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    Default failed MOT

    Not good news today Vec failed its MOT failed on
    offside front coil spring fractured
    nearside drag link end ball joint excessive play

    price from loacal garage to fix was £202
    spring 60
    drag link 20
    labour 96 + vat

    is the price given seem ok or should i shop around

    baz

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    Doesn't sound too bad to be honest.

    Spring is a bit pricey though, would have thought you could get one cheaper than that.

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    cheers mate he did say they will only use vx parts so i was thinking didnt seem to bad

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    Doesn't seem too bad to me but I would always replace springs in pairs. Not the best way to reduce your costs of course but I've always found that after a few years springs have settled a bit and a single new one unbalances the handling.

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    i paid vauxhall £151 for both front springs fitted,

    i also thought the garage would recommend changing both front springs, not just one?........

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