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Offline Carpasio

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Lost my local dealer
« on: March 08, 2019, 12:01:10 PM »
Just received an email advising me that Startin of Redditch will no longer be Fiat or Abarth dealers with effect from 1 April 2019.  Looks like I'll have to go to Johnsons at Solihull or further afield for service etc.

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Re: Lost my local dealer
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2019, 09:05:05 PM »
See if Abury Motors have a dealership close to you.  They are new to Abarth but not to Fiat. `i`ve used their Walsall branch and found them very good.
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Re: Lost my local dealer
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2019, 03:14:41 PM »
Go to an independent garage
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Re: Lost my local dealer
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2019, 08:20:43 PM »
Thanks for the tip Neil.  As the car is still under warranty I need to use a franchised dealer for warranty/service.

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Re: Lost my local dealer
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2019, 08:49:09 PM »
Research is not too far away in Nuneaton

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Re: Lost my local dealer
« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2019, 09:25:21 PM »
You can use any dealer of garage you like even under warranty as long as they use original parts
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Re: Lost my local dealer
« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2019, 03:09:30 PM »
I prefer to use the dealer network especially as I don't know of any trusted alternatives locally and for the stamp in the service book.  Bought my last Abarth from Research and found them really good- thanks Richard H.

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Re: Lost my local dealer
« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2019, 03:13:39 PM »
Yes you need to be able  to trust a dealer I have used my local dealer for years they looked after my VXT for years and did the first service on my spider so I completely trust them .
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