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Hi all. I've just come back from Renault Burton-on-Trent after a service enquiry for my Lag. I need a new rear bush for the suspension (National can't do it) and a mysterious rattle from under the bonnet needs investigating.
The replacement rear bush costs £42 from Renault but takes 2.2 hours to fit, so it's gonna cost between £250-£300!
Equally, they've quoted up to 3 hours to investigate my rattle under the bonnet - this is in case the dash needs to be removed as it could be the source of the rattle.
So I have a £600 bill looming. Then they tell me its due a cambelt change at £466. lol
Hopefully I can confirm that the car has had its belt changed recently.
Actually though, I found the garages service to be spot on - taking lots of details about my mysterious rattle, and taking the time to speak to me properly. They've informed me of all the potential costs in advance and offered me a free courtesy car while mine's in the garage.
I know people think the stealers are a rip off, but its actually only about £20 an hour more than my regular garage, and so far the service has been infinitely better.
Currently in dr. sarf's garage:
2002 Laguna 1.9dCi Sports Tourer @ 143BHP