After 6 very happy trouble free years with my Alfa she has failed an MOT for the first time
The failure is "Offside rear parking brake recording little or no effort, Parking brake: efficiency below requirements, RBT Park Brake Efficiency: 12%".
I know nothing much about cars and OH isn't much better and it is booked in for being fixed on Monday, but the guy wasn't sure how much it would cost until he had a look.
My questions are as follows:
Roughly how much are we looking at for cost of repair? I know this question is a bit like asking how long is a piece of string?, but any ideas would be welcome.
What is it that has actually failed?, because looking back through my MOT's 5yrs ago there was an advisory for 'Offside park cable worn' and at the time the garage we used took it somewhere else for MOT and said they couldn't find a problem, this was 18,000 miles ago and has never been picked up since so is this the same thing?