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    need help

    took the astra into vxl today to get them to look at the hand brake only holding on one side they have told me it needs a new drivers side rear brake caliper and a set of rear pads at a nice cost of £180 for the caliper and £66 for the pads

    would you say this is about right or would i be better taking it to someone else

    i.e Kwickfit, ATS, etc...

    oh also need to 2 link arms for the suspension at £62 fitted and they found an oil leek and have told me i need a new sump seal which is gonna cost a nice £88 which i can live with if i can get the claiper and pads done cheaper
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    For vxl that doesn't actually sound too bad.

    I'd get a quote from someone else though as it will probably be cheaper.

    IIRC the rear caliper and pads is an easy job, and so is the sump seal. Not sure about the suspension though.

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    the suspension is a very easy job
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    Where did you go to? Not Charles 'Money-grabber' Hursts was it?

    Mate of mine gets his brakes done at ATS in Boucher, he prefers using them to Hursts. Generally he gets his brakes done at ATS before taking the Astra to Hursts for servicing. They do a long replacement warranty on pads too, think it's 6 months or 20k.
    2007 Metro Blue 5 door Mk5 Elite 1.7CDTI
    6th Vauxhall (4th Astra) in 10 years...plus a couple of other sheds...

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