Re: 2004 Freestar heater core R&R How To
The dealership can do this in a couple hours or less, but you will be charged for the entire flat rate time- which I think is not fair esp when labor rates are 150/hr. Yes the mechanic needs to make money- but if I charge my employer for 12 hours for an 8 hours day work just because I did 12 hours work- that would not fly.
If you had surgery and the surgeon said "this will take 2 hours"- and it was much less complex and took 30 min, and you were charged for 2 hr anesthesia, 2 hr OR time, 2 hr of surgeons time, it would not fly. Only mechanics can get away with this- and itis not right. Before everyone jumps on me, I worked for a buick dealership to finance my way thru college so I know all the reasons behind it.