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    I have a Mr.Clutch question - would you use them for a clutch replacement over (say) a main dealer or a competent independent garage? The clutch on my father-in-law's Astra is slipping, and I won't touch it with a barge pole - and the main dealer is well expensive. I got a quote from Mr.Clutch for £450 incl everything, which I thought was quite good. Maybe.

    Call it the Kwik Fit syndrome (i.e. potential for rip-off), but I'm reluctant to book it in.

    Anyone got any experiences (either way)?

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    A few years ago a friend of mine had a Renault 19 16v and the clutch went. Garages were talking 700 quid to fix it, Mr Clutch i Luton did it for £290, and the car was fine for the rest of the time he owned it(about 18mths)

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    they do them every day..and on cost alone are better than a main dealer..( lower labour rates)

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    £450 sounds high to me. But then again, I wouldn't pay anyone to do it. I'd do it myself.

    If only they were the same as Astra's of old, you could do a clutch change in 20 minutes without removing the gearbox.

    Those were the days...

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    did mine in a car a few years ago and it was fine for the following 2 year i had the car and as far as i know its still the same clutch in the car now..

    there cheaper due to them remaking the clutch themself saving you money

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    I would dare say that the majority of the expense is labour, with part cost fairly low relative to total job cost.

    I changed the release bearing in my old Vec B and it was a pain in the posterior, as it was lengthy and boring to do... not too difficult, just boring

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    I wont touch Mr clutch with a barge pole proper cowboys and con men

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    ive used them b4 and have had no trouble,mind you it was in a fraud escort

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