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Post by Truth » Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:56 pm

Having used Atlas Auto BMW specialists in York for the last few jobs, the mechanical work was good albeit expensive. Though the car care was terrible. Car damaged and then bodged had to get repaired properly. Anyway another story, won’t be going back to them.
B&M autocare in Pudsey did some warranty work when I first bought the car and it looked like a blind woodsman put the bumper back on and I had to redo very simple and easy work.
My mate has said to avoid Cramag in Yeadon (Leeds) so I’m now looking at taking Heidi (my Z4mc) to Peter Van Der Veer abit further away from home but wanted to know if any of you knowledgable lot had any views on him or any garages in a reasonable radius of Harrogate just north of Leeds. If not I will take a good couple of drives to the other side of the Pennines to use Mr Wilks’ Trusted Indy. Any help muchly appreciated.
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Post by Truth » Sun Jan 07, 2018 2:02 pm

Bump. No one live in Yorkshire? :-P
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Post by markplant » Sun Jan 07, 2018 3:21 pm

I do but take mine to heanor in Derbyshire,
3.0 Manual. Sterling Grey. Cream leather Electric an Heated. Professional Navigation/Sony tablet replacement. Storm Werks . an parts waiting to be fitted

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Post by Dave1971 » Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:54 pm

I live just over the border in Darlington but take mine to a guy in Newcastle.
Gone but not forgotten 2004 Z4 2.2 se.
Sold (sadly) 2007 Imola Red Z4MR.
Gone to a new home 2006 Ruby Black 3.0si Roadster.
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Post by geordie_zed » Wed Mar 21, 2018 7:32 pm

Dave1971 wrote:
Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:54 pm
I live just over the border in Darlington but take mine to a guy in Newcastle.
Which guy ? Can you post some details ?

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Post by Dave1971 » Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:13 pm

geordie_zed wrote:
Wed Mar 21, 2018 7:32 pm
Dave1971 wrote:
Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:54 pm
I live just over the border in Darlington but take mine to a guy in Newcastle.
Which guy ? Can you post some details ?

Cheers!
I'm at work just now but I'll get some details to you tomorrow.
Gone but not forgotten 2004 Z4 2.2 se.
Sold (sadly) 2007 Imola Red Z4MR.
Gone to a new home 2006 Ruby Black 3.0si Roadster.
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Post by Dave1971 » Thu Mar 22, 2018 1:43 pm

http://www.dwmotorworks.co.uk

The guy you need to speak to is Dean.
+447572453258

Dean is an ex BMW mastertech and has an excellent reputation.

7a, Ryton Industrial Estate, Newburn Bridge Rd, Blaydon-on-Tyne NE21 4SQ
Gone but not forgotten 2004 Z4 2.2 se.
Sold (sadly) 2007 Imola Red Z4MR.
Gone to a new home 2006 Ruby Black 3.0si Roadster.
Now 2009 35i sDrive

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Post by geordie_zed » Fri Mar 23, 2018 8:31 pm

Dave1971 wrote:
Thu Mar 22, 2018 1:43 pm
http://www.dwmotorworks.co.uk

The guy you need to speak to is Dean.
+447572453258

Dean is an ex BMW mastertech and has an excellent reputation.

7a, Ryton Industrial Estate, Newburn Bridge Rd, Blaydon-on-Tyne NE21 4SQ
Thank you so much! I was just looking at his site as I could literally take the car in and walk home! Pleased to have a recommendation :)

Have a great weekend!
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Post by Mr Whippy » Tue Apr 03, 2018 10:58 am

I recently took my Z4 to Autohaus in York for INSP2 and lots of other jobs.

I spoke to Craig all the time my car was there.
He probably spent 1.5hrs on the phone with me in total.
All the work I imagined needed doing from knowledge of the cars state, he spotted and sorted.
Doing DIY a lot of jobs myself, his timings and so labour rates were very reasonable.

The car came back without any extra bodywork modifications haha.

They had it almost a week in the end, showed me the old parts, have a good quote and met it with the final invoice.

They tidied up other bits and pieces like some missing clips etc.


I still need to ask for their notes/INSP2 checklist/snaglist ideally... but since I did everything they spotted I doubt it’s essential.

They even offered to take my car BMW Malton for KDS alignment, but the timings didn’t work out.

Afaik they look after quite a few M cars and there were some old Alpina there when I went.



On B&M, the selling garage I got my Z4 from sent me there for a new radio fitting under warranty just after I got the car.
It seemed busy but ‘cold’, no one to talk to, shoved in a room out of the way.
I felt like asking questions was wasting their time.
Access was terrible.
Lots of ‘average’ BMWs for average owners, but not a good specialist for an enthusiast imo.
Not one part of my experience there was bad. But I’d never go back.
I’d rather use BMW Sandal, or an older car a smaller garage with better support.


Cramag, I’ve not used but I’ve read some worrying threads.
This is the issue with doing big volume and needing lots of mechs, so the actual guys doing the bulk of work are just doing their ‘job’ rather than remembering they’re working on a persons p&j.
It’s quite different to the owner mechanic mentality, unless their staff get paid really well and know and appreciate it!


For me it’s nice to be able to talk cars and direct to the chap doing the work, so Autohaus were spot on for me.
If all the chatting means a higher price then fine, I’d rather pay for that kinda service.

OK BMW Sandal I don’t get to talk to the mechanic, but they’ll follow KDS to the letter and use exact parts/servicing methodology.

Once it’s older and out of main dealer I think a small specialist is tons better!
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Post by Truman » Wed Apr 04, 2018 4:15 pm

markplant wrote:
Sun Jan 07, 2018 3:21 pm
I do but take mine to heanor in Derbyshire,
Where do you go in Heanor?

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Post by markplant » Wed Apr 04, 2018 5:28 pm

Truman wrote:
Wed Apr 04, 2018 4:15 pm
markplant wrote:
Sun Jan 07, 2018 3:21 pm
I do but take mine to heanor in Derbyshire,
Where do you go in Heanor?
BMWMAN on heanorgate industrial estate
http://www.bmwman.co.uk
Another forum member recently went there and seemed happy
This is that thread
viewtopic.php?f=4&t=103831&p=1524487&hi ... r#p1524487
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Post by Truman » Thu Apr 05, 2018 5:22 pm

markplant wrote:
Wed Apr 04, 2018 5:28 pm
Truman wrote:
Wed Apr 04, 2018 4:15 pm
markplant wrote:
Sun Jan 07, 2018 3:21 pm
I do but take mine to heanor in Derbyshire,
Where do you go in Heanor?
BMWMAN on heanorgate industrial estate
http://www.bmwman.co.uk
Another forum member recently went there and seemed happy
This is that thread
viewtopic.php?f=4&t=103831&p=1524487&hi ... r#p1524487
OK Ta :)

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Post by Nanu » Sat Apr 07, 2018 6:01 pm

Dave1971 wrote:
Thu Mar 22, 2018 1:43 pm
http://www.dwmotorworks.co.uk

The guy you need to speak to is Dean.
+447572453258

Dean is an ex BMW mastertech and has an excellent reputation.

7a, Ryton Industrial Estate, Newburn Bridge Rd, Blaydon-on-Tyne NE21 4SQ
Spoke to Dean yesterday and he had a quick look at the car. Not only did he reset the computer he advised that the oil service would be best left till the MOT is due in September and he would do both together for a lot less than BMW dealership. Advised that the plugs won't need even examining with only 27K on the clock (BMW were going to change them at £15 each). Even said when I take the car back he would get one of the lads to take me to the Metro Centre nearby to kill a couple of hours while he did the job. Couldn't ask for better. Recommendation much appreciated :thumbsup:
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Post by Dave1971 » Sat Apr 07, 2018 7:19 pm

Nanu wrote:
Sat Apr 07, 2018 6:01 pm
Dave1971 wrote:
Thu Mar 22, 2018 1:43 pm
http://www.dwmotorworks.co.uk

The guy you need to speak to is Dean.
+447572453258

Dean is an ex BMW mastertech and has an excellent reputation.

7a, Ryton Industrial Estate, Newburn Bridge Rd, Blaydon-on-Tyne NE21 4SQ
Spoke to Dean yesterday and he had a quick look at the car. Not only did he reset the computer he advised that the oil service would be best left till the MOT is due in September and he would do both together for a lot less than BMW dealership. Advised that the plugs won't need even examining with only 27K on the clock (BMW were going to change them at £15 each). Even said when I take the car back he would get one of the lads to take me to the Metro Centre nearby to kill a couple of hours while he did the job. Couldn't ask for better. Recommendation much appreciated :thumbsup:
You won’t get a choca mocha latte with extra sprinkles served by a dolly bird like you do at the main stealers but for price, knowledge and service you will be very hard pressed to find better than Dean.
Gone but not forgotten 2004 Z4 2.2 se.
Sold (sadly) 2007 Imola Red Z4MR.
Gone to a new home 2006 Ruby Black 3.0si Roadster.
Now 2009 35i sDrive

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