No wonder people hate going to the dealer… I had a customer stop in the other day with a printout of an estimate to rotate and balance the tires and perform a 4 wheel alignment.
He said take a guess as to how much they want. I said hmmm… $250? Then he handed me the estimate. I was shocked when I read they wanted $432!
My customers Mini Cooper is a 2010 with only 9300 miles on it. The whole job will take at the most 1.5 hours to complete if you’re a total slug. That’s $288 an hour with tax. Is the ultimate driving machine worth the ultimate labor rate? I don’t think so.
We charge $166 for the same exact service. I’ll have it done in about and hour and a half.