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Sorry mate, you've been shafted!

A quick search I found

£300 genuine ford disks and pads
£309 hard race arms
£76 hard race ball joints
£83 rear caliper
£47 bosch RS spark plugs

There's £815 without any deals, plus the oil and filters and CV joint?
It says inner CV joint, assuming thats the tripod bearings, and not the boot?

You've been had over mate, with the work done, and assuming they have a ramp, being a garage I'd assume they do, that work could be done in a few hours easy.
 

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Yeah, you've had your pants pulled down there. That's an afternoons work on the drive and parts (even genuine) can be sourced much cheaper.
Seriously though, £16 for one ngk spark plug, £16 for an oil filter my local ford dealer only charge £11 for a genuine one.
 

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What area are you from bud , someone on here will know an honest garage nearish to you , and doing as much as you can yourself saves you a lot in the long run too 👍
milton keynes area, willing to travel a couple miles outside of it means i won’t get ****ed like this again. Only used this garage because it’s a 5min walk away.
 

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milton keynes area, willing to travel a couple miles outside of it means i won’t get ****ed like this again. Only used this garage because it’s a 5min walk away.
You have scc in St Albans bud
 

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milton keynes area, willing to travel a couple miles outside of it means i won’t get ****ed like this again. Only used this garage because it’s a 5min walk away.
JW Racing / Amber Performance is nearer and was cheaper than SCC. They are a few mins off M1 J11. A few SCC users have migrated to JW Racing.

 

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Definitely no need to use a performance specialist, just to do menial servicing jobs, any garage worth it salt should be able to do that, but as I said it would be much cheaper, to do it yourself, if you’re not confident, have a look on YouTube, there’s plenty of videos on there to show you how to do easy jobs, if not get some recommendations from friends and family for a good garage, most of the time a small backstreet garage is your best bet, as they tend to do a better job as they need people to come back
 

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Definitely no need to use a performance specialist, just to do menial servicing jobs, any garage worth it salt should be able to do that, but as I said it would be much cheaper, to do it yourself, if you’re not confident, have a look on YouTube, there’s plenty of videos on there to show you how to do easy jobs, if not get some recommendations from friends and family for a good garage, most of the time a small backstreet garage is your best bet, as they tend to do a better job as they need people to come back
Yeah this garage was a small local garage, I thought it would be good. Safe to say they pulled my pants down. Some people on another website were saying the price wasn’t that bad but still expensive, you guys are saying I’ve been mugged off but I’m taking your guys advice because you all actually own/owned this car.

As for doing things myself, sadly I’m limited on space and time. Maybe one day when I move to a better house I’ll get my hands dirty. I changed the fog lights though, it was VERY hard (sarcasm) they would’ve charged me £200 probably.
 
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