Happy post tinged with minor rant! My wallet can feel easy again, just taken my car for its MOT (yes, I was dreading it!) much to my delight, it passed with just a note of caution about "slightly corroded brake pipes" - which will be in due course replaced. Amazing, whilst getting my rear tyres replaced ready for the MOT, the tyre fitter commented that my "Cats needed replacing" which I was suspicious about, glad to say "my" garage who look after it & MOT'd it, confirmed he was talking crap and after making a few quid out of me! Bloody annoying that the motor trade try their best to make money from you when works not required. I'm considering a letter to the local trading standards, alas, i doubt it will do anything constructive to prevent these ripp-off merchants! Moral of the story? Always get a 2'nd opinion I suppose. Grrr!