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How much was I quoted to fit rear brake shoes and cylinders (with "fitting kit") by my local main dealer?

They also quoted for a centre section for the exhaust if you want two goes at this game.

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#2
Center section of exhaust, probably £250 fitted, brakes, probably a similar amount!

New cylinders are around £12 each and shoes around £25, with bleeding and tea breaks, I reckon I could do it in around an hour and half to two hours, a main dealer should be able to do it in half that time as they will have done it a few times before, but no doubt they will quote 2 to 3 hours.
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#3
Spot on with the exhaust, £250.74.

To do the brakes I was quoted a total of £395.48

Luckily, three units down is a Kwikfit (which I have used before and have never had a problem with, even though everyone else seems to hate them) they have quoted £118 and £214 for the same jobs and with the same amount of guarantee/warranty.

Basically over £300 difference for two fairly straightforward jobs.


2005 Berlingo Multispace 1.6i Desire (Iron Grey)

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(27-10-2011, 04:18 PM)Chris Wrote:  To do the brakes I was quoted a total of £395.48

Christ on a bike!! the robbing swines!

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(27-10-2011, 04:18 PM)Chris Wrote:  Spot on with the exhaust, £250.74.

To do the brakes I was quoted a total of £395.48

Luckily, three units down is a Kwikfit (which I have used before and have never had a problem with, even though everyone else seems to hate them) they have quoted £118 and £214 for the same jobs and with the same amount of guarantee/warranty.

Basically over £300 difference for two fairly straightforward jobs.

Change the brakes yourself, they really arnt that hard to do!
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#6
Main dealer will be using OE parts fitted by Citroen trained mechanics, Kwik fit won't, which might account for some of the price difference, I suppose.
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#7
Blimey Chris, that's nearly as much as a Mercedes Main Stealer would charge.
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#8
I would happy do the brakes myself but not having anywhere to do it makes it difficult. I agree that KF might not be the most highly trained but then brake shoes are not complicated. At the end of the day both come with exactly the same guarantee. The Citroen service manager in the end said if it were him, he would do the same.
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#9
Interesting update....

After much complaining, getting the DP involved, and a good deal of help and support from the Service Manager, they agreed to do the two jobs for £370, nearly £300 less than they wanted to charge yesterday. In the end they said that they were embarrassed by their own prices, and so did the parts at cost and labour at a "goodwill rate".

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#10
It always pays to shop around & let the dealer know your findings.My local independent lets me supply my own parts which I get from GSF(German,Swedish & French).You can choose cheap & cheerful or top quality & prices are comparable with other sources.
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