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    Hi

    Im new this club, but Ive loved vauxhalls for a while and love my current signum to bits. Anyway I wanted to know what people thought the best place to get maintenance work done on their vauxhall is in London with competitive pricing?

    I just had a new wiper motor fitted and the windsheild washer resevoir cleaned which all cost £411 at Currie Motors Wimbledon which seems a bit steep.

    Any thoughts? thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by marco View Post
    I just had a new wiper motor fitted and the windsheild washer resevoir cleaned which all cost £411 at Currie Motors Wimbledon which seems a bit steep.

    Any thoughts? thanks
    Oh my god £411

    You could have done that job yourself for the cost of parts.. There are plenty of people on here that would give you helpful advice. Might be worth considering

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    crikey!!! thats exspensive!

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    OMG! The motor is £70ish and takes 30mins to change, the washer bottle clean should cost no more than £20 imo!!
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    Jeez!!! Robbin' Barskets..... Did you get a quote first?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Sig View Post
    OMG! The motor is £70ish and takes 30mins to change, the washer bottle clean should cost no more than £20 imo!!
    Vectra C Wiper Motor on eBay = £24.95 BUY NOW

    Clean Washer Bottle = £0 (take it off the car, use pressured water from hosepipe to clean it through, stick it back on)

    Sorry Marco, I'm really gobsmacked at £411... thats disgraceful
    Last edited by spoons; 29th January 2009 at 19:16.

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    Well do you guys think i should take my bill to vauxhall as this branch of curries motors is an approved dealer and see if its standard to charge this much???

    Or is that a waste of time?

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    Quote Originally Posted by marco View Post
    Well do you guys think i should take my bill to vauxhall as this branch of curries motors is an approved dealer and see if its standard to charge this much???

    Or is that a waste of time?
    It could go either way in my opinion.

    I bet they have charged you correctly for the parts, but built up the bill through labour charges.

    What does it say exactly on your bill? How are the costs itemised?

    Also, you need to be a bit on your toes at the moment as everyone is scratting around for business. I took my little crappy Astra to an MOT centre the other day and the car failed its MOT on 'exhaust condition'.

    First they quoted me £200 for a stainless steel backbox
    Then they quoted me £100 for a normal steel backbox...

    So I took the car away, got the backbox fitted (brand new) for £34.62 !! ... including VAT and labour !

    Took it back and it passed straight away !
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    get a quote off another vx garage then if big difference take it up with vx.mat be good to get part only price

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    ok ill do that thanks but before I do here is breakdown in case this sheds any light on anything....

    it broke down as

    £59 - wiper motor
    £76 - linkage, wiper
    £6.60 filter, screenwash, special screw, expanding rivet

    £216 - Labour

    +vat came to £411.

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