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Originally Posted by lagdti View Post
An MOT is 50,a full service probably 150 on top,a small service around 90.The cambelt will be around 350 as you need to change the cambelt kit which includes tensioners and idlers.A water pump change is optional,an auxillary belt change is advised.

I'd always get the MOT done first,it will stop any nasty surprises after having the car serviced.If your car passes,then you have the money to have the belt checked/changed and the service done,if your car fails then you can afford to put it right.There are so many things that can fail an MOT that cost a decent amount of money it's always better to get the part you need to be able to drive the car on the road safely done first,and worry about the other things afterwards.
Thanks for the figures The way you explain that route does make sense - whether I can convince my Dad it's right is another matter...

Originally Posted by daft_plonk View Post
i wouldnt have thought the cambelt would really be a concern if your car has only done 15k miles
I was going by the "x number of miles or 5 years" advice on that to be honest - and my Car is now 6 years old which just got me thinking
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