June 2, 2019 at 6:27 pm #89872Tom HamParticipant
On a typical car how much labor time does your shop normally estimate for:
Pad and rotors (2 wheels) __________ ?
Caliper, pads, and rotors (2 wheels) __________?
Thanks in advance!
Tom - Shop Owner since 1978June 4, 2019 at 8:59 pm #89952Sherman BirdParticipant
I never give just one bid. The climate that exists is that current customers feel the need to be in control, even if they haven’t a clue the ramifications of just how important brakes are to life. I get prices on factory parts (most expensive), premium aftermarket parts (slightly cheaper, and then run-of-the mill aftermarket parts (cheapest). Per Terry Greenhut, I give radically differing warranties and let the customer decide on just how long they wish to be warranty covered. In today’s world, warranties are for sale on everything. You would be surprised how many opt for top-shelf factory parts.June 6, 2019 at 9:21 am #90005June 11, 2019 at 9:49 pm #90145June 17, 2019 at 9:43 pm #90335June 26, 2019 at 7:09 am #90597June 26, 2019 at 7:53 pm #90623June 27, 2019 at 6:41 am #90634June 27, 2019 at 12:57 pm #90642June 27, 2019 at 2:25 pm #90645bdalessioParticipantJune 27, 2019 at 2:27 pm #90647July 3, 2019 at 11:09 pm #91116July 4, 2019 at 10:56 am #91125Sherman BirdParticipant
Pad and rotors (2 wheels) 2.0 Tech & 2.6 Charge
Caliper, pads, and rotors (2 wheels) 2.5 Tech and 3.25 Charge
If I am reading this right you are paying the tech less hours than you are billing?
Wow, that’s making money!
Your theft of labor from the tech is deplorable… and you are an example of why I won’t work for anyone!July 10, 2019 at 2:39 pm #91217nctransmissionParticipant
I’m not going to hijack the thread, but he’s not committing “theft of labor” from anyone. He’s adding labor time to his estimate for his shop. The techs who work for him agree to work for what he pays them. I can tell you his numbers, by Mitchell, are more than they would get paid for by the book anyway. Most pad/rotor combos pay 1.0 to 1.8.
If you were in business, with overhead, insurance and employees, you might feel a little different about the opportunity to earn profit on a repair order.July 10, 2019 at 2:40 pm #91219July 10, 2019 at 7:09 pm #91242david GraberParticipant
2 hrs for pads & rotors.
2 1/2 hrs for pads , rotors, and calipers.
2 3/4 hrs for pads, rotors, calipers and hoses.
” If working on a 4 wheel drive truck, and 3/4 ton and bigger, we look up labor time and see if it is more than what we normally charge. And if dealing with rust, we charge extra.
Some euro cars we charge extra labor
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