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    Euro Car Parts to go bump ?

    https://news.sky.com/story/jobs-axe-...quits-11592771

    They ECP have been used as loan guarantor by the parent company to pay themselves all a dividend even though no profit has been made, next stop administration and dissolve/restructure/rename the company and dodge the loan or sell it for a quid with the slashed and restructured company bundled together..

    Standard corporate skull duggery and completely legal asset stripping by a foreign investor...
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    To be fair, something needs to change with them - they've fallen into that trap of mostly selling cheap rubbish that often doesn't fit or when it does it fails prematurely. If you have a bit of sense about you, and watch what brands you buy from them, then yes they can be handy - but when you do that, their prices are not all that different to any other place.
    ex - 2002 X-Type 2.5 V6; 1995 XJ Sport 3.2; 1998 Mercedes C180 Elegance; VW Passat 2.0TDI (140); Audi A4 Avant 2.0TDI; Nissan Qashqai 1.5dCi; Current - 2007 XJ 4.2 V8 Sovereign, and occasionally an Electric Wheelchair!

    It wasn't me! A big boy done it and ran away.

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    My sadly now deceased brother in law started with Mr Ahluwalia at his original parts shop in Willesden N London. Mr A regarded him as lucky and had him serve the first customer when they moved on the first expansion to a new premises at Park Royal. He was a hard task master apparently, expecting everyone to work as hard as him. But from the beginning they found most profit in importing cheap parts for "upmarket" marques, mainly Merc and BMW.
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    Their prices were only good with their discount codes.

    But they were close by so I used them for nearly every car part.

    I could have been lucky, I never had a wrong part nor poor quality from them.

    Their staff were always friendly and helpful, and always offered to take back anything I didn't like or wouldn't fit.

    A couple of years ago they hiked their prices so even with discount they aren't always competitive, but the others sell similar quality products, not better.

    See what happens when people who don't care about their business are running it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by iwvc View Post
    My sadly now deceased brother in law started with Mr Ahluwalia at his original parts shop in Willesden N London. Mr A regarded him as lucky and had him serve the first customer when they moved on the first expansion to a new premises at Park Royal. He was a hard task master apparently, expecting everyone to work as hard as him. But from the beginning they found most profit in importing cheap parts for "upmarket" marques, mainly Merc and BMW.
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    I remember going down to Park Royal for parts in the late 80's , how time has flown.

    In the early days , was it not called German and Swedish ? if not maybe it was another outlet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FastEddie View Post
    I remember going down to Park Royal for parts in the late 80's , how time has flown.

    In the early days , was it not called German and Swedish ? if not maybe it was another outlet.
    Different lot - they became German, Swedish and French (probably foretelling the demise of Saab!) and they are still over at Heathrow.
    ex - 2002 X-Type 2.5 V6; 1995 XJ Sport 3.2; 1998 Mercedes C180 Elegance; VW Passat 2.0TDI (140); Audi A4 Avant 2.0TDI; Nissan Qashqai 1.5dCi; Current - 2007 XJ 4.2 V8 Sovereign, and occasionally an Electric Wheelchair!

    It wasn't me! A big boy done it and ran away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fat controller View Post
    Different lot - they became German, Swedish and French (probably foretelling the demise of Saab!) and they are still over at Heathrow.
    Before they were German and Swedish I think they were a VW specialist based down the Harrow road near Paddington.
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    I believe they bought a lot of "brand names" so that they could put any old part sourced from anywhere into a box with a well known brand name on. I use them if my usual factor cannot help me, and yes they can be cheap, but some of the crap I've had from them, well I've taken a few parts back because they were "rusty" in the box.
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    My lad recently needed pads and discs all round on his little SEAT 1.2

    Used the Black Friday code and got everything for £105 (4 discs and 4 sets of pads) All Brembo stuff too hes happy so all good
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    Aye, well I have just done my bit to save them from going under - they've got one of their codes on for 50% off service parts, so bought my oil filter, air filter, pollen filter and oil from them - all Mann Filters, and 8 litres of Castrol Edge 5w30 (2x4ltr) all for a few pennies under £90.

    Just ordered a Draper filter wrench, and the Sealey oil extractor pump; all I need to get later in the month is spark plugs.
    ex - 2002 X-Type 2.5 V6; 1995 XJ Sport 3.2; 1998 Mercedes C180 Elegance; VW Passat 2.0TDI (140); Audi A4 Avant 2.0TDI; Nissan Qashqai 1.5dCi; Current - 2007 XJ 4.2 V8 Sovereign, and occasionally an Electric Wheelchair!

    It wasn't me! A big boy done it and ran away.

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