If something goes wrong on your car or you need something replacing it can often be a costly experience. You need to know exactly what part you require first to enable you to do your own research in to pricing.
If you have been given a quote by a garage for a part, then ask them for specific details on what the part is and be honest with them and say you may ask for a few quotes off other places – if they are competitive they should not mind this.
Once you have the part details ring up a number of garages, local and national companies to obtain the best price. Be sure to check such things as warranty and time to fit the part as this may affect your decision as to where you have the repairs carried out.
Do not be afraid to barter a bit with the garage and ask them if they would match a lower price or throw in a pair of wiper blades for example.