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Old Sep 5th, 2012, 10:47 AM
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Clutch has failed - how much should a garage roughly charge?

Hello everyone,

I’m new here and I’m sure this has been asked a thousand times but can someone please give me a rough idea of how much a garage (not BMW) should charge to replace the clutch? (Mini Cooper 2003).

My clutch went last night (+ smoking & screeching!) and the AA towed it to my local garage this morning and I’m getting a quote later today but I’m not sure what’s a good price. I’ve called another garage for a quote as well so obv that will help.

I’ve had a look online and I’m thinking £500-£600 but someone told me their clutch cost £200 to fix (not a mini though).

Thanks in advance,

Vicki
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Hi,

Your estimate is pretty much spot on , £500-£600 is about correct , maybe slightly cheaper than £500 but not much , do not go for a low quote as this may only be replacing part of the clutch and this is a total waste of time and will cost you another ££££££ in the very near future.

Remember with the mini its NOT the cost of the clutch , its the labour , its anything between 5-7 hrs

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Thanks so much Harvey.

The garage have said no more than £600 and they are replacing the whole clutch.

My car always plays up near to insurance time!

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Yeah, that's about fair.

You can pick up the actual parts for under £200, but it is a very labour intensive job - it'll easily take someone 5-6 hours to do the work, if not a little longer.

If you can get the job done for £500 all in, you're probably not getting a bad deal.
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Thanks so much Harvey.

The garage have said no more than £600 and they are replacing the whole clutch.

My car always plays up near to insurance time!

Thanks,

Vicki

Hey,

I would say thats fair and its great to know the max it will cost you , the garage will be leaving themselves some head room for seized bolts etc and any problems they may come across.

Please let us know how you get on.

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