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    Right my 2001 1 litre VW polo failed it's MOT so I bought it to a local garage to get the CV joints replaced as they were split. There was also an overheating issue that I wanted addressed and I wanted an oil and oil filter change.

    90 for both CV joint gaiters being replaced (both offside and nearside were split)
    82.38 for dual temperature sensor replacements.
    14.75 odd quid for the oil change + filter
    17.50 for labour
    + VAT

    Total price: 240.43
    There is a problem, there is a grinding noise when driving but when I phoned he offered to fix it there and then or to drop it off tomorrow and he said he knows what it is and it's a 5 min job(thoughts on this?) he won't charge me for this however as it wasn't making this noise before.


    Soooo....was I ripped off?! From a quick google i think not but you wonderful motor people probably know better
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    Sounds reasonable to me, tbh.
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    (Original post by Kevmeister)
    Sounds reasonable to me, tbh.
    phewf....
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    While they might of caused the problem theyre offering to fix it for free so don't see how you're getting ripped off?
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    (Original post by PapaShmurff)
    While they might of caused the problem theyre offering to fix it for free so don't see how you're getting ripped off?
    That was just a side note to the thing, I meant the general price of work.Sorry
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    Had good experiences with garages recently, one warned me about serious corrosion under my car from a botched crash repair. Last week a mechanical came to my house 200m away from the garage, and compression tested my car for me for free. I only had to remove the spark plugs myself. Needless to say I'm rid of that car now, hopefully the new one won't need to see a garage for a bit.
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    (Original post by Carl)
    Had good experiences with garages recently, one warned me about serious corrosion under my car from a botched crash repair. Last week a mechanical came to my house 200m away from the garage, and compression tested my car for me for free. I only had to remove the spark plugs myself. Needless to say I'm rid of that car now, hopefully the new one won't need to see a garage for a bit.
    There are some good mechanics out there, one a while ago did about a 15 mile drive and just charged us a tenner for petrol costs and nothing for looking over the car to diagnose a problem.
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    Yeah that's about normal, sounds pretty good for a garage to be honest.
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    I've just bought an 88 Toyota MR2, its fine but needs it's cambelt doing, i'm trying to find a specialist who can do it cheaply as it's quite a labour intensive job, plus it'll give me a chance to give it a run out.
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    (Original post by PapaShmurff)
    While they might of caused the problem theyre offering to fix it for free so don't see how you're getting ripped off?
    Yeah, and the price you paid to get you car fixed at the garage sounds reasonable too.
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    Phewf thanks everyone
 
 
 
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