I was just told by my mechanic that to replace the water pump, serpentine
belt and timing belt on my 96 Audi A4 would be $1200. The labor alone ran
over $500. Does anyone know if this is reasonable or not? Can someone
give me an estimate for labor and parts? Also if anyone knows of a link to
a website which lists an estimate for how long this should take to replace,
I'd appreciate it. I'd like to know if they were taking long lunches on my
dime if you know what I mean.
At $100/hour labor, I could see it. If you do it yourself it will
easily take 5 hours. Also bear in mind the time for these jobs is set -
they take them right out of the book. If they can do it in less time,
it's to their advantage because they can schedule more jobs that way.
You still pay the specified labor rate at the specified time.
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