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recomended Midlands garages/body specialists/tuners

Discussion in 'Midlands' started by Filth, Oct 17, 2012.

  1. Filth
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    Hi all,
    I joined the forum a week or so ago and finally found my way to the midlands section although Nilz told me to head here straight away, not sure if its best to post here or not as it is midlands specific but not about a meet :uhm:

    anyway I was wondering if you can recommend any places in the midlands (preferably west midlands) for following work:

    Body Repair and Paint - Don't require full panels spraying but a couple of touch ups and a dent popping back on a wheel arch.

    Engine/Service work - I can get basics done like oil change and air filters through family member but would prefer to use someone who knows the engine for a full service and general inspection.

    Tuning - Still not a definite but if there is someone recommended local it may help swing my decision.

    My car is a 52 plate S3 8L BAM in Avus Silver thats covered 117k. with the age I would rather put my mind at rest by having someone who knows these cars well inspect it for common faults problems or general wear of anything mechanical that might need doing.

    Cambelt and Water Pump were changed last year by previous owner and it has FSH
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    MidlandVW in Cannock mate.
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    Nilz Defo worth the wait :)

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    thanks guys, cannock sounds perfect for me 20 minute drive so if it ever had to stay in it would be easy to get back home. There is a Telford VW centre but not sure of its reputation as I've only owned fords previously :keule:

    Any body repair shops anyone could recommend?
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    Try Greg Howell based in Southam. One of the best out there. I've seen his work and can't fault it. Not cheap but you get what you pay for in life.

    Greg Howell home
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    Tuning...

    Dont get much better than Nik at R-Tech :) one of the best (if slightly nuts) VAG tuners in the uk. Based in Hinckley.

    www.r-techpower.co.uk/
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    thanks everyone, a big help, now just need to save some £ and get some work done...
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    how long have u had the s3 now? sure ive seen it round telford a few times.
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    had it 4 weeks mate, if the number plate is AY52 its me, daily run is hadley to stafford park down the red road from trench lock to oakengates and back in the evening is straight down the e.p. I Saw another S3 on the M54 saturday morning on my way to Midland VW but I have seen another S3 same colour as mine around telford.
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    I have been using Vastec, Paul is a top guy and can't fault him for work/price
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    Nilz Defo worth the wait :)

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    Have to agree with you stefoster, Paul is very clued up and an honest and genuine guy.
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    PSI Tuning - used them loads and highly recommend them.
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    Stafford Audi are absolutely ACE for service, and Shorade (Cannock) are so good at resolving body 'oops' it hurts...

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    Favourite angle on the car or something :thumbsup:
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    A NEAT back-end is something I've ALWAYS appreciated, Arrkon... :whistle2:
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