Advice re finding a independent service garage for a VW

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by tylerdurden, May 15, 2016.

  1. tylerdurden

    tylerdurden Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Hiya,

    SWMBO's VW Touran has a engine management light saying take to workshop.

    The car is 10y old but has been perfect till now.

    My question is this

    Forget main dealer. Would you take to a general garage? A VW specific garage? And how would you get a handle on workmanship/reputation?

    Based in Bromley if anyone has any specific recommendations.

    Does one just take a punt?
     
  2. 400ixl

    400ixl Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Specialist if one local, otherwise a garage I trust.

    Asking on a VW forum would be my first port of call though as they are the ones who will know of any trusted specialists.
     
  3. Alex Richardson

    Alex Richardson Member

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    Frequent visit is the way to get a handle on workmanship/reputation. I think you know about it better than I do.
     
  4. geraldrobins

    geraldrobins Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Who has serviced it up to now? I would take it there. Otherwise use a main dealer.
     

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