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Garages near Chigwell, Essex

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Postcode: E17


I've had my car MOT'd here for many years. Recently they came to my home to jump-start my battery, and replaced the battery quickly and for a reasonable price. I've called in with other minor problems and they haven't charged me at all.


Service: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5
Value: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

Postcode: N18


I had my VW Tiguan serviced at a dealership and had some work at the same time to get it through the MOT on Thursday. On the following Sunday whilst driving on the M11, the engine fault warning light and the exhaust warning light came on. After reading the reviews on here, I decided to go to Cobra instead of back to the expensive dealership and booked it in for the Tuesday. Fearing the worst when I dropped it off, later that day I was told that the fault had occured due to a clip on the turbo coming loose. This could have been caused by someone damaging it, so my thought is that it could have been a problem caused by the dealership, though this cannot be proven. In any case Cobra fixed the problem and by Tuesday afternoon, I was back mobile again. I was really impressed by the efficiency, courtesy and knowledge of the mechanic and team at Cobra, most impressive was the honesty and it cost me very little to get it fixed, which was a huge relief. I will be coming back to Cobra for all my work in the future and have already planned to take it back in a few days to have some new shock absorber bumps, which are wearing to be replaced. I am a very happy and satisfied customer.


Service: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5
Value: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

Postcode: E17


I have now been using this garage for several years. I always have my annual MOT and servicing carried out by them, as I do with repairs. I can see no reason to consider changing, they always fairly priced and obliging. Last used 1st Sept 2014.


Service: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5
Value: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

Postcode: N18


I have been taking my motorhome here for 2 years now and it has never run better. They do LowEmissionZone conversion checks and maintenance as well as service & MOT quickly and efficiently with the minimum of hassle at a fair price. Staff are all pleasant, friendly and easy to deal with.


Service: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5
Value: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

Postcode: IG8


My back light had a problem and 2 garages just replaced the light bulb, which lasted a day. Stephen identified earth needed resoldering, checked the overall state of the engine. Spent time teaching me how to do the oil check myself. Very helpful, thorough, pleasant, calm manner. Cheap.


Service: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5
Value: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

Postcode: E17


Very competitive prices and honest. The only grumble is that for at least the last six months they have only been taking cash payments. As I'm VAT registered, I took my car somewhere else for it's service.


Service: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5
Value: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

Postcode: E11


Being new to the area I was a little unsure where to get an MOT and service for my car. After reading the reviews on Which? Local I decided to make trader part of my shortlist. When visiting the workshop I found the team to be friendly and the garage nice and clean, as a result I decided to try them out. I was very happy with the service and have comfort in knowing my car is in good hands. trader is now my local garage for all my motoring needs.


Service: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5
Value: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5 4 out of 5 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

Postcode: E17


Just used this garage for the second time - the first time for a repair and this time for annual service. Work appears to be of a high standard, fully explained and you definitely get the feeling that you are not being misled, taken for a ride etc.


Service: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5
Value: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

Postcode: EN9


I have dealt with trader 15 years and have always found them to be very reliable and honest.


Service: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5
Value: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

Postcode: E4


Have been using them for a number of years for MOT and repairs when the MOT failed. Great service and value.


Service: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5
Value: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

Postcode: E11


We've used this garage for some years - very helpful and honest, will tell you if repairs not worth doing etc.


Service: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5
Value: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5 4 out of 5 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

Postcode: IG2


My car would not start when I was visiting friends in Ilford.They recommended Ray Swinchatt of trader who immediately came out and got my car started.I then asked him to carry out other non urgent repairs which he did to my entire satisfaction at a far more reasonable cost than I would have paid at home.He was extremely courteous and efficient and I could not recommend him more highly.


Service: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5
Value: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

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