Camaro Running Report – Service Time
The Camaro is now due a service. It has been two years and 10,000 miles since the last one. These cars are due to be serviced annually, so in terms of time it looks late, however I’m sure it was serviced when it arrived in the UK but I just cannot find the receipt. Never mind, its still being done to mileage, with the intention of doing this annually from now, and my search for a service centre began. It turns out there is an American specialist who services all kinds of old-and-new USA stuff not too far from me called Cas Am. Happy days! The alternative was a Chevrolet specialist in Manchester but this is a fair way and my research showed that the local place does have a well respected reputation so I thought I’d try them. I gave them a call and they sounded like the knew their stuff, so I booked the Camaro in.
Their workshop was pretty cool, with all kinds of American cars in the workshop. They completed a major service on the Camaro for just £245 and gave it a full check over, reporting that it was pretty much good-as-new underneath, with brakes and tyres all having plenty of life left in them. The oil was definitely ready for servicing so I’m told, so it was good to get this done.
Whilst my car does have a very full and comprehensive history, it doesn’t have a service book – they don’t appear to have ever been produced (I don’t think the traditional service stamp stuff of the UK is typical in USA as they have the more comprehensive Carfax system). So I’ve purchased a generic book from eBay and the workshop has said to call down with it and they’ll stamp it up. So I can now start building up a UK stamped history. Hurrah!
Interestingly, Cas Am are also able to source parts (a side arm of the business) and they can fit whatever I need and have experience of this. I’m thinking front foglights to bring the appearance to SS spec on the front, and a closer replica of Bumblebee from 2007 Transformers. Watch this space! 🙂
A few pics from the Service day…
And that Watch…?
It lasted a month and the pin has now fallen out of the strap. 🙁 You get what you pay for I guess.. £13.