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Understanding Automotive Repair Pricing

Understanding Automotive Repair Pricing

There’s No Standard For Hourly Automotive Repair Pricing in the Industry Typically (but no always), auto centers will calculate their automotive repair pricing by the hour using a labor guide or by the job performed. The labor guide lays out a simple equation for billing based on the job performed (Time Worked x Type of Job = Hourly Rate). For example, let’s say you need to have your thermostat repaired. The labor guide calls for thermostat work to be billed at $100/hour and it takes the technician just over 40 minutes to repair, or roughly .7 hours, giving you a total labor cost of $70. Using Repair Complexity as The Pricing Method vs. A Labor Guide In contrast, the practice of charging by the job takes a few more factors into account. Auto centers come to their prices by factoring in the difficulty of the job, their exp ... read more

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