With competition and discounting new car prices -ALL- mfrs seem to
rip you off on the prices of specific to vehicle spares. I've also noted
that in many cases there is little difference between the retail price
of the spare and its fitted by a franchised dealer price. The franchised
dealers seemingly getting parts at a fraction of the over the counter price.
Maybe the Eurocrats and the Monopoly Commission ought to investigate
this practice. That said there is a move to stop DIY repairs on H&S grounds.
Doubt if it will worry the backstreet cowboys.
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