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BMWORX

Independent BMW Specialist, Bucks/Berks

Russell or Stuart

01296 614 646

Unit 7a

Weston Industrial Estate

Weston Way

Lower Road

Stoke Mandeville

Bucks

HP22 5GT

Best indie for miles around. Run by Russell and Stuart, skilled ex-BMW mechanics with a great depth of knowledge on all models ancient and modern. Good prices, customer service and communications. When I’ve been stuck they’ve run the extra mile.

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I'll second this. Russell has just installed the new petrol tank on my E28 and I found him really helpful. The work has been done well, with the breathers all nicely plumbed in and some dodgy clips on the exhaust replaced.

Well worth the taxi fares that I incur getting over there and the price was very fair. A perfectly honest service - which is what garage dependant owners of ancient BMWs need!

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DO NOT USE KINGS/NEVER DESPAIR GARAGE IN HOOK.

PM ME FOR DETAILS.

ETA - Overcharged, poor comms, rude manager (Steve) and took forever. They have partially refunded the overcharge, I doubt I will ever see the rest of it.

I have since had quotes for the work they undertook...for a grand less!!!!!

They call themselves 'BWM specialists', this they are not as they didn't seem to know the first thing about the fuel lines and the process for replacing them on my 540.

Do yourselves a favour and use another garage.

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H & C Motors (BMW Specialists)

23a Cross Street

Maidstone

Kent

ME14 2SL (Located behind Maistone Prison wall)

Gary & Steve are your men, they have 3 other guys working for them who are all BMW trained with over 50 years combined experience!!

They have all the latest full BMW diagnostic equipment, parts are kept in stock for most applications.

Being very close to Maidstone town centre allows most people to go & do some shopping while their car is being worked on or if booked in advance they have a courtesy car available too. They also service most other makes not just BMW & are specialist for all M powered vehicles!!

All the team look very professional in their H & C logo shirts!

I found these guy's by accident while taking my wife to work in April 2009 while my car was being fixed by another garage that I have used for two years after the turbo blew up!! I have deleted that garage from the original post in favor of H & C motors after being let down time & time again & strung so many lies I could write a book about it.

The latest saga with the turbo took just over "5 weeks" for my previous garage to repair. The Turbo blew on Thursday 9th April 2009, got car back Tuesday 12th May 2009, H & C told me it should have only take a maximum "2 days" to repair!!!! & that included draining off the exhaust?

Give the Guys a call they are all very friendly with a "No Bullshit" professional approach.

Good Luck Delboy!

H & C Motors Ltd

01622 752364?

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H & C Motors (BMW Specialists)

23a Cross Street

Maidstone

Kent

ME14 2SL (Located behind Maistone Prison wall)

Gary & Steve are your men, they have 3 other guys working for them who are all BMW trained with over 50 years combined experience!!

They have all the latest full BMW diagnostic equipment, parts are kept in stock for most applications.

Being very close to Maidstone town centre allows most people to go & do some shopping while their car is being worked on or if booked in advance they have a courtesy car available too. They also service most other makes not just BMW & are specialist for all M powered vehicles!!

All the team look very professional in their H & C logo shirts!

I found these guy's by accident while taking my wife to work in April 2009 while my car was being fixed by another garage that I have used for two years after the turbo blew up!! I have deleted that garage from the original post in favor of H & C motors after being let down time & time again & strung so many lies I could write a book about it.

The latest saga with the turbo took just over "5 weeks" for my previous garage to repair. The Turbo blew on Thursday 9th April 2009, got car back Tuesday 12th May 2009, H & C told me it should have only take a maximum "2 days" to repair!!!! & that included draining off the exhaust?

Give the Guys a call they are all very friendly with a "No Bullshit" professional approach.

Good Luck Delboy!

H & C Motors Ltd

01622 752364?

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Just a quick recommendation; BM Bitz, Units 1-2, Charfleets Industrial Estate, Canvey Island, Essex; Tel 01268683790.

I'd used them before for parts but not for actual work. They were very good for sourcing parts as well.

I took my car into them for a new transmission oil cooler; including labour it was £150. While they were fixing that, my thermostat housing fell apart, they showed me the damaged part and it was all green inside where the coolant had been sitting in the cracks; it could have cracked at any time and splatters coolant everywhere. They replaced it for me, bill total for thermo housing and oil cooler inc labour was £180. They used seat covers and all that to keep my interior clean, they filled up all fluids, bled the coolant system and refilled it, and also refilled the ATF reservoir for the transmission.

They're all good chaps down there, Brian is the guy I dealt with; car feels alot better now, and alot smoother engine wise.

Recommended.

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Central Garage Essex ltd

BMW and Mini specalisits

London Road,Newport

Saffron Walden

Essex

CB11 3PN

01799 540219

New specalist opened up, run by a couple of bmw trained techs with lots of knowledge.

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I had the PDR man round this morning to pull a small shopping trolley dent out before I put the Alpina stripes on. After a few seconds he was spotting dents all over. He's good - Aston Martin have him on a retainer.

The thing is I'd never seen all these dents until he started pointing them out and that's despite the fact that I recently did a 3 stage clean, polish & wax. Of course they don't show in any photographs. They don't work outside in the rain so I put in in his shop today for the works. Gave me a good price too.

Based in Bucks but covers a wide area as far away as Gaydon.

Excel Dents

0845 815 4258

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Camskill tyres in Cumbria. Excellent next day service and competitive prices too-Price match online with ANYONE!

I'll second that! I use Camskill for all the tyres i use on my Mondeo ST and they'll be getting a call so i can reboot the 5.

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Hind Heath BM near Wheelock, between Crewe and Sandbach, Cheshire.

"The guys there know their stuff, have all the equipment BMW have. Their labour is a quarter of BMW's too. They also have some nice wheel/tyre packages, new and refurb which look great value. Plus a nice range of MTec goodies, intakes, silencers, chrome interior bits, lip spoilers etc etc. Well worth a shout, I'd say for any of you guys 'up North'." - Marty528

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Lightning Automotive in Evesham, Worcs.

Unit 1, Vale Link

Millennium Way,Vale Park

Evesham

Worcs

WR11 1GL

Tel: 01386 765009

Mobile: 07796 421143

Found him to be very reasonable money wise and knows his stuff.

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I have been on the Manchester BMW scene for a few years now and would like to recommend a local chap who has been a BMW Mechanic in Norway for like 16 years.. and has worked for a well known BMW garage in Marple for a year or so.

Now, based in a garage in Levenshulme Manchester and seriously knows his BMWs..

Ive seen him rebuilding engines (including 320d failures etc) and repairing accident damaged BMWs

So I have got to know him quite well and my car has been alot easier to manage (and alot cheaper too!!)

Anyway, his name is Shakz and you can get him on 07598 889595 (or send me a PM if you would like me to ask on your behalf)

and you can rely on him for 99% of BMW mechanical repairs (excluding Auto gearbox rebuilds) oh and they do MOTs and Bodywork too.. so very handy.

We all know too well how hard it is to find a good local indy which is why I am putting his details up for you members.

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Nobody in Scotland?

I used Deutchmarque in Edinburgh who charged me £340 for an insp2, bit steep when some BMW dealers charge less for older cars. Shame I dont have any such BMW dealers that are implementing the four plus scheme in Edinburgh, they wanted £550 for insp2.

Deutch marque do have good reputation though and are the largest independent BMW dealers in Scotland

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Emtec Salisbury

01722 349333

fairly cheerfull easy to pay and willing to take on non run of the mill work.

Eden Motors

Unit 6, Enterprise Mews, Sea King Rd, Lynx Trading Estate, Yeovil, Somerset BA20 2NZ

Tel: 01935 474028

Ask for dave, him and his wife and a few ex BMW techies dave is the brains of the operation hugely helpfull and in depth BMW knowledge (and an E39 M5 owner)

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Mark Purcell Ltd BMW Specialist in Oxford

Peterley Rd, Cowley, Oxford, Oxfordshire OX4 2TZ

Tel: 01865 711525

Quoted £180 for Brake and Coolant replacement at the main dealers nearby.

Paid £150 for an Oil Service, Brake Fluid and Coolant Replacement (supplied my own oil) with Mark Purcell !!!

Uses BMW parts only and he stamps your book. Appears to have a loyal following of very tidy looking BMW owners!

Cheers,

Stan

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