Re: Cambelt snap and garage response - your views please!
Thanks for all the responses, many thanks.
It appears my friend cannot be bothered to do anything about so neither can i. But then as i'm in oz there isnt much i could do!
However in response to Jug:
you cant complain if a belt snaps in Dec2007 when it was fitted some time in 2006. I think that a 1, 1 1/2 year old cambelt is complainable as that is far too shorter time for it to go.
but tbh thats your fault for not checking the work that was done last year. its too late to dispute anything now. Would you check everything that was done on your car and secondly, and i may be wrong here, i believe its a pain to check the cambelt work on a 156 once its done.
£1380 is a crazy price, they were using that as a scare tactic to make him sell it, so they could then fix it and sell it on for a profit.
£670 is still very expensive, but it depends where you go and where you live. i know it would cost me £350 for a full set of valves, headgasket, timing belt, tensioner, idler & labour at a local independant garage i use for jobs like that. at a local "alfa specialist" it costs that much just for the timing belt job so it really does depend where you go. 350 is dirt cheap for a bent valves and labour job so that would worry me if i was using someone that cheap. Anyone on here like to add their view on that?