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  1. WOW! I think I will steer clear for a while longer. Somebody has to sort this out!
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  2. I don't think shops should consider other shops in their market area when setting prices. In addition, while overheard costs may differ from shop to shop, that should not be the only thing that is considered when setting labor and part margins. Yes, a shop with a low overhead is different from a shop that has just invested in new equipment and added 3 bays. However, a job is worth what a job is worth. And that may mean that the shop with the lower overhead has an advantage and will make more money as compared to a shop with a higher overhead. But just because a shop has low overhead,
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  3. I am not going to pile on, but I came from outside the industry and I have always believed that if 10-15% of your clients don't walk because "your price is too high" then you aren't priced high enough. We provide excellent service, and we don't have ANY technicians on staff who have less than 5 years experience in the automotive world. I HATE giving a quote prior to looking at a vehicle, and it's because every car is different. Are you recently relocated from NJ with your 5 year old chevy equinox? It's a rotbox, and I have the spend 3x the labor time to get your rusty crap apart? That sho
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  4. The biggest issue with our industry is the inconsistency with pricing and labor charges. And not just around the country; even in local areas. After 41 years as a shop owner I will stand by my conviction that we have not charged enough and we have ALL suffered because of it. I do see changes on the horizon, but not enough shops are willing to charge what they are worth. I met an A rated Diesel Tech through a friend of mine, working on trucks in New York. His rate of pay: $45.00 per hour. GOOD FOR HIM! By the way: Shop's Labor rate: $199.99 per hour.
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