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    • philng
    • By philng 4th Jul 18, 7:20 PM
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    Cost to replace front and back brake pads and discs?
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    • 4th Jul 18, 7:20 PM
    Cost to replace front and back brake pads and discs? 4th Jul 18 at 7:20 PM
    How much is reasonable to replace and fit on a 64 reg VW Polo?
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    • debtdebt
    • By debtdebt 4th Jul 18, 9:14 PM
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    1 if you are the customer, 1000 if you are the garage.
    • unholyangel
    • By unholyangel 4th Jul 18, 9:34 PM
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    Why not phone around half a dozen garages or so and see what costings they come back with?

    Preferably small indy garages and not the chains. You should find they're within 50 of each other.

    Can't tell you the costing for a polo but I know mines was 300 from a small indy (previously quoted 500+ by a non-chain dealership when it was in getting its service and I know chain dealerships usually charge around 700).
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    • campbell19925
    • By campbell19925 4th Jul 18, 9:43 PM
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    How much is reasonable to replace and fit on a 64 reg VW Polo?
    Originally posted by philng
    It cost me 180 on my vauxhall corsa 11 plate when I had it
    • Rummer65
    • By Rummer65 5th Jul 18, 6:01 AM
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    Cost me 130 on a 09 plate Astra at a small independent garage
    • sevenhills
    • By sevenhills 5th Jul 18, 6:30 AM
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    41 just for the front discs/pads, a total bill less than 200 will be cheap.


    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VW-POLO-9N-2001-2008-1-2-1-4-1-6-1-9-FRONT-2-BRAKE-DISCS-PADS-CHECK-SIZE/271170560384?fits=Car+Make%3AVW%7CModel%3APolo&has h=item3f23066180:g:nHIAAOSw9GhYjxt6

    • daveyjp
    • By daveyjp 5th Jul 18, 7:27 AM
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    Last time I had full brakes renewal it was about 350, that was for a B class and included repairs to the low pad depth warning wiring.

    Dealer quoted almost 600!!
    • fred246
    • By fred246 5th Jul 18, 7:43 AM
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    For a 1.2 petrol Polo using Pagid from carparts4less it works out at 107 for the parts. My local independent garage charges 40 per wheel - 160. Total would be 267. You could save 32 by having the cheaper Indian Eicher brake parts fitted.
    Last edited by fred246; 05-07-2018 at 7:54 AM.
    • vansboy
    • By vansboy 5th Jul 18, 7:40 PM
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    Do try your VW dealer, as they are sometimes keen to price match this sort of work, to encourage you into their workshops, if you've been servicing elsewere.


    Kwikfit offer their brake warranty, which means they will replace the brakes when they wear out, as long as you are the owner of the car. But prices may not be as competitive, as some other places.


    As for independents, do ask what brand of parts they use, as the actual components are sometimes MUCH cheaper than original VW parts, but also the quality is lesser, too. So if they use a unknown make, perhaps think again.



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