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#551307 - 24th Jul 2011 2:45pm Trustworthy Mechanic Needed!
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Hi everyone

I seem to be a walking disaster area were cars are concerned.
My X reg Vauxhall Corsa broke down today while I was out and the guy from the RAC tells me that I am going to need a new clutch, I've been ripped off by people a lot over the last few months of owning a car and I worry that unless I get a personal recomendation for a mechanic that its only going to happen again.

Could somebody please recomend a GOOD mechanic to help me... I'm in the Wallasey area, and give me a rough idea how much I need to spend on having a new clutch bought and fitted.

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#551309 - 24th Jul 2011 2:53pm Re: Trustworthy Mechanic Needed! [Re: Handbag]
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#551311 - 24th Jul 2011 3:07pm Re: Trustworthy Mechanic Needed! [Re: TheDr]
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Originally Posted By: TheDr
chris_gilly
withthat

A quick look through the forum will bring up more mentions of that name than a cat's got fleas!

He's either a very well respected mechanic or an even better hypnotist!!

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#551317 - 24th Jul 2011 3:45pm Re: Trustworthy Mechanic Needed! [Re: Handbag]
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heres a number 07598859738 good mechanic say lee give you the number he will look after you

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#551323 - 24th Jul 2011 4:06pm Re: Trustworthy Mechanic Needed! [Re: madrob]
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#551343 - 24th Jul 2011 5:56pm Re: Trustworthy Mechanic Needed! [Re: Handbag]
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Ive always used E&R Services in Bridle Road Seacome, bit of a mucky hole but the mechanic is honest and relaible, Gary his name is 0151 638 6898 tell him Louise sent you

Good luck

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#551366 - 24th Jul 2011 8:09pm Re: Trustworthy Mechanic Needed! [Re: Handbag]
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Chris guilly all day long!
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#551369 - 24th Jul 2011 8:17pm Re: Trustworthy Mechanic Needed! [Re: Handbag]
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Agree Chris Gilly is who you want

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#551371 - 24th Jul 2011 8:19pm Re: Trustworthy Mechanic Needed! [Re: Handbag]
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if you are in wallasey go to mike hurst on seabank road..he is the most trustworthy garage I have ever found in 80 years of driving 638 5054

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#551373 - 24th Jul 2011 8:24pm Re: Trustworthy Mechanic Needed! [Re: consho]
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if you are in wallasey go to mike hurst on seabank road..he is the most trustworthy garage I have ever found in 80 years of driving 638 5054

Too expensive.
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#551377 - 24th Jul 2011 8:34pm Re: Trustworthy Mechanic Needed! [Re: Handbag]
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I have used Wirral Motor Services in Moreton for many years, and never had a problem - their phone number is 0151 677 4410. Also referred a lot of people there, and all have praised them - Bing Map. I seem to recall they did an RX8 clutch for 160, so cheap as chips, when other places were quoting 500 upwards, saying it was a specialist job just because the engine is different lol (its a bloody clutch, no different from any other clutch).

Can't recommend Chris Gilly, after the state he left my mates (Rhys off these forums) RX8 in, and the "bodge job" he did to try put it right (which left it somewhat dangerous) and cover-up the problem. This was a couple of years ago however, and I suspect he may have cleaned up his act by now, but once bitten, twice shy. In addition, he has still not paid him the money he promised him back to cover the cost of replacing the part he broke, after promising to pay it back on countless occasions, coming out with allsorts of excuses as to why he could not afford it - it was only 20, but you asked for a trustworthy mechanic and that to me does not seem very trustworthy.

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#551378 - 24th Jul 2011 8:42pm Re: Trustworthy Mechanic Needed! [Re: MattLFC]
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Originally Posted By: MattLFC

Can't recommend Chris Gilly, after the state he left my mates (Rhys off these forums) RX8 in, and the "bodge job" he did to try put it right (which left it somewhat dangerous) and cover-up the problem. This was a couple of years ago however, and I suspect he may have cleaned up his act by now, but once bitten, twice shy. In addition, he has still not paid him the money he promised him back to cover the cost of replacing the part he broke, after promising to pay it back on countless occasions, coming out with allsorts of excuses as to why he could not afford it - it was only 20, but you asked for a trustworthy mechanic and that to me does not seem very trustworthy.


I bought a car from Chris, he listed all of the faults and left me with the lasting impression of a trust worthey guy as the car lasted me 2000 and I got a good price on it for a trade in. Im not sure of what work was carried out on rhys's car but I just cant but feel that it couldnt have been that serious after meeting chris in the flesh.
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#551386 - 24th Jul 2011 9:05pm Re: Trustworthy Mechanic Needed! [Re: Handbag]
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To promise to pay back money, and never to pay it back, despite repeated requests (I still have a PM where he said he would to me and Rhys), is not a good sign of character.

If you want to question how bad a bodge job it was fella, ask Rhys, and you know Rhys, he has zero reason and isnt the type to lie, and certainly isnt someone who gets quoted a price, and then haggles it down (in fact, quite the oppsite, talk about Mr Moneybags lol). On this occasion, the price for the work, after the bodge job, doubled from the 60 estimate, to 120. He even made as simple an error as putting the rubbers back on in the wrong direction, I know as I noticed it and helped him swap them over.

As I say, I've little doubt his business practices have changed over the years, but thats the reason I would never go near him with one of my cars. I wouldnt have bought it up, but for the fact he still hasnt bothered to pay the money back that they mutually agreed to settle the issue (me and Rhys put the replacement part on ourselves), which in reality was pennies, and does not make much sense to me for him not to pay it back. People need to hear all opinions, not just the good (or bad) opinions, before using a trader.

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#551388 - 24th Jul 2011 9:12pm Re: Trustworthy Mechanic Needed! [Re: Handbag]
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#551389 - 24th Jul 2011 9:19pm Re: Trustworthy Mechanic Needed! [Re: Handbag]
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I always use Neil at Park Garage on the Old Chester Road.

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