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Old 03-23-2002, 12:21 PM
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Mike Murrell Mike Murrell is offline
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There are published labor guides that shops generally follow.

There's more to fixing a car than just paying a mechanic. Among other things:

- The owner needs to get paid.
- The service writers/admin./parts folks need to get paid.
- There's the lease on the building
- Insurance of all varieties, especially the litigation type
- Tools of the common and not so common variety
- Education
- And the list goes on

Bottom line - if the book time is 2 hrs. and the tech. does it in 20 mins., you pay 2 hrs.

Mike Murrell
1991 300-SEL - Model 126
M103 - SOHC
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