Cars are expensive things

Thankfully this year I havent had to pay for my car’s MOT/Tax/Insurance, my dad has. This is the last time he is paying for my car fully – next year its split 50-50 and the year after it’s all down to me.

The car was due its 60,000 mile service and I knew that a few things needed looking at so was expecting it to be fairly expensive but not as bad as it was.

First up was the road tax which was due before 1st Sept 06 which cost £175.00

Then when it went to Peugeot the following costs were racked up:

  • Carry out 60000 mile service  – £107.73 + VAT
  • Change engine oil – £24.38 + VAT
  • Enviromental charge – £4.00 + VAT
  • Fuel Line Cleaner – £11.95 + VAT
  • Sundry Items?? – £5.95 + VAT
  • HOUSG PLUG SE – £1.05 + VAT
  • OIL FILTER – £7.92 + VAT
  • Carry out MOT Test – £44.15
  • Labour – £261.63 + VAT
  • 4x Brake Pads – £45.80 + VAT
  • FRONT BRAKE DISCS – £87.12 + VAT
  • ANTIFREEZE – £13.05 + VAT
  • WINDSCREEN WIPER BLADE – £6.88 + VAT
  • RADIATOR – £143.668 + VAT
  • BRAKE FLUID – £4.77 + VAT
  • WTR OUTLET HO – £21.19 + VAT

Thankfully the VAT on the service was taken off as I had a nice voucher so the total for the first half was £162.98 and for the MOT+parts came to £736.10

I also have to get the insurance done at the end of the month which is going to cost approx £500

Therefore the total cost of keeping my car, and myself, legal for another 12 months is £1574.08

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