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Brakes on a Renault Trafic van

I have just been quoted the following prices (by a Renault dealer) to replace the brakes on my van:

Front pads: 141.32
Rear pads & disks: 422.20

These prices seem very high - is this usual for Renault repairs?

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Re: Brakes on a Renault Trafic van

Yes like all main dealers their prices will be exesssive.

I reckon you could half those prices using a decent independent.

If the vehicle is still under warranty use a VAT registered garage.
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Re: Brakes on a Renault Trafic van

You will probably obtain the parts much cheaper yourself through a motor factors and having a local mechanic fit them, or an independent garage.
Bear in mind though that with commercial vehicles most parts are a lot more expensive as they are subject to very high mileages and harder wear and tear, and so have to be made much more durable (= expensive).
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Re: Brakes on a Renault Trafic van

Hi, I do my own so I'm lucky.
Front pads cost about 50. Job done in 1 hour, both sides. Pistons [2] on each caliper just push back in. I use a G clamp..
Rear discs have a double bearing in them They cost about 110 each. You need a 36mm socket they might be tight on the stub shaft. Knock them off with a steel bar and hammer or a slide hammer. You have to disconnect the handbrake cables, take pads out, re-assemble caliper and then take caliper off. Job time about 1.5 hours each side. Rear piston screws back in, one each side. Look for splits in the dust covers. They are a **** to change. Good luck. grstools.
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Re: Brakes on a Renault Trafic van

Those prices are ridiculous,type your reg number into the Eurocarparts site and that will give you the prices that you can get the parts for and go from there,I think you'll be shocked by the savings that you can make even if you have to pay someone else to fit them!.
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