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Anonymous asked in Cars & TransportationMaintenance & Repairs · 1 month ago

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

Update:

And please calm answers only

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  • 1 month ago
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    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 7
    1 month ago

    First of all, you need to identify the car! 

    Why UK answers only? 

    Parts £183

    Labor/labour £152 

    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

  • F
    Lv 6
    1 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.

  • fuzzy
    Lv 6
    1 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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  • 1 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.

  • Anonymous
    1 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.

  • 1 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 

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