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I have a Lotus back in my garage next to the Mustang again after 2 years away and wondered which places in the midlands people are using at the moment?  I am based in Leicestershire so any recommendations local would be appreciated.

I used to use Guglielmi in Daventry but as they don't open weekends or offer a loan car anymore, they are not really convenient for me to get to anymore.  Had bad experiences of the two main dealers - Silverstone and Central so would rather not use them.  Do Monster Motorsport in Loughborough still specialise in Lotus and has anyone used them recently?  Many thanks.

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Pleased to have you Back :) 

I personally use Gav at Unit 4 but he doesn't have a courtesy car, PJS also is highly recommended they are both in Burton on Trent

 

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Just been to see Gav at Unit 4 this morning, did a great job. He's only a short walk from Burton town centre, so can always drop it off and go shopping for a few hours.

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I have used Central and PJS both were great but I think will be pricy not used Gav at unit 4 but always read good things however journey from Leicestershire is not easy drive and if your car is there for more than a day you need to arrange for another car to pick you up etc which is added headache ? 
I don’t know of any other options I thought I had found a ex lotus guy but that’s not worked out  

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Gav was happy to drop me off at the train station when I took my car there and his work is first class.

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59 minutes ago, Mutley00 said:

Gav was happy to drop me off at the train station when I took my car there and his work is first class.

Never offered me a lift! 😂 He’ll have added it to your bill 😂
 

Gav’s your man!

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I've used PJS for my Elise, great service and a courtesy car. 

Richard

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I have known both Gav and Paul Shipley for a long time. Both recommended.

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Many thanks for the responses - hopefully it wont need anything for a while but its worth knowing where to take it for when it does.  Car is currently tucked up in the garage hibernating for the winter and will be woken up in the spring.

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I used Monster in the past and was impressed with the standard of work and feedback; however they don't seem to list Lotus on their website any longer.

I have also used various others including Unit 4 and other independents.

Now all my service work etc. goes to PJS who are excellent.

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I popped mine over to Gav at Unit 4 Vehicle Services in Burton for a covid-friendly C service today, plus some other bits and bobs.  I hung around and chatted as he did his stuff, making it look really easy.  When changing the cam belt he spotted the engine mount had failed; no problem though he had a spare in his magic bucket!

I had a good look around the car including from underneath with the undertray off and arch liner out and reflected on the fact that over the last nine years Gav has more or less rebuilt the whole car - to fix accident damage, swap out a knackered engine,  replace dampers, bushes, rack, radiator, tow post, you name it, it's had it.  Throughout all of it Gav has been first class.  The car is in great order and drives wonderfully.  You would never believe it had done 115,000 miles.  

Thanks Gav 👍🙂

P.s - I took the scenic route home and absolutely loved it!  😊

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On 23/01/2020 at 20:08, timbo said:

I used Monster in the past and was impressed with the standard of work and feedback; however they don't seem to list Lotus on their website any longer.

I have also used various others including Unit 4 and other independents.

Now all my service work etc. goes to PJS who are excellent.

What comment on these place Monster Motorsport ? Never heard of them as dealing with Lotus ? 
I am looking for a service and full brake and disc replacement ? Otherwise will go back to Central but just little worried out social distances in a garage that I am stuck at all day ? 

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Monster did do Lotus work a few years ago and, as I posted, I was very happy with them. In particular they had a real job getting the cambelt tensioner bolt out as someone previously had split the head (it's a cap bolt) so there was no way to get an allen key to bite.

More than happy to recommend PJS - you can always do a bit of football star-spotting at St Georges' Park just up the road or watch the planes at Tatenhill airfield! I guess it all depends what lights your candle...

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