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    Make sure they don't fleece you mate. A lot of garages will do the re-test for free or maybe only a partial charge. I've got a cracking garage near me that really helped me out when the BMW failed it's MOT last year on emissions (Damn you EU!!) Had exhaust fixed, still didn't pass, then Cat changed which included a lot of extra work as some muppet had welded it all in place and it finally passed. They only charged me for one MOT test and a standard catalytic converter change and not for any of the extra work


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    Yeah I've been ripped off so many times by mechanics, once by one of "Arnold Clark" seat dealers.

    Was 40 for the MOT, so that didn't sound too bad, however, cost me 85 to have the rear bushes on each wishbone replaced.

    My re test is in the morning and doesn't cost me anything so I may as well try and be positive, even though I'm really cynical and often assume I'm going to get ripped off.
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    40 for the MOT is good. 85 for each of the bushes! I am pretty certain that is a rip off! I think the bushes cost somewhere betwee 20-25. 60 for replacement...I am not certain but I think you might have got ripped off! How many did you have to replace, 2?

    Edit, sorry, I could have been wrong for the above, apparently 85 isn't a lot to pay to get the bushes replaced. In fact, apparently it is a good price! Don't worry then, sounds like you didn't get ripped off!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Music Guy123 View Post
    40 for the MOT is good. 85 for each of the bushes! I am pretty certain that is a rip off! I think the bushes cost somewhere betwee 20-25. 60 for replacement...I am not certain but I think you might have got ripped off! How many did you have to replace, 2?

    hahh sorry, I could have been wrong for the above, apparently 85 isn't a lot to pay to get the bushes replaced. In fact, apparently it is a good price! Don't worry then, sounds like you didn't get ripped off!
    lol nice edit,

    Considering he spent 4 or 5 hours replacing them,and didn't finish working till about 7 on a Saturday evening, a good few hours after the garage had shut, I didn't think it was too bad really.

    A few years ago I had a MOT with Arnold Clark, eventually cost me about 350 quid! I was definitely ripped off that time! AND they had the car for about a week!
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    Bit late to the Party but I'm a mechanic by trade There are some decent ones still out there *cough*me*cough* :P

 

 

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