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hi - sorry to put this in the forum but my missus has a Mini and I'm car clueless its about due for its Brake change discs/pads local Mini/BMW garage estimate £400 is that a fair price? any feed… Read More
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8y, 2m agoPosted 8 years, 2 months ago
hi - sorry to put this in the forum
but my missus has a Mini
and I'm car clueless
its about due for its Brake change discs/pads
local Mini/BMW garage estimate £400
is that a fair price?
any feedback would be helpful
any recommendations for a reputable cheaper change also appreciated
cheers, orl.
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8y, 2m agoPosted 8 years, 2 months ago
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#1
No, it is not fair.
#2
400 quid??? are they having a laugh? do you get another mini free with fitting?
#3
is that front disc's, rear disc's both set's of pads, i would say damn expensive
not hard to do yourself
#4
Half that figure at least I'd say!
#5
Cost me about that for Ford Galaxy discs and pads all round at Ford dealer, I thought that was very expensive for mine.

I think that's very over priced for a Mini.
#6
if its a main dealer then thats a dealer price. go to a local tyre centre (not kwik fit) do you have an ats? or national tyres. they usually do brake pads. if you need disks get them to show you the wear. they will do if you ask. pads are quite cheap to change, its the disks that bump the price up. good luck...
#7
I can remember when you could buy a new mini for £550.:roll::whistling:

BMW wanted £300 to do just pads on my 5 series all round.

Bought pads and warning leads for £78 and did it myself.:thumbsup:
#8
cheers
when I feel the disks there is a groove
there's a local ATS in Dundee
I'l try them, yeah that was the dealer price
the estimate showed that was front and back discs and pads
the labour charge is 2hrs at £80 per hr - is that the bump up then?
wish I had a clue how to change them myself - reckon she thought I could!
#9
That price is a joke. If that is the first set of pads then in my experience discs will not be required . I check mine with a micrometer and they only just need changing every second pad change, (they probably won't change them either so mark them if you do use this garage.) On every car I've owned pads are required on the front after 20,000-25,000 miles and rear after about 40,000-45,000. Anyway all modern cars have indicators that should show a warning on the dash (although as it is a german car indicators for turning rarely work, so the pad wear indicator may be the same!)
Don't be conned into taking it to a main dealer for work, warranty will not be void so long as service is done correctly, something which is unlikely at a main dealer anyway. That fiddle was challenged in court years ago. A friend of mine has to keep going back to his vauxhall dealer coz they don't know what the service includes. My sister got charged for a set on a micra when they had been changed 8,000 miles before (they told her driving at speed on motorways was the cause when in reality that causes less wear)
EBCbrakesdirect.com sell pads for £60 for mini cooper and about the same for discs (that is without looking too hard)
#10
thanks yeah theres meant to be an indicator light
motors done 47000 no previous changes for anything other than back tyres
so i know that the tyres are nearing their time
I'm in edin. looking online at the mo for a local repair
what a way to spend sunday night! cheers for the advice liamf12
missus is a granny driver (motorway mostly)!
#11
orlando
thanks yeah theres meant to be an indicator light
motors done 47000 no previous changes for anything other than back tyres
so i know that the tyres are nearing their time
I'm in edin. looking online at the mo for a local repair
what a way to spend sunday night! cheers for the advice liamf12
missus is a granny driver (motorway mostly)!


Surely you mean the front tyres?

I buy mine from here http://www.ebcbrakesdirect.com/default.asp then get my local garage to fit them.
Would have thought with that mileage you would only need the front disks and pads all round at most.
I buy green stuff pads for the front. They only cost a little more and improve braking. They also stop the alloys getting as dirty.
#12
yeah front tyres - told you I was car clueless.
going to local garage in Dunfermline tomoro
cheers for the advice.
Hotdeals never lets me down!
#13
To give you an idea of parts cost, i bought a set of front brake pads today, for a Mazda 6, for £25.

Labour cost should be no more than an hour :)

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