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Old 8th May 2018, 10:43 PM
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Any recommendations for a decent mechanic around London to work on A8s that won’t rip you off or leave you stranded? I think my one has a small leak.
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Old 9th May 2018, 08:15 AM
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Can highly recommend VWAudiTec in Chelmsford, where I live. All ex-VW and Audi master techs, they know their stuff, will tackle big jobs with aplomb and aren't out to rip you off.
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Old 9th May 2018, 09:04 AM
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Depending which side of London you are and whether you're happy to travel South to the boonies, David Schofield is a member on here and will tackle just about anything. Crawley based with easy links to Gatwick for trains back to the smoke

http://www.dsautowerks.co.uk/
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Old 9th May 2018, 12:25 PM
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Any recommendations for a decent mechanic around London to work on A8s that won’t rip you off or leave you stranded? I think my one has a small leak.
I have found a great garage in Fulham. A&H Advanced Motors.

They just did an excellent job on my suspension arms.
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Old 10th May 2018, 12:19 AM
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Thanks peeps perhaps we can have a section for best garages?
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Old 10th May 2018, 06:43 AM
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I would agree with Adrian E recommendation of DSAutowerks in Crawley.
David Scofield come highly recommended and has looked after my car since I have owned it
So much so, he has my D2 S8 in for a Major service today.
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I would agree with Adrian E recommendation of DSAutowerks in Crawley.
David Scofield come highly recommended and has looked after my car since I have owned it
So much so, he has my D2 S8 in for a Major service today.
Cool, what sort of price does he charge per hour? Or is it a fixed rate?
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List to do: Redo rear tint, BT(Done) DTV (bought) RVC, FL rear lights, FL speedo (bought) Engine under tray (bought) S8 alloys??, Rear entertainment..... Any donations welcome

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Old 11th May 2018, 08:34 AM
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He charges £50 per hour, plus the dreaded VAT
His attention to detail though is second to none.
Not only did he carryout a major service for me, he checked and advised of any potential problems looming, not covered under the Major service work.
Would thoroughly recommend him to all
Good clean working garage as well
He also has his own D2 S8 and is a member of this forum
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Old 11th May 2018, 09:26 AM
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My S5 is going in for a service with David next month, including new discs and pads all round, brake fluid, supercharger and aux drive belts

There's a recommended suppliers section on here where garages have had recommendations - it's a mix of service/repair and general parts recommendations, but worth a look

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/forumdisplay.php?f=2

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My S5 is going in for a service with David next month, including new discs and pads all round, brake fluid, supercharger and aux drive belts

There's a recommended suppliers section on here where garages have had recommendations - it's a mix of service/repair and general parts recommendations, but worth a look

http://forum.a8parts.co.uk/forumdisplay.php?f=2

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List to do: Redo rear tint, BT(Done) DTV (bought) RVC, FL rear lights, FL speedo (bought) Engine under tray (bought) S8 alloys??, Rear entertainment..... Any donations welcome

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