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Is this to much for wheel bearings
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My 03 partner sounds like a plane taking off at 40mph, now i had the front right bearing done 12k ago (front right) but tbh i didnt really trust the garage, now i think both need to be done, i now live in west london moved from south wales with work so cant go back to the original garage.

but for both wheel bearings they have quoted me at "£215.00 each inclusive of parts, labour and VAT.  You may also require wheel alignment once they have been replaced the cost of Front tracking is £40.00 inclusive."

is this abit steep for a van thats worth 1k max and id still need to replace the "new" now cracked windscreen

itll be for sale soon if its the case if anyone wants a cheap van with mot till june Smile
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How much do garages charge per hour these days?
The bearings will cost approx £20, so in round numbers that's 4 hours @ £50 per hour inc VAT. I don't know how long a garage would take to do a wheel bearing but they can be really difficult to get out from the hub so 4 hours does not seem too bad as that's about how long it took me, I also had to get the local garage take the bearing out. Tracking should not need doing unless it's out to start with.
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A bit steep i would say £350 for both - tracking only if tyres scrubbed at £40 tops.
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(28-11-2019, 01:39 PM)JOP3L Wrote:  My 03 partner sounds like a plane taking off at 40mph, now i had the front right bearing done 12k ago (front right) but tbh i didnt really trust the garage, now i think both need to be done, i now live in west london moved from south wales with work so cant go back to the original garage.

but for both wheel bearings they have quoted me at "£215.00 each inclusive of parts, labour and VAT.  You may also require wheel alignment once they have been replaced the cost of Front tracking is £40.00 inclusive."

is this abit steep for a van thats worth 1k max and id still need to replace the "new" now cracked windscreen

itll be for sale soon if its the case if anyone wants a cheap van with mot till june Smile

I think £100 per hour wouldn't be out of place for a garage to charge for labour , so I would say that £215 . 00 is pretty good value . Changing wheel bearings can be challenging as it requires the use of special tools , presses etc and shouldn't be attempted by DIYers only armed with a hammer . I guess we are all guilty of spending too much on something that hasn't a lot of value but what you have to ask yourself is , how much is this vehicle worth  in real terms , how much would you loose in selling it , and would another one be any better than the one you know well . Weigh up the pro's and con's carefully . All the best .
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