What would you say a fair price/going rate to............

Started by TheTigerUK, November 21, 2022, 12:15

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TheTigerUK

Replace both rear brake calipers.
Replace PS pipes.
Replace steering UJ joint.
Oil change.

None of the above urgent but I would like to keep on top of things.

All parts to be supplied by me so basically labour charges.

I do wish I had a garage and I was young  ;D  ;D
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You can reduce the times by removing/replacing the plastic covers yourself, prior to taking it. 
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TheTigerUK

Quote from: Call the midlife! on November 21, 2022, 13:04You can reduce the times by removing/replacing the plastic covers yourself, prior to taking it.

Back in the day I would of done but now on my back in the cold and wet I would actually rather pay someone else.
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threepot

£300-400 I'd guess. Depends if the tax man is getting his cut too.

If a garage isn't making any money on parts, they want to make a bit more on the labour.

Plus an hours labour in Geordie land is 1/3 of the price of down south, so there are variables galore.

I'd go 4 hours labour at a guess. Depends how corroded everything is.

And how many MR2s they've worked on before, previous experience saves time.

Some incompetent tool could spend 2 days on it, and you might have pads in backwards and a steering wheel that doesn't line up after the UJ swap. He might only be £30 an hour, but that's an expensive f***up right there!


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Quote from: TheTigerUK on November 21, 2022, 14:22Back in the day I would of done but now on my back in the cold and wet I would actually rather pay someone else.
The frunk plastics and spare wheel well I meant, they need to be out for the work on the front.
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TheTigerUK

Quote from: Call the midlife! on November 21, 2022, 16:44The frunk plastics and spare wheel well I meant, they need to be out for the work on the front.

Oh I don't mind them, in fact I quite enjoy having them out as its nice to be able to have a clean around under there.
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