Independent service price comparison

janza

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Just had my s211 220 estate serviced by an independent in Kent,how does this price compare with your experiences;Total price £508,included;
MOT test,D service,new front discs pads and wear sensor.
-2 discs front,£80
-1 pad front,£49
-1 pad wear sensor,£5
-1 oil filter,£9
-1 fuel filter,£18
-1 air filter,£15
-1 pollen filter,£18
-oil flush,£7
oil sw30 multilife,£39.
MOT £ 48
LABOUR 2hrs=£160
 

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some parts are a few quid over but not worth worrying about, I think the oil choice is a little suspect.

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Did he use MB parts?
The discs, pads & sensors are the same price as I paid from MB, obviously the labour rate is lower though, but I'm saving more by doing it myself. :wink:

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The discs and pads are not original,I don't know about the rest.How much is the main dealer labour rate per hour?
 
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Why is the choise of oil suspect?
 

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The discs and pads are not original,I don't know about the rest.How much is the main dealer labour rate per hour?

Main dealer will charge anything from £80- £120/hour.

Oil does sound a lil on the cheaper side. Otherwise all other prices seems to be ok.
 

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Why is the choise of oil suspect?

I get my oil from GSF and buy fully synthetic for £35 for 4ltrs can (require 2 cans as car needs 5.5 ltrs). Even then just see how it goes and have it changed soon as it would probably get dark/thick alot quicker
 

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None of the prices look out of the ballpark to me. MOT at £48 is not bad value - I am paying £45 in the trade, and I do 20 a month to get that price. £80 per hour is towards the top end for Independent labour rate IMO, but they have only sold you 2 hours, which is very fair for the work done.
 

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It is the spec of the oil that matters,, 229.3 to 5 for diesel
 

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Labour seems high.

Both the local indis I use charge 45 pounds per hour.
 

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The discs and pads are not original,I don't know about the rest.How much is the main dealer labour rate per hour?

I agree that this chap is pricing labour at the top end of Indies, or the bottom end of dealerships. But that is a free market operating correctly - and he has not overstated the time taken. So more expensive than some indies, who will charge as little as £40 per hour. Beyond that it is a matter of what the market will bear where you are - the local dealership is probably much more expensive on hourly rate?
 
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I seem to remember that the local main dealer in Canterbuy had the same hourly rate but I haven't used them for a year or two.Looks like this place is worth staying with then,especially when considering the very friendly service,even offering to drop me off to the railwaystation.
 

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