Right, where was I?
I have fitted the new rear tyres. I ended up with Runway Enduro's at £25 a pop and to be fair, they are plenty grippy and I know the quality is good because I have had the same ones on my Renault for the past 2 years.
The handbrake issue turned out to be the shoes on one side. They had run down to metal so a new set were ordered for £11 and are being fitted tomorrow.
As you may remember, one of the front lower rear bushes had failed the MOT. I ordered a new one and when I went to fit it, I noticed that there was some minimal play in the other so I decided to replace them as a pair.
Ill tell you what, the £50 and 40 minute struggle was well and truly worth it. It has transformed the car and now makes me smile when driving it as it now handles so well.
It has brought to light another knocking now however which ill look into tomorrow.
The control box thing that has caused the now dicky central locking needs to be repaired. I have been told about a company that is actually only a mile from my house that can repair it so I need to call them for a price.
Providing all goes to plan, the car will have a fresh ticket on it tomorrow and can go on the road for the 1st November.
I still need to sort the heater blower but I have been given a brand new FSR to fit so that's pretty good.
I think I might well replace the front tyres too afterall as despite them being premium ones and having a few thousand miles left in them, they do look quite tired (no pun intended)