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One to avoid...

amimmortal Jul 25, 2011

  1. amimmortal

    amimmortal Member

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    Evening all...

    I just got back from a week in Blackpool, during which time my A6 developed a nasty noise/ vibration through the steering column when pulling full left or right lock.

    I did a search for local Audi specialists and came up with this: Service My Audi - Home, which looked pretty decent.

    Long story short, I went over, spoke to the proprietor (who in fairness was a decent bloke), and he put the car up on the ramp to have a look.

    He told me it needed a new alternator pulley and damper assembly - total cost to me £320!

    One quick call to Star Performance in Kirkcaldy (my regular garage) and he told me to run a mile!

    Today, after getting home, I took the car over to Star Performance. Within 45 minutes of arriving it was fixed. Total cost to me £120 including VAT.

    Turned out all it needed was the pulley - it looks like the shop in Lancashire tried to sell me something I simply didn't need.

    I don't know if anyone else here has used this garage, but I wanted to share my experience with the forum.

    And, yet again, Star Performance have been fantastic.

    Cheers,

    A.
     
  2. crazy88

    crazy88 Loving the anonymity

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    I was expecting the avoidance guidance to be about blackpool. :)
     
  3. Sandra

    Sandra MODERATOR Staff Member Administrator Moderator TeamMisano TFSI Owners Group Gold Supporter quattro Audi S3 s tronic

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    Sometimes your trusted local garage is better than the main dealers.
     
  4. smudge_don

    smudge_don Active Member

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    Nothing wrong with Blackpool

    Last time i was there i had a great weekend :)
     
  5. ScottD3

    ScottD3 I want your faulty electronics Supporter Team V6 quattro Audi A8 Team Akoya saloon TDi Audi S8

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    So its only good if you're really really drunk?

    It takes me ages to find a garage I trust and once I found them I never move away from.
     
  6. ex-vag

    ex-vag New Member

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    Nice one, thanks for sharing. Is there a thread where this local recommended garages can be listed? Probably be helpful to all if there was another for garages to avoid too!
     
  7. smudge_don

    smudge_don Active Member

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    I wasn't that drunk actually. Spent most of the weekend with the Mrs at the time and we had a great weekend
     

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