car repair bills

obi_waynne

Administrator
Staff member
Moderator
Points
887
From
Deal, Kent UK
Car
A3 1.4 TFSI 150 COD
What is the biggest unexpected car repair bill you have had?

I was in a garage the other day and they were telling a guy on the phone that his £400 clutch job was actually now a £2000 gearbox replacement. (This was for a second hand gearbox - I think the mercedes badge puts the price up!):confused:

I would be mortified if that was my car! I had an unexpected bill of £500 for some MOT work on one of my older cars a few years back. What bills have crept up on you though?
 

nseries

Tuner
Points
65
From
Brunei
Car
Lancer GLX 95
Just got replaced new timing belt,engine mounting,oil seal rubber(upper and lower engine),clutch lining,alternator ,cleaning and serviced cost me around S$800.Bloddy expensive for an old car!
 

lutonmatt

The Torque Meister
Points
197
From
chatham kent
Car
82 trans am kitt
none as i do all my own at work
never paided for a mot or never will all the time i am a mot tester
and all mine have passed for some reason
 

pgarner

TC ModFather
Moderator
Points
417
From
Lockerbie, SW Scotland
Car
Octy smoke machine
£307 water pump and all the trimmings,

lutnmatt - are you aloud to test your own car ? i woudnt have thought you were aloud to, but it would be alright if you got someone else at the same garage to do the work
 
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