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Need some insight nephew having service & MOT £150 is this fair?

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Found 5th Mar 2008
Nephew has been quoted £150 for a full service & MOT this includes all spares(I presume oil,sparkplugs, coolant etc). His father and I both renew our cars every two to three years, service is included and no MOT needed therefore we have no Idea on price but taking our local kwick fit/ arnold clark I would presume about £100 - £120 can anyone provide an average price?
Sorry should have said it is a 1998 fiat brave 1,4
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mot is now about £50 , full service is normally around £ 100. Average prices work on areas Check around where you live
It can also vary depending on the car...I'm looking at about £180 just for my service this year...
this is a 10 year old car mot's round us are £45 i should imagine a 1.4 car service oil, filters, ect should cost no more than £80............you might be better off looking for a mobile mechanic for that age car, getting the parts yourself ( not halfords there more than dealer parts ) then do the MOT i have a mechanic who services all my cars and hes no were near that price...........
where are you based as there is a really good shop in west london and normally very cheap and does a fantastic job.
Think yourself lucky I have a major service booked next week, with the dreaded cambelt change, and a new clutch required, main dealer wanted £1,500, Independent wanted £1,200 but didnt inspire confidence, so posted a thread on the relevant forum, and found a specialised place that will do the lot for £989 still there goes my new telly budget.
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Think yourself lucky I have a major service booked next week, with the … Think yourself lucky I have a major service booked next week, with the dreaded cambelt change, and a new clutch required, main dealer wanted £1,500, Independent wanted £1,200 but didnt inspire confidence, so posted a thread on the relevant forum, and found a specialised place that will do the lot for £989 still there goes my new telly budget.



again are you based in london?
Nay lad oop north, but getting the work done in colchester as that fits in as I am working on a shoot next week in central london
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Nay lad oop north, but getting the work done in colchester as that fits … Nay lad oop north, but getting the work done in colchester as that fits in as I am working on a shoot next week in central london



shoot what are you some kind of actor lool. if you were in london im pretty sure you would of got it much cheaper.
tHINK YOURSELVES LUCKY THAT YOU DON'T LIVE IN N.I. WE HAVE M.O.T. TEST CENTRES WHICH ARE OPERATED BY ***HOLES. THEY TURN CARS DOWN FOR THE LEAST LITTLE THING. IT CAN COST HUNDREDS TO GET A CAR PASSED. :x
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shoot what are you some kind of actor lool. if you were in london im … shoot what are you some kind of actor lool. if you were in london im pretty sure you would of got it much cheaper.



No not an actor I havent got the ego for that, I am the client, the video is for a medical e-learning programme for training doctors how to take good quality patient evaluations and diagnose mental health conditions.

I wouldnt let any old grease monkey loose on my wheels.
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No not an actor I havent got the ego for that, I am the client, the video … No not an actor I havent got the ego for that, I am the client, the video is for a medical e-learning programme for training doctors how to take good quality patient evaluations and diagnose mental health conditions.I wouldnt let any old grease monkey loose on my wheels.



no i got a mate who owns a garage u see and he would sorted you out i rember my dads car had something wrong with its brakes made some weird noise the guy in Milton Keynes where he works said £300 and in london where i live my dads mate said a measley £40 look at the price difference is that cheap or what?
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where are you based as there is a really good shop in west london and … where are you based as there is a really good shop in west london and normally very cheap and does a fantastic job.


Where?
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tHINK YOURSELVES LUCKY THAT YOU DON'T LIVE IN N.I. WE HAVE M.O.T. TEST … tHINK YOURSELVES LUCKY THAT YOU DON'T LIVE IN N.I. WE HAVE M.O.T. TEST CENTRES WHICH ARE OPERATED BY ***HOLES. THEY TURN CARS DOWN FOR THE LEAST LITTLE THING. IT CAN COST HUNDREDS TO GET A CAR PASSED. :x



No need to shout

£150 is an average price
sophie***;1675951

tHINK YOURSELVES LUCKY THAT YOU DON'T LIVE IN N.I. WE HAVE M.O.T. TEST … tHINK YOURSELVES LUCKY THAT YOU DON'T LIVE IN N.I. WE HAVE M.O.T. TEST CENTRES WHICH ARE OPERATED BY ***HOLES. THEY TURN CARS DOWN FOR THE LEAST LITTLE THING. IT CAN COST HUNDREDS TO GET A CAR PASSED. :x



oh boi if i were you i would open up a garage opposite them and take all thier customers and then see if they pass you more often on MOTS ass holes.
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mot is now about £50 , full service is normally around £ 100. Average p … mot is now about £50 , full service is normally around £ 100. Average prices work on areas Check around where you live




£25 at my usual garage in Blackburn for MOT:thumbsup:
Service around £120
for goodness sake its just the cost of two loaves of bread, get a grip and pay up lol !
Its £90 for a service and £40 for an MOT where I am (NW). £150 doesn't sound unreasonable depending on where you are.
i paid 180 for a ford 3 year old with a break and oli etc flush - and a windscreen wipe - Im in hartfordshire
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Thanks everyone we where not sure if he was getting ripped off. We are based in Livingston (Scotland) so if anyone knows a better deal we would appreciate an address
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Sounds cheap to me! Wished my MOT and service was going to be £150!
Me and the OH have taken ours to Nationwide Autos for the last few years and used Tesco Clubcard deals for the whole bill. If you collect ckubcard points it's a great saving - effectively a free MOT and Service each year. Some people have bad experiences with Nationwide Autos - but they have always been fine with us.
Usually a quarter's points covers each car, so we still have 2 quarter's worth to spend on us!
I take my car to a small independent garage(have been using them for 12 years)

Currently an MOT is £40 and full service is £75,so quite a bit cheaper than what you've been quoted,but certainly not an over the top quote by any means.
The most important thing is that they do a good,reliable job,hence why I've been using the same guy for so long!:)
Standard price for an MOT is £45 and that comes from VOSA

Service can vary but generally about £90-£100 (for a full service) so £150 is about right really
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no i got a mate who owns a garage u see and he would sorted you out i … no i got a mate who owns a garage u see and he would sorted you out i rember my dads car had something wrong with its brakes made some weird noise the guy in Milton Keynes where he works said £300 and in london where i live my dads mate said a measley £40 look at the price difference is that cheap or what?


Where's your mate's garage

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