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Old 17-05-2009, 12:58   #1
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Garages with good repair recommendations

I travel in the North and South of Ireland quite frequently and would love to see additions to the listings of acceptable repair gargares - look in the 75 list of threads to see what I mean.
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Old 26-05-2009, 10:06   #2
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Mg rover specialist n.ireland

May I recommend BXR CARS in Saintfield, Northern Ireland.

This Company specialise in all sorts of Rovers and MG and come highly recomended.

www.bxrcars.com
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Old 26-05-2009, 23:44   #3
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will i guess that u work for bxrcars??
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Old 07-06-2009, 19:57   #4
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anyone ever used just MG's in lisburn?need a few things done and want somewhere that knows about mg's and will do it right!
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Old 24-12-2009, 18:09   #5
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The Official Reccommended Garage Listing (located in the 75 Section)still shows that Northern Ireland has NONE. It would be nice to see some to cater for those who travel - the positive feedback on a garage ios of great value. Of course, this also applies to the Republic.
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Old 07-01-2010, 11:21   #6
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would love reccomendations

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The Official Reccommended Garage Listing (located in the 75 Section)still shows that Northern Ireland has NONE. It would be nice to see some to cater for those who travel - the positive feedback on a garage ios of great value. Of course, this also applies to the Republic.
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I couldn't agree more. I have been to a handful of garages for mostly services/mot preps and cant say I've been overly pleased with one aspect or another. My Rover 75 is due a MOT and service again (running very well with no problems that I know of - I know little about cars - just enjoy driving this motor) and I would love to try a new garage. I am not that fussy - just want a thorough job that I can trust at a decent price.....too much to ask????

Someone please recommend a garage!!! I am in the newtownards area but happy to travel about 20/30 miles to get reliability and quality that does not break my bank!!!

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Old 09-01-2010, 03:27   #7
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I'll give another good word for BXR Cars in Saintfield. They know there cars.
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Old 13-01-2010, 16:22   #8
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Cafolla Auto Services just outside Aghalee.

Gino has done my last 2 services and MOT work, straight as a die, not too expensive and good reliable work.

Whenever I get the last service sheet out of the car i'll post his number up.
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Old 13-01-2010, 16:43   #9
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Cafolla Auto Services just outside Aghalee.

Gino has done my last 2 services and MOT work, straight as a die, not too expensive and good reliable work.

Whenever I get the last service sheet out of the car i'll post his number up.
Well, I tried googling for Cafolla Auto Services Aghalee and found this thread.

That company name seems not to be on the web at all - though I now know that "Aghalee" means "field of calves"...

...unless you get your oil changed in a fish and chip shop...

EDIT for Gino Cafolla the matches are all on bebo.com...

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Well, I tried googling for Cafolla Auto Services Aghalee and found this thread.

That company name seems not to be on the web at all - though I now know that "Aghalee" means "field of calves"...

...unless you get your oil changed in a fish and chip shop...

EDIT for Gino Cafolla the matches are all on bebo.com...
I'll have to get that number out of the car lol

Not sure if he advertises as he has built his workshop behind his house (and it is a proper workshop with all the gubbins). He's a qualified Landy mechanic and knows a good bit about Rovers to boot
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Old 13-01-2010, 20:16   #11
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Cafolla Auto Services just outside Aghalee.
I might give the guy a go next time I need anything done to the F. It's a lot closer to me than other garages that I would trust.

If you can get his number, that would be great
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Old 21-03-2010, 22:36   #12
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HI,i use a guy who is ex mg rover,seems to know all the common probs with them,says he loves doing K series h/gaskets-can do them blindfolded!!,any way he's called RR auto repairs+his place is not too far from the La Mon hotel on the glen rd into comber..
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Old 07-10-2010, 21:55   #13
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Hello Folks,
If you live in Belfast then your Rover/MG expert is EJ Motors, Derry Road Mallusk. Tel.02890836495. His prices are reasonable, and he does a good job.
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Old 07-10-2010, 22:50   #14
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- though I now know that "Aghalee" means "field of calves"...

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pronounced ......... 'ack-ah-lee'

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This might be a good Thread to put this in if anybody needs there hydrolastic suspension pumped up on a mgf or metro or any bmc car send me a email I provide this service as a side line from home. Iam from the coleraine area . Prices are 20 for one side or 35 for both sides. you can pm me and I will send you my mobile number.
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Old 10-11-2010, 16:21   #16
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Speedway autos in belfast. I've used this guy for all my tf needs. He's ex-charles hurst and is a sound bloke. Went and spoke to him before buying mg to ask some q's. He didn't know me from adam and took time out to talk me into buying an mg!
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Old 15-11-2010, 14:39   #17
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May I recommend BXR CARS in Saintfield, Northern Ireland.

This Company specialise in all sorts of Rovers and MG and come highly recomended.

www.bxrcars.com
Agreed. Wont have anyone else touch my car.
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Old 16-11-2010, 13:34   #18
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Agreed. Wont have anyone else touch my car.
hi colin i thought that til i discovered robert @
R R Auto Repairs, Unit 11B, Lamon Estates, 149 Glen Rd, Comber, Newtownards, BT23 5QU, N.Ireland
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Info: ...I highly recommend him plus he knows his rovers inside out as he work for mg rover as a mechanic - his name is robert (Recommended by forum member 'Big 'G'')

robert used to work with trevor in mg/rover so both guys really know their stuff! i think rob's prices are a bit less dealership prices, ie. 1 drive shaft oil seal supplied and fitted gearbox oil changed and handbrake tightened, and plenum drains removed grand total...............35 all in (seal was 13) so not bad at all!!if you ring him for any quotes tell him i gave you his number he will sort you out
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will i guess that u work for bxrcars??
i think u hit the nail on the head!!
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I know this is maybe a wee bit too far north but McSorleys of Draperstown do fantastic work and they know their diagnostics and electrical work like the back of their hand, I had several faults flagging up and Colin had all of them sorted in under 45 mins, that was over 2years ago and never had a problem or a light on since!!

And for anyone looking body repair work there's Andrew glendinning who's up by the supervalue in Portstewart, does a great job!!
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