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SirJames
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Greater Manchester

Post by SirJames » Wed Jul 10, 2024 12:34 pm

Hello All,

I have been thinking about buying an Alpina for a few years. I am still on the look out but was wondering if anyone could recommend where you service your Alpina's in the Greater Manchester Area.

I know these cars throw up a bit of confusion in some garages so just wanted to know where is a good place that would look after them.

Thanks in advance

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Re: Greater Manchester

Post by JohnW » Fri Jul 12, 2024 1:00 am

I’ve been struggling too after the demise of Peter Michaels in Bolton, now part of Halfords but still a decent oil change and brake service but sadly nothing more.

Used Northwest BMW too and they have been ok for me, nothing special and I felt things were rushed, just a feeling. They changed the gearbox oil and sump, again nothing major.

I’m currently using another small and very local garage - Lowndes Street garage but they are always booked up for around a month. They always have a collection of Porsche, Audio, VWs and M cars in their small yard.

If there is anywhere else local I’d like to know too.
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