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    Hit a pot hole today just round the corner from my house and bang the front left spring has snapped around 6inch of metal from the spring. the pot hole is prety deep and i have missed it for ages but took my eye of the road and hit it dead on lol does anybody know how much it will cost to get the front springs changed i already have new front springs just looking at how much i should be paying to get em done.

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    if i were you i would take a pic of said pot hole and report it to the local council, then ask them to pay for the damage caused to your car
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    I think they will only pay out if its already been reported and they have failed to repair it, otherwise they can say they didn't know.
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    Take the photo m8 and get ya claim in,one tip take a plastic rule along with you or tape and highlight the depth of the hole on the photo...know someone that did this successfully...the hole was 8" deep. ..good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eaglepva View Post
    Hit a pot hole today just round the corner from my house and bang the front left spring has snapped around 6inch of metal from the spring. the pot hole is prety deep and i have missed it for ages but took my eye of the road and hit it dead on lol does anybody know how much it will cost to get the front springs changed i already have new front springs just looking at how much i should be paying to get em done.
    Hi,, eaglepva i had a front spring go in march this year, best part was it was with vx stealer at time they had my signum for 3 weeks for other repairs, and in that time they called me saying that the front spring had gone. they advised me to replace both springs at same time. Just looked at bill cost was as follows
    2 x coil springs @ £55 each not including vat
    fitting was £130 not including vat
    Hope that is of some help

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    Quote Originally Posted by macdad View Post
    Take the photo m8 and get ya claim in,one tip take a plastic rule along with you or tape and highlight the depth of the hole on the photo...know someone that did this successfully...the hole was 8" deep. ..good luck.
    Take plenty of pics, including length and depth of hole, loads of pics of damaged part on car too, then give them hell over the phone first, my ex hit a pot hole in her metro years ago, we had new tyres, shocks and a big appology

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    my sister hit a pothole last year which warped the alloy and blew the tyre. local council paid up after she reported it with pictures etc which is nice

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    Quote Originally Posted by eaglepva View Post
    Hit a pot hole today just round the corner from my house and bang the front left spring has snapped around 6inch of metal from the spring. the pot hole is prety deep and i have missed it for ages but took my eye of the road and hit it dead on lol does anybody know how much it will cost to get the front springs changed i already have new front springs just looking at how much i should be paying to get em done.
    Just had mine done last week along with some other work, hope this gives you some idea.
    http://forum.vectra-c.com/showthread.php?t=55576

    Sorry just realised you are looking for a price for fitting
    3.2 v6 Signum and loving it

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