Picked up a car for the Cupcakes household. 2007 Honda Civic with 132k miles. Not expensive and passed its MOT last week with no advisories.
Am I mad to consider taking it to a local trusted garage for a once-over? Even though it's got MOT I'd like to be aware of anything I can do in the way of preventative maintenance. Also, I think it needs new drop links to sort a bit of a clunk from the front. That would be something the garage could do whilst inspecting, if they agreed it was needed.
If getting it looked over is worthwhile, is an independent garage likely to be fine or is there any benefit at all to going to a specialist Honda garage or dealer? (I'm guessing no).