This is for caradiodoc link pins for Chevy Equinox

Tiny
GOULLIE HORNS
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  • 2005 CHEVROLET EQUINOX
  • 72,000 MILES
Got another estimaste said 70.00 for each side and 60.00 for labor. So 130.00to 260.00. Does that fair price? Just wondering. Thanks for your help Lisa
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Monday, October 17th, 2011 AT 6:58 PM

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Tiny
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Still would like to know which parts we're talking about. $260.00 would be about right for two anti-sway bar links at the dealership. Seems a little high for an independent shop.
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Monday, October 17th, 2011 AT 7:29 PM
Tiny
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Just occurred to me the calculator in my head is out-of-calibration. Most shops have to charge close to $100.00 per hour to cover all the taxes and government regulations. That means they're charging for just over a half hour per side. For this style link, that's rather optimistic. They most likely went according to a "flat rate" guide. That's a book that spells out how long each job should take. As an example, if one link is listed as taking 0.7 hours to replace, they're going to charge you 0.7 hours labor per side even if it really takes them the full hour. If they invested in specialty tools, or if the mechanic is highly experienced or has invested in advanced training, he might get the job done in less than 0.7 hours but you still get charged the same amount. It's like my haircut. I get charged the same price regardless how much time it takes to cut around the bowl on my head.
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Monday, October 17th, 2011 AT 7:38 PM
Tiny
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Well I am suppose to get a call from this shop and give me an est. I will ask him again I swore he said link pin but maybe not. I will let you know. Thanks again for your help
Lisa
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Monday, October 17th, 2011 AT 7:55 PM
Tiny
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hi! I got the done and it was 205.00 s bar I think he said. Thanks again for your help!
Lisa
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Thursday, October 20th, 2011 AT 7:29 PM

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