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    £220 to fit springs

    Here is the response i got from my vauxhall dealer regarding my warranty and cost to fit non irmscher springs.

    Further to your enquiry regarding lowering of your Astra, I have
    discussed this with the service department and they advise me that your
    warranty will be affected by using non Irmscher parts but not lost
    altogether, your warranty would still be valid for failing parts
    providing the failing can not be attributed to the lowering in any way.
    I also asked for an price for fitting and was advised it would be
    approximately £218.75 this is based on the job taking 2.5 hours, however
    having not fitted these springs before this may be more if problems
    occur.
    What do you think?

    Bit Steep?
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    VERY steep :shock:

    At least they'll be cool about your warranty though !

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    it is expensive yes BUT i got vauxhall to fit my avo 60/40 springs so that i would not upset the warrenty.

    My springs were not covered by the warrenty BUT the fitting was so that meant the corresponding parts were as well.
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    My Vxl dealer wanted to charge me £170 to fit springs. Thanks but no thanks.
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    I dont really have much choice....I cant fit them myself and if i go anywhere else on the island then they may charge less but as mat says i wont have the "but you fitted them vauxhall" to fall back on if anything goes wrong.
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    That is stupid money. I got my springs fitted for €50 (about £30) dont pay more than 50 or 60 pounds to get them fitted.

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    Blimey thats steep, I only paid £55 to have springs and shock fitted to my car :shock:
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    £40 for mine, and the guy had no air tools :shock: it took 4hrs :roll:

    Then took it to my local dealers to check his handywork and the tracking / alignment of the wheels.
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    did u all get it done at vauxhall dealers?

    works out at £87.50 an hour

    replied asking for a compromise.
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    Before everyone jumps in and slates Vauxhall to death, you have to remember that they are main dealers, so:

    They don't do 'cash' jobs, Mr Taxman takes his share off ALL their work
    They book the hours for the job off a computer, so the hours for the job are a fixed element when they quote (based on worst case scenario in most cases)
    Main dealers are the most expensive per hour on labour (unless the non-franchised Vauxhall specialist is Lotus Engineering)
    They get a qualified mechanic (with qualified mechanics wages) to work on the car, not a 'fitter', 'installer' or 'teknishun', so they have to pay a wage which isn't slightly skimming above the minimum wage.

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