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June 9, 2013, 1:48 pm

Elizabeth M
 

Question: cost OF TYPE OF LABOR FOR FOLLOWING

I waisted 200.00 dollars on sparg plug, engine degreaser,ignition plugs, air filter, oil filter, 5 quarts of oil, mass air cleaner, sensor cleaner. provided all material and the mechanic charge me additonasl 200.00 dollars for labor is the okk cause it seems too much all is the the average cost


June 11, 2013, 5:24 am

Elizabeth K
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Mechanic labor fees are high, and many mechanics don't like working with used parts, or parts that customers have supplied. For instance, you have provided a used EGR valve, but what about the EGR gasket? The mechanic still has to stop working and go buy a part from the part store, but now he's not getting paid for that time (if he bought the parts himself, he would have gotten a discount on them, and that would have compensated him for his time).

Plus, often when customers supply their own parts, the problem is misdiagnosed. Then when the engine does not work properly, they don't want to pay for the proper repair.

Plus, yes, mechanics charge a lot of money. But their tools cost A LOT and they have to train constantly to keep up with new technology.

So I think $200 is a fair price, but you may want to get another estimate from another mechanic to see if you can get a better deal somewhere else.


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