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Anyone recommend a garage in Edinburgh?

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Anyone recommend a garage in Edinburgh?

Post by BigTom » Wed Oct 17, 2012 4:41 pm

Hi all,

I know we have a few Edinbuggers in here. Just picked up my new lude. Very happy with it so far, but it's overdue a timing belt change. Can anyone recommend a good place to get it done?

Saving a few quid over main dealer prices would be nice if possible.

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Post by vanzep » Wed Oct 17, 2012 4:49 pm

Hi dude - ive used many garages in Edinburgh and cant say i would recommend any of them :lol:
I think if your going to stick with Main Honda Dealer then Brown Brothers in Peebles were highly rated but i havent used them myself. Chathams at Abbeyhill still do Honda servicing - when they did my timing belt i wasnt happy - but that was about 10 years ago - Me and a few locals from this forum did my last timing and balancer belt change about 9 months ago - we also did the manual tensioner conversion and all the oil and cam seals. :)
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Post by Merlin » Wed Oct 17, 2012 4:51 pm

Phone up Western Honda (at the Fort) and see how much they would be. There is the Honda Happiness scheme that offers fixed price jobs.
Honda wrote:With Honda Happiness Fixed Price Repairs*, that's exactly what you get: one price that includes the cost of the parts, labour and VAT on all models (excluding NSX and Honda S2000) - so you are always quoted exactly the same price, no matter what age your car is.


*At participating dealers
http://www.honda.co.uk/cars/owners/part ... cerepairs/

Typically the Prelude isnt in their drop down list :roll: Chumps! Worth a call anyway IMO. They say an accord is £255 all in for a timing belt change.


I got Abbeyhill to do my timing belt on the last 5th gen I had under Honda Happiness.

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Post by BigTom » Wed Oct 17, 2012 4:55 pm

OK cheers chaps, will check them out.

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Post by Merlin » Wed Oct 17, 2012 4:58 pm

Is there not a local garage that you have used previously that you trust? My local garage is decent and I send most of my work there when I cant do it myself. True I have never sent them a timing belt :lol:

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Post by BigTom » Wed Oct 17, 2012 5:01 pm

Used GW Martin in Morningside previously because it was local. Always seemed straight up but never had to have anything major done, just MOTs.

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Post by vanzep » Thu Oct 18, 2012 1:55 am

you could download the manual and give it a go yourself - sure a few us locals point you in the right direction
If not then id take it to Brown Brothers - check out their rep online
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