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Sorry Guys but I have to rant again about the price of new parts,the time has come for my wifes clio to have new pads and shoes, disc's and drums

rear brake drums £ 365.64

shoes £ 75.28

pads £ 52.00

disc' £ 160.00

total £ 577.64 for a cheap French little car ,I know you can buy cheaper patent parts but then there is no point in having a Renault,bear in mind these are wear and tear parts not something special !!!
 

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Sorry Guys but I have to rant again about the price of new parts,the time has come for my wifes clio to have new pads and shoes, disc's and drums

rear brake drums £ 365.64

shoes £ 75.28

pads £ 52.00

disc' £ 160.00

total £ 577.64 for a cheap French little car ,I know you can buy cheaper patent parts but then there is no point in having a Renault,bear in mind these are wear and tear parts not something special !!!
:confused: why can't you buy patent parts if you own a Renault:confused:
 

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I was told by a MOT tester never use Renault discs, so went the £19 each and £9 for pads car shop route, cant tell and difference except they seem to be better wearing.
Winner.
 

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I sympathise with focusphil - I was very bemused lately when one of my alloy wheel centre inserts went 'missing' whilst it was conveniently on a car park.
I found a - as in singular - insert which Renault wanted £34.99 for :crazy:

Suffice to say, I bought 4 imitation ones on ebay for £14 and guess what?
Yup, they don't fit!!!

Am I allowed to put an ebay link on here?
 

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Sorry Guys but I have to rant again about the price of new parts,the time has come for my wifes clio to have new pads and shoes, disc's and drums

rear brake drums £ 365.64

shoes £ 75.28

pads £ 52.00

disc' £ 160.00

total £ 577.64 for a cheap French little car ,I know you can buy cheaper patent parts but then there is no point in having a Renault,bear in mind these are wear and tear parts not something special !!!
I don't think I know anybody that would fit Renault supplied brake parts when the after market ones are so good and so much cheaper. Try Eurocarparts or GSF for Brembo parts at a fraction of that price.
 

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Yep,aftermarket brake parts can be as good as OE spec (or better) as Renault don't make their own brakes,that is trusted to companies like Bosch,ATE,Bendix etc and they all offer aftermarket parts at a fraction of the cost of genuine ones.

The genuine parts are only a rip off because people think that they have to buy them or they think aftermarket parts are all poor.

As for the eBay 'bargain wheel centres',you really ought to know better,eBay is littered with poor quality imitation parts.:rolleyes:
 

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Were these prices originally quoted including labour?
 

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Sorry Guys but I have to rant again about the price of new parts,the time has come for my wifes clio to have new pads and shoes, disc's and drums

rear brake drums £ 365.64

shoes £ 75.28

pads £ 52.00

disc' £ 160.00

total £ 577.64 for a cheap French little car ,I know you can buy cheaper patent parts but then there is no point in having a Renault,bear in mind these are wear and tear parts not something special !!!
:eek: one hell of a mark up.
 
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