Independent Jaguar Specialists

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PhilB
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Independent Jaguar Specialists

Post by PhilB » Sun Jul 07, 2019 12:43 pm

With the XE coming out of warranty and people starting to use independents it could be good to get feedback and recommendations.
Please post details of any independents you can recommend.
Details of prices and a link to their websites would be good.
Also if they can update the Jaguar online service history which is still important for some although others are happy with paperwork.
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Re: Independent Jaguar Specialists

Post by Mike Rometer » Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:43 pm

There are two in Stoke/Newcastle-U-L area. AWJ and XJK. I have no experience of the first and the second I've used just once, and I'm not impressed with. Should anyone want's more details I'm not prepared to air it on-line here, as it was just the once.
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Re: Independent Jaguar Specialists

Post by Pongo » Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:33 pm

PhilB wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 12:43 pm
Please post details of any independents you can recommend.
Mike Rometer wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:43 pm
There are two in Stoke/Newcastle-U-L area. AWJ and XJK. I have no experience of the first and the second I've used just once, and I'm not impressed with
...but do you have details of any independents you can recommend ? ;)
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Re: Independent Jaguar Specialists

Post by Mike Rometer » Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:35 pm

Pongo wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:33 pm
PhilB wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 12:43 pm
Please post details of any independents you can recommend.
Mike Rometer wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:43 pm
There are two in Stoke/Newcastle-U-L area. AWJ and XJK. I have no experience of the first and the second I've used just once, and I'm not impressed with
...but do you have details of any independents you can recommend ? ;)
I'll let you know; when I've tried the other one!
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My other vehicle is coal fired. 8-) (very lo-tech)


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Faltwen
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Re: Independent Jaguar Specialists

Post by Faltwen » Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:36 pm

I use the one near Doncaster. The Jag Specialist.
Highly recommended.
Third year service on my 20t petrol was £170.
Service history was updated online.

www.thejagspecialist.com
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Re: Independent Jaguar Specialists

Post by BevC » Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:38 pm

Two that we have used

The first is on the outskirts of Leicester at Glenfield and they fitted my front and back dash cam and did a beautiful job. I believe they have all the right equipment etc. and maintain online service history. When I was there a number of Jags were being looked after, including XK. A courtesy car is available (which I didn’t need). They were also the only independent Jaguar specialist prepared to work on the XE’s electrical system. There are a couple of others in Leicester who told me they didn’t know enough about the XE to fit the dash cams.
http://www.farriersjaguar.com/

The second my husband used for his Land Rover and he would highly recommend, but as we all share Ingenium they are happy to look after Jaguars too. Their online service history was very comprehensive as they recorded the brake fluid change. They also offer courtesy cars (not needed in our case). Located in the county at Husbands Bosworth.
https://www.foxlandrover.co.uk/

Not sure about pricing for routine servicing for either, but both were more than happy to talk through requirements and give a price. They were also very proud of what they do and the service offered. Both also use Castrol oil.
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Re: Independent Jaguar Specialists

Post by BOBCDP » Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:08 am

Just had a partial 4 year 42000 mile service carried out by Jaguar Specialist Andrew Wilson Motors, Dinas Powys, Cardiff who from personal use over a number of years, I would be happy to recommend. I cherry picked what I wanted them to do from the Jaguar Service Schedule which comprised of oil and engine filter change (supplied), check and report on brakes. They also carried out an MOT and changed 2 tyres (supplied). Total cost was £194.00. I have bought a service book which they stamped for the work done. The rest of the items detailed on the schedule, I did myself and all these can easily be done by anyone with a basic knowledge of the workings of a car.

Manufacturers and dealers would have you believe that only the dealer can correctly carry out a service. The real truth is that unless you have any problems with a car, fault lights on etc, which can only be investigated using correct applicable software, with a 4 year old car which you intend to keep, you are wasting lots of money going to a main dealer as opposed to any other competent garage that you trust. The only dubious advantage being that you get the services listed online. If and when I come to sell my car, I will be able to produce a full history backed up with garage stamps and receipts which for me has always had a positive influence on my decisions when buying secondhand cars.

The value of diesels has dropped like a stone anyway. I know others will disagree, but in my view, the amount I will have saved by not using main dealer service will more than compensate for any possible loss of added value this might bring.

Out of interest, I dissected the official service schedule into 4 parts as shown below:

MOT, SERVICE, DRIVER, DRIVER +

MOT items are covered anyway so no need for them to be done twice. 21% of the list.

Service items by garage for those who do not want to open the bonnet or the boot. 49% of the list.

Driver items are what I would consider the user would be totally familiar with anyway. No need to open the bonnet or the boot. 33% of the list.

Driver + items would be for those who like a bit of motor diy. In this case that would be 64% of the list with Service items then dropping to 18%.

42000-MOT,SERVICE,SELF.jpg

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Re: Independent Jaguar Specialists

Post by Chak59 » Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:14 am

Thanks BOBCDP. Think I'll print off that list!
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Re: Independent Jaguar Specialists

Post by Indianajons » Mon Jul 08, 2019 1:31 pm

.... and most of them you’re checking everyday anyway as you drive it!
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Re: Independent Jaguar Specialists

Post by BOBCDP » Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:39 pm

Indianajons wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 1:31 pm
.... and most of them you’re checking everyday anyway as you drive it!
Exactly what I think
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