1999 Opel Astra 1.4 16v 120k miles. 5 dr h/b.
When driving over bumps and rough roads, there is a knocking noise coming from the back, I am assuming due to the age of the car, that the bushings are gone. Are these hard to replace as in DIY job or is it better to bring it to a garage, I am very novice DIY boy.
Handling is still good, so i think the shocks are still ok.
How do I breath life back into my brakes. Pads and Disks are in good condition, Pads are 10k miles old, lots of pad left. Brakes need alot of pressure on the pedal to stop the car and I have got into the habit of using engine braking alot by down shifting on the gears when slowing down.