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Belt change - took much longer than quoted

Discussion in 'Clio Discussion' started by Racingblue182, Aug 7, 2012.

  1. Racingblue182

    Racingblue182

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    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
     
  2. Cookson

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    £362........ for a belt change?

    Awaits the crys of "Your timing will be out at that price"
     
  3. Racingblue182

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    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.
     
  4. davo172

    davo172 ClioSport Club Member

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    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 ?
     
  5. Revels

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    What was the reason for it going over?
     
  6. Racingblue182

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    They had bother getting a tensioner out.
     
  7. TheEvilGiraffe

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    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.
     
  8. yeecup

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

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    Were both the cambelt and auxillary belt kits changed?

    Seems cheap.
     
  10. Racingblue182

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    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.
     
  11. J6PKP™

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    ^+1 seems a really good price
     
  12. lemonnobby

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    Good price that. more than likey doing it just over cost price
     
  13. Danny_172

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    Im almost tempted to go to Ireland for that deal.
     
  14. Andyrg@ ClioTurbo

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    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 :wink: Thats my motto.
     
  15. plymcl172

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    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 !
     
  16. Racingblue182

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    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.
     
  17. Danny_172

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

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    so they charged you the price they stated then? job done.
     
  19. Racingblue182

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    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.
     
  20. Danny_172

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    For £360 i would honestly rather they took their time with it than just Friday afternoon it, wouldnt you?
     
  21. Racingblue182

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    Fair point, anyway, all's well that ends well and all that.
     
  22. Danny_172

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    Im sorley tempted to come over and have this done at the end of the month..
    could take her to the Titanic musem!
     
  23. Luke01071991

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    That's a really good price, I need my dephaser done and for that and a cam belt I was quoted 600 quid although the cam belt hasn't long been done on my clio
     
  24. daveski

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    Some of the specialists on here charge sub £400 for a belt change.

    Its not that cheap.
     
  25. mgoode180566

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    Does the 182 cup have the full aux tensioner ?
     
  26. daveski

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    Yes. Its only the non aircon cars that don't.
     
  27. yeecup

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    did u say your in glasgow? why not just go to swr autos in stirling? they charge 380 iirc for both belt kits using genuine renault parts and are highly recommended, lots of people including me from scotland have used them.
     
  28. Dan519

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    decent price, LOL at taking that long though.how many lunchbreaks did they have?
     
  29. Danny_172

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    I did indeed mate... I think ive heard of SWR actually! I gather their pretty good? £380 sounds very decent!
     
  30. Danny_172

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    Which ones?

    Could you name them please?
     
  31. Arran_

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    Surely plus petrol/boat etc from Glasgow you'd be cheaper just doing it here?
     
  32. Danny_172

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    I would be mate but she want's to go to Ireland anyway so was factoring that in... Stirling is ideal tbh. If its around £380 then fair enough i can live with that..

    Kenny Brown motorsports in Hillington Estate are a bit on the expensive side!
     
  33. vxt172

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    That's a bloody bargain whichever way you look at it, nice one.
     
  34. yeecup

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    380 for both belt kits
     
  36. daveski

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    Diamond Motors do.

    Check the trader sections.
     
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    That's the one I was thinking of!
     

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