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Old 12-10-2015   #1
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How badly did I get ripped off?

Visited McConechy's on Saturday because my brakes were squeaking and also had a knocking noise when going over bumps. I had had that problem before so I had a pretty good idea it was a drop link. Anyway it was confirmed to a problem with the drop link and that there was nothing wrong with the brakes but they gave them a clean and grease.

Took the car in again today to get the drop link done and walked out 162 poorer.

Apparently 60 of that was getting the brakes done...

The last time I got a drop link done it was at a fiat specialist and cost a fraction of that price.

Can someone confirm this is extortionate?
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Re: How badly did I get ripped off?

Yeah I think a pair of drop links is around 20 and then 30mins of labour possibly. So should of cost around 50 in total for changing drop links
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Wow, that is absolutely ridiculous and to be honest, something you could of probably done yourself, i usually get a pair off ebay for something like 9.95 and then just do it myself! Id be a raging bull if anyone tried to charge me that
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Re: How badly did I get ripped off?

Quote Originally Posted by jamiet1992 View Post
Wow, that is absolutely ridiculous and to be honest, something you could of probably done yourself, i usually get a pair off ebay for something like 9.95 and then just do it myself! Id be a raging bull if anyone tried to charge me that


12-15 for a pair when I last done it on our old Stilo, took no more than 30 min while on the driveway, if in the air could have been done in about 10-15min.

However you pays your money, did you shop about before hand or just take it to one place and tell them to do it
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Re: How badly did I get ripped off?

As above, a pair of basic drop links are only 10.
Took me about an hour on the drive way because I'm an ape with minimal tools!
Should take a professional 10 minutes on a lift.
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