Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Pale Rider, 20 Jun 2018.
Not quite halfway right
The tyres I have are 'Premium Contact 6' which are £94.21 fitted from Blackcircles.
Checking the garage bill, I was charged £98.89 a tyre.
Of course, that fiver difference needs to be multiplied by four, but I can't agree an extra £19 in £400 is a 'gouging'.
Take into account the added cost to me of visiting a different garage and there's really nothing in it.
If we are looking for overcharging, I would agree with an earlier poster that £100 a wheel for the brake bits is a lot, although it appears the garage doesn't list labour separately so that £100 is 'fitted'.
120k and its never had a set of discs Call me cynical but they must have been changed at some point or now be too thin to be legal
My understanding is the disc/pad landscape changed when asbestos was largely removed from pads.
The old style pads were rock hard, the discs were the same, which meant they tended to last.
New style pads are softer, these need softer discs to get the required amount of friction, which meant they tended to wear faster.
For simple bread and butter stuff like discs, pads, servicing, fluids etc then I always use a mobile mechanic such as https://www.clickmechanic.com For more complicated diagnostics/work then it is either marque specific independents or playing main dealers off against each other for the best best price.
I'm bored of this game now. You give no/wrong/half information to start a discussion about something you won't even reveal. Then come back with contradictory info, and for what purpose? To brag about how much money you can waste on an old car?
I'm out of this thread, I have better things to do.
[QUOTE 5284904, member: 259"]Not in Belgium it hasn't.[/QUOTE]
It's an EU-wide regulation so Belgium is included. Dealers there cannot insist that servicing is done exclusively by them.
He has revealed the cost...which he is seeking to justify to himself
Will it be revoked after Brexit?
From other articles I've read on this it would appear to be highly unlikely.
I use Quidco when buying tyres from Blackcircles. In your case I could have saved over £26 on the tyres compared to the dealer price.
Air Con re-gas for £100 is ridiculous too - my local garage does this for £30.00
1420 quid? Blimey, they must have big windows in that dealership.
Wiper blades are the new ‘headlight adjustment’ scam, from most MOT places.
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