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Posted 24 November 2008 - 11:40 AM

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hi fellow forummers

does anyone have recommendations for a reliable car servicing shop near cck or bukit batok? i used to send my tucson to hyundai for servicing but find it very ex. also far from my place. thanks in advance!

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Posted 24 November 2008 - 01:06 PM

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hmm.... avoid RV at AMK for a start if you looking for affordable servicing.

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Posted 24 November 2008 - 01:12 PM

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AutoSaver. I think Toh Guan has a shop.

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Posted 24 November 2008 - 01:18 PM

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JAYBEE... worth the jam and at the same time can pump some affordable petrol when back.
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Posted 24 November 2008 - 01:19 PM

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There is one workshop that do most hyundai car located in the Esso petrol kiosk opposite Singapore Casket at lavender. Can try...the boss named Gary - 91094728.

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Posted 29 November 2008 - 09:29 PM

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bukit batok chuan lee hin is cool~ at midview building there

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Posted 29 November 2008 - 10:33 PM

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I have been servicing with RV for more than 5 years and I find them very reliable and cheaper than agent. I guess each individual's definition of affordable varies. If you are looking for $10 or $15 labor charge, then I guess RV is not meant for you.

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Posted 29 November 2008 - 10:45 PM

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Autobacs at Bukit Batok. $58 for mineral oil change with filter change

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Posted 29 November 2008 - 10:52 PM

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I have been servicing with RV for more than 5 years and I find them very reliable and cheaper than agent. I guess each individual's definition of affordable varies. If you are looking for $10 or $15 labor charge, then I guess RV is not meant for you.
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I think any ws sud b cheaper than agent.

If outside ws is more ex than agent, I doubt he can survive for long.

Even agent now cannot survive with their high prices. They have to tie u down with "service package" if u want your so called "warranty" from them.

I chucked my "warranty" in the dustbin when I bought my 2nd hand Chevy.

I do all repairs & servicing at simple OMO ws for a fraction of the cost of going to agent. The $$$ I saved can go to pay for any repairs which come from wear & tear issues.

Even agent wont cover wear & tear parts in their warranty. laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif

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Posted 29 November 2008 - 11:01 PM

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AutoSaver. I think Toh Guan has a shop.


AS is not longer cheap hor

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Posted 30 November 2008 - 12:18 AM

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In terms of which workshop to service the ride that costs tens or hundreds of thousands, I always tell my friends that most importantly one should feel comfortable with whichever workshop they patronize, be it OMO workshop or sophisticated workshop like RV which has the necessary expertise and diagnostic tools to perform service/repair. At the end of the day, it is a willing service provider-willing customer market. We also ought to know all workshops are not charitable organizations. They run a business to make profits. In this trying climate, it will be interesting to see how many workshops will be wit out or continue to survive.

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Posted 30 November 2008 - 09:05 AM

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autobacs service jobs are often done in a rush and not cheap. if you looking at autobacs type of prices, might as well go RV.

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Posted 30 November 2008 - 11:48 AM

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Well Autobacs is easy to recommend to forumers here. Their shop easy to find and also looks genuine on their listed service packages. Moreover if you opt for the syn oil package, it is only $78. What's good, they dont keep asking you to change this and change that.

RV is not "branded" in a sense. I have not been there so I cant comment. I believe most workshops dont list out their service package on banners, so you may run the risks of high prices after the job is done. And again many workshops tend to ask you to change many things after taking your car in. Then your final bill is not what you want to see or budgeted for.

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Posted 30 November 2008 - 11:55 AM

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Yes totally agreed, have to be comfortable with the workshop and their service.

I had a friend who thinks all workshops are the same. So he just pop in to a workshop at AMK autopt to service his Corolla. He brings his oil. He left the car there. Shortly, he received a call from the workshop telling him that the radiator fan is not working and needs to change, $200. Not really expensive if the fan is truely not working. There was no overheating before he went into the workshop and mileage is around 60K kms.

Can only suspect that workshop pull a fast one.

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Posted 30 November 2008 - 10:05 PM

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My thoughts exactly. U must b comfortable with the ws u use.

As most of the time I just need a service, my OMO ws can easily handle it. No special diagnostic tools or skills needed. Just some good ol experience & basic tools. sly.gif

Only if there is some serious problem which my OMO ws cannot rectify, wil I consider going to a high tech ws. sweatdrop.gif

Like this I keep my costs very low. thumbsup.gif

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Posted 30 November 2008 - 10:10 PM

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I had a friend who thinks all workshops are the same. So he just pop in to a workshop at AMK autopt to service his Corolla. He brings his oil. He left the car there. Shortly, he received a call from the workshop telling him that the radiator fan is not working and needs to change, $200. Not really expensive if the fan is truely not working. There was no overheating before he went into the workshop and mileage is around 60K kms.

Can only suspect that workshop pull a fast one.
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This is very common with our local ws.

I had to learn the hard way. furious.gif

But at least I learnt my lesson after several time being cheated. blush.gif

That's why I always say most important is the ws/boss/workers r HONEST.

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Posted 09 December 2008 - 04:42 PM

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just send my altis to autosaver for servicing for the first time, cost me $700+.
- the 50K servicing cost me abt $129
- suspension spoilt cos they say leak so change all 4 cost abt $500
- battery weak so change one cost abt $100

dun know my AD never check suspension spoil or act blur... warranty just expire so now choice...

Edited by Newbie_driver, 09 December 2008 - 04:47 PM.


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Posted 09 December 2008 - 04:57 PM

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Autob*cs? Parts ex., mech anyhow recommend change of parts/ additional service...

mech recommended me to change plugs at 10kkm. Their copper plugs at $7ea. Tat time blur blur let them change. Found out later tat copper can last till at last 20kkm! whip.gif Also, mech recommended me to do engine flush at 20kkm...

nvm, went there once & never again. Although their shop juz 5mins drive from where i stay.

I quite like the Lavendar Esso WS. Boss friendly and will not pester u to change this & tat. Bring own oil & filter labour is $15... used to $10 but increase liao.

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Posted 09 December 2008 - 05:14 PM

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I also felt that A-bacs mechanics are not too experienced. Since they are not a workshop for major repairs, just oil change type of service, the mechanics are usually the new guy on the trade type.

But when I ask for just oil change package, they just do what I ask for and never recommend me any other stuff.

Some motorist like workshop to check their car and inform them what needs to be changed. You had probably come across motorist who complain saying workshop only did what they are asked to do. Never inform them or check if other parts needs to change, bad service, blah blah blah..But others only like to change only what they asked for, just like me.

On the subject of plugs changed at 10k kms and etc....nowadays this is the way to make more money for the company. Even the main car agents are also doing this. MacDonalds also ask you to up size their meals

If you bother to check the owner's manual, normal plugs are good for at least 30K to 40K kms while the long life type is 100,000kms. In fact, manufacturers recommended change intervals are already built-in with some buffer, meaning to say the parts can actuially last longer than that.

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Posted 11 December 2008 - 10:12 AM

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I can see the diff... I brought my own oil & filter. Didn't get their package. Maybe tat's why kena chop carrot! knife.gif


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