In UK is it normal for a replace burn out clutch to cost £183 with labour for it to cost £334 for a '7 hour job', or are they deliberately ?
using an elderly lady car owner as a cash cow?
Please UK answers only
And please calm answers only
- Robert JLv 71 month agoFavorite Answer
Yes. £200 to £350 is a very good price.
It's a fairly major job and it can easily cost two or three times that with some vehicles.
The engine and gearbox usually need to be separated & the whole lot may need removing from the vehicle to do that.
And if you consider some main dealers charge £300 or more for a routine annual service that has next to no mechanical work - plus parts - it's a bargain!
I do most of my own maintenance, but I do not have the equipment required for a clutch replacement - and I'd be very happy with that price range.
One of my relatives just paid almost £700 for the same thing on an SUV...
- M.Lv 71 month ago
First of all, you need to identify the car!
Why UK answers only?
So labour must be £20 per hour??
In USA labor is around $100 per hour!
-USA engine overhaul mechanic and general automotive mechanic since 1972
- FLv 61 month ago
My car might need a clutch soon. If anyone wants to do it for £334 I will drive it there even if you are at the other end of the country.
Realistically I’ll be relieved if it comes in under £1000.
- fuzzyLv 61 month ago
Depending on the vehicle the parts bill alone can be well over $1000. Many modern cars have dual mass flywheels & some manufacturers advise replacing these at the same time.
That price looks pretty good t ome
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- ELECTRIC LESLv 61 month ago
This must be with an independent garage / mechanic, not a main dealer. £334 for 7 hours labour is reasonable and if it incudes VAT it is a bargain.
- Anonymous1 month ago
You're an arrogant fool. First for requiring: "UK answers only", and secondly for thinking people shouldn't be paid for their work.
Just because you don't have a job or a menial one at best, doesn't mean a professional should not be paid a fair price for their work.
The price you were quoted is more than fair in any first world country.
- boy boyLv 71 month ago
majority of garages charge at least £55 an hour ..thats the cheapest ..people like VW ..BMW charge £100 + per hour ..my sons clutch replacement for his renault van was £1200 + vat ...cash cow? welcome to the 21st century