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    Garage prices....

    I've just come back from my local, trusty garage I knew my front brakes were on the way out but I had no idea they had got as bad as they were!!!
    In the end I needed 2 x discs and 2 x shoes at the front (I have drums at rear-they're fine).

    Including labour this lot set me back £160 plus VAT in the end. It was the best price I could find from 5 other garages in Rugby-was this price about right, really good or did they see me coming (just out of interest like!)
    Btw-The difference it's made is unbelievable!!!

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    IMO £160 isnt too bad, although its a piece of piss to do yourself when you know how, although i can understand its not something everyone would want to experiment on.

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    Cheers Royale, thats all I wanted to know!!
    I can do bits n bobs on my motor, mainly ICE and interior work but I really should learn a bit about engines etc!!

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    I had a full Z20Let engine swap for only £270, £160 seems pretty steep for half an hours labour, sorry if I sound a bit inconsiderate. You didn't per chance get it done by vauxhall themselves because i'd well believe that price if you did.
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    Half hours labour? How bloody quick can you change dics and pads?

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    about 10mins a side once the wheels are off, piece of **** to do, if you have the correct size allen key

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    Car mechanics isn't always plain sailing though.

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    Mine took an hr ( had to waite for my dad to appear with some tools but)
    you need
    2Xfront disks,
    2Xpad (sets, arn't the shoes the parts in the drum (rear)),
    7mm allen driver
    BIG Phillps screw driver (for disks)
    And the usuall tools for removing the wheels
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    Depends on the average labour rate in your area. You also havent said how much you were charged for the parts. Labour rates vary across the country.

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    i got my front disks and pads done for 120 by my local garage

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