The MOT was carried out at a small independent garage. The service is being done at the local Ford dealership near me. Yeah I think at least one of these would have been picked up at the MOT. Can't help but feel there's some degree of scamming going on by someone.
Luckily I can do the brakes myself and the tyres were on my radar anyway. Its just the bushes which are a pain. That and the feeling either the previous owner or Ford are trying to screw me.
I wouldn't be surprised if Ford are bigging up some minor wear and saying it's more serious than it is.
I'd be inclined to take it to a local garage and ask them to have a look. Especially the sort of garage that relies on word of mouth
(My favoured garage doesn't advertise much - but it's always busy!)
My Focus seems happiest when run on Shell FuelSave Regular Unleaded. Which does have different additives.
Asda & Morrisons are just the basic, minimum spec at a guess. Car doesn't like those (sluggish, lumpy, noticeable even to my Mother - without knowing I'd filled up at Asda a few days before - from empty - asked me what was wrong with the car)
Sainsburys appear to use the same, if not, a similar set of additives. Tesco I can't really comment on - I very rarely fill up there.
If I can, I use Shell.
I quite often see tankers leaving the Immingam Refineries - of all brands.
Their "Technicians" don't know the difference between arses and elbows!!
As far as I can gather, the training course to become a Kwik Fit AC "Technician" consists of a 3 day course somewhere in Derbyshire where the aim is to turn up with the biggest hangover. They are then awarded a Diploma...