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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 10th March 2007
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Hello and welcome to the forum.

A full service history is important when buying or selling a car,but it doesn't have any great bearing wether that is from a main dealer or not.You are paying double the labour rate that most independant garages charge!

I'd rather push my Alfa than drive a BMW....
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I can reccomend Wests of Bedford...not too far for you to go
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Thanks for your help - I ended up calling round a number of renault dealerships and getting quotes for their hourly labour (which was cheaper!) and got the dealership to discount the quote slightly. I have also found another garage that will do the remaining work for 2/3 the price.
Lesson learnt - from now on no more dealerships!
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I guess the dealership u r talking about originally is Waters Renault. They are the biggest in south Beds but there is a dealer in Dunstable called Camden Renault who have a poor reputation locally.

Waters Harpenden is being wound down and are poorly equipped to do repairs as the equipment has been transferred to their St. Albans branch. I found this out to my considerable inconvenience since my car failed it's MOT due to the O2 sensor fuel problem. It had to go to St. Albans to get it fixed and then back to Harpenden for the re-test....twice!!. That episode took three days to sort out.

Off the two, Waters is better I guess, but they do like to charge as much as they can. Waters Letchworth are more inclined to be realistic about hourly charges.

I haven't found a good non-dealer Renault specialist around here yet.

Good Luck
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