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Cost of new front brakes

Discussion in 'Problems, Fixes, Tips...' started by Victoria, Sep 5, 2014.

  1. Victoria

    Victoria Copenworld Newbie

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    Hi everyone,
    I have a 2007 Copen which apparently needs new front brakes. Kinghams of Croydon in Surrey have quoted £508 + VAT. Seems so much. Any idea if this is reasonable?

    :think:
     
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  2. dsb

    dsb Copenworld Regular

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    sounds incredible if it's just the brake discs/pads.
    bought new pads and discs myself (spent a fair bit on ventilated ones but not really necessary) and had them fitted for under £200 by my local garage.
    could have it done for around £150 if I'd bought more simple discs.
     
  3. Victoria

    Victoria Copenworld Newbie

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    Thank you for this information, it is helpful to know how much pads & discs cost you. I think the whole units need replacing, but I am not sure and I will check now :)
     
  4. trustafox

    trustafox Copenworld Guru

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    Although not directly related, Honda charge about £350 per axle for pads/discs. Got the info for when I did my mum's Civic last year. I changed all discs and rear pads for easily under £100. If I had done the front pads it would only have been about £100 then.

    So £500 for a Copen is ridiculously, unless everyone where you live are upper middle class, even the Aldi workers!

    I know you can pads for around £30 and just looked at ebay and you can get them all for around £50. So £450 for fitting? They could do your job and go home for the rest of the day.

    Its an easy job. I have some photos on here of my progress of taking the calipers off when I was checking them not long after having the car.
     
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  5. trustafox

    trustafox Copenworld Guru

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    what do you mean ventilated? the fronts are ventilated.
     
  6. dsb

    dsb Copenworld Regular

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    as in the discs have holes drilled in them rather than being solid.
     
  7. trustafox

    trustafox Copenworld Guru

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    Ok I see. Be careful they don't crack. Thats why they do dimples now. Although I don't think copen has that much braking power to give you worries.
     
  8. Lotuseater

    Lotuseater Copenworld Regular

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    Eurocarparts, discs £27.94 each and the pads from £14 to £32, for the set of 4. Add on an hours labour, maybe an hour and a half and you have a bill of no more that £190. And that's with the more expensive pads!
     
  9. Victoria

    Victoria Copenworld Newbie

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    Boy, I feel so relieved to have got all this information. Thank you!
     
  10. Victoria

    Victoria Copenworld Newbie

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    Great, thanks so much. I will quote them these figures, really appreciated.
     
  11. Coolcarbon

    Coolcarbon Copenworld Newbie

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    Sounds like another garage trying to rip off someone they believe to be naive as to the costs of motoring..:mad:

    My wife took her Copen to a local garage to have a cat re-installed (the previous owner had taken it out and failed to tells us).

    They quoted £1200.00 to sort the exhaust, just replacing the cat, not a full system!!

    Found somewhere in the next town who did the whole job inc.the unit...£250.00

    Shysters...! :mad:

    Be careful out there folks!
     
  12. hiramscodd

    hiramscodd Copenworld Regular

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    Hard to find a good reliable garage these days.If you get one keep in with them.

    Sadly there are too many rip off merchants out there.I got caught out last yr with MOT 1 day left on it , had to rush it ,local garage did the work n pulled my pants down charged a fortune for a wheel bearing that only lasted 5000 miles ,must of been made out of old bean cans:eek::eek:

    Took it to my normal mechanic who charged half the price but did both sides!!! 25000 miles later still fine.

    Lesson learned
     
  13. Klausanta

    Klausanta Copenworld Member

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    Hi Victoria

    Whatever you do take my advice and steer well clear of Kinghams of Croydon.

    I don’t have time to write what I really feel about those people as it would take me far too long but, be aware that they charge £99.50 (plus V.A.T. @ 20%) for labour and their parts cost are astronomical. As an example, they quoted me £4,362.90 for the sensors to repair my roof although they could not provide me with the related part numbers.

    Although the mechanic was actually a nice guy, the rest of them are the most disorganised, bitchy, sarcastic, uncaring bunch of XXXXX I have ever had the misfortune to deal with!

    KS
     
  14. Number6

    Number6 Copenworld Veteran

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    WRT the brakes, the cost of in Ireland is:

    Rotors / disks - E85
    Pads - E30
    Rear brake shoes - E40
    Labour - Roughly 2 hours @ E50 / hour

    Total - E200
     
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