Right I have got two astras with different issues that need looking at.
Both have got the knocking/squeaking when going over speedbumps coming from the front suspension. I am assuming this is the drop links, which I have purchased and will be fitting soon!
One car has had new pads and disks in the last 3 months from quik fit. Problem is that the brakes make a horrible screaching noise from the front drivers side when braking which has been getting progressively worse (it was doing it slightly after fitting, but noise has increased 10 fold!). Is there any suggestions as to what might be causing this and how to fix it?
Finally suspension needs doing on the same car as above, should a full spring and shock set be purchased or can just springs be done? Any recommendation on a decent price/spec kit (lowering would be nice too!)
Second car is a 3 door SRI which has the dreaded seat folding issue - is it simple to take seat apart and have a look and reassemable without messing the seat up, or is it best to take to vaux?
Would also like to lower the SRI, can i just swap the springs, and if so how long would shocks last (car is 3 years old) or should i get a whole kit for this too?