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|List Of Competent Auto Mechanics In Nigeria by Dream1: 9:47pm On Sep 02, 2011|
We have all had bad experiences with road side mechanics across Nigeria. Was hoping this thread could help compile a list of some of the best , honest and competent Auto Mechanics in the country. Please help out by posting your mechanic's details and please include location, cars they specialize in and rate the mechanic out of 10 based on the following points.
1. Service received
2. Knowledge and Diagnosis
4. Parts quality
|Re: List Of Competent Auto Mechanics In Nigeria by Nobody: 10:07pm On Sep 02, 2011|
Interesting thread, will be watching this one.
|Re: List Of Competent Auto Mechanics In Nigeria by Dream1: 10:15pm On Sep 02, 2011|
I've seen ads all over the island of a new Lady Mechanics Workshop with all female mechanics. Has anyone had the privilege of trying out their services?
|Re: List Of Competent Auto Mechanics In Nigeria by saibuhari(m): 10:48pm On Sep 02, 2011|
I doubt if any mechanic will make the list. Perhaps the mechanics of the auto service companies may make it - and that is if they do have any form of refresher courses. But for other category of mechanics, no way, they are outdated.
|Re: List Of Competent Auto Mechanics In Nigeria by leke999(m): 6:10am On Sep 03, 2011|
This is a good thread.Mr Wale is the best in Warri Delta State.he is a Honda specialist.He is honest attentive & respective too.I have been visiting his workshop since 2008 & never disappointed me once.His workshop is along Nigercat link road off refinery road Ekpan,Warri.GSM:08039136412.
|Re: List Of Competent Auto Mechanics In Nigeria by Dream1: 9:27am On Sep 03, 2011|
I did my service at the Total filling station next to The Palms mall (Shoprite) about a week ago for my Mercedes C-class and i have to say i was very disappointed. The guy was no specialist. I know its a service and anyone can have a go but there was a lot of trial and error with regards to the smallest things. And even afterwards i had to go on google to reset the service interval notification myself as he didn't have a clue how to. I wouldn't take my car there for any mechanical problems whatsoever. The charges seemed exorbitant too. Considering i already coughed up almost 15k to get 2 Mobil1 oil and i got the filter myself too, The guy tried to charge me 4k workmanship just to do a basic oil change.
Total Filling Station Auto care - 4 out of 10 - and i'm only giving them that because they had more tools than most.
|Re: List Of Competent Auto Mechanics In Nigeria by dskenky(m): 3:59pm On Sep 04, 2011|
NLanders! i strongly recommend you visit AUTOMAZE workshop @ 10/14 MORRISON CRESCENT OFF KUDIRAT ABIOLA WAY OREGUN LAGOS AND LTV Compound .
The people behind these auto workshops are geniuses. Yep- they're doctorally qualified in their various fields of automobile expertise. Also they air a programme called AUTOMEDICS on Radio Continental 102-3FM EVERYDAY except weekends from 8.30am to 9.00am.
For more info, kindly go to their website @ www.automaze.net & www.automedicsng.com.
Nice one. Cheers!!!!
|Re: List Of Competent Auto Mechanics In Nigeria by dskenky(m): 4:11pm On Sep 04, 2011|
, i'm very aware of their gross incompetence @ Total filling station Autocare. My office is beside The Palms and i can relate to your experience in the hands of those trial and error
@Dream1, really feel your pain. Hope you try Automaze though,
|Re: List Of Competent Auto Mechanics In Nigeria by Trac: 7:17am On Sep 06, 2011|
Everybody is responsible for their own vehicle. It is not the mechanic or the service technician. If you are having a fault and you cannot come to conclusions what the problem is, how it came about and the necessary solution, then you are in no position to make statements about incompetencies and refresher courses of a person that has some technical know-how and is willing to work. The best you can do is to encourage them where you can with the least being your word.
Some of you need to start bonding with your own vehicles. It's not the mechanics prerogative. There are people that will purchase vehicles that will fall apart on their own weight (static or in motion) and by default, it is the Nigerian mechanic. You don't have to wait for things to fall apart before correction is done. Nigerians have a habit of using a car till it falls apart, then they are opting another. The maintenance culture is what the problem is and not the mechanics. Some cars are too complicated to own and specific aspects can only be dealer serviced and it is in Nigeria rolling on roads it wasn't designed for and using fuel it wasn't ascribed to. I will not address the issue of flooded cars because I need not elaborate on it. Anyone at 2011 that doesn't understand flooded vehicles are irreversibly damaged is not worth your opinion - how much more time. At this point, New Orleans is flooded some of those cars will be making its way to Nigeria. Then the mechanics are incompetent when symptoms arise and root cause cannot be unearth, so chain-reactions after reactions.
You'd be surprise; ask ten people what the tyre pressure of their vehicles are suppose to be (both at dry weight and optimum weight) and if you are lucky to get an answer, it'll be wrong.
It doesn't matter if you are a professional on cars or the dealer, there are some problems that are just difficult to diagnose. I am referring to the control-systems and/or electrical related problems. That is never the mechanics fault. As the owner, if you don't understand the EMS of your vehicle, how can you blame a person that has a clue? Everybody is busy. You weren't busy when you purchased your vehicle.
Another category of people are those that purchase the high-output high performance or super performance cars and have no clue what the service intervals are. They complain about excessive wear replacements and without timing adjustments, run the vehicle on standard grade gasoline and expect the designed reliability. It becomes another story when it knocks and pings.
In some cases, the "re-engineering." I will not make any references here but there is a post where 40 weight crankcase oil was poured into a Toyota Camry. The engine to begin with is anaemic and has been optimised to yield the performance it states for the sake of fuel economy and reliability. Why wouldn't problems not surface? A vehicle built on a very unorthodox design philosophy (lean manufacturing) that just happens to work. Who knows if the oil met Toyota's minimum requirement? I do know that the weight renders a failed conclusion. But nobody seems to care. As far as oil is concerned, anything goes.
|Re: List Of Competent Auto Mechanics In Nigeria by Dream1: 12:07pm On Sep 06, 2011|
Please can you give us some insight into Automaze. Also where is it located?
|Re: List Of Competent Auto Mechanics In Nigeria by kuntash: 2:04pm On Sep 06, 2011|
does automedics pass the nos 3 parameter outlined by Dream1 ?
I believe it should encompass all, not to scan a car for you at cut-troat price and say u have done well, ignorance level is high here as it relates to naija auto industry , and I believe some few shouldnt latch on that to exploit many.
|Re: List Of Competent Auto Mechanics In Nigeria by Trac: 5:15pm On Sep 06, 2011|
Why would my post be deleted? Nobody has that right to do so.
|Re: List Of Competent Auto Mechanics In Nigeria by kuntash: 8:45pm On Sep 06, 2011|
Hi Trac, long time, but is it possible to delete another person's post aside d admin ?
Anyway Did u get my post on d Mercedes Benz thread ?
|Re: List Of Competent Auto Mechanics In Nigeria by Trac: 9:12pm On Sep 06, 2011|
How are things? One of the moderators deleted it and I reported it. This is the second post that was deleted since we last discussed. I acted the fool and kept quiet when it first happened months back. Now it occurred again. I took it up to Seun and he restored it. It is post #8. I won't fuss with any moderator. If they feel they have to lift posts out of threads, there are lots of bloated threads available (if they need to get busy doing something). It's just unethical, filtering threads.
I just found the thread and I will answer as soon as I have the opportunity. I believe you do the process a little different (maybe it's the same with all cars). You are to clean your cooling system as you do that. I will explain in detail as soon as I am opportuned to. Time at this moment is not on my side but I will explain as soon as possible.
|Re: List Of Competent Auto Mechanics In Nigeria by adedojadebo: 11:28am On Dec 29, 2012|
Hi guys, is it possible for gear oil filter(filter inside the gear system)my mechanics said he had to replace it but a friend said he only needs to wash it with petrol to clean it up.what should I do
|Re: List Of Competent Auto Mechanics In Nigeria by fizzybaba(m): 6:13pm On May 03, 2013|
I am thinking of going fot trainning in modern car diagnostic and repair. Any solid recommendation? i have heard about Auto Medics. are they the best around?
|Re: List Of Competent Auto Mechanics In Nigeria by spyroxy1(m): 9:34pm On May 03, 2013|
|Re: List Of Competent Auto Mechanics In Nigeria by Arteta99(m): 2:05pm On May 10, 2013|
fizzybaba: Dear All,me too! Please mail me if u know of any that does up to 6months or a year training. Shafead@gmail.com
|Re: List Of Competent Auto Mechanics In Nigeria by stephcruse(m): 11:32am On Oct 06, 2016|
You can also try stephcruise autocare today for any issues on your vehicles or call 09072300495
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