Your question is:"How much should I expect to pay for these services?"
* Some shops have pre-established price lists: speciallists and major chains, such as brake, muffler, and transmission shops, often set a fixed prices for specific jobs
*Flat rates: Most shops base their prices on a flat rate manual, which lists every job that can be done, as well as the amount of time it should take to accomplish the job on a specific vehicle.
* Variable flat rates:Some dealerships price jobs not only by the flat rate manual, but also by the level of skill necessary to do the work properly
* Flat rates and parts combinations: At many chains or departement stores, the technician shares in the profits on the sale of parts.
All of them have their advantages and desadvantages.
You can ask for a written estimate, you can also ask to check the flate rate manual.
Hope this help.
Saturday, February 3rd, 2007 AT 10:48 AM