What Midas and Geoff say.
And we have an Equipment Register for tools you only need occasionally.
And occasional Get to Know Your Seven sessions.
And some very helpful Members who will even drop in to help.
Just beware of the upgraditus bug!
Yes will have to watch that! More power and less weight always tempting.
Thanks all given me a good idea of what to expect if I walk in to a garage asking to service and some prevative maintenance. Only thing haven't got a ball park on is the cam belt change. Any idea on costs for that?
For a 1.6K cam belt change with advised tensioner change & water pump dependent on car age/mileage is not beyond DIY. A Haynes manual has all the detail required plus there are explanatory videos on line.
A Piper reinforced cam belt for a 1.6K is approximately £60. Tensioner £30-£40. Water pump £25-£45 depending on the source.
Labour would be at your local rate & the job(s) would take at least one & a half to two hours for a mechanic who knows what they are doing.....
Don’t no about UK but iom rates vary by a mile labour pr hour ,,and not just mechanics