So I took my car for a major service about one month ago and everything came back great, the mechanic even commented on what good condition the car was in etc.
Prior to that I had a free safety check before going on a long trip and the only concern was the two front tyres needing to be changed.
Within the last week I noticed a screeching sound coming from the car as I was driving which then turned into a kind of rattling noise from underneath as well. Prior to the rattling noise I'd done some research and the screeching sound was exactly like that of a worn drive belt on YouTube.
In my panic at it being about to imminently break as the rattling sound became constant whilst driving I took it to the dealer nearest to me.
I get a call this morning say it is suspected £600 worth of work including two rear tyres that are so visibly worn they are likely to explode very soon.
The exact work description is as follows: O/s/r caliper being seized on. Car requires: O/s/r caliper Rear pads and discs Rear caliper slider kit Above three totalling £475.82
Two rear tyres totalling £118.78
For context I bought the car less than 2 months ago for just over £700 And have had more than one check on the car done because I know it's second hand and a bit old and likely to have some problems but this level of cost is out of my league and I may as well scrap or sell it before paying it's near entire worth again on this fixing job.
Please give me some advice, am I being made an absolute mug out of ?
I tried to ask what depth and tread they measured the tyres and they said it was a visual inspection on the wear to the tyre that shows they are about to bust so why didn't this come up on the major service I forked out £130 quid on a few weeks ago and why did everything come back just dandy on the major service? Did the mechanic even do the service or just tick the boxes or is my car so rubbish that taking it on a long drive has broken it already ?
I have said to the garage I will need to look over everything they've told me and go back before I pay anything and this includes the extortionate price of 75 quid just for diagnostics.
I cannot afford this cost for caliber and tyres and I don't feel as though I have any clue what has actually been explained to me. I will sell the car before paying this amount so please as I said give me some advice before I go back to the dealer.