straight when I asked him to look over the car for the work I can do myself. Gave great advice and very happy with the car so far.

Its been a long time since I could trust anyone with that car and I'd quite happily get Johnny to do any further work I need.
Johnny all the way, wouldn't let anyone else near my Alfa. :thumbs:
 

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I can do the bits.. Anyone on here let me know what you need... I run the parts counter at Karkraft... We do good oil, oe quality timing belts ..dayco, filters steering and suspension etc etc... Keep all the Alfa owners right on price.....
 

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In any event you must use genuine parts.

Big Jon ... Sorry only have to use parts of equal quality to genuine... All our stuff (and stuff most factors sell) is proper stuff ... ie pagid brakes, Sofima filters, comma oil, dayco belts etc.. All ok for vehicles under warranty..
 

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In any event you must use genuine parts.

Big Jon ... Sorry only have to use parts of equal quality to genuine... All our stuff (and stuff most factors sell) is proper stuff ... ie pagid brakes, Sofima filters, comma oil, dayco belts etc.. All ok for vehicles under warranty..
Thanks for the clarification as there seems to be a lot of misinformation over use of genuine parts, mainly from the manufacturers.

The 'get out' would be if the manufacturer can prove that a defect in a non-genuine (i.e. not manufacturer branded) part caused a failure of other components.
 

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Just went to Johnny for the first time this week. Had the cambelt, water pump and variator changed in my 2000 156.
Very impressed with Johnny and the setup. He loves the cars and that shows in talking to him. Very straight when I asked him to look over the car for the work I can do myself. Gave great advice and very happy with the car so far.

Its been a long time since I could trust anyone with that car and I'd quite happily get Johnny to do any further work I need.
Hi there ,I have issue with my Alfa mito 1.3 jtdm and no one knows whats the problem is ...
Would really appreciate phone number and address for Johnny people talk about
great regards
Roma
 

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Hi Nicole and welcome to AO.:thumbs:




If you are prepared to travel to Lisburn, I can vouch for Johnny's work. He's an ex Mervyn Stewart Master Technician and does excellent work. Much easier to pay than either MS or Donnelly's too.
Can I have a contact details for this guy ,please
thanks in advance
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Roma
 

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JRC have just done the timing belt service, a full service, K&N filter installation and MOT prep on my 159 and I couldnt be happier.

I had expressed a few concerns about where I thought a few niggles might be hiding and Jonny top to bottomed the car for me to resolve and she flew through MOT at the weekend there.

Be booking her back in shortly for a full brake refresh. Can't recommend JRC strongly enough.

Phil.
 
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