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Scottish Specialists, share your recommendations



Djw John

Scotland - South
ClioSport Area Rep
Following a recent thread it would seem like a good idea for everyone to be able to share good Scottish Garages and specialists.

Please speak from personal experience if possible, not really wanting your mums dogs, favourite parrots recommendation ;) Also, this isn't the thread for slagging garages off.

I'll start it rolling.

For general things like belts/cams/general repair and servicing work I've used SWRAutos in Stirling http://www.swrautos.co.uk/

For exhaust work Djw Dave has used Complete Auto Solutions in Shotts http://casshotts.co.uk/

And for suspension setup I always use CLCM in Edinburgh http://www.clcm-autotyre.co.uk/

Please add your own thoughts and contact details of who you recommend.

Thanks
John
 
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  225 Cup & Williams
For belts and any other work on all my cars - Reno Car Care in Tranent

Tracking & Alignment - Progrip in Larbert
 
Have used the guys at Andy Gallaghers in Kilmarnock before.

Good bunch of guys.

Moorfield I think it's called.
 
I know of quite a few CS members including myself who use ProGrip in Larbert for any alignment work, another option for people nearer my way!

http://www.pro-grip.org.uk/Home.html

They do other stuff too, I know Martin_172 pretty much refuses to take his cars anywhere else.

EDIT: Too slow Lol.
 
I went and got my belts etc done in ness motors in Inverness.. no complaints from me.

At 700 quid it was more expensive than SWR though!
Aye, another one for Ness here actually.

Mind that time my 200 br....... Ness was the only dealer in Scotland that didn't fob me off and knew exactly what the problem was.
 
  ph1 172
i got my belts done at G & M services in perth http://www.rallyservices.co.uk/ these guys look after a lot of the top scottish rally cars and really know what they are talking about. they do everything from servicing to suspension to engine builds and fabrication.
 

yeecup

ClioSport Club Member
  330ci coupe, 172 cup
Swr for me. Done lots of stuff for me including alignment and also mot. Know their stuff and good rates too.
 
  BG 182 + 1.2 16v ph3
Paintwork: Car & Bike Bonnybridge, myself, martin_172 and noddie have used him. Top bloke and has painted some special vehicles over the years, also sponsors a porche in the SMRC.

And as above Progrip. Cant fault them!
 

JezzaMac

ClioSport Club Member
I use Rentec autocare in Edinburgh down near Portobello. http://www.rentecautocare.co.uk/

Have used them loads over the years and they have been brilliant. They are really friendly and are always keen to have a chat when dropping off/picking up the car, and definitely seem to know what they are chatting about. Would highly recommend them for everything from belts to check overs to brake fluid replacement They are very reasonably priced as well.

Also CLCM for tracking.
 

yeecup

ClioSport Club Member
  330ci coupe, 172 cup
Yeah used rentec in portobello once too, fitted a new radiator for me on my last ph1, seem good also.
 
  Clio 182
Anyone got any recommendations for exhaust places that are actually worth speaking to? Pretty sure the exhaust is blowing on my 182, can't track the leak down though. Was considering just putting the car into SWR for an early service anyway, so if I can't find anyone more local (Glasgow) to look at the exhaust I'll just ask them to take a look/listen
 
  172
Anyone got any recommendations for exhaust places that are actually worth speaking to? Pretty sure the exhaust is blowing on my 182, can't track the leak down though. Was considering just putting the car into SWR for an early service anyway, so if I can't find anyone more local (Glasgow) to look at the exhaust I'll just ask them to take a look/listen
Dunno if there much closer than swr but how about elite in ayr or meerkat in kilbirnie?
 
  Flame Red PH2 172
Anyone got any recommendations for exhaust places that are actually worth speaking to? Pretty sure the exhaust is blowing on my 182, can't track the leak down though. Was considering just putting the car into SWR for an early service anyway, so if I can't find anyone more local (Glasgow) to look at the exhaust I'll just ask them to take a look/listen
As Mentioned, CAS in shotts, really knows his stuff!! i know Billy really well and a good friend, and honestly his work is top notch, Very knowledgeable guy, if it's something i wont tackle on the car myself then it goes to him!
 
  Silver 182
I have gave SWRAutos an email to find how much the will take to do my belts with me supplying the parts, says its been done in my service book by mg vehicle repairs (never heard of them) but no receipt to prove :(
 
  Clio 182
Thanks guys, might as well just stick with my original plan then. All the others are about the same distance away, SWR just trumps them with easy transport home if required!
 
  172
Does anyone know any decent garages in ayrshire that can do my cambelt and dephaser for a decent price?
 
  Ph1 172 + 106 GTI
I recommend the mechanic i use as i wouldn't use anyone else. Eurocare, in the industrial units just off Waggon Road. I know him as he used to work with my best mate. He is really good and he always does things properly. I have booked mine in for a major service with dephaser pulley also. Kevin always gives a decent price. If you do go and see him, tell him Dave sent you and he might give you a better price.
 
  172
I recommend the mechanic i use as i wouldn't use anyone else. Eurocare, in the industrial units just off Waggon Road. I know him as he used to work with my best mate. He is really good and he always does things properly. I have booked mine in for a major service with dephaser pulley also. Kevin always gives a decent price. If you do go and see him, tell him Dave sent you and he might give you a better price.
Cheers :)
 
  Golf R
Kenny Brown Motorsport's in Hillington Industrial estate are familliar with the F4R.

They use the correct timing tools and insist on genuine Renault parts (if your supplying) very professional outfit and have a very commendable clientele base. They're not overly expensive but not as cheap as SWR, i've used him several times for things and always been happy. When i was in last there was a 1000 mile old RS6 in for servicing so pretty confident he's good...
 
  FF Racing Blue 182
just booked my car in to get both belts done with kenny brown all genuine renault parts are getting used pullys tensioners the lot £400

ill let yous know how it goes
 
  172 cup, Impreza P1
Kenny's good. Used him for setting up all my suspension and geometry. Not used for belts so let us know how it goes.
 
  FF Racing Blue 182
well car was to go in on friday but got a phone call on wednesday to take it in today first thing as he was needed at brands hatch so he wouldnt have been there to watch over it on friday

he wanted to do it and make sure the job was done right incase his boys made an arse of it so i wouldnt be left without a car till tuesday

got a phone call today and ive to pick it up in the morning had a problem with the v pulley as it wouldnt tension and it works the air-con or something got lost in all the chit chat of it tbh so i might be wrong

anyway the part was ordered too late for delivery today anyone looking for some work to be done i would highly recommend kenneth brown a straight honest guy who keeps you up to date with everything and cares alot about his customers

sorry about the pun/grammer but i never went to school haha
 

MarcB

ClioSport Club Member
  Too Many
Im giving SWR a huge thumbs up as well as billy at CAS.
Had my car to them a few times and the work is nothing but the best.

The guys at SWR are nothing but spot on and very very helpfully and there prices are very good also.

Billy at CAS has has done a couple of jobs for me and once again no stone is left unturned.
 

Jamie

ClioSport Club Member
  Audi S4
I have used Clark Motorsport in Aberdeen before - really nice guys and know what they are doing.
 
  Clio 182
Anyone got recommendations for bodywork repairs in the West? I'm needing a good way of deleting my headlight washers, and as the bumper could do with a tidy anyway, I'm thinking about getting the holes smoothed over at the same time as the general tidy up.
 
  Golf R
Anyone got recommendations for bodywork repairs in the West? I'm needing a good way of deleting my headlight washers, and as the bumper could do with a tidy anyway, I'm thinking about getting the holes smoothed over at the same time as the general tidy up.
Might be worth dropping gally a PM?
 
  172
For anyone looking to get their belts done in the Ayrshire area Moorfield motors in Kilmarnock done mine for £430 and all seems well.
 
  172
Dont know tbh they seem to have done a good job.They are part of of Andrew Gallagher motorsport and my old boss uses them for his FD2 civic and he swore by them.
 


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