We went to this Company as we needed the engine rebuilding after the Turbo went. I chose this company as they stated they are AA approved, I was informed the car would take approximately 2 weeks to do and it would be around £2200.00 including a Turbo rebuild which I agreed to. I then received a call saying they would have to charge me two hours labour for cleaning the Turbo pipes out then I got charged for a cam shaft (believed this was part of the service) five weeks later we received a call on 12/09/13 to say the car was done so on the 13/09/13 we travelled to pick it up to a bill of £3600.00. On driving it home we noticed a lack of power and on getting home it broke down. We called them and they said we cant pick it up for a week use the AA to get it here which I was not prepared to do. Someone eventually picked it up a few days later and took it away this was four weeks ago, today 14/10/13 we have finally got it back still lacking Power and a further bill of £417.00, They refused to give me the details of the company who repaired the injectors I was also charged £45.00 to test each injector which my local engineer has told me he pays between £45.00 to £65.00 to have all four tested depending on the make, I also asked for the company details who repaired the Turbo as I wanted these for the engineer who is now going to fix the car properly for us and do us a written report of his findings. I did contact the AA who stated they only have one affiliation they approve and it was not this scrap yard. On putting this to the owners they did not comment. Further to this when I questioned them about the engine lacking power I was told we rebuild engines we do not specialise in diagnostics which on vehicles these days is very important to know or have someone qualified to do it. On that note I did not see one qualification displayed in the office which most garages do all I would say after reading other reviews on this company DO NOT USE make sure if you do not know the garage well that you choose one from the Independent Garage Associaltion.
VOLKSAPART DO NOT USE I bought a porsche Boxster a while back, which i used regularly. The engine blew up on it common fault with Boxster (intermidiate shaft bearing failure)y i shopped around for garages who could rebuild my existing block, so i found VOLKSAPART ERITH KENT biggest mistake of my life i gave them the car after they quoted me £2600 for a rebuild the picked up the car and kept it for about 1 month they pushed this price up to £6500 saying that if i dont change this part my warranty they will supply me will be void so i let them get on with it, being keen to get my car back i paid them and drove it away and had problems with head gaskets electrical wiring ignition problems they use to keep charging me for the faults they created and still where not fixed please do not use this place
Volks-Apart (UK) Ltd is a family run business specialising in recycled, rebuilt and reconditioned engines and gearboxes for all vehicles.
Established in 1989.
Volks-Apart was set up in 1989 and has over 60 years combined experience in the motor trade. Since Volks-Apart started in 1989 they had always supplied recycled engines and gearboxes with three months warranty. Customers had often enquired about supplying rebuilt units so in 2007 they joined forces with well established specialist engine builders and gearbox builders to supply these services.
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