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On 12 Aug 2011 at 3:26pm Lady driver wrote:
Hi,
My Renault Scenic is in need of a service, but I don't want to get ripped off or pay a fortune. Is there a decent garage in Lewes for servicing?
Thx
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On 12 Aug 2011 at 5:29pm Rookie wrote:
Morris Road Garage has a good reputation but is usually very busy so you have to book well in advance.
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On 12 Aug 2011 at 6:44pm toliver wrote:
North Street Garage are great.
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On 12 Aug 2011 at 9:45pm John Wayne wrote:
North Street Garage are cowboys.
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On 12 Aug 2011 at 10:17pm Clint Eastwood wrote:
Morris Road are camels
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On 12 Aug 2011 at 10:17pm Paul Newman wrote:
I have a bicycle
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On 12 Aug 2011 at 10:43pm Fred wrote:
North Street will charge you more than the car is worth to change a tyre, go anywhere but there!
Absolute Cowboys,
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On 12 Aug 2011 at 10:46pm Bastian wrote:
North Street will charge you 2 or 3 times more than any other garage will in town!
Try the other garages don't go to North Street unless your feeling stupid
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On 13 Aug 2011 at 1:59am Firemeadow wrote:
Several good options in Ringmer.
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On 13 Aug 2011 at 9:56am Ed Can Do wrote:
Although North Street don't get rave reviews, Bob Govas who shares their workshop is a fantastic mechanic and very reasonable price-wise. Get him on 01273 483045.
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On 13 Aug 2011 at 10:38am padster wrote:
Flomar, used them for years friendly and do a good job, industrial estate behind tesco, good bunch of lads, martin the boss, very helpful.
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On 13 Aug 2011 at 8:10pm Burd wrote:
Bob Govus specialises in renaults too!
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On 13 Aug 2011 at 9:33pm oh..gawd wrote:
oh dear,
another genuine or not request for local info, followed by friends or detractors of those offering required service pitching their opinion. I don't know, triedthem all over the years & they're all saints or charlatans depending on the last bill.....
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On 15 Aug 2011 at 7:49am Lady Driver wrote:
yes a geniune request!!
I used to go to caffyns (god knows why?).
Might try Flomar then!
 
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On 15 Aug 2011 at 8:19pm Mrs B wrote:
i am using flomar on thurs for the first time ,will report back as to service,cost and so on.
 
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On 16 Aug 2011 at 8:37am Lady Driver wrote:
Thanks
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On 16 Aug 2011 at 10:50am Kevsy wrote:
Used Flomar last year - on the whole they were fine from a price perspective, but they failed to address a clunking noise in my 60k miles, 6 year old vehicle and the guy said, well it is probably time I passed it on.
I'm not sure he meant anything by it, but it struck with me afterwards, that I would prefer the person sorting my car to be trying to keep it on the road for as long as possible, not just patching it up for the next few months.
I think I will be trying somewhere else this year, I quite liked Colas (spelling?) in Ringmer that I used the year before, very cheap, but the replacement car was a bit of a death trap with non existent brakes which kind of put me off a little.
So was just starting to think where to turn to next
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On 16 Aug 2011 at 11:25am Rookie wrote:
If anyone has a Ford then Birchwood at Halland is quite good. I have been there a few times. Standard Ford prices which are very slightly more than the independents, but the work seems well done to me, and with Ford parts, so I think it's worth it. They will also ferry customers to and from Lewes as it's a bit out of the way.
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On 16 Aug 2011 at 5:57pm Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
I think all main dealers are a rip off. They charge the book time for any job, not what it actually takes, so you can pay twice over for some stuff if the initial stages of 2 jobs are the same.
Ringmer Service Centre are fab, imo. The bill is never more than a couple of quid over what they said it will be and often under. I've been going there for several years with various cars and the work they have doen for me has always been more than satisfactory. On one occasion, there was long wait for an engine mounting and they more or less fabricated me a new one so I could get my car back in time for my holiday.
They are very nice and accommodating and very funny - it's worth a drive up there just for the banter.
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On 18 Aug 2011 at 6:28pm Mrs B wrote:
have had my car serviced and mot'd at Flomar was quite happy with their service and prices.
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On 24 Aug 2011 at 8:41am Bevi wrote:
Got to be Morris Road Garage - they are honest, reliable, reasonable and do not rip you off. My partner was ripped off by North Street Garage for a large amount of money. Just be careful and go on recommendations.
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On 24 Aug 2011 at 6:50pm Mrs K wrote:
I can really recommend Mark at Little Bills in Barcombe (next to the fancy dress shop). Very good mechanic, decent bloke, and you get just a 'little bill' at the end
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On 14 Sep 2011 at 2:35pm Lady Driver wrote:
Thanks for advice. Went with Flomars in the end. They were efficient, friendly, and didn't keep me waiting (unlike Caffyns!)....


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