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Old 2nd June 2020, 14:02   #1
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Default Car repairs & maintenance : Vertron Motor Co, Chennai

Hi Guys,
After hearing some great things about Sahil from Vertron motors, I decided to complete my first major service with them in May. I own a 2014 Octavia which had a few issues, So after months of careful research and coordination with Sahil, I started collecting parts and thankfully managed to collect almost everything just before lockdown in March. I reached out to Sahil around 11Th May after the Lockdown was eased and completed the work in about 6 days. I had a great experience overall and here is a brief of the work done,


Workshop details:
Vertron Motor Co
Ambattur, Chennai.
They specialize in European cars service and spares.

Contact Person: Mr. Sahil +918939216520

My car:
2014 Octavia Elegance TDI DSG run 57,000 Kms.
Running a Petes remap. Otherwise a completely stock car.

Complaints with the car:
Rough ride with noisy suspension, Noise from Flywheel, Worn engine & gearbox mounts.

Parts Bought:
Bilstein B6 from TDC Automotive UK

I wanted to use the best OE parts available and coordinated with Sahil for parts like Flywheel and mounts.

Work Done:
-Replaced Flywheel with new DMF from LUK
- (This required taking apart the entire right side of the engine bay and the gearbox)
-Replaced top engine Mount
-Replaced gearbox mount
-Full suspension tear down
-Installed Bilstein B6
-Replaced F+R suspension top mount and bearing with OE parts from lemforder
-Replaced front lower arm bush kit with lemforder
-Replaced stabilizer link rod with lemforder

What I like:
- Sahil is very knowledgeable and really knows his subject well. Now, I know my way around the car and I donít easily trust people to work on my car, but after our conversation, I was confident they could do the job well and they didnít disappoint.
- Organized like an OEM workshop with all facilities and good tools.
- The chief mechanic was highly experienced and knew exactly what he was doing.
- They have an exhaustive checklist for any new car they work on, It is far more extensive than most OEM workshops.
- They can source good quality OE parts for all Euro cars.
- They were transparent and honest, I was always kept informed.

What I didnít like:
- Nothing to complain about


Cost involved:
The Bilstein B6 cost Rs. 48,000 including shipping from UK. Paid customs separately.

Parts sourced from Sahil:
Engine Mount - Rs. 6500 Original
Gear Box Mount -Rs. 5500 Original
Flywheel -Rs. 24000 Luk
Lower arm bush -Rs. 1260 set of 4
Lower arm ball joint -Rs. 2540 set of 2
Front strut kit -Rs. 1690 set
Rear strut kit -Rs. 1750 set
Stabiliser link Rod-Rs. 4200 set

Labour:
Charges were reasonable and cheaper than OEM workshops.

Conclusion:
I would highly recommend them
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Thanks for sharing. I am surprised, at 57000 km the car required a major repair. Some cars don’t even need a tyre change by that. So, how did the issues crop up? could you please share pictures of damaged mounts if you have.

How does the car feel after repairs/upgrades, it’d be good to know about Bilstein B6 performance.

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I had a great experience overall and here is a brief of the work done
Thanks for sharing! I know how difficult it is to find good shops for premium cars. This one will greatly help Chennai BHPians & guests.

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Thanks for sharing. I am surprised, at 57000 km the car required a major repair.
My C220 required new engine mounts at 40,000 km (expected for that model), as did the Civic (common with that model). On the suspension, I would say 60,000 km is a fair point for overhauling. Even if your suspension works okay, odds are that it has completely lost its "tightness" by then. Overhauling at 60k will bring back the new car ride & handling.
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