Windermere Auto Centre
Victoria Forge Victoria St, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 1AD
- Tel: 015394 88955
30/08/2013 by jackketch15
Windermere Garage My car broke down on holiday and Windermere Auto Centre was recommended. After managing to get to the garage (just) they looked at the problem and called me saying the head-gasket had gone. The bill would be £650-700. That was a VERY BIG SHOCK. I told them I couldn’t afford that and may have to leave the car. They seemed unmoved. I contacted my bro-in-law who is a mechanic with 40 years’ experience, he said that was “outrageous” it should be no more that £400 at the very, very most. I called another local garage who gave a telephone estimate of £250-300. When I told them my car was already being looked at and the price was much higher, they actually guessed the name of a garage and how much they were charging and said it was typical of them. I phoned Windermere again asked if they could get the price down or I would have to hire a car. And they said they could leave out the water pump around £35.00 but that’s all. I hired a car and as I have two children and couldn’t risk not getting them home. I called into the garage on the way home to confront the owner who said I owed them around £150 for the unfinished work up to that point and to lower the cost although they wouldn’t recommend it they could replace only the head-gasket for £350. For that they would not replace other parts such as the water pump, and belt and I would have to take my chances. The quotes from other garages were for the full job including pump etc. The up-shot is they are very, very, very expensive, much more so than other garages in the area. They have my car; I had to abandon it because I couldn’t afford their prices. And I had to hire a car to get home…a great holiday. If you are tempted to buy Fiat Punto for sale at their garage…watch out for the head gasket.Report this
26/07/2013 by lj34
I recently needed new tyres for my vehicle. I was very impressed with the customer service. I was consulted to determine which brand would be most appropriate for my needs. They were sourced quickly and were fitted on the day and time that I requested. I'll be going back for my next service.Report this
25/07/2013 by Mlawerence82
I have recently had my vehicle serviced here, as part of its routine service schedule, cheaper than the main dealer, I was given an eta for when the vehicle would be ready and they even washed it for me. They even did a tyre safety check and advised me when I will need to replace them, I will return to buy my tyres from here. Good service ThanksReport this
04/07/2013 by Train
After collecting my vehicle after an MOT at this garage my drivers seat and steering wheel was covered in black grease. Obviously no respect for other peoples vehicles. I will definitely not be going back there again. The locals did say, "you should have asked first"Report this
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