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I've just had my MOT done. Passed OK but report said the two 'lower arm rear bushes starting to split' and 'slight dampness on rear shock absorbers' plus rear pads approx 75 to 80% worn.

Now last Monday I had my car given a full 4 year service by a local independent garage who I do trust and have heard a lot of good things about. I will be going back to them next week to understand why the above weren't picked up by them-they should have shouldn't they?. Before that any advice on:

1. rear shocks going after 4years/40k miles-is this usual/unusual?

2. lower arm rear bushes? Again should these be expected to last longer than they have?

3. Rear brake pads-afaik these are the originals. If they are 80% gone should I expect a service report to tell me this or do they have a lot more life in them (relatively)?

The MOT was done by my dealer-for free because I bought it from them :) but they were £140 more expensive on the service cost which is why I took it elsewhere..

I'm a bit :( because of what I will now have to pay out but all things on cars wear out, -I'm just a bit surprised that they are doing after four years-but then again I really am no expert.

Thanks for any advice:)

Regards

Mike
 

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Update

This morning I took the car back to the garage who serviced it and I'm glad I did. They had a good look at it and reported:

1. rear shocks-absolutely nothing leaking or wrong with them!

2. lower arm rear bushes-no cracks, in good condition and definitely no need to replace!

3. Rear brake pads- nowhere near needing replacement!

So why did the Dealer (who did the MOT free as my car qualifies because I bought it from them) say what they said?

I'll leave it up to you to decide but I know what my money is on.................

Thanks again for the advice:)

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Mike
 

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MattL said:
As i suggested then Mike. Alot of MOT places are like that. Bet you wont be using them again..
Cheers for that Matt:)

tbh I expected better from an MGR dealer. It's their loss now though as they wont get any more £ from me...................

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Mike
 
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