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Service and maintenance at very HIGH price...

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Service and maintenance at very HIGH price...

Postby daveuk » Sat Jan 09, 2016 11:33 pm

HI all,

I've been to a garage (Specialized on Jag but not Dealer) and they charge me 210 pounds for a basic checks (oil, screen liquid).

Do you think it's a good price? I could have been done myself replace oil and change liquid.

I recently bought the car so I thought that should be better go the first time but honestly didn't worth the cost.

I apparently need to fix some things like:

-Front lower fishbone
-Front lower shock absorber
-Front wheels bearing

Do you think that 800 pounds (VAT included) is a good price or I could have cheaper service?

Thanks in advance
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Re: Service and maintenance at very HIGH price...

Postby MGBV8 » Sun Jan 10, 2016 1:21 am

Good for them?
For you... not really.
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Re: Service and maintenance at very HIGH price...

Postby old del boy » Sun Jan 10, 2016 2:26 am

No it's not a good price but if you were prepared to pay them do this simple work then they probably think you will swallow the cost of the other work required , maybe you should take your cat to somewhere else and get quotes for each individual job or the whole lot and see what quotes you get , it's either that or get familiar with the workshop manual and try a bit of diy ;)

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Re: Service and maintenance at very HIGH price...

Postby david » Sun Jan 10, 2016 2:37 am

It seems expensive to me too.
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Re: Service and maintenance at very HIGH price...

Postby babulio » Sun Jan 10, 2016 8:29 am

Too high - yes.
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Re: Service and maintenance at very HIGH price...

Postby stevemc » Sun Jan 10, 2016 9:43 am

daveuk wrote:HI all,

I've been to a garage (Specialized on Jag but not Dealer) and they charge me 210 pounds for a basic checks (oil, screen liquid).

Do you think it's a good price? I could have been done myself replace oil and change liquid.

I recently bought the car so I thought that should be better go the first time but honestly didn't worth the cost.

I apparently need to fix some things like:

-Front lower fishbone
-Front lower shock absorber
-Front wheels bearing

Do you think that 800 pounds (VAT included) is a good price or I could have cheaper service?

Thanks in advance


sounds expensive but does that include all the parts as well if it does price them up then deduct from the £800 you will then get the true labour cost
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Re: Service and maintenance at very HIGH price...

Postby daveuk » Sun Jan 10, 2016 10:55 pm

Do you know a good garage in south east London?
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Re: Service and maintenance at very HIGH price...

Postby naki_k » Mon Jan 11, 2016 12:22 am

Was that the Surrey Jag centre?
That's the only one in south London I know that generally gets good reviews from enthusiasts.

Ask them for a breakdown of the costs, so you can understand what exactly you would be paying for. If they refuse, then you know something is up.
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Re: Service and maintenance at very HIGH price...

Postby daveuk » Mon Jan 11, 2016 1:00 am

Well... I went there and that's their cost.

I got the quote with detail but the item thst cost more is 5 hours man work at 70 pound per hr plus VAT.
Is it usual to pay that price?

I also.found something weird when I get there for 10k service, the gentleman showed me a pristine list but when I get there to collect the car he asked me 50 pounds more for no reason, only saying that the price list and website are old... what?

I don't this that's fair, I usually pay what expected or get called if something is different.
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Re: Service and maintenance at very HIGH price...

Postby old del boy » Mon Jan 11, 2016 1:33 am

daveuk wrote:Well... I went there and that's their cost.

I got the quote with detail but the item thst cost more is 5 hours man work at 70 pound per hr plus VAT.
Is it usual to pay that price?

I also.found something weird when I get there for 10k service, the gentleman showed me a pristine list but when I get there to collect the car he asked me 50 pounds more for no reason, only saying that the price list and website are old... what?

I don't this that's fair, I usually pay what expected or get called if something is different.


The Surrey centre is a top independant jaguar workshop and 70 ph is about right , the local main dealer is around a 100 quid , to be honest the way forward if you want to get someone to do the work but not pay through the nose is to source the parts you need yourself and approach any garage off the main road and ask how much to fit , this helps as some don't want the hassle of sourcing parts that may not be readily available , this is how i got the difficult jobs done on my cars , you don't need a jaguar specialist for most jobs and any garage will be able to do the work , save places like the surrey centre for the more technical problems , lighter routine jobs such as servicing you should do yourself as most of us do , there really is nothing difficult about it and you don't need ramps and lots of fancy tools , although i'm not averse to spending money on fancy tools , bit like women and shoes really , you can never have enough good tools and they'll save you money in the long run , well that's what you tell the missus ;)

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