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Recommend a mechanic in Navan

  • 16-08-2017 1:48pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 264 ✭✭ Petyr Baelish


    Hi folks, I've to get the car serviced soon along with a couple of other bits and pieces. Can anyone recommened a mechanic with a reputation for quality of work and honest pricing? I'd consider going to Firststop or one of those places too if anyone has experience of them.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,860 ✭✭✭ fancy pigeon


    What car is it?


  • Registered Users Posts: 264 ✭✭ Petyr Baelish


    What car is it?

    Mitsubishi Colt


  • Registered Users Posts: 71 ✭✭ mrsbeebee


    Currans texaco beside Garlow cross are very good.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,542 ✭✭✭ jeffk


    Avoid merrywell on commons road.

    Herself changed cars, not the best car and ended up with him five times in a year(even with work still a good deal on car).

    The last issue being brakes, two visits(let her go with warning about caliper will go soon), numerous days, over E200 to end up on side of N2 with smoke from the right wheel as the brake caliper locked(could tell us left one was going but not right one, then breakdown and my mechanic agreed should've changed both or suggested to do both)

    Went in to owner to see would he do the right thing, not my fault, then i'll look after her(in other words pay him more money and i'll give you some off), said i wouldn't trust you to work on car again, didn't seem to worried and i left

    She got onto Lynmac Auto (lads who worked in commons road cars before change of owner) via Facebook messenger, very helpful and pleasant, they did the work she wanted there and then, no come back and even checked the car as she was worried after brake issues

    https://www.facebook.com/www.lynmacauto.ie/


  • Registered Users Posts: 67 ✭✭ Geranium40


    Hi
    If you are willing to travel to Trim I would highly recommend Nigel in Autopoint, on the Dublin Road. He is honest and reliable with very clear pricing on all parts and work done.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 18,544 ✭✭✭✭ ELM327


    Avoid the place beside the europcar rental.
    They damaged my partner's car before, causing a brake warning light to come on, by disconnecting a cable. For someone else they might have been made to pay for them to "fix" it. bunch of cowboys.

    I don't have a positive reccomendation in Navan.


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,486 ✭✭✭✭ Vicxas


    ELM327 wrote: »
    Avoid the place beside the europcar rental.
    They damaged my partner's car before, causing a brake warning light to come on, by disconnecting a cable. For someone else they might have been made to pay for them to "fix" it. bunch of cowboys.

    I don't have a positive reccomendation in Navan.

    Yeah they're dangerous in there, they tried to pawn repairs on my car that i didn't need.

    I recommend TME out the Proudstown road, they serviced my car and i was very happy with their service.


  • Registered Users Posts: 815 ✭✭✭ - bo -


    Geranium40 wrote: »
    Hi
    If you are willing to travel to Trim I would highly recommend Nigel in Autopoint, on the Dublin Road. He is honest and reliable with very clear pricing on all parts and work done.

    I'd second this, Nigel is a sound fella and very well priced, I had various bits done to my car about a year ago by him. He also threw in a coupon for a free coffee in the Londis nextdoor, nice touch.

    If you aren't up for venturing far beyond Navan, I'd go to J&S Motors (Gainstown) otherwise.
    ELM327 wrote: »
    Avoid the place beside the europcar rental.

    The place facing it across the road on the corner? If so then I'd absolutely second this too.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,542 ✭✭✭ jeffk


    - bo - wrote:
    If you aren't up for venturing far beyond Navan, I'd go to J&S Motors (Gainstown) otherwise.


    Wouldn't go there

    The usual we know you cheap, we don't screw you on price and waiting time.

    Got gearbox and clutch done, then noise coming from it, clutch release bearing (hundreds on labour alone). Didn't want to know, just praying it never goes


  • Registered Users Posts: 18,544 ✭✭✭✭ ELM327


    - bo - wrote: »
    I'd second this, Nigel is a sound fella and very well priced, I had various bits done to my car about a year ago by him. He also threw in a coupon for a free coffee in the Londis nextdoor, nice touch.

    If you aren't up for venturing far beyond Navan, I'd go to J&S Motors (Gainstown) otherwise.



    The place facing it across the road on the corner? If so then I'd absolutely second this too.

    Would avoid that place like the plague.
    they are the local AA callouts and they like to add to the repairs, shall we say.

    yes the place on the corner. Not the one beside the remfac place but the other side.
    jeffk wrote: »
    Wouldn't go there

    The usual we know you cheap, we don't screw you on price and waiting time.

    Got gearbox and clutch done, then noise coming from it, clutch release bearing (hundreds on labour alone). Didn't want to know, just praying it never goes

    +1


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  • Registered Users Posts: 264 ✭✭ Petyr Baelish


    Booked in to Lynmac Auto based on what I've read here and on the Facebook page.

    Thanks for the help!


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,542 ✭✭✭ jeffk


    Booked in to Lynmac Auto based on what I've read here and on the Facebook page.

    Thanks for the help![/quote]

    Hopefully you come back with positive news and mostly get the car sorted


  • Registered Users Posts: 264 ✭✭ Petyr Baelish


    jeffk wrote: »
    Hopefully you come back with positive news and mostly get the car sorted

    I'll certainly let you know how it goes but it's still a couple of weeks away yet.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,098 ✭✭✭ Moanin


    I'll certainly let you know how it goes but it's still a couple of weeks away yet.

    Lynmac service both of our cars( Golf GTI & Audi A6) to a very high standard and are highly recommended.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,860 ✭✭✭ fancy pigeon


    Vicxas wrote: »
    I recommend TME out the Proudstown road, they serviced my car and i was very happy with their service.

    Where are they? I can only think of Sweeney and Mileage tyres...


  • Registered Users Posts: 264 ✭✭ Petyr Baelish


    Ok so I had the service done with Lynnmac on Friday and the car is driving great now, much smoother than before. Bernard is a sound guy and he comes accross as honest too. I had some concern over an issue with the timing belt but he said it was fine. I'm sure there are many others who would have taken advantage of that and performed unnecessary work but he didn't. He even gave the car a quick wash afterwards so that was a nice touch.

    Would definitely recommend and I'll be going back to him again.


  • Registered Users Posts: 454 ✭✭ tuborg_man


    As a taximan around the town i'd thought i'd weigh in with what mechanic ive used or has been recommended to me, personally I use Autotec beside navan nissan in balmoral,
    I haven't had any dealings with lynmac although i do know bernard from his time in commons road cars and he isn't out to screw anyone, very professional. few other taxi's in the town are big fans of tme motors, He gave a good price on a friends avensis that blew it's injectors . My 2 cent anyway.


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,486 ✭✭✭✭ Vicxas


    Where are they? I can only think of Sweeney and Mileage tyres...

    If you turn left at Mileage Tyres and head down the alley they're on the units on the right.


  • Registered Users Posts: 18,070 ✭✭✭✭ fryup


    anyone recommend a decent auto electrician in the Navan area?

    thanks


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