Front castor arm bushes split , align + Front drop link gaitor bushes split

Discussion in 'Wheels, Tyres, Brakes & Suspension' started by Midimaomao, Feb 11, 2019.

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    Midimaomao New Member

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    Just been to the dealer to have a winter check and was handed a bill of £1,000+

    Could someone advise whether I need to do all of these before the MOT please? I have googled a bit and it seems that it could fail the MOT....

    Slight play front wheel bearings - This needs adjusting I guess at some point...

    Front castor arm bushes split , align - So they are not even going to replace the bushes and charge nearly £900 for aligning work? This seems too much for me... Do they need to be replaced?

    Front drop link gaitor bushes split - I guess these need replacing as well?

    I probably will take the car to Kwik-fit to ask for a quote as well... just wanted to make sure these can wait for a few months until MOT in August (I hope).

    Thank you very much.

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    I saw many negative feedbacks about Kwik-Fit, but my personal experience with my local one was actually very good - changed a tyre and bulb last year...
     
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    Thank you very much...
     
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    The price for the control arms and align is waaaaaay off trust me.
     
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    Thank you, that's what I thought... Just took the car to another dealer nearby, they did not even think those two jobs are necessary.... Adjusted the wheel bearing for me for £35

    What concerns me is that MOT could potentially fail in August but it is another 6 months away so I think I can worry about it later.
     

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