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#477313 - 25th Feb 2011 9:46am Trustworthy garage near Bebington?
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I need to find a garage I can trust near Bebington that can do MOTs, fit and balance tyres etc without taking my car for a "test drive" or use an airgun to snap off wheel studs..
Any recommendations?

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#477348 - 25th Feb 2011 11:58am Re: Trustworthy garage near Bebington? [Re: giff]
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All garages use airguns, if they didn't they'd hardly get any work done!
They break it they fix it free of charge.
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#477382 - 25th Feb 2011 2:31pm Re: Trustworthy garage near Bebington? [Re: _Ste_]
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Originally Posted By: _Ste_

All garages use airguns, if they didn't they'd hardly get any work done!
They break it they fix it free of charge.


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#477390 - 25th Feb 2011 3:36pm Re: Trustworthy garage near Bebington? [Re: giff]
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Just had an MOT at Village Motor Company - well worth the drive I'd say as they were professional, clean facility, efficient and did exactly what they say. I'm not a regular bill-punter customer either as I'm 10+ years motortrade myself smile
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#477395 - 25th Feb 2011 3:55pm Re: Trustworthy garage near Bebington? [Re: dan0h]
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Trafalger garage next to the brown cow in bebington are good for MOT's.

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#477443 - 25th Feb 2011 6:28pm Re: Trustworthy garage near Bebington? [Re: _Ste_]
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Originally Posted By: giff
or use an airgun to snap off wheel studs..
Originally Posted By: _Ste_
All garages use airguns, if they didn't they'd hardly get any work done!
They break it they fix it free of charge.


All garages use airguns to snap off wheelnuts? I only know of two through rather painful personal experience and I avoid them like them plague!
I also know of one garage that must be rather unique as they use a magical piece of equipment called a "torque wrench", apparently this avoids overtightenning the wheelnuts so they don't snap the studs leaving a wheel flying off into oncoming traffic and the car skidding in to a verge.
Sadly this garage is over a hundred miles away, torque wrenches obviously havent made it to New Brighton at least.

Fixing something free of charge is not enough, leaving a car in a dangerous condition is simply criminal.

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#478327 - 27th Feb 2011 11:46pm Re: Trustworthy garage near Bebington? [Re: giff]
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Originally Posted By: giff
I also know of one garage that must be rather unique as they use a magical piece of equipment called a "torque wrench", apparently this avoids overtightenning the wheelnuts so they don't snap the studs leaving a wheel flying off into oncoming traffic and the car skidding in to a verge.
Sadly this garage is over a hundred miles away, torque wrenches obviously havent made it to New Brighton at least.


I never do anything but TR on wheels, buzz up with speed brace, final Torque with a wrench - its a good habit I got into years ago. It was at least a caution offence at my first two employers (one in Essex, the other in Surrey) to NOT torque up wheels correctly.
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#478328 - 27th Feb 2011 11:55pm Re: Trustworthy garage near Bebington? [Re: giff]
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I think Giff is being very fussy, what vehicle is it you require the work on?

I can recommend keywest autos but it will cost you wink

Their garage is very clean too, probably cleaner than your oven wink

They also only use the best up to date equipment & tools (even the mot ramp has a 50" plasma) & they have a nice selection of classics to view while you wait smile

Not near bebington though.
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#478337 - 28th Feb 2011 12:36am Re: Trustworthy garage near Bebington? [Re: giff]
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Yup, Chris from keywest is a very helpful chap.
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#478376 - 28th Feb 2011 9:38am Re: Trustworthy garage near Bebington? [Re: Sanchez]
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Orchard Quick fit, St Pauls Rd, Rock Ferry. Family run business. They won't tell you that things need doing if it doesn't.

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#478381 - 28th Feb 2011 9:55am Re: Trustworthy garage near Bebington? [Re: yewgarth]
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Originally Posted By: yewgarth
Orchard Quick fit, They won't tell you that things need doing if it doesn't.


Are we thinking about the same place here crazy
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#478485 - 28th Feb 2011 2:04pm Re: Trustworthy garage near Bebington? [Re: yewgarth]
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This looks promising.

Just had a bit of a disaster at Callows, I took in four new wheels to have tyres fitted like I've had done there before.
It started well enough with one guy fitting them but then he was called away and two other lads started doing them on either side of the garage so I couldnt see what was going on.
Ended up with two damaged alloys and the wrong valves fitted.
I despair sometimes.

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