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Do you know of a good Independent Garage who can service Tregs?

Post 'em on this thread

If you can possibly provide the following:

Name
Location
Hourly rate
Work completed
Cost of parts
Whether they use genuine VW Parts (for the extended Warranty peeps out there)

Should give us all a few other options than the main dealers when the shine has faded off your pride and joy, and you and your wallet have come back to earth
 

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IVC (Independent Volkswagen Centre)
19 Pontefract Road
Leeds

0113 2765951

Ask for Graham or Pete - very knowledgable and friendly

Hourly rate for labour about ?43

Genuine VW parts used

Also do MOT's
 

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Hi all yeah i use a very good vag specialist in westerhope tyne and wear will post address at end they are really competetive and a really good set of guys.Barry or Steve so if you want a good quality of service and you know its actually been done give them a call
SWIFT MOTOR ENGINEERING
0191 2140056

www.swiftmotorengineering.co.uk
 

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Laszlo VW Specialist
Unit 6
Brember Road, Harrow HA2 8XB
020 8423 5590

Speak to Karl or Dean. Please read my posts about them.
 

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[Name: Vasmotion
Location: Guildford (Merrow): just off A3
Unit D
Perram Works Merrow Industrial Estate Merrow Guildford
Surrey GU4 7BN
Tel: 01483 577782
situated 2 miles from Guildford town centre and 1 mile from Merrow park and ride.

Hourly rate £60 (local stealers is £120)
Work completed- replace prop shaft, brake fluid change, fit running boards
Cost of parts- prop shaft £652, bolts about £12, labour 2 hours-
Brake fluid £44 + VAT fixed rate job.
They only use VW parts

Fitting running boards 1.5 hours my parts( not willing to do this if it involves 'violating body work, should then go to a body shop)

Clean efficient and helpful he is a VW Master Technician and worked on Tregs since the first appeared.

Les
 

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I can recommend Mastertechs in Morden, I have used them for 5 years with my Audi S6 Avant (Now on Autotrader looking for a new home as my new baby is here) and they are all Ex Audi / VW guys. They have been brilliant. I have now bought a V10 and shall certainly be taking it to them. I have rung them and even though I don't think they have seen many V10s I trust them and they are very reasonable. I shall certainly report more when they have carried out work on the vehicle which won't be in too distance future!!

Here are their details:
http://www.mastertechs.co.uk/
0208 648 6688
CR4 4NY
 

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I can recommend Mastertechs in Morden, I have used them for 5 years with my Audi S6 Avant (Now on Autotrader looking for a new home as my new baby is here) and they are all Ex Audi / VW guys. They have been brilliant. I have now bought a V10 and shall certainly be taking it to them. I have rung them and even though I don't think they have seen many V10s I trust them and they are very reasonable. I shall certainly report more when they have carried out work on the vehicle which won't be in too distance future!!

Here are their details:
http://www.mastertechs.co.uk/
0208 648 6688
CR4 4NY
Could you please brief us on their pricing?
 

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I think they are 60 or 65 per hour. They only use genuine parts and do not do work just for the sake of it.
 

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I can recommend these guys in Welwyn Garden City, they have at least one VAG Master Technician in the workshop:

Mark Tempest Autocentre Ltd.
Units 1 and 2 Garden Court Business Centre
Tewin Road
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire - AL7 1BH
Tel: 01707 392392
Fax: 01707 338906
[email protected]

http://www.marktempestautocentre.co.uk
 

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Steering and alignment problem on T3 quickly and successfully resolved after both VW Specialist Technician and Dealers advised that a misaligned steering wheel and drift / veer to the left was a Touareg characteristic.
VW trained and experienced Touareg Technicians.

KENNY'S VW AUDI SPECIALISTS,
28 Seafield Road,
Inverness,
IV1 1SG.
'phone 01343 718652

Current Rates = £65 per hour for all Touaregs, Q7's and Porsche.
Only use Genuine VW parts ( with possible discount on VW prices)
 

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VASS Specialist nr Coventry. Took my Treg for a service there shortly after buying it and was immediately impressed with their honesty and knowledge. You get a full Vagcom printout with every service and mini valet too. Run by a couple of ex Audi techs who know their stuff, they are experienced on Tregs & fully trained and experienced on Q7's

Service prices are roughly £150 for interim and £250 for full service on the Treg, don't know their hourly rate though.
They also changed my Vagcom settings to allow my iPhone to work with the VW phone system, free of charge which was a nice gesture.

Check them out on the Good Garage Scheme website, they have an excellent rep.

VASS Coventry
 

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I wouldn't go anywhere near SWIFT in Newcastle, he said he could repair my propshaft bearing,
he had it for months and it wouldn't start in the end,he locked himself out of it and broke the
back light to get in, then he said he couldn't repair it cos it was crimped and difficult, so he
sent the shaft to the Guy that I originally told him about in Crewe who advertises the bearing on
Ebay,all to my cost, bad tempered and disgusting service.^ months ago I had an oil change only
to find out that he hadn't replaced the shield under the engine, now I don't have one !!!! he's
an idiot
 

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I wouldn't go anywhere near SWIFT in Newcastle, he said he could repair my propshaft bearing,
he had it for months and it wouldn't start in the end,he locked himself out of it and broke the
back light to get in, then he said he couldn't repair it cos it was crimped and difficult, so he
sent the shaft to the Guy that I originally told him about in Crewe who advertises the bearing on
Ebay,all to my cost, bad tempered and disgusting service.^ months ago I had an oil change only
to find out that he hadn't replaced the shield under the engine, now I don't have one !!!! he's
an idiot
He had the car for months? Surely you asked for it back if he said he couldn't fix it?

He never rang you to ask you for a spare key, and instead decided to smash something and then refuse to fix it?

Was this months ago that you got the oil change that you talk about before, or after, him providing the disgusting service?

I will very much stand corrected if I am wrong, but your posts smacks of a garage googling competitors names and slating them on websites with false information. I only say this because I have had it done to me, and ended up in court, and I won!
 

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VASS Specialist nr Coventry. Took my Treg for a service there shortly after buying it and was immediately impressed with their honesty and knowledge. You get a full Vagcom printout with every service and mini valet too. Run by a couple of ex Audi techs who know their stuff, they are experienced on Tregs & fully trained and experienced on Q7's

Service prices are roughly £150 for interim and £250 for full service on the Treg, don't know their hourly rate though.
They also changed my Vagcom settings to allow my iPhone to work with the VW phone system, free of charge which was a nice gesture.

Check them out on the Good Garage Scheme website, they have an excellent rep
VASS Coventry
Full service completed today using VAG genuine parts and Quantum Oil. £268 incl wash & vac

Very pleased with the price and can fully recommend Gary and Phil at VASS Specialists.
 

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Oak Wood Prestige Cars
Unit 18
Paxcroft Farm Estate
Hilperton
Trowbridge
BA14 6JB

So far they have replaced my Tandem Pump back in April without removing the engine. Unit price £457.22. Labour 13.5 hours @ £50.00 Total £1,132.22 + VAT
They did say that they never wanted to see another tandem pump job though, their arms were fairly well scratched up from reaching down the back of the engine.

Yesterday they replaced my propshaft bearing. Unit price £59.45. Labour 2 hours @ £49.50 Total £158.45 + VAT

Bearing in mind that both jobs were done under warranty, the first using the £2,000 limited warranty with Customer Protect who they use on their second hand car sales and were therefore able to deal with without me having to pay anything up front.

The second was done under my Warranty direct policy which meant I had to pay up front and claim the money back.

They are Audi and VW specialists and use genuine parts. If these are the prices they give for warranty work then I can't recommend them enough.
 

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That's a great find.
 

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Universal VW Audi
Stable Way London,
Greater London W10 6QX
020 8968 5319

I took my A6 All road there for years before buying the Treg. They only used genuine VW parts and the labour cost is 1/2 the dealer cost but what's most important is they tell you the truth and you can have a conversation about your car rather than having to navigate through different levels of ignorance from the front desk until you get to speak to your "customer service interface user representative operative"


These guys have lots of loyal West London customers who could I am sure easily afford to go to a dealer and not even notice they were getting ripped off - but the service is A1.

The owner is sound and has a V10 so he knows what he's on about. They will always repairs something rather than replace it if they can. I remember once they saved me £000's by mending a broken wire on a headlamp fitting rather than replace the whole unit.

Recommended.
 

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Swift at Westerhope Newcastle. Barry Rate 49.50 + vat
Time before last did have car for three weeks trying to find current draw fault. Did find it eventually and replaced kessy unit. Last visit in Monday morning rang to say suspension fault fixed but would' like to keep car overnight to check no leakage.. Had air bag wiring fault done today and picked up car 4 hours later...
 
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