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  • Posted by brianbree on May 9, 2012 at 7:23 pm

    Until recently our shop has mainly focused on tires and suspension work but alot of our customers have been asking us to do more under hood work such as intake gaskets etc. My question is do most of you charge out say an intake gasket job as a canned job or do you bill these out as each sitiuation dictates. I have done a few of these and it seems you can run into all sorts of issues along the way that you can’t forsee making menu pricing a bad idea on these jobs. Any thoughts are appreciated.

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  • d-stroebel

    May 9, 2012 at 10:54 pm

    I believe those need to be estimated/priced/billed individualy as there are many veriables.

    Just prepair your customer for surprises in that you are giving them an ESTIMATE of the cost of repairs.

  • joecval

    May 23, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    We always bill intakes and most underhood repairs as unique. In other words we look up the labor, parts and fluids as per the vehicle being serviced. We menu price very few things just due to the differences that we come across.