Wow, so you're all pissed off about paying R9000 for a major service, cambelt AND 4 brake pads?? Buy a Volkswagen next time and we'll see. They'd charge you that much just to tell you you need new brakes.
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FIAT: New shoes for back, R1600. AutoZone, Opel shoe slightly ground to fit: R320
Fitment free if you have a jack and enough strength to counter-screw.
and that was before my discs even entered the equation. Dunno about the Renault OP had, but my fiat experience has taught me a lesson. When the throttle sensor went, It needed a new throttle body. FIAT: R4000, 3 weeks wait. UK: £50 + Fedex in two days.
Sorry, local representative importers (Imperial eg) just don't cut it. My Renault in 2000 went through a tyre once: size was almost unique, making a dunlop the only available replacement, at R790. In 2000. Never again.
FTR: Cambelt service on my Isuzu, R1800 in 2007.
My BMW is out of motorplan at the end of November. It's probably gonna be costly. However they have replaced the following in the last few months under motorplan: Front and Rear Discs (+/-R4500); Clutch (+/-R12000), Power Steering Pump, Aircon blower
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R3000 for a cambelt service sounds too cheap. I have a Renault Megane F1, and the cambelt service was R7000. And it doesn't matter if its the Sport, diesel or normal megane, thats what a cambelt service costs - they all use the same cambelt.
No dealer will ever include brakes as part of a major service. Its something that you ask for or they tell you when the discs/pads are worn enough. R3000 for discs and pads are also not a lot. Ask a few BMW drivers what services like those costs. I spoke to a guy who has a Navara who's clutch needed replacement just after the maintenance plan expired. R40 000 - yep 40k. So count yourself lucky that the numbers you gave are on the lower end.
Incidentally, phoned my buddy at the renault workshop. Front pads are about R600, rear pads about R500, and discs about R1200 a set. Not sure how you could buy everything for R800?????