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    Belt change - took much longer than quoted

    Quick question.

    Renault quoted just under 6 hours for the full belt change, ultimately it took them 8.5 hours. Are they likely to make an attempt to charge me more for the extra time even though the job was priced at £362 before they started? This left me carless overnight and luckily I was able to make use of my work van to get home, could I use this to screw a discount out of them?


    Want to have my ammunition gathered up before I go in.

    Thanks

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    Re: Belt change - took much longer than quoted

    £362........ for a belt change?

    Awaits the crys of "Your timing will be out at that price"

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    Re: Belt change - took much longer than quoted

    Local Renault dealer are running an offer on servicing to get people in through the doors. They are a well respected dealer in the area.

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    Re: Belt change - took much longer than quoted

    Parts cost more than half of that ! They have never done a 1*2 cambelt before then if they gave you that price LOL
    then again if thats what they quoted thats all you should pay there fault not yours , did they do aux belt and all the tensioners too ?

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    Re: Belt change - took much longer than quoted

    What was the reason for it going over?

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    Re: Belt change - took much longer than quoted

    They had bother getting a tensioner out.

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    Re: Belt change - took much longer than quoted

    So you haven't been landed with a larger bill yet ?

    If it's fixed price, then it's a fixed price.

    Their problem it took longer than they assumed.

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    Re: Belt change - took much longer than quoted

    they cant charge you more than what they quoted you due to their incompatence. if they try tell them to beat it.

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    Re: Belt change - took much longer than quoted

    Were both the cambelt and auxillary belt kits changed?

    Seems cheap.

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    Re: Belt change - took much longer than quoted

    Thanks folks, thought that myself. WIll give them s**t about being left carless even though i was already taking the work van home anyway, see what happens.

    Yes, it's for the full cam/aux/tensioner kit.

    A few of the Renault dealers in NI are running these offers to try and increase their service sales.

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    Re: Belt change - took much longer than quoted

    ^+1 seems a really good price

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    Re: Belt change - took much longer than quoted

    Good price that. more than likey doing it just over cost price

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    Re: Belt change - took much longer than quoted

    Im almost tempted to go to Ireland for that deal.

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    Re: Belt change - took much longer than quoted

    Half decent price from a dealer thats may be why its took longer.

    example

    Half price MOTS here £25 - But we will fail it on any tiny bit and rob you to fix it Thats my motto.

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    Re: Belt change - took much longer than quoted

    Quote Originally Posted by davo172 View Post
    Parts cost more than half of that ! They have never done a 1*2 cambelt before then if they gave you that price LOL
    then again if thats what they quoted thats all you should pay there fault not yours , did they do aux belt and all the tensioners too ?
    why have a go at the op just because he got a cheaper price than you? You can get this cheap as I have had mine done by a well known company(and I know the manager)

    Mine cost less than this and they did a proper job

    just because the op got it cheap does not mean its half a job does it !

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    Re: Belt change - took much longer than quoted

    Car back now, running well and it's amazing to finally be free of the whining from the engine caused by a pulley. I asked him about the good price and he said that they were doing whatever they could to get some work, big savings on brakes and belt changes.

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    Re: Belt change - took much longer than quoted

    Is this dealer in Belfast mate? Im in Glasgow...!

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    Re: Belt change - took much longer than quoted

    so they charged you the price they stated then? job done.

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    Re: Belt change - took much longer than quoted

    Yep, £360 in the end, in my glee at it running so well I lost the heart to abuse them for leaving me carless last night. The dealer is Shelbourne Motors, about 30 miles from Belfast.

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    Re: Belt change - took much longer than quoted

    For £360 i would honestly rather they took their time with it than just Friday afternoon it, wouldnt you?

 

 
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