vauxhall astra 2002 - Recommendation needed garage/mobile Northampton - elekie&a/c doctor

Can anyone recommend a sensible garage /mechanic in NN1 .Suspect starter motor failed on my sons car.To far away to do it myself.

vauxhall astra 2002 - Recommendation needed garage/mobile Northampton - Avant

Try looking at the Good Garage Guide on this site. Click on the tab at the very top of the page.

vauxhall astra 2002 - Recommendation needed garage/mobile Northampton - Bromptonaut

I see I've previously recomended Tony Brooks. Still OK but seems to have gone a bit off the boil of late basd on experience in 14/15 with diagnosing my Mk2 Berlingo's valve seat erosion (a well known issue with the particular IDI engine in that car).

Other possibilities are Kizzle Autos in Kislingbury, Johns Motors at Foster's Booth (A5) or the village garage at Gayton.

vauxhall astra 2002 - Recommendation needed garage/mobile Northampton - gordonbennet

Sorry should have posted yesterday.

It's ten miles away but if he can get the thing started at all or tow it over, then Kettering Motorists Centre in Lower Street Kettering i can well recommend, family owned and run, helpful and as pleasant an experience as you will find in a garage anywhere, fair pricing and good work.

They did the Aygo clutch with Luk parts for under £300 all in, where the main dealer 75 miles away where the car normally lives tried to charge £700.

vauxhall astra 2002 - Recommendation needed garage/mobile Northampton - Oli rag
Another one around 10 miles away is Gardner and White in Stoke Goldington. I've been going there for my mot's for years, they are very honest and nice to deal with.
vauxhall astra 2002 - Recommendation needed garage/mobile Northampton - scot22

I am like a cracked record on this. Having had 100% satisfaction with three different Bosch Service Centres, I suggest looking for Bosch Approved. They are regularly checked and, in my opinion, work to high standards : not cheap, ensure correct quality parts, but good value.

vauxhall astra 2002 - Recommendation needed garage/mobile Northampton - gordonbennet

Its been years since i used them so can't personally recommend, but Northampton Diesel and Electrical Services might be worth a look, down in Jimmy's End so very local, they have a proper website too and offer repair/rebuild service on starters alternators etc.

vauxhall astra 2002 - Recommendation needed garage/mobile Northampton - Bromptonaut

Hi GB,

NDES became part of Fastline and while there is a Northampton phone number on their website I'm not sure they any longer have a presence in the town. Certainly no longer at Gambrel Road where \Lidl now occupies their former site. Subsequently they were in Millbrook Close (off Harvey Reeves Road) but those premises were empty when I wanted them to look at my Berlingo two years ago.

I think they're only in Kettering now.

vauxhall astra 2002 - Recommendation needed garage/mobile Northampton - gordonbennet
Subsequently they were in Millbrook Close (off Harvey Reeves Road) but those premises were empty when I wanted them to look at my Berlingo two years ago.

I think they're only in Kettering now.

Lordy, is nothing sacred, when they were opposite where Sainsbury is now they were THE Diesel workshops to go to, they tweaked lorries we needed more guts for tip work on years ago in minutes that the Wellingborough Diesel shop failed miserably after a whole day faffing about with, that's how i first got to know of them, they did several excellent jobs for me over the years.

Thanks Bromp, i shall have to have a poke nose at the Kettering branch then for future reference, i like to already have good places pencilled in not wait till something goes wrong before looking for workshops.

vauxhall astra 2002 - Recommendation needed garage/mobile Northampton - John F

Sorry should have posted yesterday.

It's ten miles away but if he can get the thing started at all or tow it over, then Kettering Motorists Centre in Lower Street Kettering i can well recommend.......

It's in Trafalgar Rd, not Lower St, gb. I have never used them. DW of Sterling Motors, Ebenezer Pl, Kettering has expertly and fairly dealt with any mechanical problems I couldn't handle for over 25yrs.

vauxhall astra 2002 - Recommendation needed garage/mobile Northampton - gordonbennet

You're quite right John, its my doctor's surgery in Lower street, call me confused of Kettering.

Handy to know of the Sterling Motors too, thankyou.

vauxhall astra 2002 - Recommendation needed garage/mobile Northampton - Avant

The time to start worrying is when both your mechanic AND your doctor tell you 'All that pipework's a bit of a joke, you know. It'll all have to come out'.

 

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