I decided last week to get my car fixed after the Christmas Day issues, so I dropped it in to the local garage. I got a call later in the day with bad news about what was wrong… three new tires, a control arm as well as the faulty alternator and battery would bring it up close to £800! I wasn’t even sure I still wanted a car, but I guess I need to get these things fixed, even if I wanted to sell it. A couple of days later I get a call, they can’t find the reason it keeps stopping charging. Today I picked it up and had to pay out £938 for the repairs!