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Repair advice

Discussion in 'Motors' started by alexisonfire, 7 Jun 2010.

  1. alexisonfire


    Joined: 8 Sep 2005

    Posts: 3,684

    Location: Chichester

    Just got the car back from the mot and it has failed on the following:

    Car is a 56 plate swift, mot was done at suzuki, and from the above quote im under the impression that just the rubber bush needs replacing? I've been quoted £220 to fix it by suzuki but this sounds incredibly high? I've changed a bush before, albeit on a much older car, but can't understand how they are charging £120 parts + £100 labour for this.

    Advice? :)
  2. Maccapacca


    Joined: 13 Apr 2010

    Posts: 17,771

    Location: Sunny Sussex

    Probably not a servicable part, likely to be the arm as well, sounds like one hours work @ £100 ph
  3. [TW]Fox

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 17 Oct 2002

    Posts: 157,388

    It is much more common these days to replace the suspension arm as a whole rather than just the bushes.

    Pretty shoddy thats its gone already, I am guessing by virtue of the fact its a Swift its a low mileage car?

    Why are you MOTing it so early, surely its not due for its second MOT until after September some time?
  4. Peerzy


    Joined: 9 Nov 2008

    Posts: 6,878

    When my GF bought her 56 plate car it still had 4 months left before it needed its first MOT but she got it done then so she was buying it for a full year, might have been the same case for this car?
  5. Aero


    Joined: 19 Sep 2007

    Posts: 3,149

    As Fox said it'll probably be for the whole arm rather than just the bush, if you are unsure ring around for seperate quotes.
  6. 4T5

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    Joined: 30 Aug 2004

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    It'll be the full arm they will replace & they are over charging you for a Gen part & Stealer labour prices.
    Price up a Suspension arm at an Indi yourself & then fit it then take it back for the retest.
  7. alexisonfire


    Joined: 8 Sep 2005

    Posts: 3,684

    Location: Chichester

    The car is actually my partners, which i've been using for the past 4months as my car has been off the road. Its done heavy mileage in a short space of time, coming up to 20k in less than a year and 40k in total. No idea on the mot side of things, i assumed suzuki had contacted her to say it was due.