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#1 philg



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Posted 27 January 2009 - 06:49 PM

Hi all

I have a Ford Focus 1.8 diesil hatchback W reg.

Just had it in for an M.O.T. and it has come back with:

All brake pipes to be replaced due to corrosion.
one rear wishbone to be fixed.
two tyres
replace brake pads.

Quote of Garage: 900+

Just wanted to know what other people think of this, as it has come at the wrong time. Just had major surgery and cannot go to another garage to check the costs. Any help would be appreciated.

I am not a genius with cars, but get worried about MOT repairs.

Love the car though and due to my disabilty, it is perfect in every other way for me to drive comfortably.

Kind regards


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Posted 28 January 2009 - 09:25 AM

900 does seam high i would get on the phone and get some more quotes.

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Posted 28 January 2009 - 01:42 PM

If this was from one of the major garages E.G. kwik fit , chemix. be aware they sell these items so its in there intrest to fail and fix . i know from experince. took mine to a small independant garage and he couldnt find any of the faults chemix had metioned and passed my car. the brake pipes lasted a least another 7 yrs i owned the car so a second opinon would be a good idea.

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Posted 28 January 2009 - 06:50 PM

900 is way too high. Yeah replacing all the brake pipes is time consuming, but I'd be very surprised if they actually all need replacing. Top whack 350, wishbone probably about 25 off ebay rear brakes 20 2 tyres (std size cos no sizes mentioned) branded 120. Labour for wishbone and brakes 2 hours tops (70 most back street places) call it around 600 for cash. As stated I'd take it and get it retested somewhere else. Sounds to me like the blokes trying to make a quick buck.

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Posted 28 January 2009 - 09:15 PM

Really appreciate your replies and will look into this.


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Posted 21 April 2009 - 07:19 AM

dont pay that much ive only been doing mechanics in a garage for about half a year and im not even level 1 yet bt i do the jobs you are talking about on a regular basis and its defo not that much

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