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Re: Aftermarket Warranty for VS - What do you reckon?

Originally Posted by hu88ertvelsat View Post
Sorry to be a PITA but what would you all say is the average Renault main dealer hourly labour rate? I know I could call my locals but they all have switchboards etc and I can't be bothered holding for too long just to ask a 5 second question.

Are the following optional extras worth looking at?

- Airbag
- Air conditioning
- Emissions
The labour rate will vary from dealer to dealer, and will also be dependent upon the local area's economy. 75 per hr upwards to 100 per hr is probably in the ballpark (plus vat of course).

Airbags - I wouldn't pay extra for - they have a recommended shelf life of 15 years, and most of the fault codes are due to worn electrical connections which can be tackled by a competent auto electrician.

Air con - yes, I'd pay for that as even fixing a leak in the system & re-gas can cost a few hundred pounds (here's to the cost of a siezed compressor from Renault...).

Emissions - yes, as this will cover the cat and the EGR system.

Basically, if its a repair which could be dealt with competently by an independent specialist - I'd say don't pay for that cover, but if its an item which either requires Renault-specific parts, or even worse, a Dealer's intervention, then yes, include it if it's not prohibitively expensive.



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