Genuine brake pad prices inc fitting? what to pay?
Guys & girls I need your help.
I need some front genuine bmw mini front brake pads supplied and fitted to my 2004 MINI ONE. Whatís the price I should be paying from BMW or someone else to do a good job? I have been quoted £125 inc vat/fitting and parts from BMW and some up to £150 is this right? Does anyone know where they do it cheaper but also a good job and supply genuine pads only please? Anyone know the cost of the pads alone from BMW so I know how much they are stinging me for on the labour? I donít want aftermarket. Thank you.
Well, drive car into garage and remove wheels. Estimate 15 minutes per corner to do the pads, and check the pad sensors are okay - possibly replace. Grease hub and re-fit wheels. So an hours labour charge.
thanks ...yea so far tried Quickfit as they are the only ones i know of around here and i trust, they cant supply the pads for some reason. I asked them if i supply them and can quickfit fit them but they said they cant do that as they arnt allowed to fit peoples parts!!? yea labour rate for an hour isnt bad £70 thats my local bmw garages 'MINI rate' i think it excludes vat though. But just thought for a simple job its a bit pricey to me, shame 1320 autos arnt near me
I had my rear pads done about a month ago and i was told its the same cost for the front and rear pads.
I paid just over £100 exc Vat for them to do the work, they charged me £30.64 + VAT for the pads, and about £65 + vat for the labour. I honestly think they are quite expensive and there are probably alot cheaper places where you can get the work done! I will probably get the work done myself next time. Seems on here that dealers don't have a fixed price for the parts and the labour rates will always vary up and down the country!!
Hi, well me personally I am currently trying out a few more options and price comparing then I will decide who to go with. I used to just accept the first quote and be happy but I have been done over so many times by being charged far too much and I won’t be taken for a mug again.
I have called 3 local BMW garages within a 40 mile radius this started off yesterday. I first called Chandlers Hailsham my local garage they answered the phone straight away surprisingly and weren’t busy on the service department and gave me an answer straight away which is very rare. Their price was the £125 inc vat/fitting.
I then called Cooper T-wells garages a lady on the service department eventually answered and said ‘well it could be anything up to £150 so If you budget for that, it could be less’ so not much help really.
I am currently awaiting a call back from Chandlers Brighton as their price can vary sometimes compared to the same company (different location at hailsham) but 4 hours later still no call and I don’t hold out much hope as they never call me back.
Quick fit said they would charge for their labour rate about £20 to fit them but I need to go in and speak to the boss as to whether he will allow his staff to fit my parts supplied when I buy the pads. If I could get them done here I would be saving £50 which is better than a poke in the eye with a stick (basing the price of the pads at £50) I want a good price but at the same time if a bad job is going to be done I rather pay a lot of money rather than penny pinch and get a bad job done if you see what I mean.
Shoreham motor sports (the place that’s now set up ship after JCW garages have closed) said they do them but call back at 11am today as Toni isn’t in, I did and no answer, called 4 times since, no answer. So still got to find a price on them, but if they are anything like last time when I got a price to fit my gauges they will charge more than my local BMW garage. But they are worth a try, and that’s how far I have got so far, which isn’t far at all!
Thanks for your message minicabrio ill hold fire on booking anything to see if you get any joy. Just got of the phone from the shoreham motorsports place and they answered and said they will do them for £64 parts, 1 hours labour at £40 so total he said £105 excluding vat so thats the same amount at Hailsham i think.
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