Garage repair costs

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in N. Ireland
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in N. Ireland
Hi,

I need to get a mechanic to fit a new caliper, pad carrier and pads as well as bleeding the brakes.

How much is this likely to cost me?

I've got the parts here - I just need them fitted.


Also, how much would a breakdown truck approximately be to take the car approx 50 miles to my home so I can fit myself?



Thanks.

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  • ballyblackballyblack Forumite
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    What areas for recovery truck?
  • tacpot12tacpot12 Forumite
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    I'd imagine the a towtruck would be £150 to £200. As it will take them about three hours to get to the car, load it and return.

    A mechanic will be about £200, but I think you will save money if your car is stranded by paying a mobile mechanic to take you to the car and to replace the caliper, carrier and pads where it is. If the car can be driven without bleeding the brakes, I would drive it back home and get the brakes bleed there.
    The comments I post are my personal opinion. While I try to check everything is correct before posting, I can and do make mistakes, so always try to check official information sources before relying on my posts.
  • funkey_monkeyfunkey_monkey Forumite
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    ballyblack wrote: »
    what areas for recovery truck?

    bt6 - bt44
  • funkey_monkeyfunkey_monkey Forumite
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    tacpot12 wrote: »
    I'd imagine the a towtruck would be £150 to £200. As it will take them about three hours to get to the car, load it and return.

    Yip, that is the quote.

    A mechanic will be about £200, but I think you will save money if your car is stranded by paying a mobile mechanic to take you to the car and to replace the caliper, carrier and pads where it is. If the car can be driven without bleeding the brakes, I would drive it back home and get the brakes bleed there.

    £200 labour? :think: I've already got the parts.
  • tommietommie Forumite
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    Is this some special make of car or what??!!


    Jack car up - wheel off - clamp flexible brake hose - unscrew caliper brake pipe - unscrew bolts holding caliper\caliper off - fit new caliper/pads - bleed that wheel only.


    Competent mechanic, about 20mins if that...
  • motorguymotorguy Forumite
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    tommie wrote: »
    Is this some special make of car or what??!!


    Jack car up - wheel off - clamp flexible brake hose - unscrew caliper brake pipe - unscrew bolts holding caliper\caliper off - fit new caliper/pads - bleed that wheel only.


    Competent mechanic, about 20mins if that...

    +1

    Certainly not £200 labour.

    An hours labour, two hours tops if he wants to stretch it out a bit. Depending on where you are a mechanic might be £20-£50 per hour.
  • tacpot12tacpot12 Forumite
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    Why don't you post the figure you end up paying? Then we'll see.
    The comments I post are my personal opinion. While I try to check everything is correct before posting, I can and do make mistakes, so always try to check official information sources before relying on my posts.
  • funkey_monkeyfunkey_monkey Forumite
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    £60.
    I bought parts.
  • motorguymotorguy Forumite
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    £60.
    I bought parts.

    Good to see i havent lost my touch. :D
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