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Pgj0hns0n



Member Since: 05 Dec 2017
Location: Essex
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Range Rover Mechanic - Southend on Sea Essex, area

Can anyone recommend a mechanic in the southend on sea Essex, UK area to work on Range Rover Sport 2009? I've a few jobs that need sorting and Just need to get it booked in and fixed!

Thanks
Paul

Post #553618 Mon Apr 09 2018 12:36pm
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ravingmad



Member Since: 23 May 2013
Location: Billericay Essex
Posts: 323

United Kingdom 2013 Range Rover Sport SDV6 Autobiography Santorini Black

There is DS Automotive in Leigh On Sea.
Not used them myself but they seem to have positive reviews
Tel 01702 421730 MY13.5 Autobiography, Santorini Black, Privacy Glass.

Post #553629 Mon Apr 09 2018 1:17pm
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Pgj0hns0n



Member Since: 05 Dec 2017
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Great stuff, thanks. I'll see what they have to say and I'll report back on feedback on their customer service.

Post #553633 Mon Apr 09 2018 2:07pm
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Rickster



Member Since: 22 Dec 2014
Location: Essex
Posts: 7

United Kingdom 2013 Range Rover Sport 3.0 TDV6 HSE Sumatra Black

Ive used Land Marque Automotive in Hadleigh.
Had good service from them would recommend!
01702 559911

Post #553670 Mon Apr 09 2018 10:23pm
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swatkins



Member Since: 01 Apr 2017
Location: Essex
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United Kingdom 2005 Range Rover Sport Supercharged Siberian Silver

ravingmad wrote:
There is DS Automotive in Leigh On Sea.
Not used them myself but they seem to have positive reviews
Tel 01702 421730


I have used DS automotive for a year since buying mine all been good. had quite a bit of work done but it sailed through MOT without any advisories.

Post #553696 Tue Apr 10 2018 11:08am
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Danny1



Member Since: 25 Nov 2016
Location: Essex
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United Kingdom 2008 Range Rover Sport TDV8 HST Stornoway Grey

Hi There pjg,
I have used DS Automotive in the past and not had the best of experiences unfortunately,
I used them for a standard service on my wife's Freelander and they were fine, expensive but fine we had just bought the car so wanted it looked over by 'experts' all good, the facilities and the location was also nice and local to me so happy days!
I next used them about 3 months later for the Freelander that now needed a Dual mass Flywheel,
the DMF cost me just a little over £1200 so not the cheapest around but I thought well at least they know what they are
doing with a Land Rover. When we collected the car on the way home my wife said its not driving great and is pulling to the
left,Once we got home I took for a spin and yes it was pulling quite bad and it certainly wasn't pulling prior to going in, I gave them a call to report my findings and was polite and was met with 'well its nothing we have done, it must have been like it before', so I said is it possible that something hasn't gone back quite right? ie drive shaft, lower arm track rod etc? and was again told that they had removed nothing that would effect the steering. I had to then say I would like them to look over it as I was unhappy with the work carried out, never once did they offer to take a look or take any kind of responsibility, I drove it there the next day and left it with them for half a day (we will try and fit it in!!) My wife got a call to collect it later that day and when she went in to collect her keys the guy at the counter slid her keys (she said threw!) across the counter and said we couldn't find anything wrong with it, she left a bit shocked and disappointed and drove off in her car that was now driving perfectly!
Now to me that would suggest that they did find/change something and that's fine just say we are really sorry we should have noticed that and that's fine thing happen, but no nothing.

More recently I contacted them regarding Gearbox flushing on the RRS, many people seem to get quotes for this service for round about the £300 mark but I cannot find prices anywhere near that in the Essex/S.E area?, I got one quote for £499 locally so thought I would see what DS Automotive could do (begrudgingly). I rang them and got the same guy I dealt with before! (unhelpful Curly haired chap), I mentioned a gearbox flush and he said Oh we wouldn't do anything like that, we would do and oil and filter change and if that made no improvement he would suggest that you take it to a transmission specialist, and the cost for this service £465!!!

So for me I wouldn't go near them and that's a shame as they are 5 Mins away and I'm sure some of the guys there no their stuff! Regards,

Danny

Post #553796 Wed Apr 11 2018 5:12pm
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DrRob



Member Since: 23 Feb 2011
Location: Hampshire
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United Kingdom 2012 Range Rover Sport SDV6 HSE Orkney Grey

Use Geoff in Kent for gearbox flushing. He’s your man for the job. Mobile guy.
Find him mainly on Disco forum. Search for Geoff.
Note the dot after after his name Currently driving a Range Rover wannabe whilst I save up!
GONE - SDV6 HSE MY2012 in Orkney Grey.
1993 200Tdi Tdi Range Rover - a proper Rangie!
1949 Series One 80" in family since 1975! Where it all began.....

Post #554033 Fri Apr 13 2018 4:56pm
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Danny1



Member Since: 25 Nov 2016
Location: Essex
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United Kingdom 2008 Range Rover Sport TDV8 HST Stornoway Grey

Hi DrRob,

Many thanks I will look him up!
Any idea how much he roughly charges? Regards,

Danny

Post #554167 Sat Apr 14 2018 5:20pm
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Pgj0hns0n



Member Since: 05 Dec 2017
Location: Essex
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All

Thanks for all your comments. I'll still take a drive to DS and see the whites in their eyes. I'll keep you posted.

Post #554283 Sun Apr 15 2018 8:53pm
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Danny1



Member Since: 25 Nov 2016
Location: Essex
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United Kingdom 2008 Range Rover Sport TDV8 HST Stornoway Grey

Hi pgj,
Yes I hope they sort you out with your needs, as others have said they have had great service from them so hopefully
you do too. Regards,

Danny

Post #554303 Mon Apr 16 2018 10:52am
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