(05-12-2012, 08:36 PM)ron Wrote: That sounds a heck of a lot for a clutch.
Allow 4hrs max plus £150 tops for a gold plated clutch,it should be £350-400 max.(At a good independent garage).Or am I bonkers?
Civilised answers ONLY ta.
You don't want to know what my main dealer wanted for the job!
Both of the independents that I use quoted over £600.
They both guarantee their work, even against parts failure. So I went with the Cit/Pug specialists.
Actually, as you can see it was £622. I'll say this though:
I don't believe in something for nothing and I'm no longer capable
of doing this work myself. I have a better than average understanding of electrical and mechanical engineering.
So if I get back into my car after a repair and it feels 'right' then I'm happy.
'You pays yer money and you makes yer choice!' I've had one or two unpleasant experiences with 'well
established' privateers when the whole affair has ended with independent inspections and court action.
(Not to mention threats of unpleasantness, which were addressed separately! )
I can't be bothered with all that now so I use someone who gets the job done right first time and will stand
behind the quality of their work.