Go Back   English Forum Switzerland > Help & tips > Transportation/driving  
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 24.06.2020, 11:31
Newbie
 
Join Date: May 2019
Location: Nyon
Posts: 8
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
jamielechte has no particular reputation at present
Car service garage in Romandie

Hi all,

Ive been given a very expensive quote for servicing my Mercedes benz at the local dealer in Nyon. Its basically an oil change and spark plugs for over 1.5k

Does anyone have any recommendations for alternate options in the Geneva/Lausanne areas for quality service garages?

Thanks!
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 24.06.2020, 11:38
John_H's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Up above Nyon
Posts: 3,545
Groaned at 99 Times in 61 Posts
Thanked 4,523 Times in 1,788 Posts
John_H has a reputation beyond reputeJohn_H has a reputation beyond reputeJohn_H has a reputation beyond reputeJohn_H has a reputation beyond reputeJohn_H has a reputation beyond reputeJohn_H has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Car service garage in Romandie

Pnues viquerat do basics like that .. They have fixed price servicing .. I've only used them to change my tyres though so no real recommendation.


I've used Aux bonnes Automobiles SA in Aubonne a fair bit and they have always been good for me. Family run garage. Example last year, a full service on my XC90 including fluids and plugs etc and other bits was 600-650 ish
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 24.06.2020, 11:41
Newbie
 
Join Date: May 2019
Location: Nyon
Posts: 8
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
jamielechte has no particular reputation at present
Re: Car service garage in Romandie

Good advice, thanks John
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 24.06.2020, 13:30
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Lausanne
Posts: 447
Groaned at 24 Times in 19 Posts
Thanked 478 Times in 270 Posts
dandi has an excellent reputationdandi has an excellent reputationdandi has an excellent reputationdandi has an excellent reputation
Re: Car service garage in Romandie

Go to France?
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 24.06.2020, 15:56
FCBarca's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: La Côte
Posts: 1,095
Groaned at 86 Times in 41 Posts
Thanked 1,023 Times in 496 Posts
FCBarca has a reputation beyond reputeFCBarca has a reputation beyond reputeFCBarca has a reputation beyond reputeFCBarca has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Car service garage in Romandie

I think oil change prices in Switzerland were among the first things I got sticker shock from

France (Segny, Ferney/Voltaire, Thoiry, Annemasse, Annecy/Grand Epagny) will definitely be cheaper (Less than 100 Euros for oil change at Feu Vert and similar for spark plugs)

Try a local garage/mechanic and get a quote giving them your particulars but definitively it will not be comparable to pricing in France. Also, since changing your own oil & filter is fairly easy, cost effective and provides you some control over the quality and frequency you could simply get a quote for the plugs as they are a little more time consuming to replace. Of course this way you also could buy premium sparkplugs online at a fraction of price and just get a quote for the labor

Note: I like Viquerat but should be clear they are a volume business so rates are reasonable & efficient yet they upsale aggressively - I would not likely get work outside of tire changes, if that tbh
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old Yesterday, 13:49
Newbie
 
Join Date: May 2019
Location: Nyon
Posts: 8
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
jamielechte has no particular reputation at present
Re: Car service garage in Romandie

Merci - thanks
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old Yesterday, 13:56
st2lemans's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Lugano
Posts: 28,460
Groaned at 1,923 Times in 1,458 Posts
Thanked 33,605 Times in 16,034 Posts
st2lemans has a reputation beyond reputest2lemans has a reputation beyond reputest2lemans has a reputation beyond reputest2lemans has a reputation beyond reputest2lemans has a reputation beyond reputest2lemans has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Car service garage in Romandie

DIY.

Tom
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old Yesterday, 14:21
Verbier's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Lully VD
Posts: 4,182
Groaned at 16 Times in 16 Posts
Thanked 4,301 Times in 2,210 Posts
Verbier has a reputation beyond reputeVerbier has a reputation beyond reputeVerbier has a reputation beyond reputeVerbier has a reputation beyond reputeVerbier has a reputation beyond reputeVerbier has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Car service garage in Romandie

If you are willing to go to Lausanne there is a garage very close to the train station. My partner has used them for more than 15 years. I have dealt with them for 10 years. They are very honest, competent and inexpensive compared to the dealerships. They work on all car brands.

They are located on the lower level of the parking garage of the Europe Car rental agency so you do not see them directly from the street. They do not speak much English but for anything complicated they have someone at Europe Car do the translating so you should be fine.

Here are the details:

Patrick Realini
Garage Ruchonnet Gare
Avenue Louis-Ruchonnet 2
1003 Lausanne
Tél : +41 (0) 21 323 99 55
Google Maps : Plan d’accès

If you would like, I could call them to get a quote for you. I would need all of the details of the car and what is needed. Let me know.
__________________
Do or do not, there is no try(ing). Yoda
Reply With Quote
The following 2 users would like to thank Verbier for this useful post:
  #9  
Old Yesterday, 15:58
Ace1's Avatar
A singular modality
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Morgins, VS (and Alsace)
Posts: 8,122
Groaned at 316 Times in 205 Posts
Thanked 13,438 Times in 5,924 Posts
Ace1 has a reputation beyond reputeAce1 has a reputation beyond reputeAce1 has a reputation beyond reputeAce1 has a reputation beyond reputeAce1 has a reputation beyond reputeAce1 has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Car service garage in Romandie

Quote:
View Post
DIY.

Tom
Not really an option for most home mechanics on most modern vehicles. But garages in France may be open (like my local one of Alsace) to you supplying the consumables and/or just doing the bits you can;t do yourself.

I'll be doing the LandRover (defender TD5) soon, on the basis that I can actually get underneath it, unlike our other two which are far too low to the ground so would need a proper ramp (I have some drive-on ones that are around 15cm for emergency use, but that's not really enough to confortably work underneath them) or a pit. A full "service kit" from the UK, containing all filters, new oil plug, etc. cost me only around 20 notes, and buying oil ( full or semi-synth) in French supermarkets is almost an order of magnitude cheaper than what a Swiss garage will charge.

Anyway, point is that any bits I'm not confident with or that need a diagnostic tool the garage is happy to do, and they don't put a mark-up on consumables or other parts, so are equally happy to use parts that I supply. a real win-win.
__________________
Introduce yourself!
Reply With Quote
Reply




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Garage for BMW Service andrvass Transportation/driving 2 08.08.2018 18:31
Car service Renault garage lola07 Daily life 8 21.05.2013 22:34
Customer service differences between Romandie and German-speaking CH RomandieFan Daily life 1 14.04.2013 19:22
Motorbike service/garage etc... in Romandie/Rhone-Alpes Junglizt1210 Transportation/driving 1 04.03.2013 04:51
Seek: Landrover Service in Romandie Guest Transportation/driving 0 24.01.2007 15:17


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 01:45.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.1.0