Finally i have serviced the bus!

Discussion in 'Motorhome Chat' started by Digger Driver, Jan 19, 2008.

  1. Digger Driver

    Digger Driver

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    It cost me £93.88 Trade / Retail
    Plugs £6 / £11.52
    HT leads £25.31 / £29.48
    Fuel filter £1 / £1.99
    Oil filter £2 / £6.07
    Air filter £6.50 / £11.44
    Distributor cap £4.34 / £5.86
    Rotor arm £2.73 / £3.69
    5 litres of semisynthetic oil £ 7 / £22.53
    and i even bought myself timing light to tune her up with! £25 / £46.98

    + 17.5 % VAT £93.88 / £139.56

    This shows the difference between the trade and retail price i paid for my parts at Partco a well known parts supplier to the motor trade!
    I know most people use a mechanic but if your handy with a spanner you can use their trade counter and save a lot of cash!
    They also have a very good returns policy so if you don't need it they will give you a refund!

    I will give you a trade tip though!
    When you ask for your parts ask them for price and availability!
    Its a bit of mechanic lingo and sometimes they knock a bit more off the price for you!

    Hope this helps!
     
  2. ruffingitsmoothly

    ruffingitsmoothly

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    Also tell them that you have 10 of these to service and if all goes well with this one there will be a lot more business and so you want areally keen price!

    Regards Pat
     
  3. Digger Driver

    Digger Driver

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    Honestly you don't need to!
    I have bought my parts from them since i left the trade and even when i thought kwik fit were cheaper for an exhaust for my car Kwik fit quoted £87 and partco quoted £17 + Vat!
    They are part of Unipart who used to be British Leyland many moons ago but they are very good!
    Its not very often i would recommened a company but these guys are special and they are nationwide!
     

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