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Old 07-03-2004, 15:26   #1 (permalink)
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Just had a "A" service done on my AUIII, labor cost was $119.85, for what the book says is 48 minutes work. Is this the normal price, or a tad too high.
If $120/hour is normal, might start a ford service centre
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Old 07-03-2004, 19:24   #2 (permalink)
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Shit, in total a service usually costs me about 138 bucks, unless its a major one with brakes etc. But for a general lube etc it shouldnt cost anymore then $140 i dont think.
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Just a standard "A" service, all usual inspections and checks.
Fitted new wiper inserts added injector clean to fuel system, strange that in its self, 'cause the motor is dedicated gas, HTF do they put it in
Yeah seems a bit steep to me.
They have a modern upto date workshop, so no problems with hoists.
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Pffft not bad . a mate of mine just had a baby & took his errr Holden in for a service.
He thought yep Ill do the right thing & told em to fix everything that needed doing.
$916 later for a "Service".
This car is a well maintained 2002 execcutive
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Seem's about normal to me, I mean it's not normal for any Technician to over charge this much for such little work but it's what they all charge,someone is making alot of money.
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true that..........hey just wondering how much would u expect em to charge ya for say cleaning your carby out and putting a carby kit on it?
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Just had a "A" service done on my AUIII, labor cost was $119.85, for what the book says is 48 minutes work. Is this the normal price, or a tad too high.
If $120/hour is normal, might start a ford service centre
An "A" service on an AUIII has a service book time of .8 of an hour.Is the $119.85 the total cost or just the labour.If it's just labour then i would queery it with the dealer.Even Metro dealers don't have a labour rate that high.
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An "A" service on an AUIII has a service book time of .8 of an hour.Is the $119.85 the total cost or just the labour.If it's just labour then i would queery it with the dealer.Even Metro dealers don't have a labour rate that high.
Yeah labour only, parts were extra, and no GST so really labour with GST would be $130 plus
Shit this seems HIGH
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I would seriously go back and queery the labour charge.Something wrong there.


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Well I queried the costs, and they said they would get back to me.
When I rang again four days later they said that the extra cost was for removing and cleaning the gas condenser thingy, so OK i said, then checked under the bonnet, and shit they did a good job, even put all the dust and dirt back on it after they had finished No way did they remove it, but what can I say now. If they do get my next service, I'll be out in the workshop watching every move they make.

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