A lot of us have a classic in the garage that hasn't been enjoyed for some time. Other commitments have prevented it from being used or serviced and now that you have the time, it needs a little TLC to get it back on the road.
Commonly time ravages the softer elements, the bushes, rubber pipes, fuel diaphragms and sadly, the damp can creep in and rust may have taken hold.
Our recommissioning service is designed to fit in between a full restoration and a simple service, intended to get your car back on the road so that it can be once again be enjoyed.
In order to bring your car back to life we need to look over it and see what needs to be done. For this stage we offer a Recommissioning Assessment, which includes collection of the vehicle (within a 10 mile radius of our workshop, £3 per mile thereafter) and recovery to our workshop, where we put it on the lift and go over all the major components, assessing the roadworthiness of each and generating a report on our findings.
This process is similar to an MoT, looking at the major components, assessing what needs to be replaced, what is in good order and what isn't, so that the car can be safely returned to the road.
The cost of this report covers 3 hours of our time and if we are commissioned to rectify the issues found, these hours are taken off of the final bill.
Building upon the Assessment Report, our full Engineers Report goes over the entire car and reports on every aspect of the car from those that must be rectified, those that should be rectified and those that could be rectified. The culmination of this report is a complete list of everything the car would need to bring it back to A1 condition. This acts as a catalogue of issues you can select from, with each element separately priced so you can decide what elements you would like done and which can be left for another day.
As with the Assessment Report, the cost of this service covers 5 hours of our time and if we are commissioned to rectify the issues found, these hours are taken off of the final bill.
Whatever issues are found, we are equipped to resolve them for you, whether it simply needs a good service, or a complete strip and rebuild and everything in between.
Whilst it is in with us, should you desire it, we can also offer upgrades that compliment the car and enhance the enjoyment of it, from cooling system upgrades or suspension changes, to fuel injection. Please see our Upgrades page for more details:
We have two rates for labour: Short-Term Projects, which covers all servicing, most repairs and smaller restoration work up to 100 hours and Long-Term Projects, which refers to any work over 100 hours.
The short-term project rate is £80 (+VAT) per hour
The long-term project rate is £65 (+VAT) per hour (for all hours over the initial 100 at the short term project rate)
As with all our work, we're transparent and honest about our pricing; project costs can spiral and too many other companies have created a cloud of mistrust. We don't charge in blocks of time, adding one job onto another until the bill is eye watering, if job 'A' takes 20 minutes and Job 'B' 40, then we charge an hour, not an hour for each as has been the case in some corners of the industry.
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