4c service

Crofty

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Can anyone recommend a main dealer to carry out servicing on my 4C? It is due its first service & requires the 'blot tightening' my local main dealer didn't fill me with a lot of confidence....I'm not sure they've even had one in. I have been quoted around £900, seems to be the norm from the 3 I have called. Don't mind traveling to a dealer if there is a cost saving?
I know Alfa works will do this & I trust them completely, but not sure how this will sit if/when I move the car on as they are not a main dealer, you know how picky buyers can be.
 

dickyb

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#2
Jamie Porter (Alfa Workshop) are widely regarded to be the best 4C experts in the UK. I wouldn't trust an Alfa main dealer to service my bike and I think most potential buyers of used 4Cs would tend to agree. I therefore don't think a non main dealer service history would be likely to affect the value when you sell up, personally I would actively avoid a car with full Alfa main dealer service history!
 

zagatoes30

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Assuming it is new does it not need to be a main dealer?

Jamie is becoming the 4C expert and I have used him for years although I know use Paul at A for Alfa as he is closer and for a youngster is just as good especially with the older stuff.
 

Crofty

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Cheers, think I'll run it up to Jamie, they do know their stuff & cheaper than the dealers, like I mentioned I don't think my local dealer has serviced one!
I'm not concerned about warranty, I think if you can prove correct service interval & parts, the manufacturer has to honour warranty.
My main concern was what it will look like in a few years time if it's not been looked after by a dealer.
But I agree with Dickie though would rather the car was looked after by someone who knows tha cars inside out rather than the YTS lad at the dealer. I think anyone looking for one in the future would hopefully think the same.
 
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#7
Cheers, think I'll run it up to Jamie, they do know their stuff & cheaper than the dealers, like I mentioned I don't think my local dealer has serviced one!
I'm not concerned about warranty, I think if you can prove correct service interval & parts, the manufacturer has to honour warranty.
My main concern was what it will look like in a few years time if it's not been looked after by a dealer.
But I agree with Dickie though would rather the car was looked after by someone who knows tha cars inside out rather than the YTS lad at the dealer. I think anyone looking for one in the future would hopefully think the same.
What's the parts situation with these Alfas now Crofty as there no longer in production...

There a guy who has one in storage where I keep the old 3200GT, he's been waiting for nearly six months for a rear bumper and two rear lights, they say there out of stock

Dave
 

Crofty

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#8
I'm not sure, would seem a bit short sighted to stop production of panels, but we are talking about Alfa Romeo!
I thought the spider was still in production in Europe?
There is a rear bumper for sale on Fleabay if it is of any help.
 

conaero

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#9
Jamie Porter (Alfa Workshop) are widely regarded to be the best 4C experts in the UK. I wouldn't trust an Alfa main dealer to service my bike and I think most potential buyers of used 4Cs would tend to agree. I therefore don't think a non main dealer service history would be likely to affect the value when you sell up, personally I would actively avoid a car with full Alfa main dealer service history!
This. He’s the expert.