My Renault Megane '01 hatch is at 61k and even though
I've heard 75k was the original specified interval for the
01 Megane from my visit to a local dealer for a service
over the weekend I heard they have pulled it back to
around 55k because of issues with some tenioners loosening
earlier than expected. So basically I need to get my timing
belt replaced asap and I was wondering if folks up here
have typical estimates of what typically one might pay
for a timing belt replacement of such a class of car.
I haven't yet checked with the dealer because I'd like to
get a feel for what folks are generally paying before he
hits me with a quote. Also I am based in the West of
Ireland so I am hoping that labour costs might be marginally
cheaper than city centre Dublin garages.
I understand from googling that the water pump is typically
replaced at the same time as the timing belt so I would
be getting both done at the same time and paying VAT
on top of labour, etc.
Any ballpark estimates on what you folks have paid or
friends may have paid. Doesn't need to be specifically
the Renault. I imagine Renault procedures are middle of
the road (no pun intended) as far as servicing costs go.
Also has anyone got this operation done by a non-dealer
garage with a savvy mechanic ?