• June 2, 2019 at 6:27 pm#89872
    Tom Ham
    Participant

    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 1978

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    June 4, 2019 at 8:59 pm#89952
    Sherman Bird
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    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.

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    June 6, 2019 at 9:21 am#90005
    Tom Schmitzer
    Participant

    Typically, 1.5 pads and rotors, 2.5 w/ calipers.

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    June 11, 2019 at 9:49 pm#90145
    Matthew Potter
    Participant

    We use 1.2 for pads & rotors and .2 for each additional caliper. There are always special circumstances depending on the vehicle type though. 

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    June 17, 2019 at 9:43 pm#90335
    David Polsky.
    Participant

    We use 1.2 for pads& rotors, 1.5 if we add calipers. It’s not enough but if we use AllData times we are priced out of the market. Seems like it paid more time 30 years ago.

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    June 26, 2019 at 7:09 am#90597
    Kathleen Purdy
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    We charge 1.5 hours for most front pad and rotor replacements. Rarely replace calipers in Florida but we add .3 per caliper when we do. A brake fluid flush is an additional .7 when replacing just pads and rotors.

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    June 26, 2019 at 7:53 pm#90623
    andy remillard
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    1.5  For pads and rotors, 2.5 for pads and machine the rotors and .5 for each caliper.

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    June 27, 2019 at 6:41 am#90634

    Pad and rotors (2 wheels) 2.0 Tech & 2.6 Charge

    Caliper, pads, and rotors (2 wheels) 2.5 Tech and 3.25 Charge

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    June 27, 2019 at 12:57 pm#90642
    cumminsdoc
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    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?

     

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    June 27, 2019 at 2:25 pm#90645
    bdalessio
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    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!

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    June 27, 2019 at 2:27 pm#90647
    bdalessio
    Participant

    1.75 for discs and pads is our norm for Porsche.

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    July 3, 2019 at 11:09 pm#91116
    Brent Rowe
    Participant

    Pop off style rotors 2.0 hours. calipers usually around .5 per wheel

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    July 4, 2019 at 10:56 am#91125
    Sherman Bird
    Participant

    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!

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    July 10, 2019 at 2:39 pm#91217
    nctransmission
    Participant

    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.

     

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    July 10, 2019 at 2:40 pm#91219
    nctransmission
    Participant

    On a typical car how much labor time does your shop normally estimate for:

    Pad and rotors (2 wheels) ___1.5_______ ?

    Caliper, pads, and rotors (2 wheels) 1.5 + whatever Prodemand suggests and a tad more

    Thanks in advance!

     

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    July 10, 2019 at 7:09 pm#91242
    david graber
    Participant

    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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