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Land Rover Mechanic Vaud

Does anyone happen to know of a Land Rover mechanic / specialist in the Vaud area? Any suggestions / recommendations would be much appreciated.

The orange suspension light has appeared in our 05 Discovery 3 and we would like to get it looked at.
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Re: Land Rover Mechanic Vaud

I take my Defender to these guys: www.garagedelacroix-lutry.ch

So far they have fixed an electrical issue, a leaky sun roof and installed a new set of brakes. All three times, my husband has been shocked by how reasonable their prices were. He was expecting much, much worse. We have only positive things to say about them.
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Re: Land Rover Mechanic Vaud

http://www.land-gland.ch/
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I take my Defender to these guys: www.garagedelacroix-lutry.ch

So far they have fixed an electrical issue, a leaky sun roof and installed a new set of brakes. All three times, my husband has been shocked by how reasonable their prices were. He was expecting much, much worse. We have only positive things to say about them.
Thanks for this - the garage is only a few minutes drive from our house in Lutry.

Do you happen to know if they speak English? We're new here so our French is still at an elementary level.
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Re: Land Rover Mechanic Vaud

Thanks Anthony - a few people have suggested them. Like my above question - do you know if they speak English?

I am worried that my lack of French could mean that any mechanics take advantage of me.
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Re: Land Rover Mechanic Vaud

Hi

I know I'm not really replying to this thread but posting a related question as I don't seem to be able to create a new thread...

I'm looking for reliable mechanic where I can bring my Land Rover Discovery for a few check outs in GENEVA. She is almost 15 yo, and I don't want to bring it to the likes of Autobritt that I'm sure they will find loads of things I should change for quite a hefty price.

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I'm looking for reliable mechanic where I can bring my Land Rover Discovery for a few check outs in GENEVA. She is almost 15 yo, and I don't want to bring it to the likes of Autobritt that I'm sure they will find loads of things I should change for quite a hefty price.
Well I cant give a recommendation as such, but in my search* for a not-extortionate Defender 110 TD5 I did look in on the LR specialist mentioned above http://www.land-gland.ch/, and they for sure know what they're talking about. They're a bit far from me, around an hour away, so I don't think I'll be using them myself, but I was quite impressed with what I saw.


*Now ended, found one just down the road in Aigle.
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Thanks for this - the garage is only a few minutes drive from our house in Lutry.

Do you happen to know if they speak English? We're new here so our French is still at an elementary level.
Sorry, media scotland, I never saw this question. I don't know if they speak English or not because I speak French, so it never came up. But now that you've been here a few years, I'm sure you can talk to them yourself now anyway.
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Hi

I know I'm not really replying to this thread but posting a related question as I don't seem to be able to create a new thread...

I'm looking for reliable mechanic where I can bring my Land Rover Discovery for a few check outs in GENEVA. She is almost 15 yo, and I don't want to bring it to the likes of Autobritt that I'm sure they will find loads of things I should change for quite a hefty price.

Thanks

SPCH
I can certainly recommend this place;

Garage Revillod
Chemin des Aulx 3
Plan-les-Ouates
0041 22 7946462

He does a lot of work on older british cars and is very reasonable (definitely cheaper than Autobritt)!
He's usually pretty busy, but worth a try.
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Re: Land Rover Mechanic Vaud

Is this an intermittent problem or a permanent one?

Can you still raise and lower the car and when at normal height is it straight or lopsided?

I have this problem on my Disco 3 but after a quick reset it goes away - till the next time.

On my 10 year old Range Rover the compressor failed completely, but rather than mortgage the house to have it replaced, I opted for a spring suspension conversion. You can't raise or lower the car but it still has excellent off road capability. Have a look here.

http://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/...Conversion-Kit

Also Google the problem. Chances are it can be easily fixed by yourself and you can be certain others have had the same problem as well. I've saved a small fortune over time this way.
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Re: Land Rover Mechanic Vaud

Do you have an IID tool? I have one for my Disco and it's brilliant for reading fault codes and flashing software updates/programming keys etc. Post fault codes on Disco3.co.uk to find out what your car thinks is wrong.

I have been in Switzerland 3 years and owned a Discovery 3 years so I am now well on my way to becoming a competent mechanic! With all the self service garages here it's quite simple to pick up a wrench and get hands-on.
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