Experienced Gallardo Independent Garages - recommendations

Experienced Gallardo Independent Garages - recommendations

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TCruise

Original Poster:

598 posts

94 months

Sunday 26th June 2022
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Hi All

PLEASE SHARE your experiences and thoughts on independents. Would be great to get a bit of a data base going.

Looking for an independent garage who have a lot of experience with Gallardos.

The ones who when you bring in a Gallardo with a problem, have seen so many already, that they know what the problem is likely to be.

Also, the ones that from the depth of their knowledge, know which parts are Audi parts that can save the customer significant sums.


A main dealer this week told me that they have a lack of knowledge regarding Gallardos. Only one of their Tech's has been working on Lambo's long enough to be effective at troubleshooting on a Gallardo without taking forever.

There's lots of garages out there, but I'm guessing very few with detailed and in-depth knowledge of Gallardos.

Thanks

Edited by TCruise on Thursday 23 May 08:52

johnnyreggae

2,962 posts

163 months

Sunday 26th June 2022
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You might get a better response if you could confirm if you are in the UK and roughly where

Also there have been similar threads in the past so you could try looking for them if you do not want to reveal details

Edited by johnnyreggae on Sunday 26th June 09:23

rat rod

4,997 posts

68 months

Sunday 26th June 2022
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TCruise said:
Hi All

Looking for an independent garage who have a lot of experience with Gallardos.

The ones who when you bring in a Gallardo with a problem, have seen so many already, that they know what the problem is likely to be.

Also, the ones that from the depth of their knowledge, know which parts are Audi parts that can save the customer significant sums.


A main dealer this week told me that they have a lack of knowledge regarding Gallardos. Only one of their Tech's has been working on Lambo's long enough to be effective at troubleshooting on a Gallardo without taking forever.

There's lots of garages out there, but I'm guessing very few with detailed and in-depth knowledge of Gallardos.

Thanks
Ricky at REPerformance in Swindon, only place to go ,he's what Mike Pullen is to Countachs yes

He has some good video's on You Tube,well worth a look .

TCruise

Original Poster:

598 posts

94 months

Sunday 26th June 2022
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johnnyreggae said:
You might get a better response if you could confirm if you are in the UK and roughly where

Also there have been similar threads in the past so you could try looking for them if you do not want to reveal details

Edited by johnnyreggae on Sunday 26th June 09:23
Hey, I'm in South Herts, not far from Barnet.

I've read many a thread and lots of companies are mentioned. But, whilst many are good, what I'm after is someone who is a guru or Gallardos.

There's a hell of a lot of savings to be made as well by using Audi parts.

R8Reece

1,512 posts

92 months

Sunday 26th June 2022
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TCruise said:
Hey, I'm in South Herts, not far from Barnet.

I've read many a thread and lots of companies are mentioned. But, whilst many are good, what I'm after is someone who is a guru or Gallardos.

There's a hell of a lot of savings to be made as well by using Audi parts.
...another thumbs up for Ricky at REP. Worth the travel.

TCruise

Original Poster:

598 posts

94 months

Sunday 26th June 2022
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rat rod said:
Ricky at REPerformance in Swindon, only place to go ,he's what Mike Pullen is to Countachs yes

He has some good video's on You Tube,well worth a look .
Rat Rod, interesting name. Do you have a YouTube channel as well?

Swindon is bloody far from Herts, but worth knowing for specialist jobs. Thanks. Though I appreciate that epioel sedn their Countasch's/Diablos from the USA to Mike Pullen.

Hoping there's someone nearer.

Spindoctor

788 posts

203 months

Sunday 26th June 2022
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Barr Tech in Cambridge are very good, speak to Tino. I sold my Gallardo a couple of years ago but he looked after it for 6 years, inc new clutch, replacement discs (Audi) and servicing. They had up to date Lambo software which costs tens of thousands.

Fast Eddie

417 posts

248 months

Sunday 26th June 2022
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Autofficina in Ewell, looked after my SL for 4 years or so and now my Performante.

andrew

10,009 posts

195 months

Sunday 26th June 2022
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TCruise said:
Hey, I'm in South Herts, not far from Barnet.

I've read many a thread and lots of companies are mentioned. But, whilst many are good, what I'm after is someone who is a guru or Gallardos.

There's a hell of a lot of savings to be made as well by using Audi parts.
buy an audi then
hth thumbup

rat rod

4,997 posts

68 months

Sunday 26th June 2022
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TCruise said:
Rat Rod, interesting name. Do you have a YouTube channel as well?

Swindon is bloody far from Herts, but worth knowing for specialist jobs. Thanks. Though I appreciate that epioel sedn their Countasch's/Diablos from the USA to Mike Pullen.

Hoping there's someone nearer.
No You Tube channel,i can just about switch my PC on and offrolleyes

Whether one hour travel or two makes much difference once on the motorway ,speaking for myself of course ,

Most important thing for me is that the car is in the best hands,Ricky is so busy he's not looking for work and

he is in the real world understanding that not all Lambo owners are wealthy,


TCruise

Original Poster:

598 posts

94 months

Sunday 26th June 2022
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rat rod said:
No You Tube channel,i can just about switch my PC on and offrolleyes

Whether one hour travel or two makes much difference once on the motorway ,speaking for myself of course ,

Most important thing for me is that the car is in the best hands,Ricky is so busy he's not looking for work and

he is in the real world understanding that not all Lambo owners are wealthy,
Thanks very much



TCruise

Original Poster:

598 posts

94 months

Sunday 26th June 2022
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Any thoughts on these three

Super Car Rooms
Back draft Motorsport
BDM

rat rod

4,997 posts

68 months

Monday 27th June 2022
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TCruise said:
Any thoughts on these three

Super Car Rooms
Back draft Motorsport
BDM
Heads up for Autofficina if Ricky is to far, have worked on my cars and found them

super helpful and friendly to deal with. Sorry no nothing about the other three.

markj113

171 posts

178 months

Tuesday 28th June 2022
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I've been using supercar rooms the last 4 years, great bunch of guys that really know their stuff

always a handful of gallardos in there getting serviced/ work when mine goes in for a service

TCruise

Original Poster:

598 posts

94 months

Monday 11th July 2022
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Thanks Mark

Sarnie

8,087 posts

212 months

Tuesday 12th July 2022
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Isn't Supercar Rooms quite a way away from Herts?

GT3ZZZ

938 posts

173 months

Friday 15th July 2022
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Backdraft (BDM) in MK are a good shout. Speak to Mark, he used to build and race them.

TCruise

Original Poster:

598 posts

94 months

Monday 18th July 2022
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Sarnie said:
Isn't Supercar Rooms quite a way away from Herts?
Yep flipping miles away. Which is an annoyance.

Bell Sport & Classic. I don't know if it's unfair, but they just look expensive.

Superleg48

1,525 posts

136 months

Monday 31st October 2022
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You should speak to Raj Singh at Supercar Service in Waltham Abbey.

Website is: https://www.supercarservice.co.uk/

He looks after my 570-4SL, he owns one himself (quite highly modified) as does his wife (Balboni version) There is not much he does not know about Gallardo (both Generations) and has seen and fixed most problems on them.


TCruise

Original Poster:

598 posts

94 months

Thursday 23rd May
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Updates...please feel free to share stories good and bad.


Super car services I've heard very mixed views.

GVE servicing the views were very mixed again.

BHP again mixed reviews.


Backdraft, seems like they changed a bit over the years from racing the Gallardo to now offering SIM racing set ups. They apparently have the best GEO set up for a Gallardo.


RE Performance lots of good reviews.

Super Car Rooms lots of good reviews.

AV Engineering lots of good reviews.


If anyone has any personal experiences, or war stories, please post on here or message me directly. Thanks