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Posted 27 February 2014 - 07:07 PM

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Everyone knows that we could have huge saving on regular car servicing and or maintenance job in JB, but i know not many drivers are taking the risk. 
So what is your concern?

1. not familiar with the route to the workshop?
2. not familiar with the local charges for the repair job?
3. not familiar with the mechanic in the workshop there?
4. not sure if the replacement parts used is original?
5. and many many concerns...

would you opt for sending your car to JB for repairs if you found a 
trustworthy workshop that could answer your concerns?


(i love my old car like i love my money, so i decided to keep an old car and keep my money from LTA)  [thumbsup] 


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Posted 27 February 2014 - 07:34 PM

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I would service it at the appointed dealer of the brand of car i am driving only as they have the technical know how and original parts. Not at small service/repair shops.



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Posted 27 February 2014 - 07:47 PM

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1. not familiar with the route to the workshop?
2. not familiar with the local charges for the repair job?
3. not familiar with the mechanic in the workshop there?
4. not sure if the replacement parts used is original?
5. and many many concerns...


 

 

Not familiar then ask someone (who is familiar) to recommend, or bring you there. Of course this "someone" must be trustworthy also lah. [:/]

 

 


would you opt for sending your car to JB for repairs if you found a 
trustworthy workshop that could answer your concerns?

 

Yes



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Posted 27 February 2014 - 08:17 PM

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Will be a bit reluctant because if any problem, must go all the way there again. If the price difference isn't substantial, I rather do it locally. Any problem, just go back to the WS, and any problem with the WS, go to CASE.

If you search thoroughly in this forum, there are many recommendations of good WS with reasonably priced car servicing package.

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Posted 27 February 2014 - 08:22 PM

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Will be a bit reluctant because if any problem, must go all the way there again. If the price difference isn't substantial, I rather do it locally. Any problem, just go back to the WS, and any problem with the WS, go to CASE.

If you search thoroughly in this forum, there are many recommendations of good WS with reasonably priced car servicing package.

 

for major repair, the saving could be quite significant. maybe hundreds to thousands. 


(i love my old car like i love my money, so i decided to keep an old car and keep my money from LTA)  [thumbsup] 


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Posted 27 February 2014 - 08:34 PM

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I always go Hawk Tyre at Sutera Mall for servicing 



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Posted 27 February 2014 - 08:51 PM

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for major repair, the saving could be quite significant. maybe hundreds to thousands. 

Some things cant be taught in here...

even if we tell u many wonderful stories, u still need to go there and experience it yourself...

remember one man meat can be another man poison...

 

if u are not sure i will advise u to go in for normal servicing...

once a while fix one small problem and assess if it meets your expectation vs $$ spent

from there, if no good then switch to another WS and start all over again...

many of us took this path before...

 

btw, if too many concerns better resolves your car problem in SG..

rather spend more $$ than to save few hundreds or thousand to find more worries... 


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Posted 27 February 2014 - 09:44 PM

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I always go Hawk Tyre at Sutera Mall for servicing 

I go to Hawk Tayar at Southern City for tyres and servicings. And recently top-up aircon gas.



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Posted 27 February 2014 - 09:49 PM

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My advise is don't take anything for granted. Go JB for repairs or changing parts is no problem, just stand around and see what they do to your car. Ask for the price then decide whether want to carry on. My car is serviced in JB and I always stand around and see what they do. So far so good. Savings is quite a lot as compared to WS in Singapore. Of course the downside is you need to be there whole day sometimes to wait for your ride. Anyway, our mechanics also come from JB so I find no difference in skill.
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Posted 27 February 2014 - 09:50 PM

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I go to Hawk Tayar at Southern City for tyres and servicings. And recently top-up aircon gas.


Bro wat is the rate of the Aircon top up over there...
Like to check market rate 1st.. Thanks in advance

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Posted 28 February 2014 - 12:01 AM

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Bro wat is the rate of the Aircon top up over there...
Like to check market rate 1st.. Thanks in advance

The aircon gas top-up is RM60.

* do take note that the mechanic advised that the reason for top-up is because there is some leaks in the aircon. So they would not be able to say how long this top-up can last.

* the top-up was done on 18Feb2014, and so far the aircon is ok. Hope it can last for another 10-11 months.

 

Background info : 

Recently my car aircon was suddenly not cooling after a long drive. I remembered the same problem was resolved after top-up aircon gas in Mar2013. At that time, a mechanic had advised that the evaporator coil may be leaking, and need to remove the dashboard to replace the evaporator coil. Estimated costs S$800~S$900. He offered to top-up gas and monitor.

Since the top-up gas can last from Mar2013 to Feb2014, the leaks may not be very critical. I am prepared to top-up gas instead of major repair [remove dashboard  [bigcry] ].

* Amazon USA is selling those DIY aircon recharge kits, but these are prohibited from air transportation. Otherwise, can DIY top-up aircon gas.


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Posted 28 February 2014 - 12:05 AM

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if ur car japs or malaysian car go bring JB its ok and if want to play safe bring to their local AD.

 

 

BUT if ur car conti like merc/bmw, do it in sg dont play play


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Posted 28 February 2014 - 01:00 AM

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The aircon gas top-up is RM60.
* do take note that the mechanic advised that the reason for top-up is because there is some leaks in the aircon. So they would not be able to say how long this top-up can last.
* the top-up was done on 18Feb2014, and so far the aircon is ok. Hope it can last for another 10-11 months.
 
Background info : 
Recently my car aircon was suddenly not cooling after a long drive. I remembered the same problem was resolved after top-up aircon gas in Mar2013. At that time, a mechanic had advised that the evaporator coil may be leaking, and need to remove the dashboard to replace the evaporator coil. Estimated costs S$800~S$900. He offered to top-up gas and monitor.
Since the top-up gas can last from Mar2013 to Feb2014, the leaks may not be very critical. I am prepared to top-up gas instead of major repair [remove dashboard  [bigcry] ].
* Amazon USA is selling those DIY aircon recharge kits, but these are prohibited from air transportation. Otherwise, can DIY top-up aircon gas.


Thanks for the info bro!

Maybe the weather start to get very hot nowadays, my air con also feel weak, that y wanted to top up gas to c how 1st...lol

Thanks again

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Posted 28 February 2014 - 01:03 AM

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RM60 for aircon gas topup is not cheap.

Singapore $20 only. 20 x 2.6 = RM52.



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Posted 28 February 2014 - 02:50 AM

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small servicing savings not a lot..

 

major servicing then no point, later got any prob still must go in rectify..

 

but i use full cash pay..MUST!



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Posted 28 February 2014 - 09:21 AM

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My advise is don't take anything for granted. Go JB for repairs or changing parts is no problem, just stand around and see what they do to your car. Ask for the price then decide whether want to carry on. My car is serviced in JB and I always stand around and see what they do. So far so good. Savings is quite a lot as compared to WS in Singapore. Of course the downside is you need to be there whole day sometimes to wait for your ride. Anyway, our mechanics also come from JB so I find no difference in skill.

agree your point, "stand around and see what they do to your car" is very important, in SG AD doesn't allow you enter their workshop,

another concern is our mechanics normally are too young, and their experience boss always very busy, seldom appears during service, if you ask some question, mechanics cannot answer or answer wrongly,

I believe JB maybe different



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Posted 28 February 2014 - 09:35 AM

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RM60 for aircon gas topup is not cheap.

Singapore $20 only. 20 x 2.6 = RM52.

 

Exactly.

 

A few months back I change a headlight bulb in JB. It is just a normal halogen bulb. It cost me RM48 !!! The same bulb in a normal WS in SG cost only SGD18. If the exchange rate is 2.60, then its almost the same price. But if exchange rate falls, it becomes more expensive.


agree your point, "stand around and see what they do to your car" is very important, in SG AD doesn't allow you enter their workshop,

 

Some AD in JB, they also don't allow you to enter their WS....



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Posted 28 February 2014 - 09:45 AM

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Hi,

Everyone knows that we could have huge saving on regular car servicing and or maintenance job in JB, but i know not many drivers are taking the risk. 
So what is your concern?

1. not familiar with the route to the workshop?
2. not familiar with the local charges for the repair job?
3. not familiar with the mechanic in the workshop there?
4. not sure if the replacement parts used is original?
5. and many many concerns...

would you opt for sending your car to JB for repairs if you found a 
trustworthy workshop that could answer your concerns?

 

1. Yes

2. Yes

3. Yes

4. Yes

5. Nope. Just the 4 abover

 

And yes, if there is 1 trustworthy workshop in JB, I will not mind sending over. Even in SG, I stick to my regular workshop even though they may not be cheapest all the time. But the trust is there, when they say change something, it's definitely required, and not just because they wanted to earn extra. So trust is very important.

 



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Posted 28 February 2014 - 09:58 AM

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RM60 for aircon gas topup is not cheap.

Singapore $20 only. 20 x 2.6 = RM52.

 

It not cheap nowadays over there. They knew Carrots go there to get chope. Do some homework before going there to service. Their charges sometimes more exp. or equivalent to Singapore WS.



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Posted 28 February 2014 - 11:41 AM

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I see a lot of newbies kenna carroted in this thread.

 

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