i just got my car back from my local mechanic who has charged me 850 pounds for these parts and services:
timing belt kit £130
timing kit (the other belt) £95
full service ( platinum plugs x 8) £170
the radiator was leeking so the mechanic suggested a new radiator instead of a repair
. the car has done 75000 miles, so it was time for the car to get the belts changed. i know it should have been done at 72k but i just brought the car and i seriously think the belts have never been changed on this car. the car is an x reg (2001 model). the car also needed a full service.
i was really surprised with the £850 bill, as this was my very first bill to the mechanic, and i would just like to know what you lot think about the price?
p.s the mechanic was not a alfa specialist or dealer and when i drove it from the mechanics the car felt smoother. i have drove about 400 miles since, and the car seems to be going alright. does this mean his done a good job? also my oil temp now remains between 50 and 70 degrees, when i think it should be 90. so does this mean i now need to replace a thermostat, meaning another bill.
thank you for reading