Car repair cost will depend on a lot of factors. Of course, what is being replaced drives the end price, but so does the labor hour charge and how that labor is calculated. Here are some tips on costs and what you can do to keep your car repair costs down.

Car Repair Cost

Labor charge per hour for repairing the average car will usually run around $70 to $100 per hour. However, you will need to know if the number of labor hours being charged is a set amount according to the manual or if you’re being charged actual time that it’ll take to repair the part. Usually the manual estimates labor hours for a repair a lot higher than the actual number of hours to do the job. While one mechanic has a low hourly, but charges the number of hour by the book, you could pay more than the mechanic that has a high hourly and charges actual time.

Saving money is important these days and of course you don’t want to spend a dime more than you absolutely have to on auto repair. But, choosing the mechanic that charges the least amount of money might not necessarily be a good idea. The way you go about saving money is to find a good mechanic.

A good mechanic will get the job done right the first time. While that shop might charge a lot more per labor hour, you come out far ahead in savings. There won’t be any unnecessary work done on your car. A good mechanic usually can identify the true problem right away. A less talented mechanic will keep repairing things until he accidentally gets it right.

Reliant Auto Repair

Stop by Reliant Auto Repair when you need auto maintenance or a repair. We want to keep your car repair cost fair.