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Hey guys, wondering if I purchase roters/pads from an online store, like overnightautoparts, or bmwoem, how much do you think it will cost me to get them install at a regular mechanic, not the Stealership...but just regular labor.
Whats the labor rate cost, since I will have the parts...and how long does it usually take to put the front roters and pads on...
I know how to do it, but im lazy and would rather pay....dont have that kind of time.
I was charged about $110 in labor charges + Taxes. The parts cost me like $130 + Taxes. Usually Bimmer certified rates are $90/hr and they usually do it in one hour but you maybe charged a little more...I mean its not a fixed time limit....he can always say it took him some time to figure out some thing yada yada.
lol, i'd rather buy 2 ceramic pads, 2 discs, for 80-100 bucks and pay someone 100 to replace them. Just dont have the time, if it was a few months from now, sure...i'd be able to do it. but not for the next few months. maybe i can just hold off. but i dont care if labor is 100 bucks, i care when the stealership tells you its 600 for fronts, when the total for the parts are 90 bucks.
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