Andy Gayle's

Discussion in 'Mercedes specialists across the UK' started by Chris_J, Mar 13, 2007.

  1. Chris_J

    Chris_J Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    know a lot of people rate this place but I've also read of a few people being upset after going there. The posts I've read here and on mb owners all have glowing reports in 05 and early 06. However, later posts show a few people being upset.

    I need some work doing, and just wondering should I still give Andy Gayle's a go? Is the general consensus that it's still a good place to go or not?

    P.S. Also posted the same question on MB Owners forum.
     
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    GregE240 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    I've not been back there since 2004. So I'm not really qualified to comment on later experience. But, at the time, whilst the quality of the workmanship was 7/10, the customer experience was about 3/10. They asked me to get there for 0730, whereupon my car would be serviced and be back on the road before 9am. At 0915 I called a taxi, with my car sat outside still.

    Killing an hour and three quarters at Andy Gayles place is difficult, believe me.

    I'd also had a bad experience with a tranny oil change there, so after the poor service, vowed never to go back again.

    The MB Owners club forum will doubtless give him a glowing report, as they always do. Andy used to post on there after he set up, but stopped in 2003-ish.
     
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    Bobby Dazzler MB Club Veteran

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    I never had the chance to put them to the test. I sent an email and follow-up a year or two ago and they didn't ever reply.
     
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    Chris_J Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    How's about WDM cars of Perry Barr? I've seen them advertise in the Owners Club magazine.
     
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    Everyone has good and bad experiences of every garage...
    ive had a bad experience or two with George Fraser, but does not stop me from recommending him to everyone that has bought a car off me from the london area..
    Same with Andy Gayle, I recommend him because the good reports outweigh the bad and he is probably the best in the area..
     
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    Chris_J Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    There was another one I called today, Howard something but I can't remember the name.
     
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    Seamster15 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    best to beware of those Howards!!!! LOL ;-]
     
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    Chris_J Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Well he never bothered to call me back with a quote for work I need doing.

    How much could I roughly expect to pay for a new master cylinder fitted at an indie?
     
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    No more than 2 hours work.
     
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    What would the part roughly cost too?

    On the bust bleed valve nipple, I guess it may be easier if I get a caliper.
     
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