I was reading Earl Mardle’s praise of Thai Airlines good service and thought about a company, I’ve been a customer of for more than 20 years, that deserves a more than just repeat visits.
When first out of tech I purchased a Fiat 127, even then old, which was the answer to getting to my first job. It needed some work, the clutch was “abrupt” & brakes had some travel, but otherwise Ok for it’s age. Cars were expensive in those, pre Jap import, days and it was all I could afford after several years as a full-time student. A few days later while parked outside work a leaflet was planted on the screen advertising “European Car Servicing” at a garage just down the road. Since many shops are wary of Euro’s, even simple ones, I thought worth a try.
Ernst, the owner and BMW guru, took a look at this little car that had absorbed all my spare funds and said: “You need a clutch but that can wait, you must do the brakes now”. I replied “Great, I’ll be back when I get paid in two weeks”. Then he offered to do the work, I could pay him next pay-day. I didn’t know him, he didn’t know me, but that was the start of regular visits to see Ernst.
At the time he had a Fiat road car, I think it started life as a 125 but had been Ernst’ed into something beyond that, and also had a 125 based track car. He works on a variety of cars and it’s always interesting to see what’s in the shop. It could be anything from rebuilt BMW 2002’s, more modern 3 thru 7 series, Porsche, Merc's and I think every Maserati Bi-Turbo in NZ has probably been there at some stage. I’ve been going back for over 20 years with a variety of cars and always had great service except for one thing:
Every time I get asked: “When are you buying a BMW?”
Bavarian Motors Ltd
6 Colway Place, Glenfield, Auckland.
Specialists in maintaining and repairing BMW, Mercedes, Porsche and Audi. [+ little old Fiats for Robin…)
Ph: 64 09 444 5312.
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