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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-17-2007, 04:37 PM Thread Starter
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Finding a good service shop

Unlike Volkswagen owners, Rolls-Royce and Bentley owners don't have an independent service shop on every corner.

The links page lists several independent operators, mostly in the UK. If you know of a good shop that we should know about, post it here. Likewise, if you're somewhere in the nether regions and can't find good service, post your request here and maybe a fellow enthusiast can point you in the right direction.
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-30-2008, 11:43 AM
 
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I am the owner of shop in Blairsville, PA. We are currently doing a frame off restoration on a 56 SC1. We cover every aspect of a restoration in house. We have a mechanical shop, trim shop, and body shop. One of our specialties is rust repair. We know how to correctly replace those rusty areas on your car. Whether you are looking to have your car restored or need a place to get your oil changes and service preformed we can take care of you. We will work on any model of any year, but we are limited in the services we can provide on the newest of cars. If you would like some more information feel free to e-mail me [email protected] or you can call me at the shop 724-459-6360 John
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post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-10-2008, 12:23 PM
 
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Good repair shops are fairly hard to find in the America's. With owning and growing up having family vehicles being; Porsche's, Mercedes, Jaguar, even the odd BMW, etcetera. On those makes its hard to find reliable and trust worthy shops. Even the authorized dealers in these makes are less then stellar, BMW being the worse. Rural area's be prepared to drive into major cities for service. The biggest problem in both The United States and America Jr., is finding decent employee's. Ultimately, if you want things done properly, you'll have to do it yourself. Key to limiting costs on higher end European and English luxury vehicles is preventative maintenance. My biggest problem has been things not being changed when asked, billed for it, but defiantly not changed. Oil, fuel and air filters mainly. Other major problem, is minor things that sound's serious and can be easily confused to be something bigger. More shops are dishonest and go for the more serious sales pitch and just repair the minor. Example: had a vacuum line leak in my 928 transmission. Almost every shop wanted to replace the entire transmission with a new or rebuilt. Took the car into a non foreign transmission shop and told them what was wrong. Turns out was so easy they did not charge for this. With all repair shops, have an idea what your car needs before you go!
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Posted twice. oops, sorry.
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post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-11-2009, 02:42 PM
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[Last Edit: 7/9/2013 to correct resources file URL]

I started another thread earlier this morning to share the file of resources I've compiled since 2006.

It's rather US-centric, but does include some UK and Australia facilities.

I am more than willing to add any international resources that anyone would like to send. Preferably ones that you have had a direct and positive experience with, but even others if you have reason to believe they are good resources.

Click:

RR & Bentley Parts, Repair, Restoration & Other Resources Compilation on Google Drive

to download the PDF version of the file. This file is updated on a regular basis. If you downloaded it previously it probably has had a number of additions since then.

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I suppose my point of view may be somewhat slanted but the company I work for, Sport and Classic Car Company in Houston, Texas, has worked with RR and Bentley cars and has supplied parts for them since 1976 in Houston, Texas. Our website is www.britishcarpartsco.com. The site contains a lot of specific RR and Bentley information. We stock many parts for Silver Clouds, Silver Shadows and Silver Spurs that dealers no longer keep. We supply many dealers, shops and individuals with rebuilding services for many parts that are no longer available like Corniche hood (top) cylinders.
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post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-09-2009, 06:08 PM
 
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i would recommend ENKAHNZ vehicle body specialist in the UK, they specialise in customizing and repairing high profile cars. i have seen some fantastic supercars in there and the workmanship is to a very high standard. i recently had my bentley continental gt customised by them, the bodykit was imported from usa, with 22" alloys with a 30mm drop, it was all factory fitted by enkahnz and slightly customised. the finish was jaw dropping... they are currently working on my rolls royce phantom. its hard to find a good service shop that take pride in their work.
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Service Shops

I would recommend going to Boschservice .com . click on the thread for service shops and find one in your area. Only the best independent shops are rigorously evaluated and authorized.
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post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-26-2014, 12:34 PM
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Hello my name is Glenn and I am the Manager of a Rolls Royce & Bentley service, sales and full restoration facility (Moyer Motorcars). Our body shop well established in 1987, has worked on vehicles that have been involved in RROC (Rolls Royce Owners Club) gatherings, working on many pre-war and post war vehicles, including helping the infamous 1934 Bentley Derby B136CR (Hannibal) stay on the road with a 150k+++ miles, and currently restoring his Keeper's 1953 R-type.
We have disassembled so many Clouds, Brooklands, Spurs, r types, and Spirits over the years that our basement is filled with parts and some of the rarity trims and hardware that are to normal people considered insignificant but to the Rolls and Bentley community is basically UNOBTAINIUM!
We have a full service shop to helps diagnose and maintain them to keep them on the road, we are interested those that want to drive and enjoy theirs. We have a pick up and delivery service with our enclosed trailer, a flat bed and a double flat bed,
We also have about 60 vehicle in our enclosed storage for sale, including Winston Churchill's Bentley and two Pinnafarina Carmargue
come visit our expanded facility we are only 1 hour away outside the Capital Beltway and also visit our website at www.moyermotorcars.com if you looking for something and need to contact us email Walt at [email protected] or call at (540)636-6110


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