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Old 14-02-2019, 08:45 AM   #5776
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Hey, buddy thanks for your opinion, I think we have different surroundings /budget/expectation. for years I have used workshops that do the basic EO and filter for under $15 labour, yes this price is relationship price.

locally EO and filter under $50 (parts + labour) are possible at pioneer/woodlands workshop area, nearby where I stay. Sin Ming, Bukit Batok, or any workshop within 2km of inspection centres tend to be expensive. SIC

Budget shops are often at high rise workshops, high high levels where their rental is cheap and the main revenue is not from maintenance. Also possible if their shop is deep inside the industrial estate.

It is just 1 bolt to loosen and large pliers to remove the oil filter. How much for 10 mins effort? Yes, I am a cheapskate. I don't critique friends who spend close to $200 on "branded" quality; their money, their peace of mind.

I have the capability to do it myself too, as I am willing to go under the car, further lowering the cost to below $40 if I pick up Fully-EO from our Supermarket during a promotion.

I guess you are suggesting I got lucky that the gentlemen were free and able to diagnosis, thus my good review may be one-off. or maybe you are suggesting that this service I experienced is common in JB, nothing to rave about.

sorry- i habitually type in paragraphs, not shooting. i also realise this thread is on JB workshops, oops.
Good reviews of CC so far as i read from others that uses this wksp. Ya, usually when the workshop is packed with cars, they do not have time chit chat with the drivers, change parts, pays and leave.
CC way of business practice same as the wkshp i uses till current. Ya, i assumed most JB wkshp does similar lor.
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Old 14-02-2019, 08:50 AM   #5777
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Most workshops will be able to change eo. I've even seen my mech change the whole set of batteries for a prius.
Share this wkshp that changes hybrid batteries. Thanks
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Old 14-02-2019, 10:43 AM   #5778
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Good reviews of CC so far as i read from others that uses this wksp. Ya, usually when the workshop is packed with cars, they do not have time chit chat with the drivers, change parts, pays and leave.
CC way of business practice same as the wkshp i uses till current. Ya, i assumed most JB wkshp does similar lor.
so it means, CC is not really spectacular, just that they happened to be empty. Also, their prices are transparent n closer to local price than the tourist, though not the cheapest. ok la once I see the pictures, they got no XMM, no wifi, no lounge, no team of 5-10 blur young boys, the cheapskate in me says lets go!

strangely they have a solid machine to do the alignment but no tyres in sight? Means must wait 30 mins for them to call in a truck from a nearby distributor?
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Old 14-02-2019, 12:53 PM   #5779
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so it means, CC is not really spectacular, just that they happened to be empty. Also, their prices are transparent n closer to local price than the tourist, though not the cheapest. ok la once I see the pictures, they got no XMM, no wifi, no lounge, no team of 5-10 blur young boys, the cheapskate in me says lets go!

strangely they have a solid machine to do the alignment but no tyres in sight? Means must wait 30 mins for them to call in a truck from a nearby distributor?
Did see bro done wheel alignment there. Posted photo here.
Asked CC over FB for tyre quotation before and price is abit steep compared to other tire shop for that model i looking for.
Did not used CC before so i think they may not stock up tires.
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Old 14-02-2019, 04:07 PM   #5780
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Keeping stock requires a lot of capital and this workshop is still very new

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Old 14-02-2019, 09:09 PM   #5781
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Minimal stock should have lah. Else no meaning to have it set up in the first place. CC is not new comer in this trade bah...
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Old 14-02-2019, 09:10 PM   #5782
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may be rm15 is jus to lift the car up. need to top up another rm15 to drain, put new filter, pour new oil, and check oil level.

some places charges > rm40. try asking some of those shops behind ksl and tmn sentosa area.
So far cheapest I experienced was 20rm
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Old 14-02-2019, 10:21 PM   #5783
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Not mandatory for a workshop to have tyres mah. He's a car repair expert, not a tyre specialist.
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Old 18-02-2019, 03:39 PM   #5784
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Heading to BTS soon for some touch up
Can I check what else they do for headlight restoration?
Saw on sheng auto Facebook they do blackout in some headlight... bts can do the same?
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Old 18-02-2019, 04:10 PM   #5785
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Unless they dismantle the whole head light assembly and do restoration from inside, this will last for longer than just do polishing from outside.
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Old 19-02-2019, 02:36 PM   #5786
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Car click ah yuan is decent, did my 30k servicing with him. Brought my own oil and filters, in/out within 30-45mins, still got time to go back jb to grocery shop + full tank.

According to my car servicing schedule, need to change atf filter + gasket then he told me dont waste money. No leaks change for what, told me to just change the atf fluid first and 60k then change everything. Save the $$ so changed atf fluid, engine oil + filter and top up bit of coolant. Price was VERY REASONABLE and he took the car for a short spin to make sure everything was good to go after changing the oil. Wanted to tip him for kopi but decided not to spoil the market.

Went on a weekday though, reached his workshop around 10am. Fast and furious job done, will go back to him for my next 10k engine oil change.
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Old 19-02-2019, 02:46 PM   #5787
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JB workshop usually won't suggest change this and that... unless spotted in critical condition and all safety related.
The usual workshop i using, the boss would tell me straight, still can tong dun need to change lah, even i said for every 10k, i want change SP, he would say take that monies treat him bfast. Lolz.
This is what i like of JB workshops, though there are some also like this in SG.
Did not use CC due to distance for me.
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Old 19-02-2019, 03:09 PM   #5788
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Car click ah yuan is decent, did my 30k servicing with him. Brought my own oil and filters, in/out within 30-45mins, still got time to go back jb to grocery shop + full tank.

According to my car servicing schedule, need to change atf filter + gasket then he told me dont waste money. No leaks change for what, told me to just change the atf fluid first and 60k then change everything. Save the $$ so changed atf fluid, engine oil + filter and top up bit of coolant. Price was VERY REASONABLE and he took the car for a short spin to make sure everything was good to go after changing the oil. Wanted to tip him for kopi but decided not to spoil the market.

Went on a weekday though, reached his workshop around 10am. Fast and furious job done, will go back to him for my next 10k engine oil change.
ah yuan is trustworthy. many here have gone to him for servicing, troubleshooting and parts replacement. i am his customer as well.

one advice. if any shop offer u to flush engine and tranny, DO NOT PROCEED. for most jap cars, if you service the engine and tranny regularly, i dont see a need for flushing. my wife's gs300 has more than 200k km on it today. no issues with the engine and tranny cos I sent it for servicing promptly. the only time it didnt start was due to bad batt.
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Old 19-02-2019, 03:24 PM   #5789
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Car click ah yuan is decent, did my 30k servicing with him. Brought my own oil and filters, in/out within 30-45mins, still got time to go back jb to grocery shop + full tank.

According to my car servicing schedule, need to change atf filter + gasket then he told me dont waste money. No leaks change for what, told me to just change the atf fluid first and 60k then change everything. Save the $$ so changed atf fluid, engine oil + filter and top up bit of coolant. Price was VERY REASONABLE and he took the car for a short spin to make sure everything was good to go after changing the oil. Wanted to tip him for kopi but decided not to spoil the market.

Went on a weekday though, reached his workshop around 10am. Fast and furious job done, will go back to him for my next 10k engine oil change.
Dont mind, can PM me the price? Thanks
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Old 19-02-2019, 03:57 PM   #5790
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hi guys,
my car is coming to 20k servicing soon. im planning to get car servicing outside or maybe jb. what r the services do i need to include it? please advise. thks.
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