The topic of any discussion about mechanical services is the (What Seems) Ridiculous rates demanded for labour by mechanics these days. It has become industry practice to estimate the time it takes from published standards which detail times to complete a job on a showroom standard clean and no mileage vehicle that has never left the factory. Over time the hourly rate has increased to reflect the difference between the published time and the actual time it takes to do the required task. However, in saying this, such also works the other way whereas on serviceable items these times can be over stipulated. Having over thirty years experience in the trade our technicians often complete tasks in a fraction of the time or in some cases a job takes longer due to complications. We come to our customers, keep them informed as the job progresses and have to clean and secure the site when we finish. The Customer has full accountability of the jobs progress so our accountants have done the math and we have adjusted the rate to reflect this.
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