I'm in a point that I have to decide between:
- Vauxhall Service Center - that I have never used before
- Local mechanic - which I have done MOT and service checks before and sounds reasonably professional.
Local mechanic has diagnosed that the head gasket is gone (it's very obvious that it has) and has quoted me £1100 for that. (including changing timing chain and all parts inc VAT)
Vauxhall Service Center has quoted the same job £1000.
Other local mechanics more or less come to the same price range, but I have trust problem with them as this is a critical task and if not done properly can cause more costs in the future.
What would you recommend? What do you think?
My car is Vauxhall Astra 1.4 Petrol and is 7 years old.