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      07-07-2019, 05:20 AM   #1
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Mechanic charges

Hi All,

Just tried an independent specialist after our normal mechanic couldn't diagnose the engine hesitation.

The indy diagnosed dud coil pack on cyl 3 - ended up doing all plus plugs - happy.

Just returned for a scheduled service and the itemised invoice includes amongst other things

Removal and replacement Air Filter - 30mins /$77.00, same for cabin filter.

Given I can change it myself with a ring spanner in 11mins I'm feeling a bit unhappy about this.

Do others use indies who charge in blocks like this, allocating a min time even for a very simple brief task?

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      07-07-2019, 06:12 AM   #2
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I just always tell them I'll do the filters myself & buy them at the local auto parts store or amazon.

Looks like he is charging $150/hr. To answer your question the dealers & some Indy shops I've used charge book time. Some Indy shops charge actual time.
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