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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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!
 

CatmanV2

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Used to use Jamie when he was starting out (pretty much) Would have very little hesitation using him again.

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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.
 

alfatwo

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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.
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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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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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.
 

Maser Sod

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Hi Crofty

A bit late replying to this one.

Jamie Porter is the no-brainer if you are close to that part of the country. I've not personally used him, but I did recently buy my after-market 4C exhaust from him and I could tell from that simple experience that he runs a finely tuned and professional outfit.

For future reference: I have had my 4C serviced by Thames in Slough, who did an excellent job and are very familiar with the 4C. Useful to know, also, if a 'main dealer' stamp in your service book is important to you.

I currently use Huttons in Weston-super-mare, who are also very good and close to home.

Servicing a 4C is a very skilled job, so it is important to get it done properly. Check when you get it back that all the bodywork is properly aligned!

Cheers
maser sod
 

Crofty

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I currently use Huttons in Weston-super-mare, who are also very good and close to home.

Servicing a 4C is a very skilled job, so it is important to get it done properly. Check when you get it back that all the bodywork is properly aligned!

Cheers
maser sod[/QUOTE]

Hi, thank you for the reply.
I have used Jamie for some of his upgrades & also suitably impressed.
But I'm in Taunton so a bit of a treck, don't mind the travel if the car gets well looked after, but Huttons are a good shout if recommended? Do they have much experience with the 4C?
Thanks Adam
 

Maser Sod

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Hi, thank you for the reply.
I have used Jamie for some of his upgrades & also suitably impressed.
But I'm in Taunton so a bit of a treck, don't mind the travel if the car gets well looked after, but Huttons are a good shout if recommended? Do they have much experience with the 4C?
Thanks Adam
I couldn't tell you how much experience they have, but they are confident with the 4C and are the nearest dealership or specialist to me that advertises as a 4C service shop.

I've had two services there, as well as a 4C Quicksilver exhaust fitted, and will go back again.