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Northern_Mike

Recommended Garage - Lancs

Post by Northern_Mike » 13 Dec 2011, 02:48

Savoy Garage, Hapton

http://www.citroen-mechanics.co.uk/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Run by Malcolm. Good chap. I've had a few motors from him, and will no doubt have more in the future.

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Re: Recommended Garage - Lancs

Post by myglaren » 13 Dec 2011, 07:39

Malcolm is also a member of the FCF.

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Savoy Garage.

Post by n.wotherspoon » 04 Dec 2012, 11:27

Can anyone recommend a Citroen specialist / garage (independent) in the Preston / Blackburn, Lancashire area please? I have searched the forum, but don't seem to be able to find one local to me mentioned anywhere.

My 04 C5 2.2 VTR Estate has developed the usual groaning and knockings from the rear axle, which reading on here is almost certainly the rear arm bearings and this week I have spotted that the nearside rear tyre is wearing unevenly too, so I need the alignment checking. I am usually prepared to tackle any job on the car, but from what I have read this looks like a task for someone who knows the procedure and as I live miles from anywhere, I can't risk running into problems and it being off the road.

Any recommendations appreciated - Nick

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Re: Citroen specialist - Lancashire?

Post by Peter.N. » 04 Dec 2012, 16:39

There is one in Yorkshire, don't know how far he is from you, he name is Malcolm and he is either Savoy Cars or motors. He is a wizard with XMs and the C5 suspension is not that much different.

The arm bearings are not to difficult if you have a reasonable set of tools, ideally you need a press to remove the outer part of the bearings but a welder will do it otherwise.

Peter

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Re: Citroen specialist - Lancashire?

Post by melkig » 04 Dec 2012, 17:29

Savoy Cars; but not Yorkshire:-

http://www.citroen-mechanics.co.uk/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Citroen specialist - Lancashire?

Post by davewithington » 04 Dec 2012, 17:43

There's also Graham Morton at Homlfirth, if that's not too far for you.

http://www.grahammortonvehicles.co.uk/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Citroen specialist - Lancashire?

Post by Trainman » 04 Dec 2012, 20:44

Nick,

There's one on The Gravel in Banks, the Preston side of Southport, just passed the Riverside. Campbell's Citroen, Mark is the name of the lad there and he really is good 01704 226800

Campbell's Citroen.

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Re: Citroen specialist - Lancashire?

Post by n.wotherspoon » 04 Dec 2012, 22:24

Thanks everyone - I had spotted Savoy on the net, but its so long since I used a garage for anything other than an MOT, I would have no idea who to try - will give them a ring and probably the one in Banks, as that is not too far either.

Thanks again for the recommendations - much appreciated - Nick

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Re: Citroen specialist - Lancashire?

Post by citroenxm » 04 Dec 2012, 22:25

Savoy HIGHLY RECOMENDED!!

He is in Hapton, burlney, just off the motorway!

Delt with many times, knows his C5's inside out too!!! You wont go far wrong and an Honest opinion, no ripping off or anything!

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Re: Citroen specialist - Lancashire?

Post by myglaren » 04 Dec 2012, 23:34

n.wotherspoon wrote:Thanks everyone - I had spotted Savoy on the net, but its so long since I used a garage for anything other than an MOT, I would have no idea who to try - will give them a ring and probably the one in Banks, as that is not too far either.

Thanks again for the recommendations - much appreciated - Nick
Malcolm of Savoy is a member here.

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Re: Citroen specialist - Lancashire?

Post by Peter.N. » 04 Dec 2012, 23:53

I obviously need to brush up on my geography :oops: I have met malcolm at Savoy and can personally reccomend him.

Peter

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Re: Citroen specialist - Lancashire?

Post by Northern_Mike » 04 Dec 2012, 23:55

Malcolm at Savoy is a top bloke, had cars off him (an XM, a Xantia HDI and my current Berlingo). Honest bloke, reasonably priced. No tea machine though. Proper old-school mechanic. Highly recommended.

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Re: Citroen specialist - Lancashire?

Post by uhn113x » 05 Dec 2012, 17:42

There's also Dave Ashworth in Blackpool (who has a very nice restored SM).

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Re: Citroen specialist - Lancashire?

Post by Northern_Mike » 08 Dec 2012, 16:37

My brother took RUNN into Savoy on Friday morning, as arranged, for a new accumulator sphere. Turned up at 9:15am as arranged, and was home, with new genuine sphere supplied fitted at 10am, all for a very reasonable price.

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Re: Citroen specialist - Lancashire?

Post by n.wotherspoon » 14 Dec 2012, 14:46

Thanks again everyone - I took the consensus of opinion and booked it in with Savoy at Hapton - dropped it off at 9.00am and received a Xantia to play with for the day - brought back memories :)

Malcolm rang me at 3.30 to say to set off as would be ready by the time I got there and it was. He showed me the parts removed - one side the bearing had totally collapsed :shock: and he explained regarding a couple of problems he had encountered and how he had fixed them - but saying how much easier it was with me already having sorted the rear brakes.

Ride and cornering transformed and all silent again :) Found Malcolm very knowledgable and pleasant to deal with and would definitely say I am a satisfied customer and would recommend him.