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Pug 306 handbrake cable snapped

Pug 306 handbrake cable snapped

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crankedup

Original Poster:

13,684 posts

152 months

Monday 1st October 2012
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The garage have quoted 125 quid to replace the cable - reasonable? They suggest its a two hour job?

MG CHRIS

5,933 posts

76 months

Tuesday 2nd October 2012
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Depends which cable but 2 hours more like an hour job 15-20 quid for the part 1hr labour normaly 40 quid even if it was 2hrs then you would have change out of 100 quid.

paintman

3,394 posts

99 months

Tuesday 2nd October 2012
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Done a few on our own 306s (one snapped & others corroded)& an hour is about right.

Nick1point9

3,621 posts

89 months

Tuesday 2nd October 2012
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MG CHRIS said:
Depends which cable but 2 hours more like an hour job 15-20 quid for the part 1hr labour normaly 40 quid even if it was 2hrs then you would have change out of 100 quid.
£40 an hour labour? I'd be surprised to find any charging under £60!

one eyed mick

1,092 posts

70 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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Nick1point9 said:
£40 an hour labour? I'd be surprised to find any charging under £60!
Unfortunatley this is true ! may be a small indy but bigger places labour cost are horrific N.B. it is not reflected in wage rates , glad I'm out of it .
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crankedup

Original Poster:

13,684 posts

152 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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Cheers, its my sons car going through its MOT, 125 quid quote for the cable replacement job. He has had the work done now as he needed his car. Avoid garage in future it seems, greedy barstewards.

MG CHRIS

5,933 posts

76 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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Nick1point9 said:
MG CHRIS said:
Depends which cable but 2 hours more like an hour job 15-20 quid for the part 1hr labour normaly 40 quid even if it was 2hrs then you would have change out of 100 quid.
£40 an hour labour? I'd be surprised to find any charging under £60!
Come to south wales valleys most of the indy garages charge £40 an hour and the garage i work at. There some at £30 an hour but that is in caerphilly so hardly surprising. I suposse garages in major towns or city do charge more though.