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Audi Specialists - Harrow/NW london - Nearby?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Audi K, May 14, 2013.

  1. Audi K

    Audi K New Member

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    Hi ppl,

    Need some assists.

    I need to get recommendation of Audi Specialists within HARROW, NW London or near to that area. I have called up my local Audi Dealerships for quotes of Servicing/Mot/Cam belt etc... but their fixed priced servicing on a car that is 6 years old done 70k mileage is a Joke!.... and to add i have never had a good experience with the dealers.. they have KPI on obtain extra business and they are clearly full of sh**e!... please excuse me if I'm wrong, but that's nature of the industry.

    I have 2x Audi A3's [2007] 2L TDI 170BHp. and looking to carry out
    MOT/Cambelt-waterpump-aux belt/full major service all filters/gearbox service/air con regeneration service....

    audi fixed priced service has been:-


    • Major Service - £309
    • Interim Service - £159
    • Cam Belt - £569
    • Front Brake Pads and Discs - £269
    • Rear Brake Pads and Discs - £259
    • Front Brake Pads - £139
    • Rear Brake Pads - £129
    • Clutch (Non-Quattro) - £749
    • Brake Fluid Change - £59
    • Front Wiper Blades - £39


    for a car of my age always been serviced by Audi this is a joke, there is no discount or offers so Audi specialists please help. can anyone give me recommendations... i have used a few in the past, and have been burnt by there b*llsh*t!... where can we find HONEST mechanics that just do a very good job!!!?????
     
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  3. jdp1962

    jdp1962 Grumpy Old Moderator
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    crazy88 Loving the anonymity

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    A member on here called adamss24 (something like that) is always well regarded and London based. Not sure of his exact location, I'm a northerner so anything south of Watford is London to me.
     
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    jdp1962 Grumpy Old Moderator
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    I do believe you're right; he is London based, if I recall correctly.
     
  6. adamss24

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    Thanks chaps, to the OP, i can do the work on your car no problem at much cheaper rates than any dealer/specialist ! I am an enthusiast and done loads of work for many members on different VAG forums. I am based in Muswell Hill, N. London. Drop me a pm if you need to talk or call me on 07789912128. Regards,
    Chris.
     
  7. Audi K

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    Hi chris will drop you a call for more details..

    whats everyone experience been with other audi Indy's?
     
  8. matthew999

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    Don't bother with Russel automotive in collindale not much better than Audi. I have used Chris before and would recommend him, nice chap and knows his stuff.
     
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    Thanks Matt...Sorry about Sunday, my mobile's battery went off, don't know if your mate called or not, been very busy all the week !
     
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    I used Russell Automotive for all repairs and servicing on my A3, and they offered an excellent service, in my experience.
    There's no doubt they know their stuff.

    The only thing I didn't like was that as time went on their prices climbed to pretty much audi main dealer levels. They used to be a good bit cheaper a year or so ago.

    Would still recommend them though.
     
  11. matthew999

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    Yeah I went to them for an mot, and to see if they could adjust my bumper to close gap between hood and bumper, they said they needed to replace a part charged me an arm and a leg for it, fobbed me off saying it was 70% better, but it looked like there had been previous prang so couldn't get it perfect. It looked exactly the same to me. In the end I adjusted it myself something i should have donecin the first place. I just got the impression that they just make up faults to get the cash. Also got similar impression from other posters. Anyway it's good to hear a positive.

    Chris he had plans, said he found a pump from breakers so was gonna try that first. I will hopefully pop round for some coding of rnse over the weekend

    Cheers

    Matt
     
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    There's no doubt they are heavily driven by money now... The offer of enabling alarm beep on door lock for £20, which takes all of 10 seconds to do, is an example of that.
    Of course they're a business and are in it to make money, but I get the feel they are all about marketing and the dollar now and a lot of the "love" for the job has diminished.
    As said, they still do a very good job, but I come away with the feeling they're only interested in my money now and not at all the pride they should take from the good work they've done.
     
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    I once put my car into an Apple Clinic garage in North Harrow for a new tyre. He came back an hour later saying in needed brake discs, pads, 2 further new tyres, tracking and a new Cat converter. He said "good news for you is we can start work on it right away, shall we do that for you?" Anyway, I said I would get a second opinion, took it to a tyre and exhaust place in Northolt, and low and behold there was nothing needed doing. A few months later this Apple Clinic garage appeared on TV with hidden cameras showing them causing damage under the bonnet with a hammer before going back to the unsuspecting customer.

    I now only go to one guy, even though it can take me ages to get to him, because I can trust him. Luckily he works for an Audi main dealer :) Not in NW london though.
     

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