Understanding an Auto Repair Estimate
Have you ever been confused when looking over a car repair estimate? Here are tips on how to understand an auto repair estimate.
“Repair estimates can be confusing. You need to understand the common language shops use, and how to decipher a typical estimate/invoice. It is very important that you analyze the components making up the grand total, to avoid getting ripped off.
All estimates should include a clear breakdown of:
- the parts to be used and specific prices
- labor charges
- miscellaneous charges (like shop supplies)
- flat fees (those not broken down into parts and labor)
- a summary of the total estimate
COMPARE EACH MAJOR COMPONENT TO THE BREAKDOWN ON YOUR AUTO MD ESTIMATE. Again, AutoMD.com sets the benchmark for: 1) how many hours it should take to fix 2) average local labor rate/hour 3) what the total labor component costs 4) what parts cost 5) estimated lowest price in your area.
Dissecting an Auto Repair Estimate:
Your written estimate will typically include the following Basic Repair Estimate Components:
- Customer/Vehicle Information
- Miscellaneous Charges
- Flat Fees
- Summary of Charges” To read the entire article click here.
Customers that are looking for an auto repair shop you can trust Wayne’s Automotive Center is the place. For more information contact Wayne’s Automotive Center at 775-525-9366 or visit waynesautocenter.com.