Skoda/VAG Specialists in the North West?

Skoda/VAG Specialists in the North West?

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ThriftShift

Original Poster:

12 posts

3 months

Saturday 9th January
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Looking for a Skoda/VAG specialist in the North West if anyone has any experiences?

Edited by ThriftShift on Friday 5th February 13:51

randomeddy

945 posts

101 months

Sunday 10th January
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Been looking myself lately.

I have used one place for years but have now decided to move on from them.
One place in Stockport has lots of good reviews.
I have a place near by but just don't fancy them for some inexplicable reason.

TR4man

4,147 posts

138 months

Sunday 10th January
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Would you class Staffordshire as NW?

If so, then I can recommend PSI Tuning is Newcastle Under Lyme.

randomeddy

945 posts

101 months

Sunday 10th January
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Too far for me.

Sheepshanks

23,434 posts

83 months

Sunday 10th January
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Might be worth indicting location more precisely - there’s a couple of good places on The Wirral but not much use for people in Manchester.

Hugo Stiglitz

30,692 posts

175 months

Thursday 14th January
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I was recommended Volksmaster in Manchester but they quoted 150 just for an oil change. ....just oil.

randomeddy

945 posts

101 months

Friday 15th January
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I spoke to some guy there and I came off the phone thinking no, not using them.

sal 965

561 posts

175 months

Sunday 17th January
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Awesome GTi in Irlam. Everyone I know who was a VW or Audi use them -

https://www.awesomegti.com/

Hugo Stiglitz

30,692 posts

175 months

Sunday 17th January
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I tried calling them a couple of times. I got the feeling there's not much love for the workshop servicing side.

MDMA .

6,228 posts

65 months

Sunday 17th January
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Hugo Stiglitz said:
I was recommended Volksmaster in Manchester but they quoted 150 just for an oil change. ....just oil.
Going rate now for bigger place. Awesome start at the same price just for oil and oil filter.

Try Wigan Tuning. I used to take all my VW/Audis there. Still take the wife's MK5 Golf there every year for a service and MOT.

Hugo Stiglitz

30,692 posts

175 months

Sunday 17th January
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I know they have overheads but unusually its an old garage block in a run down area. Most of them buy from places like eurocarparts where oil etc is cheap after discounts. I wouldn't mind paying higher prices if they ran plush dealers like main dealers but they add 'specialist ' on and suddenly they charge more...


Sheepshanks

23,434 posts

83 months

Sunday 17th January
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I've used one on the Wirral a few times but there's not a lot of difference in their prices, which are always slightly uncertain, and the dealer. I hate the dealer but on the cambelt change just done I decided to go with them just for the peace-of-mind especially as I've kept the VW extended warranty running. It's also a faff that the indie doesn't have courtesy cars.

I use a specialist for my Merc and they too seem to pitch their prices so they're just slightly cheaper than the dealer.


randomeddy

945 posts

101 months

Saturday 23rd January
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Hugo Stiglitz said:
I tried calling them a couple of times. I got the feeling there's not much love for the workshop servicing side.
They have changed so much in my opinion. Totally forgotten their roots.

mercedeslimos

1,047 posts

133 months

Saturday 23rd January
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randomeddy said:
They have changed so much in my opinion. Totally forgotten their roots.
When they were in Rottenstall... biggrin

Its Just Adz

10,186 posts

173 months

Sunday 24th January
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ADS in Preston have a good rep.

hepy

782 posts

104 months

Wednesday 27th January
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If you are near Bolton, try Bloor Motor Works in Horwich. I had my Cupra plus my partners A3 serviced there. Decent amount cheaper than the main dealer, and the service is quick - they don't keep your car all day.

Courtesy cars are little Kia's but ok, but if you want to wait, Horwich isn't great for 2 hours!

Services still get logged on the VAG system.

Some Gump

11,587 posts

150 months

Saturday 27th February
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Unit20 were brilliant back when i had the rs4.

mr shoddy

83 posts

88 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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wigan tuning centre used to service my skoda and were excellent.

M_O_W_G_L_I

22 posts

219 months

Tuesday 6th April
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Volkservice in Blackpool are very good if that helps, been using them for years.