Discount MG Rover Spares are a small outfit designed to provide MG Rover enthusiasts with the right parts at the right price.
There's nothing worse than trekking to your local Factor to pick up the part you've been waiting for all week, to find it's incorrect or a higher price than you expected.
Let's have a quick introduction.
My name is Mat Price - the founder and owner of Discount MG Rover Spares. In 2007 I passed my driving test and bought my first car - a 1996 Ford Fiesta. Despite the usual reliable nature of these cars, I must have picked a 'lemon' as repairs cost me a fortune over the 11 months I owned the vehicle. I decided to cut my losses and look elsewhere - which is how I ended up with my first Rover.
My first Rover was a 1998 Rover 416i with the venerable K Series engine - not really knowing much of the car or what was under the bonnet, I drove it around faultlessly for nearly a year. It was on this car I started carrying out my own servicing in an attempt to save money - my first job was replacing the brake pads.
From then I owned another 400 - this time a diesel - and started performing repairs myself (replacing the clutch slave cylinder and an intercooler hose).
Since then I owned a 620ti and an MG ZS (you can read more about them - on the left-hand navigation bar you'll see links to reports of how they were to own) and I had to really get to grips with more 'serious' repairs (clutch replacement on the 620ti and the ZS). While performing these repairs, I was irritated by several incorrect parts being supplied, and paying over-the-odds for what seemed like simple items costing much less for other brands.
In the beginning...