General Advice (I think!)
Have a 147 Selespeed, had it for abotu 2 years. It's only my second car (previously owned an old Corsa). Anyway, not used to all the servicing that I need to do.
I understand that a car needs servicing, no problem with that. But, im think I might be getting ripped off with what they say needs doing, and is there any benefit in going with an 'approved' dealers service dept.
Apparently, after my 3yr service (car has only done 21K miles), I need a cambelt change (£875), some rubber fixings replaced on the exhaust (£400 - 4 hrs labour apparently), new brake pads (£130) and a few other bits like replacing handbrake cable (£100). (all prices inc VAT).
If these things need doing no problem, but as I said above, any benefit in going with approved dealer?
Also, with cambelt change. If I get it done, and new cambelt goes and wrecks engine - do I have any comeback on anyone. (what if cambelt replace by an independent dealer/mechanic?)
Essay over.... thanks in advance for advice.