…they’re great when they’re working but a pain in your bank account when they’re not!
My car is now eight and a half years old. I’ve had it from new, and have found it a very reliable car which I’ve had very few problem with…until now.
In the last couple of weeks I’ve noticed one or two problems with it when I start it from cold, so given we’re getting into the cold of winter I thought I’d better put my car into the garage to get it checked out.
So the car was put into the garage on my way to work and by 3.30pm I’d still not heard anything from them - was this good or bad? Well it was bad, but little did I realise just how bad!
Yes there was various faults with my car, none of which had to be done today, however would need done at some point in the near future. The total cost of the repair work would be just over £1300!!!!
Wow! I was stunned, the cost of these repairs is incredible particularly when you consider how much I car is probably worth these days, despite it’s very low mileage.
So do we go ahead with the repairs? Well I told the garage not to proceed with any of the repairs just now, as none of them are causing the car to be unroadworthy. Hubby and I discussed the cost of the repairs and the age of my age and have decided now is maybe the time to start considering replacing my car, so we’ve now started looking round checking out what offers are currently available on cars, before we make a final decision on whether to repair my existing car to replace it!
Oh the joys of motoring!