Thanks very much. It is always great to hear when the work really helped someone. That, "Thank You", is the best donation you can give.
The following estimate is to replace the timing belt and water pump. I do not know how much overlap labor there is for other items you might ask the repair shop you go to if they can help with that to have a good, "Plan of Attack" for your car. If you don't have a repair shop you go to yet. This site can help you find reputable repair shops near you.
Some pointers for finding a good repair shop;
Does it look clean and reasonably tidy?
Do the employees carry a professional attitude/ e.G. Do the techs wear t-shirts or uniforms?
Is the equipment in the shop old and outdated or well kept and not outdated?
Try to find a shop that pays its' Techs a salary wage instead of just Flat Rate.
Lastly your first instinct is a great sense for anything that you have to have some faith in.
Once you find a shop, stay with them. Car repair is tough, things sometimes happen and even the best shop and or tech, can make mistakes. The advantage to being a "Loyal Customer", is the give and take always comes back around. Repair shops do favor customers that try to understand how tough car repair is.
There is an old saying about the cost of car repairs and how people complain;
The human body has not changed in thousands of years. Cars change constantly and they are more variations and manufacturers every day.
So, why don't people complain about their Drs' bill like they do their repair bill?
Here is Estimate;
Approximately 6-7 Hours of labor @ $75/Hr, with parts costing $200.00=$725.
Thanks again and let me know if you need anything else.
Sunday, February 20th, 2011 AT 1:49 AM