The labor will most likely be the same for both and the parts should only be slightly higher to replace all three.
Get estimates from the shops that want to replace one and the other shop that wanted to do all three. The labor hours should be about the same and the parts,(of course), will be a little higher to replace three.
Here is a link to a site called (AUTOMD;
It is a good site for finding repair shop, costs and other automotive related items. It has some limitations as I could not give you an estimate for the bushings. There were not listed in there repair section. It has been around for a while and is reputable. I think any repair shop that has links in the site are a good choice as they weed out the bad ones.
A few tips to look for when picking a repair shop;
A clean and professional look. e.g., Are the techs wearing old t-shirts or uniforms? Do you see old parts piled up in a corner? etc.
One last thing is how the techs s get paid, it is either salary, flat rate or a combination of both. Flat rate is a set amount of time that will be paid for a job and if it takes the tech longer to do the repair than the flat rate they are going to get, the tech looses money. So, they generally rush through jobs to make up for repairs where they lose time.
Salary paid techs are hard to find, but are a much better bet. They will be able to take their time on each repair and don't have to, "Beat the Clock" so to speak.
I hope this information helps. Let me know how it goes.
Monday, March 21st, 2011 AT 5:05 PM