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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).

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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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