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Hi everyone, If you have been reading my posts then you probably have already read this article in it's original version.

Diagnostic fee or Diagnostic free... If you haven't here it is edited for Brake and Front end magazine.

 

This is the FIRST article for Brake and Front end. I'm pretty proud of it if ya can't tell.

 

What can you do for me... besides reading my posts ??

 

Go to the link that takes you to the article at Brake and Front end and leave a comment at the bottom of the page. Say whatever you would like, but of course it would even better to say something that would encourage the editors/staff to want to print more of my stories... sure would appreciate it.

 

BTW... every article that I am working on that I will eventually send out I let you guys see it first... it's a good feed back as to what I should change or add to the articles. Thanx again... Gonzo

 

Here is the link to my article...

 

Diagnostic...

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Hi everyone, If you have been reading my posts then you probably have already read this article in it's original version.

Diagnostic fee or Diagnostic free... If you haven't here it is edited for Brake and Front end magazine.

 

This is the FIRST article for Brake and Front end. I'm pretty proud of it if ya can't tell.

 

What can you do for me... besides reading my posts ??

 

Go to the link that takes you to the article at Brake and Front end and leave a comment at the bottom of the page. Say whatever you would like, but of course it would even better to say something that would encourage the editors/staff to want to print more of my stories... sure would appreciate it.

 

BTW... every article that I am working on that I will eventually send out I let you guys see it first... it's a good feed back as to what I should change or add to the articles. Thanx again... Gonzo

 

Here is the link to my article...

 

Diagnostic...

 

Nice article, great points that needed to be said.

 

I held a workshop at a shop networking meeting a while ago where we had to calculate the true cost to the shop for one hour of diag time. When you total all the shop costs (tech payroll, information systems, shop overhead, other data bases like IATN & Identifix, scan tools, scan tool updates, meters and other tools) the average among the group was $95.85. Let me repeat; that's $95.85 just to break even for one hour of diag time!!!

 

We need top charge, plain and simple...

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Why is the general public so resistant to paying diagnostic time? If one goes to the doctor you wind up paying for xrays, cat scans, MRI's, lab work, etc. All of that is diagnostic and is not cheap.

 

I totally agree... thanx for the comments. Keep them coming... the more comments the better... Brake and Front end magazine thought it was a great article, I hope I do more of them. Thanx for leaving a comment on the B-Front end page Joe... appreciate it. When you leave a comment on that page the editors then know that they have something others would like to read. The more comments the BETTER.

 

Thanx again. Gonzo

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Why is the general public so resistant to paying diagnostic time? If one goes to the doctor you wind up paying for xrays, cat scans, MRI's, lab work, etc. All of that is diagnostic and is not cheap.

 

 

Why, because too many shops don't charge for diag time, or don't charge enough, or apply the diag charge if the customer authorizes the repair and so on. The problem is not the general public, the problem is us.

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Why, because too many shops don't charge for diag time, or don't charge enough, or apply the diag charge if the customer authorizes the repair and so on. The problem is not the general public, the problem is us.

 

Again, right on the money Joe... Somehow, the "old school" way of charging for our efforts has to be brought up to today's level. I don't have the answer, but I do think getting the word out may make others aware that there needs to be something done differently than what has been done in the past.

 

BTW the next article I'm submitting to Brake and Front end is going to be the one about the "shade tree mechanic" it should go over pretty good. the "views" here on ASO have been really great...

 

great comments... keep them coming.

 

the more posts on B/Front end the better... keeps me in the spot light at the editors desk... LOL..

 

thanx again Gonzo

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Gonzo, I would say your article was a hit since there are already six responses. Or is that all of your friends? :rolleyes:

 

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I know you and Joe, and I think I know or should I say heard one other... but the rest are on there own. thanx for keepin tabs.

Gonzo

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