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    • Jonners85
    • By Jonners85 17th Mar 17, 1:01 PM
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    Brake Discs and Pads
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    • 17th Mar 17, 1:01 PM
    Brake Discs and Pads 17th Mar 17 at 1:01 PM
    Hi


    This Morning, I had the Brake Discs and Pads changed on a 2009 (59) Vauxhall Astra, I supplied the parts from Euro Car Parts, £144~ inclusive of a discount code for Brembo Discs + Pads, for front and rears, so good quality there.


    I was charged £80 in labour, is this a fair rate?


    I did get a quote from Halfords Autocentre and they originally said £430 but would, do it for £387 after viewing the notes on system. And likely use cheaper parts?


    I know £224 all in is way better than £387 but just curious about labour fees that is all.


    Thanks
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    • Strider590
    • By Strider590 17th Mar 17, 1:06 PM
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    £80 is probably 1.5 or 2 hours labour, this is a pretty good rate.
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    • Ganga
    • By Ganga 17th Mar 17, 1:07 PM
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    • 17th Mar 17, 1:07 PM
    Hi


    This Morning, I had the Brake Discs and Pads changed on a 2009 (59) Vauxhall Astra, I supplied the parts from Euro Car Parts, £144~ inclusive of a discount code for Brembo Discs + Pads, for front and rears, so good quality there.


    I was charged £80 in labour, is this a fair rate?


    I did get a quote from Halfords Autocentre and they originally said £430 but would, do it for £387 after viewing the notes on system. And likely use cheaper parts?


    I know £224 all in is way better than £387 but just curious about labour fees that is all.


    Thanks
    Originally posted by Jonners85
    I think the price is very fair,as you supplied the parts this only left the labour element of the job for the garage to make any money and £80 is not a lot.
    ITS NOT EASY TO GET EVERYTHING WRONG ,I HAVE TO WORK HARD TO DO IT!
    • Jonners85
    • By Jonners85 17th Mar 17, 1:13 PM
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    • 17th Mar 17, 1:13 PM
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    • 17th Mar 17, 1:13 PM
    I was there just shy of 2 hours, but they may have only spent 1hr15-30 tops on it. Another Car was in before ours.


    I'm not splitting hairs here. They are a trusted Garage, and was just curious. I guess as you say being I supplied my own parts they could hike up the labour charges slightly?
    • caprikid1
    • By caprikid1 17th Mar 17, 1:43 PM
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    • 17th Mar 17, 1:43 PM
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    • 17th Mar 17, 1:43 PM
    Not sure why you would supply parts if they are a trusted garage !
    • Jonners85
    • By Jonners85 17th Mar 17, 1:57 PM
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    • 17th Mar 17, 1:57 PM
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    • 17th Mar 17, 1:57 PM
    Got them at a cheaper price, they always add a mark up when they order them in, or use the absolute cheapest they can? It makes financial sense for them...


    Had it of been a service, well i'd have let them get the required bits and bobs.
    • tykesi
    • By tykesi 17th Mar 17, 2:28 PM
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    • 17th Mar 17, 2:28 PM
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    • 17th Mar 17, 2:28 PM
    Got them at a cheaper price, they always add a mark up when they order them in, or use the absolute cheapest they can? It makes financial sense for them...


    Had it of been a service, well i'd have let them get the required bits and bobs.
    Originally posted by Jonners85
    Why? I bet you could get much cheaper filters and oil than they would charge you? What's the fact it's a service got to do with anything?
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    • Jonners85
    • By Jonners85 17th Mar 17, 2:37 PM
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    • 17th Mar 17, 2:37 PM
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    • 17th Mar 17, 2:37 PM
    General laziness chasing after every last bit (more than buying discs and pads), but come to think it, you're putting idea's in to my head
    • BeenThroughItAll
    • By BeenThroughItAll 17th Mar 17, 2:41 PM
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    • 17th Mar 17, 2:41 PM
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    • 17th Mar 17, 2:41 PM
    Yeah. Clearly highly trusted if you feel the need to supply your own parts and then ask on a forum if their price was fair.
    • Jonners85
    • By Jonners85 17th Mar 17, 5:17 PM
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    I do trust him, I've been there many times, for a Cambelt & Water Pump change, Servicing, MOT's


    And guess what? I allowed him to supply the applicable parts on those occasions.


    Just thought i'd try things differently this time, I only asked what others thought about labour charges that's all. Not expecting them to be so far up themselves!


    Jeez


    But thanks anyhow!
    • Mr.Generous
    • By Mr.Generous 17th Mar 17, 5:43 PM
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    Excellent price for Brembo pads and disks fitted IMO, well done.
    • Jonners85
    • By Jonners85 17th Mar 17, 5:47 PM
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    Always pays to use the ECP discount codes.


    Ty.
    • Gloomendoom
    • By Gloomendoom 17th Mar 17, 5:55 PM
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    General laziness chasing after every last bit (more than buying discs and pads), but come to think it, you're putting idea's in to my head
    Originally posted by Jonners85
    I always supply my own oil when I get my car serviced. It costs me £40. The dealer's price is £120 plus vat.
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    • Jonners85
    • By Jonners85 17th Mar 17, 6:16 PM
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    I just let Halfords Autocentre supply their so called 'Fully Synthetic' Oil for their additional fee £20 I believe.
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