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how much should the average mechanic charge for replacing a front brake pads on a 2005 astra? thanks Read More
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6y, 6m agoPosted 6 years, 6 months ago
how much should the average mechanic charge for replacing a front brake pads on a 2005 astra?

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6y, 6m agoPosted 6 years, 6 months ago
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#1
between 50 -80 quid

80 being on high side depending on where you live
#2
£80 to supply and fit or £40 to just fit
1 Like #3
40 quid? its like less than an hours work.... mechanics are rip off merchants

Edited By: jayjayuk1234 on Dec 29, 2010 22:27
#4
west midlands, got a feeling im going to get a quote for £100+ when i call quickfit in the morning
#5
m27try
west midlands, got a feeling im going to get a quote for £100+ when i call quickfit in the morning

you will if you gotto quickfit local garage much cheaper
#6
jayjayuk1234
40 quid? its like an hours work.... mechanics are rip off merchants

the pads will cost £30 , so just a tenner to fit may be if you live in mexico city , not in the uk mate you must hate mechanics!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
#7
jayjayuk1234
40 quid? its like an hours work.... mechanics are rip off merchants

Yeah I know, especially as mechanics have zero overheads. Oh wait.....
#8
£58 To supply and fit to a "56" Focus ST.
#9
jayjayuk1234
40 quid? its likeless than an hours work.... mechanics are rip off merchants

my mates a mechanic so get it done for free,never less than an hour always some problem turns up
#10
hammerman65
£58 To supply and fit to a "56" Focus ST.


sounds resonable, at a nationwide mechanic?
#11
Do it yourself, it's easy enough a job if done with care.
#12
anewman
Do it yourself, it's easy enough a job if done with care.


Yes when the bolts aren't corroded and require drilling out lol, Depends on vehicle. But as you say easy job.
1 Like #13
jayjayuk1234
40 quid? its like less than an hours work.... mechanics are rip off merchants


*ahem* not all of us fella !

Edited By: richp on Dec 29, 2010 22:55
1 Like #14
Classic quote " Well see we've hit a little bit of a problem " = this is gonna cost ya pmsl
1 Like #15
shauneco
Yes when the bolts aren't corroded and require drilling out lol, Depends on vehicle. But as you say easy job.

Never come across this, even on old cars. Then again I'm into copper slip and threadlock where appropriate, and using new bolts of the correct spec when doing jobs like this. Worst I have come across is when the new pads wouldn't fit in the caliper carrier, I took the carriers off and wet and dry'd/filed until they slid freely and used progressively finer paper until it had a nicely polished finish (a mechanic would never put in that time and effort). A mechanic later told me this was common and the thing to do was to grind the pad backing itself down, oh well.
#16
anewman
shauneco
Yes when the bolts aren't corroded and require drilling out lol, Depends on vehicle. But as you say easy job.

Never come across this, even on old cars. Then again I'm into copper slip and threadlock where appropriate, and using new bolts of the correct spec when doing jobs like this. Worst I have come across is when the new pads wouldn't fit in the caliper carrier, I took the carriers off and wet and dry'd/filed until they slid freely and used progressively finer paper until it had a nicely polished finish (a mechanic would never put in that time and effort). A mechanic later told me this was common and the thing to do was to grind the pad backing itself down, oh well.


wanna bet, you guys should try a decent garage, same old thing, we get tared with the same brush because of a few cowboys out there, like any profession !
#17
anewman
shauneco
Yes when the bolts aren't corroded and require drilling out lol, Depends on vehicle. But as you say easy job.

Never come across this, even on old cars. Then again I'm into copper slip and threadlock where appropriate, and using new bolts of the correct spec when doing jobs like this. Worst I have come across is when the new pads wouldn't fit in the caliper carrier, I took the carriers off and wet and dry'd/filed until they slid freely and used progressively finer paper until it had a nicely polished finish (a mechanic would never put in that time and effort). A mechanic later told me this was common and the thing to do was to grind the pad backing itself down, oh well.


On VW Golf mk3 or 4 can't remember they have like a star shaped bolt going through the calliper, Anyway tried and failed to get the bolts out without rounding them off..!!!. Done many brakes in the past and they are usually very easy like you said, Worse case is you have to have them to be done in a garage, But like you suggest might as well give them a go...!!!
#18
OP, Let me don my mechanics overalls.............ok,

I'll take a wild stab in the dark and say 240 quid inc vat.
#19
yozzman1234
jayjayuk1234
40 quid? its like an hours work.... mechanics are rip off merchants

the pads will cost £30 , so just a tenner to fit may be if you live in mexico city , not in the uk mate you must hate mechanics!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


huh, he said 40 quid just to fit.. i didn't mention the pads
#20
I would have thought the worst case is you do not fit them correctly and you end up crashing and dying :|
banned#21
is this an easy job for a diyer?
#22
jayjayuk1234
yozzman1234
jayjayuk1234
40 quid? its like an hours work.... mechanics are rip off merchants

the pads will cost £30 , so just a tenner to fit may be if you live in mexico city , not in the uk mate you must hate mechanics!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


huh, he said 40 quid just to fit.. i didn't mention the pads

you didnt say just to fit either make it clear next time wally

Edited By: yozzman1234 on Dec 30, 2010 09:22
banned#23
yozzman1234
jayjayuk1234
yozzman1234
jayjayuk1234
40 quid? its like an hours work.... mechanics are rip off merchants

the pads will cost £30 , so just a tenner to fit may be if you live in mexico city , not in the uk mate you must hate mechanics!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


huh, he said 40 quid just to fit.. i didn't mention the pads

you didnt say just to fit either make it clear next time wally

LOL - you were the one he was replying to!

£80 to supply and fit or £40 to just fit

although jayjay really should factor in that £40 doesnt all go in the mechanics pocket due to massive overheards of running a garage.

Edited By: csiman on Dec 30, 2010 11:07
#24
hi guys got them fit for £55; think i got a good deal, thanks for all the tips

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