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    Trusted mechanic in Pune

    Keeping up with the theme started by Tamojoy, here is a trusted mechanic in Pune that I take my Palio to.

    Worskhop name - Siddhi motors

    Owner & main mechanic - Sharad Waghmare

    Address - Behind Amrapali petrol pump on Bibwewadi road, Pune - 411037 (Google map link @ http://www.google.co.in/mapmaker?ll=...&lyt=large_map)

    Additional information - Expert in Palios, Sienas, Petras, Unos & Adventures. He has a couple of other good mechanics who are ex-BUB mechanics

    Pros - Sharad is honest, delivers the car on time (my experience), charges labor cost reasonably (if you connect with him, he will fix some small jobs for free). There is a washing centre nearby so you can have a full body wash for your car if you want to. This washing centre also has a ramp which Sharad uses for underbody inspections.

    Cons - He is able to source difficult to find parts but charges a premium for the same

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    Re: Trusted mechanic in Pune

    Thanks for this info, also please let me know in case you are aware of any good mechanic in & around Pimpri Chinchwad area??

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    Re: Trusted mechanic in Pune

    Santosh - I am not sure of a specialist in PCMC area specifically but Vitthal (ex-BUB) has opened his own garage somewhere in Kothrud. His number is 9850811304. I heard from a lot of guys that he does a pretty good job as well. I have pinged Tanveer Khan who stays in PCMC area asking him where he services his Palio. I will update you once I hear from him.

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    Re: Trusted mechanic in Pune

    Thanks Sid, I'll look forward for an update from you.

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    Re: Trusted mechanic in Pune

    Yes, Vitthal had done a good job on my Palio when I last serviced it.
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    Re: Trusted mechanic in Pune

    Hi guys,

    Last Sat, I was at the 3M Car Care shop near Magarpatta City to do the filming & paint protection coating for my Jet.

    I met an owner of a well maintained Adventure there who had come to enquire on the interior cleaning jobs offered by 3M. Casually chatting up with this gentleman, I got to know that he services his car through a mechanic called Nasir. Nasir has a small garage near Bamboo House hotel on J. M. Road. This Adventure owner shared with me that Nasir is employed with a VW dealership (or was it Skoda) & manages his garage at other hours. It seems Nasir knows his job well & is also able to source parts through his contacts.

    For those who feel that this is an option that they want to try out, here are the contact details:

    "N. T. Auto (FIAT Speciality)
    Cell - 9822048214"

    The owner of the Adventure showed me the sticker posted by Nasir on his car. The words in quotes are exactly as it was on the sticker.

    Hope this helps the guys from Pune old city area.

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    Re: Trusted mechanic in Pune

    Quote Originally Posted by pvsantosh View Post
    Thanks Sid, I'll look forward for an update from you.
    Hi Santosh - I got an update from Tanveer that he services his Palio with Pandit Auto, Tilak Road & he himself is on the lookout for a FIAT speciliast in PCMC area. Will update you if I hear from him or if I get to know any other contacts.

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    Re: Trusted mechanic in Pune

    Hi Sid, Hope you are doing fine.Just following-up for any update on good mechanic in & around Pimpri Chinchwad Area.
    Please keep me posted.

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    Re: Trusted mechanic in Pune

    Quote Originally Posted by pvsantosh View Post
    Hi Sid, Hope you are doing fine.Just following-up for any update on good mechanic in & around Pimpri Chinchwad Area. Please keep me posted.
    Hi Santosh - I am doing great, thanks for asking. I wish I could make your day great as well in response to your query but let me make an attempt. In addition to what has been discussed above, here are your options:

    1) Millenium Motors in Bopodi is closer to you than the other options mentioned above. Millenium is a FIAT ASC so if you do not have any other options around your place, you can give it a shot. This service centre is dedicated for FIAT cars, hence you will not see any Tata cars around you.
    2) Acumen motors, Bavdhan - A FIAT-TATA service centre
    3) Pandit Auto, Akurdi service centre - Again FIAT-TATA service centre

    Lastly, Pandit will also be coming up with their own FIAT dedicated service centre in Bavdhan. They have acquired the land needed for this establishment. Other works are in progress.

    If you have some serious issue with your FIAT, you can come down over the weekend to Bibwewadi where Ravi (ex BUB) can help you with the same. I will be glad to assist you in dealing with him.

    Until then, if I come across any other private garage good for FIATs I will let you know.
    My lug nuts require more torque than your Honda makes

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    Re: Trusted mechanic in Pune

    1) Millenium Motors in Bopodi - I dont think they are fully operational, I have visited once. Representative said the slot is full for next 15days. But I dont see any FIATs are getting servered. I try their number atleast once, till now I am unable to connect to them.

    2) Acumen motors, Bavdhan - Unfortunately it is closed and moving somewhere. As per the sources from Pandit, they are aquiring it to service FIAT vehicles.

    3) Pandit Auto, Akurdi service centre - Closed and all their staff is moved to PIMPRI. I dont think they have enough skills to handle the FIATs yet. They are scared to touch the retro palios atleast.

    Ravi is also a good mechanic. His workshop in Bibwewadi near KALYAN BHEL. His contact no : 09766622610

    Thanks
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    Re: Trusted mechanic in Pune

    Hi Sid & Channa, Thanks much for the information, really appreciate that. Actually I was planning on regular service for my FP-Stile, nothing major as such & so was keen on any known contact around. Earlier got it done from Carnation-Pune but not I'm not convinced this time. I'll contact Ravi & check on going ahead about it, will keep you posted. Thanks again.

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    Thanks Channa for your feedback. I stand corrected if indeed your observations are coming from first hand experience.

    All 3 options that are mentioned above are from the FIAT website so I guess they did not update the website yet with these changes
    My lug nuts require more torque than your Honda makes

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    Re: Trusted mechanic in Pune

    Quote Originally Posted by pvsantosh View Post
    Hi Sid & Channa, Thanks much for the information, really appreciate that. Actually I was planning on regular service for my FP-Stile, nothing major as such & so was keen on any known contact around. Earlier got it done from Carnation-Pune but not I'm not convinced this time. I'll contact Ravi & check on going ahead about it, will keep you posted. Thanks again.
    I find carnation is only good for washing :-) and Marutis
    When the authorized person doesn't have confidence and scared to open any parts of Palio, I dont expect much from others.

    I took to Pandit Auto pimpri 10 days back (after Mangesh's interventions they accepted to service). Even then nothing is done except washing and oil change.
    Anyway I did not expect and knew they don't fix any of my issues as I have a bitter experiences in the past. I just wanted to keep my service history updated in their system :-)

    Acumen was at-least good and had some skilled persons. they did a decent job and fixed the mess created by Pandit guys.
    Then found Ravi (referred by Ganesh Baliga) he does a very decent job. little expensive though but reliable.


    Sid, yes that's my experience and was running from one service station to other hoping that someone authorized person opens the bonnet.
    Agreed, they all are from the fiat site, forget about updating the site, howcome their customer support not informed when they opened their first exclusive service center with a BIG bang?
    Instead they should be advertising to build the consumer confidence. Was that just an eyewash?

    Thanks
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    Re: Trusted mechanic in Pune

    Few Inputs from my side,
    Following are the trusted mechanics here in pune to service your Palio.

    1) Sharad : Bibwewadi : +91-9763651509 definitely a guy on whom you can trust.
    2) Vitthal : Bavdhan, Next to Toyota : +91-9850811304

    We have quite a many reviews about Sharad and Vitthal. Hence don't want to say anything more about them.

    3) Sameer Baig : Vishrantwadi : +91-9552552670 Sameer works with his other colleague Mr. Singh. They both work part time i.e. after 7.30 pm and full day on sunday.
    - Do they have garage? No they do not.
    - Where do they Service? Road side or in your Parking lot.
    - Sameer is master in any electrical related work. Where as other mechanical work Is handled by Mr. Singh.
    - Do I recommend then yes I strongly do. My 1.9 D's jumbo servicing was done with them and I was a happy customer.
    - Pros: Very honest, trustworthy and knows their job to perfection. No short cuts. They do the job to your complete satisfaction. If you source the parts and give it to them they are more than happy. Charges are not high.
    - Cons: You have to adjust as per their timings. If you are fuzzy about garage and all then this is not the place for you.

    Hope this helps.
    Last edited by ne@fiat; 01-02-2013 at 06:38 PM.

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    Re: Trusted mechanic in Pune

    Quote Originally Posted by mchanna View Post
    Agreed, they all are from the fiat site, forget about updating the site, howcome their customer support not informed when they opened their first exclusive service center with a BIG bang? Instead they should be advertising to build the consumer confidence. Was that just an eyewash? Thanks Channa
    Agree with you. It's a shame that this is the state of affairs in FIAT India's hometown which is Pune. Luckily we have the private mechs to take care of us. I am now filled with new found admiration for those FIAT owners from small towns and villages who are still managing to run these miracles on four wheels.

    Quote Originally Posted by ne@fiat View Post
    3) Sameer Baig : Vishrantwadi : +91-9552552670 Sameer works with his other colleague Mr. Singh. They both work part time i.e. after 7.30 pm and full day on sunday.
    - Do they have garage? No they do not.
    - Where do they Service? Road side or in your Parking lot.
    - Sameer is master in any electrical related work. Where as other mechanical work Is handled by Mr. Singh.
    - Do I recommend then yes I strongly do. My 1.9 D's jumbo servicing was done with them and I was a happy customer.
    - Pros: Very honest, trustworthy and knows their job to perfection. No short cuts. They do the job to your complete satisfaction. If you source the parts and give it to them they are more than happy. Charges are not high.
    - Cons: You have to adjust as per their timings. If you are fuzzy about garage and all then this is not the place for you.

    Hope this helps.
    Thanks for sharing this Tinesh. Its a blessing for someone like Santosh if these guys can support on call. Maybe Santosh you want to try these guys for a change.

    BTW, not sure if I shared, I got my TJet serviced for the first time at Pandit, Tilak road. Neatly done job and I got the appointment at just a day's notice. Swanand in the service dept. overviewed the entire process so I was at peace when I left the car with them. Hope this continues in the future.
    My lug nuts require more torque than your Honda makes

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