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Car Servicing Costs in Ireland

  • 02-02-2023 3:37pm
    Registered Users Posts: 352 ✭✭ brokenbad

    God be the days when you could get a full service done on your car for €120........

    Brought my 2016 Rav4 Diesel to a garage for a full service last month - cost €310 although that also included fitting new rear brake pads.

    Hate to see what the main dealerships are charging if independent garages are now looking charging the above?

    "If you don't know who i am.....then maybe your best course would be to tread lightly"

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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,315 ✭✭✭ DoctorEdgeWild

    My local independent here in the UK is £55 an hour labour. (he is particularly good at old cars which is what I usually have) Just to give you an idea to compare with across the water. I source the parts myself as they are hard to get and makes life easier for him.

  • Registered Users Posts: 17,446 ✭✭✭✭ kippy

    It really depends what the service includes. Theres different parts/consumables required at different service intervals.

    310 with brakes isn't a standard' service.

    That said. I've 15 year old diesel car and service cost is around the 200 euro mark. Sometimes less depending on consumables replaced.

    Anything to do with a car is not cheap nowadays.

  • Registered Users Posts: 492 ✭✭ Whatwicklow

    Full service plus rear brakes for €310 wouldn't be bad, it's over €140 for the cheapest parts online. Stick some overhead on that and it's hard to see where the garage makes a buck

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,350 ✭✭✭ Fighting Tao

    Got a full service on a 2019 2L Skoda Superb done yesterday for €200. Nothing extra that warranted a call to check if price was ok was required. I thought it was a good price from a good independent garage.

    I’ll be leaving the 1L petrol Citigo in next week for a full service and will add the cost here too.

  • Registered Users Posts: 207 ✭✭ Tech_Head

    2016 Ford Fiesta - 7 Year Service coming up and set price of €170 at main dealer. Brake pads etc will be extra if required but this is pretty reasonable to me.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,349 ✭✭✭ User1998

    My mechanic charges €35 for a full service if I bring my own parts. So it works out around €75 or so

  • Registered Users Posts: 958 ✭✭✭ gussieg

    That's a rare diamond

  • Registered Users Posts: 776 ✭✭✭ StrawbsM

    2014 insignia serviced today. Cost 370 which included rear brake pads which were 145 supply & fit. Used Opel main dealer

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,350 ✭✭✭ Fighting Tao

  • Registered Users, Subscribers Posts: 13,145 ✭✭✭✭ antodeco

    As a someway link to this thread, anyone recommend a good mechanic in the Lucan/Ballyfermot area? I've given up on my usual guy as he hasn't been responding to any calls/messages and had one of my cars for over nearly 2 months last time.

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