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Hello,

My car's due its 2nd service and am being quoted silly prices by the local Honda dealership which haven't done a great job in the past...

I'm based in Darlington but would be willing to travel to Newcaslte or N.Yorks if there's a good independent Honda specialist. I've had a quick search on the forum and there doesn't seem to be one but thought i'd ask again....

Thanks.
 

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Try Springfield Honda Durham, used them for my last service (2nd) and service was much better than my local Honda Dealer.

Selina kirk
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Springfield Honda Durham
Tel- 0191 3750500
Fax- 0191 3839079

They even negotiated on price and service was excellent.
 

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Also based in Darlington and have used Springfield Newcastle for the last ten years, until this year I used Benfield Stockton after not being satisfied with the service at Springfield Newcastle. I'm assuming it's Benfield Stockton you're having problems with so this doesn't help you. If you want to keep Honda servicing then try Springfield Durham, only heard good things about them. No Honda specialists local but the closest would be Revolution Motorsports in Gateshead, they have been excellent whenever I have dealt with them.
 

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Thanks guys, will give Springfield Durham and Revolution a call!

Alanok - Benfield Stockton is my local dealership, the problem with them goes back to my old Civic when the dealership was owned by De Vries. To be fair, Benfield have been fine when I've been to see them in the past but won't price match on this occasion and are quoting £400 (with 10% discount!)
 

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Thanks guys, will give Springfield Durham and Revolution a call!

Alanok - Benfield Stockton is my local dealership, the problem with them goes back to my old Civic when the dealership was owned by De Vries. To be fair, Benfield have been fine when I've been to see them in the past but won't price match on this occasion and are quoting £400 (with 10% discount!)
DeVries serviced my EP3 once and never went back again. I found Benfield Stockton to be much more to my liking with my third service and warranty issues, something Springfield Newcastle didn't really care about.

As to your service quote, that's an obscene amount. You should be looking to pay about £250.

Finally give us a wave if you see me, FN2 drivers are miserable in Darlington when you wave at them.
 

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DeVries serviced my EP3 once and never went back again. I found Benfield Stockton to be much more to my liking with my third service and warranty issues, something Springfield Newcastle didn't really care about.

As to your service quote, that's an obscene amount. You should be looking to pay about £250.

Finally give us a wave if you see me, FN2 drivers are miserable in Darlington when you wave at them.
I told them i had a quote of £200 but they weren't playing ball...

I'll keep my eyes peeled - what part of Darlo are you in?
 

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Usually they will budge a little if you tellthem you have another price. Benfield Stockton were going to charge me £45 for the MOT and I told them I can get done locally for £35, they matched the price. Maybe think about providing your oil, knocks a lot off the bill, much more than actual cost of the oil.

I'm in the Denes near the hospital. Don't see many FN2's in Darlington.
 
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