Stuart has been maintaining my vehicle’s for the last 10 years and in that time he has been very helpful and honest in his work. I now own a Jaguar and this has not phased Stuart in any way. If anything he has enjoyed the diversity. I will and have recommend Stuart to friends and work colleges and am happy to do so now. MR D.GOODMAN. LEICESTER.
Stuart has been doing my cars for so long now he has become a good friend who I can call on any time for help to fix a problem and has even helped me over the phone top man well worth his weight in gold. MR L. HOLDEN. READING. FORMALLY LEICESTER.
I have had a problem and recently was let down by a local land rover specialist Stuart’s number was given to me by his brother we arranged a time and Stuart arrived pin pointed the problem and fixed the fault quickly and very efficiently! Since then I have phoned Stuart for regular servicing and other faults repairs his quality of work is excellent and he always has time to explain what has failed and why even stopping the job to show me, to this end my vehicles are only worked on by Stuart! MR R ROBBERTS. DONINNGTON.
Having had a tapping noise coming from the engine of my land rover discovery 2 for some time I posted a question on the land rover forum Stuart answered and offered plenty of help. I then brought the vehicle to Leicester form Cannock for Stuart to look at. Stuart found the fault as he had suggested on the forum to be rocker arms worn he replaced the offending side and cured the fault. since then i have used nobody else! I highly recommend this very good and knowledgeable technician thanks stuart and good luck. MR A. OSTLE. RUGELEY
I heard a lot about Stuart’s excellent reputation from a land rover forum. After a couple of very helpful emails Stuart kindly came to Wolverhampton from Leicester and had a look at my V8 discovery. I can honestly say I was blown away by his range and depth of knowledge and he immediately spotted the cause of my reluctant starting problem. Stuart did a thorough diagnostics of the disco and advised some preventative measures to help me keep my car on the road trouble free. I will definitely recommend Stuarts services to friends and family and i will definitely be using his services again myself. Thank you Stuart.
Having been let down by a local independent Land Rover specialist, I was lucky enough to happen across Stuart’s website.
Following the really rough running of my 3.9 Bobtail I didn’t know where to turn, I had exhausted all the basic options I could think of and still the engine would not run properly. With the nagging coming from my other half it was begging the question of whether it could be kept.
A call to Stuart resulted in him turning up as promised with no fuss. He went through all the checks and then proceeded to put the faults right. Sadly, it wasn’t possible to complete all of the work due me needing to order the parts, but nevertheless Stuart got the car running and it will allow me to use the car for a few weeks whilst parts arrive. A very, very friendly and very technically knowledgeable service, Stuart really knows these engines and cars.Stuart, once again thank so much for what you’ve done. You’ve restored my confidence in the car again and I will be back for more work from you in a few weeks.
Many thanks Stuart Palmer. MARKET DRAYTON.
I had known Stuart through Land Rover forums for a few years and after finally meeting him in person in September 2009, I knew where to go when I wanted to overhaul my 3.5 Range Rover. I told Stuart what I wanted from the car and what I used it for, he came back with a suggested specification for the engine to suit my needs which, having driven the results, I am very very pleased with! The car has a lot more urgency and eagerness to perform, I have never had it running so well in the 5 years I owned the vehicle.
Stuart was very helpful and explained everything being done to the engine. He was always willing to answer questions and provided lots of great advice to keep the car in top condition. He identified all the problem areas and had the solutions covered. The fact it was a 650 mile round trip was not a problem for Stuart, he made a special effort to be on location at a decent time and got to work straight away.
All in all a service that I can and DO recommend to everyone I can – it is not everyday that such a professional and friendly service is available to do this level of work. Thanks very much Stuart, my car is now a completely transformed animal!
Stephen Harvey, Kinross
Great job on the Range Rover. The work has made all the difference and the drive back to the boat was a pleasure. your diagnostic work on the ABS proved fruitful, the lights did not reappear.
his posts on the RR Registry this year while trying to sort out my 95 P38,
I finally manage to set a date to go and see him in Leicester, where in a couple of
hours he sorted out all my BECM issues, gave me some tips, and check the car out.
Well worth the trip from Cambridge. I would throughly recommend that if you
have an issue you contact him.Many thanks again and i look forward to seeing you in JanuaryKind regards Ian Booth.
I found Stuart’s website through a range rover forum i was reading as i had a problem, I have a W reg 4.0 HSE with 120000 on the clock and i have to say after 2 years ownership i was praising her to everyone i know as she was running a treat, went out on a Thursday morning to go off to work and nothing, the remote unlocked the doors and the engine turned over but no spark and no petrol, my heart missed more than one beat at that moment as owning 2 RR in 11 years i love to drive them but unfortunately don’t know much about how they work and all i could see in front of me was lots of ££££ sign’s. anyway as i said looking for answers on a forum was where i found Stuart’s website, well what can i say i phoned and spoke and told him my problem, he replied and said he would drive down to Andover in Hampshire the next afternoon a distance of 135 miles, he phoned to tell me he was leaving and what time he would arrive, he got to me in good time and set to work straight away and in moments told me the engine was immobilised, ( hadn’t even put the kettle on yet ) only 5-6 minutes had gone by and Stuart had the car running, with that i said i have a spare remote that locks and unlocks the car but won’t start it, by the time the kettle boiled he said there you have two working remotes now ( WOW ). Stuart has an amazing knowledge of these cars, he is very professional and his rates are more than very reasonable. Don’t know what else to say except i will with out hesitation call upon his services again and i thoroughly recommend him and am very glad i came upon his website. Stuart thank you very much. Richard from Andover.
Both my wife and i would like to express our gratitude to Stuart for his most helpful and friendly manner with his dealings with us and our range rover.no questions from us were unanswered by him and work was completed professionally and skilfully and we would have no hesitation in recommending Stuart to anyone with their range rover difficulties.top marks! Paul Wallace, Dumfries.
I’d like to say a huge thanks to Stu Armson & the team at Armson AE in Syston, for the work done on my G4 Range Rover Sport, prior to me exporting it to my new home here in Australia. Stuart maintained my P38 prior to me owning the RRS, I used to travel from South Wales for him to work on that and I wish I’d used him instead of Land Rover to maintain the RRS, rather than have him put right their failings once it was out of warranty, his attention to detail is somewhat better than Land Rovers. ArmsonAE haven’t been in business long, but the customer service I’ve received has been superb. I have no affiliation with him or anything like that, I’m just an incredibly satisfied customer.I left the UK early in October 2011 to relocate to Melbourne Australia, leaving the car with Stu for him to do a full 75k mile service and make sure it was ready for shipping to Aus. At the time, I expected to ship it within 3-4 weeks. Suffice to say it’s not that easy to arrange the import permits and as such, the car was delivered (by Stu) to the docks for shipping on the 18th January 2012!
He’s gone above and beyond the call of duty in my opinion to make sure the car’s in A1 condition & to make sure that when it gets here, I’ll not have any servicing or repairs to carry out for many many months to come (you think the prices for servicing & repairs are high in the UK, just come to Aus and see how cheap the UK really is) and to make sure I’ll not have any problems with the quarantine inspections. It needs to be spotless underneath otherwise I’ll get a $500 bill for steam cleaning and no doubt a dashboard full of error messages thanks to a berk with a poorly pointed steam cleaner.
The list of stuff he & the Armson team have done is as follows:
Strip & rebuild the rear brakes & handbrake mechanism, after finding the handbrake shoes seized to the backplate and actuator arms, renewing all the shoes, pads & discs. Thanks to the LR dealer not servicing the handbrake and causing all this !!
Replace every fluid & filter. Brake fluid, engine oil, diffs, including the gearbox oil & pan, which isn’t something normally done in the UK but has made a *massive* difference to the smoothness of the gearbox.
Air & pollen filters
New spark plugs
Replace 2 water hoses & the antifreeze
Fit a new steering wheel (old one had the gooey rim that afflicts 2005/6 RRS’s & D3’s)
Fit a spare wheel carrier to my roof rack
Re-wire the roof rack spotlights
Replace all 4 shocks & airsprings (rear shocks were knackered, front springs had begun to split and Stu found it’s cheaper to buy complete new units ready built than mess about replacing just the dampers)
New suspension compressor, after going to change the filter dryer and finding the pump full of water
Fix the reflectors in the passenger side headlamp
Extract the seized in towbar, strip out the lock & replace it all, then grind out the mounting point so it actually fits properly
Update the engine & gearbox software to the latest from LR, as well as telling the ECU software it’s now in Australia & apply the satnav on the move function.
Clean it inside, outside & underneath with the wheel arch liners and bash plates all removed to make sure the last 6 years of mud have been removed.
Put my 6 Wolf boxes, 2 jerry cans, massive storage case and a few extra spare filters & brake pads he’s arranged back into the car.
And finally, deliver it to the shipping firm in Barking for me.Throughout the whole process, I’ve been kept fully informed either by email or phone as to what he’s found & done to the car, with options on parts & prices, so all the decisions (properly so) have been up to me. 95% of what’s gone onto the car has been OEM, only at nowhere near OEM retail prices as Stu’s taken the time to shop around for the best prices for me. He tells me (and I believe him) that the car now drives like a new one and the difference from when it came to him in October is just incredible. I cant wait to try it myself when it finally arrives here in March.
Just a quick email to thank you for returning my TD5 110 back to it’s former glory. The engine feels sharp and responsive and with the new dual-mass flywheel the driving experience is that of a new vehicle, not one that is 7 years old. The 110 was returned to me steam cleaned, with an engine bay and underside that look like it’s just left the factory.
It’s a revelation to find a garage run by enthusiasts of the marque that I feel I can trust with my Land Rover with.
Hi Stuart heres some feedback for the work on ‘marley’ ..
Just wanted to say how pleased we are with the work carried out on my discovery 300tdi.. you brought him back from the brink of the scrapyard in the sky, thanks for sourcing a new donor car for a new engine and all the work you put into getting him up and running .. some great advice from your team and will definitely recommend you and return for future work on our growing fleet of landys 🙂