February 12, 2009, 4:23 pm
[quote name='susie c' post='11917' date='Feb 12 2009, 03:37 PM']Hi
I'm new to this forum and know nothing about cars (found it via google).
My 2002 KA 1.3 has just failed it's MOT due to steering probs, as a ford dealership. They wanted £50 + VAT to diagnose the problem - is this normal? They've phoned back and said it'll be about £200 all in as it needed a new steering arm (?). It doesn't sound too pricey but I've never paid to have a fault diagnosed before! Any advice would be great.[/quote]
personally unless its for warranty reasons i wouldnt take your car to the dealer. i would use a good independant garage. £50 to diagnose sounds about right for a dealer tbh. dealers are always dearer, they have bigger overheads to cover receptionists etc..
£200 is probably a reasonable price at a dealers, bearing in mind all parts used will be genuine