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pete145alfa
post 10th March 2005 14:09
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Any body recommend a good Alfa Garage or independent for servicing in the Midlands, Solihull to central birmingham area?
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post 10th March 2005 21:07
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Bit of a desert I am afraid, and we are in the middle of it.

Two choices

WAD in Wolverhampton, being going for ages, I go there as do a few others in the know, top bloke, knows his Alfas Tel 01902 401711.

NJS in Pershore, Worcs, little brother goes there with his 156, also a top bloke who knows his Alfas.

Guests are the main dealers, one in Knowle and another in City Centre, mate had his 156 done there, not happy. tongue.gif

North, south or DIY I'm afraid sad.gif
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post 11th March 2005 15:20
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go to WAD - willy usually know whats wrong with the car just describing it down the phone. May be a bit expensive, but the job is done good and proper.


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post 12th March 2005 00:04
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QUOTE(the_reverend @ Mar 11 2005, 03:20 PM)
May be a bit expensive, but the job is done good and proper.

but way cheaper than the dealer biggrin.gif
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post 27th March 2005 18:01
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now i dont know how these compare to Alfa garages or private alfa specialists but EUROCARCARE in DERBY is where i take mine. they're trustworthy, know what they're doing and honest.

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http://www.eurocarcare.co.uk

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post 5th October 2005 10:27
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WAD have got a new web site - giving their contact details and outline of their services.

Willy and Adrian have been working together for years, so as The_Reverend says, most diagnosis are done over the phone before you get there!

http://www.wad-alfaromeo.co.uk/
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post 5th October 2005 22:52
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they saved my oil crank from a premature death, for which I am grateful, I never would have diagnosed what that irritating chaffing noise was once warmed up, would just put the radio up on notch laugh.gif
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post 5th October 2005 23:29
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Tanc Barratt near Kidderminster. Primarily renowned as being one of the better Lancia specialists but they also specialise in Alfas, however I don't yet know of anyone who has used them for doing any work on Alfas.


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post 5th October 2005 23:35
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went there when had a Lancia Thema and Dedra for parts, not used them for Alfa though. I guess he has had to move to Alfa as well as Lancias are now so rare.

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post 13th December 2006 12:01
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QUOTE(purple @ Mar 10 2005, 09:07 PM) *
Bit of a desert I am afraid, and we are in the middle of it.

Two choices

WAD in Wolverhampton, being going for ages, I go there as do a few others in the know, top bloke, knows his Alfas Tel 01902 401711.

NJS in Pershore, Worcs, little brother goes there with his 156, also a top bloke who knows his Alfas.

Guests are the main dealers, one in Knowle and another in City Centre, mate had his 156 done there, not happy. tongue.gif

North, south or DIY I'm afraid sad.gif



I agree with purple; just had my 48k mile service on my 145 QV with NJS in Pershore....great job... check them out... 01386 55 55 23 worshippy.gif
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post 30th March 2007 15:01
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Took mine to NJS for belts and variator plus a service - they did a fantastic job and gave the car a clean bill of health for which I'm very happy.

Highly recommended. biggrin.gif
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post 1st April 2007 09:09
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post 7th April 2007 18:40
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Ace motors in hereford, 01432 359084, clive is the boy, knows his stuff smile.gif


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post 4th March 2008 23:15
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QUOTE(GialloEvo94 @ 5th October 2005 23:29) *
Tanc Barratt near Kidderminster. Primarily renowned as being one of the better Lancia specialists but they also specialise in Alfas, however I don't yet know of anyone who has used them for doing any work on Alfas.


i have used tanc barratt they fixed my car when it kept dying it had a faulty airflow meter and lambda sensor would of cost me 300+ but i have aa breakdown parts and labour only cost 25
smile.gif they also got my car on the ramps same day as i had my breakdown
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post 20th May 2008 12:30
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can anyone tell how much it costs about for a new cam belt, and when it may have to be changed please, unsure.gif
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post 20th May 2008 12:54
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QUOTE(the gregor @ 20th May 2008 13:30) *
can anyone tell how much it costs about for a new cam belt, and when it may have to be changed please, unsure.gif

AforAlfa (also a member on here) was recently doing the job for 300 including VAT & labour, and that also included a new variator as well. Best to give him a call to confirm the actual current price. Other places will charge ~300-350 but that doesn't include a new variator (the variator itself costs ~90 for just the part, not fitted).


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QUOTE(GialloEvo94 @ 20th May 2008 13:54) *
AforAlfa (also a member on here) was recently doing the job for 300 including VAT & labour, and that also included a new variator as well. Best to give him a call to confirm the actual current price. Other places will charge ~300-350 but that doesn't include a new variator (the variator itself costs ~90 for just the part, not fitted).

Forgot to mention that the belts (and all tensioners) should be changed every 36k miles minimum. If the service history shows no evidence of them having been changed within the last 36k then you should be looking to get them done ASAP.


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post 23rd May 2008 08:36
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QUOTE(pete145alfa @ 10th March 2005 15:09) *
Any body recommend a good Alfa Garage or independent for servicing in the Midlands, Solihull to central birmingham area?



Pj Motors in Tamworth, I take mine there, always reliable and very honest bloke.
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post 26th May 2008 09:20
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QUOTE(GialloEvo94 @ 20th May 2008 13:54) *
AforAlfa (also a member on here) was recently doing the job for 300 including VAT & labour, and that also included a new variator as well. Best to give him a call to confirm the actual current price. Other places will charge ~300-350 but that doesn't include a new variator (the variator itself costs ~90 for just the part, not fitted).


Still 300 wink.gif My business has been built on that price, i won't change it for as long as i can. (although the price of variators and tensioners at the moment is going up, i am hoping they'll slow down soon)


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post 27th May 2008 08:52
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shame there arent more companys that try tokeep the cost down for the customer. good job!


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