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      04-17-2019, 05:07 AM   #1
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F55 Mini - front brake pad cost

Our F55 Mini Cooper D is in today and they have sent me a video showing that it needs new front pads. They are quoting 190 which seems a lot for the type of car which has tiny discs.

I have no interest in doing it myself, but wondered what the price should be? The rear pads were replaced for 129 at the same dealer a year ago, and that seems closer to the level I would expect.
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Start from 18 a set, should be an easy DIY:

https://www.autodoc.co.uk/car-parts/...er%5B100%5D=VA
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It will be 80% labour cost in that 190quid.
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90 minutes at ~100 an hour plus parts most likely

Take it to a decent Indy and buy your own parts from Euro or similar
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Thanks for the replies. I had hoped to keep this car maintained entirely by the dealer - we bought an 8 year / 80k mile service pack with it. I accept that labour will make up a fair chunk of the costs, but the same dealer will replace front pads on the previous model of Mini for 115, so 190 still feels high for such small brakes. I am prepared to pay a premium to the dealer, to keep responsibility for the car in one place, but thought this seemed excessive.

I tend not to bother with DIY on our cars. Firstly I don't know how to replace the pads, and I have no particular desire to learn. If it's a quick and easy job then perhaps I should learn, particularly if it saves 150.
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Pads are reasonably easy. My 14 year old has been doing brake services for a while now and nobody has died (yet).

Not sure if the Mini rear calipers require winding back in.
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