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The [Un]Official Where to Get Your Rover Fixed Thread

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I thought it would be helpful to start pulling everyone's favorite shops together in one thread and especially helpful for those traveling to have a list in case they are broken down in an unfamiliar place.

So, I will start with my two local independent rover places. Both are great and run by great people with good service and fair prices.

Frank Dalahan, 301 Macdade Blvd, Collingdale, PA 19023 (outside Philadelphia) 484-494-9133

Trevor Griffiths, 2477 Old Hershey Road, Elizabethtown, PA 17022 (outside Harrisburg) 717-367-0176

If you use this format, at the end of the thread I can pull them all together and put them in excel.
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South Orange County CA

How about any recommended shops in south OC Cali?
Really late to respond to this one, but figured I would for the info. I have a 110 and live in south OC. I’ve honestly had a hard time finding a shop I love. From what I can tell, there are two main shops that work on a lot of Defenders and LRs. First is West Coast Rovers in Lake Forest. I liked them once or twice, they know what they are doing, but unless you are dropping SERIOUS cash, I never felt like I was being taken seriously. The breaking point was when I took my 110 in for some electrical work, to took a month and when I came to get it they changed me like $1500 and nothing had been fixed. Basically I got charged a boat load for them to explore and not end up fixing anything. In fact a few things were worse off.

the other shop is British 4x4 in Mission Viejo. Again mixed. I felt their price point was a bit better than West Coast Rovers. But just be prepared for a bit of a guilt trip every time you go in. Not an exaggeration, every time I take it in, they mechanic sighs and says, “you know I hate working on these”. Meanwhile I look around at the other Series I, II, 110s and Defenders and I feel like saying, “your name is British 4x4. I brought you a British 4x4 and I’m paying to have you look at it. What else am I supposed to do?” Grrr. Anyhow, all that said, they have done some decent work.

Finally, there’s Uncle Joe’s in San Clemente CA. He actually USED to own British 4x4 back in the day. He opened up another shop in San Clemente. He won’t take on big projects (like engine swaps or full restos... I’ve asked), but he’s good for any short-term need. He is now my go-to.

Hope that helps.
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