The cam belt went on my GF's car - it's a 1.2 renault clio 11 years old with 53,000 miles on the clock.
The garage have said it's £120 to change the cam belt without doing any diags and just retry it - this may or may not work as the cam belt going may have damaged other parts. If it doesn't work then it will be between £600 - £800 to fix which isn't worth it because the car is only worth £800.
Is this normal practice for this sort of thing or is another garage going to be able to tell me what damage there is without me spending £120?
I think the problem is that to do any damage assessment they need to strip down the engine which is a long job :(
Just wanted to double check before we scrap it and go car shopping.