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    Default Labour costs a tad high??

    I've just had my Insignia into a main dealer for a replacement DPF pressure sensor, 4 glowplugs and new pads fitted front and back. Parts were £150 (which I'm fine with) but labour costs were £220 (ex VAT)?! That's 4 hours labour to fit 4 pads, 4 glowplugs and a sensor?! Surely 2 hours max?!

    Or am I way off the mark?

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    Default Re: Labour costs a tad high??

    They have set times to fit parts if they do it quicker then they get more done in a day = bonus
    Anytime ive taken a car to ford woman on service desk tells you hours needed for the job and cost there and then.

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    Default Re: Labour costs a tad high??

    Get a quote ftom any other Vauxhall garage.

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    Default Re: Labour costs a tad high??

    Why did you go to a main dealer rather than an independent specialist? If going to a main dealer I'd always ask for an upfront estimate as they can be extortionate (often referred to a stealers). I once took my car for an MOT at a dealership, it failed and they quoted me £800, I performed the work for £250 and probably used better parts than they would have.

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    Default Re: Labour costs a tad high??

    Yeah, I may ring another dealer for an "over the phone" quote on the work. The car is only just out of warranty and I tend to stick to main dealers until then as it seems to keep trade-in valuations on the top end. These guys came recommended as well and I've always found them reasonable. I just think 4 hours for this work is steep (I fitted pads all round on my Supra in an hour myself with stone age tools and no ramp, the glow plugs are all accessible and as far as I know, the DPF sensor is a 5 min plug out/plug in job)

    .... but I may be wrong

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    Default Re: Labour costs a tad high??

    May be worth checking up with another dealer, but I believe dealers normally use standard times when pricing jobs.

    I'm guessing there will be a catch with one of the jobs, because often dealer standard times can be hard to achieve unless you are dealing with the same make of car every day so you know each job already.

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    Default Re: Labour costs a tad high??

    vauxhall did the front pads on my insignia cost £70 they offered 2 prices one with vauxhall parts and one with after market parts, £70 was same price as quick fit. when they do rear brakes i think it will after to go on the computer to reset electronic handbrake so probably charge an hour for that.

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