i was ringing round for quotes for doing the timing belt and water pump on my car. I played dumb and didnt mention the water pump normally gets done at the same time.
i rang peterborough alfa romeo, and they told me its good to do the water pump and associated pulleys at the same time, they quoted 550 for the job lot.
i rang veloces and they said £220 for the timing belt. i asked if this included anything else and he said no. i then asked about the water pump and pulleys and they quoted me more. i was concerned that if i hadnt mentioned the other stuff they wouldnt have either.
when i took it to Peterborough they said the water pump had started going anyway (explained the engine screech). so really it saved me money not having to strip the car down again.