Said I would update on CP Motors. Hopefully without those damn spelling mistakes that keep cropping up nowadays
Car failed its MOT, big time. On the brakes. They were classed as dangerous, so thanks Evans Halshaw (Chrysler) at Gateshead for that. I only bought the car last June and they had MOT'd it. There is no way in the world that brakes can go from MOT pass to this in 3000 miles. Anyway both front and rear discs and pads replaced. Nothing else on the MOT, not evan an advisory !!!
Car serviced, all appears to be spot on, even used 5W40 synthetic oil for is.
Fault with the hood mechanism was traced to one of the cables that operate the cover latches needed tightening. Sorted and so far all is working great.
The lads at CP were really helpful and knew their stuff. They did say that if there was anything too complicated wrong with the hood then they would refer to a specialist. Their reason for this is that they could spend loads of time on it but would not really be able to charge for it all, as it could end up as a large bill with seemingly very little to show for it. Can't be fairer than that.
Anyway the whole lot was £458, which I thought was reasonalbe as the discs and pads made up the majority of that.
So, will I use them again ? definitely