Main dealers can get way with blue murder.I replaced a set of pads on a customers 58 reg cls diesel car a couple of weeks ago he didnt want to pay rivervale merc rates. O.E pads sourced at £37 and i charged £30 fitting actually easier to fit than a 156. Merc wanted £170 but that did include a free valet!
Alfa alternators are two a penny nowadays they can be had on ebay at £25 when ive too many i sling them away.I would feel guilty charging £300 to replace an alternator on a 2.0 litre.
We are in a recession people only put up with being shafted once then go elsewhere.
Last edited by jim hazell; 28-12-12 at 19:58.