They quoted me $600 and they wanted to replace strut and control arm. Guy said something about there being play in the strut. I had jacked the car up and not observed any damage or play. I am not a mechanic so I wanted another opinion. Took it to the mom and pop shop across the street. Guy says it needs front tires ( I knew this ) one wheel and an alingment. Told him what Midas had said and he just laughed.
Just to be pedantic about it I put on the donut and drove around. Massive improvement!
Now I'm scouring cl for 2 used tires. Guy said he had a lead on a wheel for $70. Sadly I now have no reason to go and buy a pickle fork.