AO Platinum Member
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: United Kingdom
Ahhh, well, I'm in a position to get parts at trade and fitted for free. So I guess in my world a car will be worth more than the sum of new parts and work a little longer.
Also being in this position, things are picked up on before they are in terrible condition. A service, for me, includes a full check of the car, inside, outside, underneath... Etc.
As an example, my current spider has been taken off my hands for a new head gasket and skim. (new belts, new water pump, new valves etc) In the process...The brakelight switch was found to be faulty and will be replaced, the roof hydro fluid is leaking and the leak will be found and fixed, the drivers window is sticking in the rubbers, this will be fixed.
I hate hubby taking my car off my hands as he tries to find possible faults, but it's good, really, in the long run