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Service Centers & Mobile Mechanics Good Places To Stop For Repairs And Maintenance, Mobile Mechanics, Or Bad Places To Avoid Too -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Please add the names of facilities that you can recommend for service and repairs for a 'Bird, or those places to avoid for the same things. Be sure to give as much information as you can....... NAME OF BUSINESS..... BUSINESS LOCATION..... BUSINESS PHONE NUMBER..... BUSINESS CONTACT PERSON..... YEAR/ MODEL/ENGINE/TRANS OF 'BIRD WORKED ON..... WHAT ARE THEIR HOURLY REPAIR RATES..... SERVICE WAS GOOD, OR BAD..... WHAT KIND OF SERVICE, OR REPAIR WAS DONE..... REASON YOU RECOMMEND, OR AVOID DOING BUSINESS WITH THEM..... YOUR NAME..... Here is a tip about how to post your record and comments. First copy the topics above and then open a "New Thread" with the NAME OF THE BUSINESS and/or the TOWN WHERE THE BUSINESS IS LOCATED, then paste what you just copied there and then fill in the information.

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Old 05-01-2010
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Default Burke Christian Tours, Denver NC

http://www.burkechristiantours.com/location.asp

Great service and great prices. This is the only place that has ever given me a $100.00 core credit for my old Michelin 315/80/22.5 tires. Super folks.
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We live in Lincolnton and are planning for our first Bird at some point down the road. Do these guys work on coaches?
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Carolina Auto, Truck and Coach in Charlotte NC just got done with updating and servicing my PT38 and I am happy with their work. They work on a lot of tour busses, motor coaches, and higher end rigs including Prevost and Newell. As a bonus the shop foreman Lynn has been working on two stroke Detroits longer than I have been eating solid food.

They updated my battery wiring, replaced all the coolant lines including the compressor coolant lines, serviced the engine and generator, and put the bus on the lift to do a chassis inspection and lube as well as inspect the brakes. Not every shop has a lift with a 72,000 lb capacity; kind of cool to be able to walk under your 'bird.

They are on I-85 south of exit 40; ph 704-377-CATS or www.catserviceinc.com
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Thanks, Tom!! That is great info!
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Great info Tom and I'm sure you will sleep better knowing those compressor hoses are new
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How much did that set you back?
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About $4k. Reasonable for all the labor and parts; the write up was two pages long. Almost all of the work was updating or preventive maintenance; for example, the water pump was beginning to weep so it made since to change it out while the coolant was already drained. Of course changing the infamous compressor coolant lines to high temp lines with stainless steel braiding was not cheap but the labor was not a job I wanted to do personally and now I'm glad it has been done.

Now we just need some nice weather so we can actually use the thing!
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