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odd42 07-09-2013 09:13 PM

Hour labor rate at dealership?
My wife just got charged 150.00 for a battery to be installed. She got ripped off right?! (it is an Audi)

elite56 07-09-2013 09:20 PM

Pretty much. I remember just a few months back 4wheel parts told me they were just under a $100 an hour. I don't remember exactly but somewhere in the 90 dollar range for sure.

RoadiJeff 07-09-2013 09:48 PM


Originally Posted by odd42 (Post 3944414)
My wife just got charged 150.00 for a battery to be installed. She got ripped off right?! (it is an Audi)

Is that one of those that has the battery buried deep in the engine compartment where you sometimes have to get to it via the wheel well or other unconventional methods?

odd42 07-09-2013 09:54 PM

Yup, thanks for making me feel better.

wolfsbone01 07-09-2013 11:09 PM

on average most shops will charge between $80 up to $150 or more depending on the shop and or the service that they are doing. I know one shop here in my town that there normal rate is $90hr, but if you supply the parts that rate goes up to $125hr because they are not making any money on parts. On that note most people don't realize that shops pay a much lower price on parts and then they jack up the price and make a profit sometimes they are making a 100% profit on some parts.

imanotright 07-10-2013 02:37 AM

how much was the battery then?

odd42 07-10-2013 08:11 AM


wolfsbone01 07-10-2013 08:55 AM

odd42 what is sounds like to me is that they charged the price of the battery of $100 and a 1/2hr labor charge of $50, which might seam high in some regards but some labor books with some cars list the battery swap as a 1/2hr job to do even though it might only take 10 to 15mins to actually do.

dukedallas 07-10-2013 09:01 AM

They should list it as "Hourly Labor Rape" not "Hourly Labor Rate"

odd42 07-17-2013 03:20 PM


Originally Posted by dukedallas (Post 3945964)
they should list it as "hourly labor rape" not "hourly labor rate"


ninjaturtle0 07-17-2013 04:59 PM

or list "TOO MUCH" as the rate

CoyoteOn2 07-17-2013 07:03 PM

Maybe the Working Class should be glad that the Auto Repair Profession doesn't fall into the same Class as the Medical or say the Law Profession. Just going into THEIR WORLD and asking a question could run you a $500.00 bill or more, and IF THEY
actually had to do anything Physical, that would cost your first born, or more. Think
about that. They'll drop a $100 bill just to have a guy park their car when they go to
dinner, and NEVER give it a second thought.

sparky 07-18-2013 09:23 AM

Depends where you go. Some auto stores, like Pep Boys, replace the battery for free.

jokerchief462 07-18-2013 09:33 AM

80 -100 hour here in Vegas. They are making money but they have a lot of oevrhead in some places.

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