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So today is MOT day. and for the first time since I have owned the car (3rd MOT) it passed first time, but there are a couple of advisories.
There's is a small hole but not a tear in the front left CV joint Boot , so they have advised to change both of these - garage have said this would cost 172 quid
Also the both rear brake discs are worn and pitted so replace these with new brake pads - cost 288 quid.

so can anyone tell me roughly how much I should be paying for this work to be done, would go to an independent garage.lol

thanks for any replies

Ian
 

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£288 for rear discs and pads...lol. Were they made of gold? I asume that was parts and labour...but even so. My OE spec rear discs and pads cost me £78...it was a simple DIY to fit them. About 90 mins tops ...and I cleaned and polished all the mating surface...used red rubber grease and silicone brake grease. I do own a set of piston rewind tools admittedly...but even they are not expensive.
 

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Did you take it to a national chain - somewhere like Halfrauds?

Not the rears, but when I had the front discs & pads done it cost me £77.20 for a pair of Brembo discs (bought from AP Motor Store), and £25.85 for Mintex pads (bought from Camskill). Both include carriage.
I then took them to my local mechanic to fit - £40 + VAT.
Grand total = £151.05.

I'm guessing rears will be even cheaper than this?
 

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Did you take it to a national chain - somewhere like Halfrauds?

Not the rears, but when I had the front discs & pads done it cost me £77.20 for a pair of Brembo discs (bought from AP Motor Store), and £25.85 for Mintex pads (bought from Camskill). Both include carriage.
I then took them to my local mechanic to fit - £40 + VAT.
Grand total = £151.05.

I'm guessing rears will be even cheaper than this?
 

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as i thougfht it was expensive, so independent mechanic it is, now to find one in the town where I live(Clydebank just outside Glasgow) guess trial and error is the order of the day
 

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Try and get a good referral from family, friends, work colleagues etc rather than picking a random mechanic.
Once you find someone you trust, stick with him until he retires. It's what I've been doing for over 20 years now.
 

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Autolusso charge £210 for the rears, £240 for the front...sounds like this is probably a bit OTT based on the above?
 
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