duped by Bristol garage

I got my alternator changed from this garage. Fussy mechanic, kept complaining to me about the difficulty he faced changing the alternator!!. He was rude and imprecise while giving me the quote. The
breakdown guy had checked the alternator, it was making noise and was almost seized but not broken. The garage showed it to me in broken (cracked) condition when I went to collect car after repairs. Charged me a surcharge of 60.
Also charged 72 for labor. Charged 102 for recon alternator instead of 70 quoted initially. Total rip-off. Stay away. Con Garage!!!
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On 3 Mar 2007 12:54:36 -0800, snipped-for-privacy@yahoo.com wrote:

Well how about NAMING THEM -
Labour cost isn't excessive and you should have asked for the old unit back if they were charging for it. Usually LUCAS, BOSCH etc offer 12 months full warranty anywhere in the world if supplied by their own network and labour cost are included in any warranty claims.
Obviously this was NOT an authorised BOSCH, NIPPONDENSO, LUCAS, TRW replacement but a Joe Bloggs shady back street outfit. Or was it? trading standards would like to hear from you and it costs NOTHING to tell them. Keep all receipts ad WRITE down the detain slowly NOW and calmly in order of occurrence. Tell you motoring organisation of your experience and the garage they towed your car to.
All helps and a claim in the "small claims court" might help - Get even don't get Mad
Sir Hugh of Bognor
The difference between men and boys is the price of their toys. Intelligence is not knowing the answer but knowing where and how to find it!
Hugh Gundersen snipped-for-privacy@h-gee.co.uk Bognor Regis, W.Sussex, England, UK
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On Mar 4, 10:12 am, snipped-for-privacy@h-gee.co.uk wrote:

I agree with Hugh. I live in Bristol and I would like to know where I should and shouldn't go.
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Clayton Cars- do an OK job but are far to expensive for an independant. I have had damage done to a car at Clayton's which they tried to deny; not altogether happy with the outcome.
Bavarian Motors- reliable and reasonable. I've used them a couple of times and they've got me out of a hole once when I needed a radiator replaced at short notice (called on Friday AM, got the car to them at 4PM on Friday, they worked on Saturday to get it done.) Only criticism of Bavarian Motors is the location; I don't like driving into (or out of) their garage- the road is far to narrow as is the entrance...
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On Mon, 05 Mar 2007 07:20:20 +0000, snipped-for-privacy@burnt.org.uk wrote:

If we are naming good BMW specialists then anybody near Portsmouth (Havant actually) you can't get better service than
E-Tech Motorsport Ltd Unit 4 The Tanneries Brockhampton Lane Havant Hants' PO9 1J
023 9247 8300
I also have 2 x mobile phone numbers which I won't put here but they came out at 10:30PM to put my car in the workshops when a tow truck took it there 4 days before Christmas 2 years ago with a dead fuel pump - fixed next day and drove to Germany Xmas Eve! Great service.............
Sir Hugh of Bognor
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Hugh Gundersen snipped-for-privacy@h-gee.co.uk Bognor Regis, W.Sussex, England, UK
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bristol as in the Co name?
Have you been sued for evey penny yet?
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If it's true then no problem - only when it's a lie.
Sir Hugh of Bognor
The difference between men and boys is the price of their toys. Intelligence is not knowing the answer but knowing where and how to find it!
Hugh Gundersen snipped-for-privacy@h-gee.co.uk Bognor Regis, W.Sussex, England, UK
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On Mar 5, 7:20 am, snipped-for-privacy@burnt.org.uk wrote:

I like Clayton Cars, much cheaper than Dick Lovett, but I never knew about Bavarian Motors and they are right by my house! Thanks for the lead, will check them out...
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