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Jazzy Jefferson

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454 posts

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Hi

Whats a reasonable cost per hour for a garage which claims to be a japanese specialist?

I got quoted £120+VAT to fit front brake pads, braided hoses and replace the fluid. All parts are suplied by me, this is just the labour cost!

Seemed a bit high for what is a fairly simple job.

Unless I am being unrealistic...?

ScoobieWRX

4,863 posts

112 months

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Jazzy Jefferson said:
Hi

Whats a reasonable cost per hour for a garage which claims to be a japanese specialist?

I got quoted £120+VAT to fit front brake pads, braided hoses and replace the fluid. All parts are suplied by me, this is just the labour cost!

Seemed a bit high for what is a fairly simple job.

Unless I am being unrealistic...?
Most garages are charging between £50-£65p/h which is not unreasonable.

By what you have been quoted they are probably charging £55-£60p/h and taking a couple of hours or so to do the job. Sounds about right to me.

If begs the question....If it's that simple a job to do then aren't you doing it yourself?

If you answer...."I don't have the time", or "Don't the tools or facilities to do it", then you have to accept that there is a charge for the convenience of having a garage to do the job for you.

I don't think you are being ripped off unless they do a ste job! smile

Jazzy Jefferson

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ScoobieWRX said:
Most garages are charging between £50-£65p/h which is not unreasonable.

By what you have been quoted they are probably charging £55-£60p/h and taking a couple of hours or so to do the job. Sounds about right to me.

If begs the question....If it's that simple a job to do then aren't you doing it yourself?

If you answer...."I don't have the time", or "Don't the tools or facilities to do it", then you have to accept that there is a charge for the convenience of having a garage to do the job for you.

I don't think you are being ripped off unless they do a ste job! smile
I dont mind paying at all. Just wanted to make sure it was a reasonable amount.

I did actually pick up the spanners to do the job myself, but things are seized up and not coming undone, so rather than risk buggering it up or snapping screw heads, I've accepted that someone else might have to do it. Brakes are kinda important.

WeirdNeville

5,878 posts

101 months

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Ask their labour rate, but that seems fair to me. On the basis that discs and pads is just shy of an hours labour and doing a proper flush of the fluid and fitting braided lines is non trivial.

ScoobieWRX

4,863 posts

112 months

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just one caveat....

If nuts and bolts are really seized and they cannot be undone come hell or high water then it's going to cost extra the more time it takes them to remove said nuts and bolts. They may have to cut them off in which case expect to pay more than £120+vat.
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Jazzy Jefferson

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454 posts

27 months

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Friday 5th October 2012 quote quote all
ScoobieWRX said:
just one caveat....

If nuts and bolts are really seized and they cannot be undone come hell or high water then it's going to cost extra the more time it takes them to remove said nuts and bolts. They may have to cut them off in which case expect to pay more than £120+vat.
Who'd have thought more time equals more money.... ;-)

ScoobieWRX

4,863 posts

112 months

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Jazzy Jefferson said:
ScoobieWRX said:
just one caveat....

If nuts and bolts are really seized and they cannot be undone come hell or high water then it's going to cost extra the more time it takes them to remove said nuts and bolts. They may have to cut them off in which case expect to pay more than £120+vat.
Who'd have thought more time equals more money.... ;-)
You'd be amazed at how many people whinge and moan at garages that end up having to do more work and therefore charge more when things like frozen nuts/bolts/other problems cause issues.

People seem to think/expect that it's done for free. rolleyes

refoman2

266 posts

77 months

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had my scoob serviced and cambelt done recently by an independant and to be honest it was nearly as cheap to have gone to main dealer

Jazzy Jefferson

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ScoobieWRX said:
You'd be amazed at how many people whinge and moan at garages that end up having to do more work and therefore charge more when things like frozen nuts/bolts/other problems cause issues.

People seem to think/expect that it's done for free. rolleyes
Not everyone is like that smile

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