The car went in for it's 6 year service and MOT today. Biggish service - gearbox oil change, belts change etc (thankfully no cambelt though). Garage phoned me to say one of the rear shocks was leaking, so 2 new shocks and both rear tyres had cuts and needed to be replaced before they could issue the MOT. Total cost Ã‚Â£883.
I knew the bill wouldn't be small, but Ã‚Â£883 seems an awful lot. I had to give them the go ahead as I need to be able to use the car. I think I'll be on bread and water for a month or two now!