I have not replaced a water pump in years but my old 85 cutlass used
to run alround $150.00 back in ther early 90's The belt is probably
On Sat, 21 May 2005 02:36:14 GMT, mustrang888_8@ yahoo.com wrote:
Quite simply, I would pay what the signs says their hourly rate is.
Generally, 60 minutes or less is the same price. 70 minutes is the
same as 120 minutes. You'll also find shops use a schedule which sets
the times. For example: it might say that it will take 1 hr to remove
the old, and one hour to install the new. That's two hours labor.
Or it might say it takes
1.5 hors to replace the old pump with a new pump, plus
20 minutes to refill the radiator, plus
20 minutes to install the belt.
labor for each being billed separately comes to a total 4 hours
(remember a fraction of an hour is billed as an hour so 1.5 hours
equals 2 hours charged).
These are just ways I have seen it worked in a lot of places. So I
asked once why I got billed so much when two of the jobs were being
done at the same time (the oil was being drained and while that was
being done, the mechanic was working on a brake line. Both were
completed at nearly the same time, so how could I be billed twice as
much time. The mechanic pulled up their schedule on his computer. Two
jobs, each billed as a single job with 1 hour each. And I was actually
out of the place in under an hour. So, I checked around and other
shops did it the same way.
This may be something which individual states have different rules
for, but auto mechanics have a pretty big lobby.
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