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Old 02-04-2013, 03:17 AM
jgroarke jgroarke is offline
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Brake pads change

Just coming up for a service and the computer shows rear brake pads up for change soon. If I believe the computer ...

Question:

Local BMW dealership (where I get a free service :-) will charge me 220 to change the rear pads. I know I can get the pads from their spares department for approx 80. That leaves 140 for labour. I know they charge a lot, but that seems extreme.

I called my local garage, who quoted approx 40-50 for the labour costs.

The question is, why would I get BMW to do this, when I can shave nearly 100 off that labour cost? Do BMW do anything special along with changing the pads? I can't believe it's that hard, I did (in my earlier years) change pads on my trusty Orion, but I can't be arsed these days to mess about.

Any advice?

Thanks!

J
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