Independent Jaguar Specialists

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xep
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Re: Independent Jaguar Specialists

Post by xep » Tue Feb 25, 2020 4:04 pm

mistral_blue wrote:
Tue Feb 25, 2020 1:57 pm
Read 5 posts up from yours! :lol: Highly recommended...
Completely missed that - thanks! Tried searching "Lenthall" in this topic but nothing returned in the search, possibly because it was wrapped in a URL
XE R Sport 240 MY16 | Bluefire / Jet Blue | Black / Privacy / Cold Climate / Parking pack

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Re: Independent Jaguar Specialists

Post by mistral_blue » Wed Feb 26, 2020 7:39 pm

Yeah the search can be a bit of a pain on forums - I seem to think they work best with 3 words from a dim and distant memory... :geek:
XE S - Ultimate Black + Ebony/Oyster seats + 19" Venoms. ICT Pro, 10x10 seats, Panoramic roof, 40:20:40 rear seats, Power mirrors and steering column, APA Pack + Surround Camera, Adaptive Lighting/Cold Climate/Road Technology (HUD/ACC) Packs

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Re: Independent Jaguar Specialists

Post by Jagpilot » Fri Feb 28, 2020 12:33 pm

Highly recommend Beacon Garage, Ottery St Mary, Devon an independent JLR spelialist. Very professional and excellent value. Now look after my 4 year old XE R Sport 250.
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Re: Independent Jaguar Specialists

Post by xep » Thu Mar 05, 2020 1:27 pm

Just wanted to close the loop on Tom Lenthall Limited in Finchampstead...
Can't recommend them enough.
Friendly, informative service. My local official Jag service centre don't usually give much time on choices, but Adam and Tom both answered my questions with simple and friendly advice
Adam also gave me a little tour of what they had in the garage, some serious classics in there.

Had two advisory's and they talked me through various options and the pros/cons of each.

Will be putting all future services/work needed through them.

They also have an agreement with Enterprise Cars in Wokingham with preferrential rates for hire - they're a great team too. Told me to drop the car off at Tom Lenthall Limited, who were fine with that, and called the next day to say rental all completed.
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Re: Independent Jaguar Specialists

Post by rayaans » Fri Oct 16, 2020 11:15 am

For guys up in the North, Im trying out Parkside Garage - Jaguar and Landrover Specialists in Huddersfield next week. Will let you guys know how it goes but so far very professional over the phone and text message sent to confirm booking as well.

They've quoted me £325 inc VAT for a major service and use of a courtesy car
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Re: Independent Jaguar Specialists

Post by Derek Mitchell » Thu Oct 22, 2020 12:00 pm

Hi all,just got my jAG XE R Sport back from Farriers Auto of Ratby, Leics folllowing 4 Year Main Service plus MOT. All Good Service to include all Jg spec items,oil ect i am very happy with the personal attention and customer service from Farriers boss and his team. Got fed up with indifferent experience from the main dealer,whilst paying top dollar for being treated like a cash machine!. I cant see me returning to a main dealer any time soon!. Farriers are also going to try to apply the latest satnav maps,October 2019,if I decide to go ahead. Just see the cost is justfied!.so awaiting with interest,as I know many owners seem to be having difficulties getting the updates!. Any way,the car passed MOT, and is going like a train, Happy Cat. Safe motoring!. Derek Mitchell, XE R.Sport 240 petrol,2016 in Blue fire paint, and a few toys.

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Re: Independent Jaguar Specialists

Post by rayaans » Fri Oct 23, 2020 10:08 am

Got the car back from Parkside Garage specialising mainly in RR and Jags.

Can't recommend them enough. Car was dropped at 10am, taken straight into the workshop. Was given a BMW courtesy car too.

I opted for the 5 year service. All filters, including pollen and oil changed, everything checked and topped up. I have a dashcam which runs all the time so knew what was going on especially when it comes to the cabin filter as we know how much of a pain it is to get to!

Even left their screenwash bottle in the car as it's included in the service but I had recently topped it up.

Had a few issues already such as the low washer fluid light despite holding enough fluid and no leaks and a leaking air con which I knew about

The owner of the garage, very knowledgeable individual was quick to tell me that the car is fine. Mentioned the washer sensor needs replacing which is quite cheap at around £30 for the part and the rear brake discs are scored but it's quite common to jags in general. Also mentioned he would carry out a full nitrogen test to see whether the condenser or pipe is leaking at my convenience.

Definitely knows his stuff. Makes all the difference I think working on these cars often!
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Re: Independent Jaguar Specialists

Post by Angie K » Sat Jan 23, 2021 4:14 pm

My XE is due for its yearly service in March. Phoned my local Jaguar Dealership in Watford. They have given me a quote of £735.00!!! I have emailed "Ultimate Cats" in Edgware and "Swallows" in Ruislip and await there replies. Will update here when I have replies with prices. Last year I paid just over £600 from the Dealership in Hatfeld where I purchased the car. I thought this price was well over the top and vowed not to go back to them. Especially as they kept me waiting 1.5 hours for the car to be ready. This was after they sent me a text to say it was ready for collection. It can only get better-Can it?
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Re: Independent Jaguar Specialists

Post by mistral_blue » Sat Jan 23, 2021 4:38 pm

Angie K wrote:
Sat Jan 23, 2021 4:14 pm
My XE is due for its yearly service in March. Phoned my local Jaguar Dealership in Watford. They have given me a quote of £735.00!!! I have emailed "Ultimate Cats" in Edgware and "Swallows" in Ruislip and await there replies. Will update here when I have replies with prices. Last year I paid just over £600 from the Dealership in Hatfeld where I purchased the car. I thought this price was well over the top and vowed not to go back to them. Especially as they kept me waiting 1.5 hours for the car to be ready. This was after they sent me a text to say it was ready for collection. It can only get better-Can it?
If you don't mind an hour each way from Watford, I can highly recommend TL Jaguar (independent specialists) as mentioned above. Might be a little far perhaps but I used to take my XKR to them on a regular basis... Depends how much you need doing but if it's a significant amount of work, eg brakes etc as well as an oil/filter change, it's probably worth the effort... Tom is a top guy, (and an ex-Jaguar master technician) and you won't get ripped off either. Think they offer some form of hire car now too, but I used to drop mine off and catch the train from the nearby station... I have no business interest in TL Jaguar, but I am super picky as to who I let work on my car (I do some of my own stuff too, but don't have time to do the bigger jobs) and Tom is one to trust...

https://www.tomlenthall.co.uk/
XE S - Ultimate Black + Ebony/Oyster seats + 19" Venoms. ICT Pro, 10x10 seats, Panoramic roof, 40:20:40 rear seats, Power mirrors and steering column, APA Pack + Surround Camera, Adaptive Lighting/Cold Climate/Road Technology (HUD/ACC) Packs

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Re: Independent Jaguar Specialists

Post by Kaikoura » Sat Jan 23, 2021 7:14 pm

+1 for Tom Lenthall.

Take a look at their Facebook page to see the quality of work they do: https://www.facebook.com/TomLenthallLtd

I use them for 3 reasons. Firstly they are only 5 miles from me. Secondly they are very good. Thirdly I get to wander round the workshop and dribble all over the nice Jaguars :D
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2016 XE R-Sport - HJ16XES (Cat); 2004 XKR convertible - RG04XKR (Animal); 1975 Triumph TR6 - HPR30N (Rob)

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