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PostPosted: Sun Dec 01, 2019 12:04 am    Post subject: Bristol/Gloucester Indies? Reply with quote

My Indie of choice has retired and the business has now closed (Brian Woodward).
Can anyone personally recommend any other respectable indies in the North Bristol area? I would travel further afield if a loan car is on offer.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 01, 2019 2:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cameron cars at Chippenham seems to have a good reputation ( not used them personally as I always used OPC)
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 01, 2019 6:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I also use OPC (Swindon), as I’ve found no one else around that I’m comfortable with. I drive over to RPM for the stuff the OPC won’t do, but they’re not any better value in my experience.
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks chaps, I appreciate the comments.

Does anyone have any experience of OPC Bristol? I only intend for them to carry out a regular service (Millers Nano supplied by myself - which I believe they will agree to?) I also am due a brake fluid refresh and will ask them if they will fit my HEL brake lines whilst they are at it but not sure what their stance will be on that.....
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 01, 2019 11:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Scholester wrote:
Thanks chaps, I appreciate the comments.

Does anyone have any experience of OPC Bristol? I only intend for them to carry out a regular service (Millers Nano supplied by myself - which I believe they will agree to?) I also am due a brake fluid refresh and will ask them if they will fit my HEL brake lines whilst they are at it but not sure what their stance will be on that.....


I have used Bristol couple of times for my Turbo in the past, had no issues.
Regarding your requests I would suggest ringing the service dept before hand to avoid disappointment 👍
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Scholester wrote:

Does anyone have any experience of OPC Bristol?


I use Bristol to service and MOT mine and they have been really good with me. They do fixed priced servicing so dare I say pretty affordable as well IMO. If you join Tipec you get reduced labour rates as well £85+VAT for a 997.1 (£90 for a 997.2) and 12.5% off parts.

Mine was in there for it's 8yr service end of last week and they were top, had a Cayman for two days which was a grower (hated it for the first 20 miles and then grew to quite like it).

As said give them a bell and see if they will use your oil/ fit your brake lines.

For other work I use SCS in Honiton, again really good, great value and know their stuff and well worth the 60 mil trip.

Cameron have a good rep, however when I contated them they were rubbish at getting back to me and quoted higher rates than OPC Bristol so I drew a line through them.

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