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Old 07-30-2019, 05:14 PM   #1
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How much do you expect to pay for mechanical work on your engine. I'm curious to figure out if my are is just super expensive :P When I picked up my bus from Arizona, I stoped for maintenance in North of LA and paid 90$/hour. Now in western Washington state, I get quoted around 130$/hour. Which one is consistent with your experience?
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Old 07-30-2019, 05:21 PM   #2
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Kinda depends on the area but, those aren't particularly out of line. I'm surprised that the CA one was under $100.
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Really! The numbers sound transposed.
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How much do you expect to pay for mechanical work on your engine. I'm curious to figure out if my are is just super expensive :P When I picked up my bus from Arizona, I stoped for maintenance in North of LA and paid 90$/hour. Now in western Washington state, I get quoted around 130$/hour. Which one is consistent with your experience?
$70-$14 an hour around here. Usually on the higher end of that scale!
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How much do you expect to pay for mechanical work on your engine. I'm curious to figure out if my are is just super expensive :P When I picked up my bus from Arizona, I stoped for maintenance in North of LA and paid 90$/hour. Now in western Washington state, I get quoted around 130$/hour. Which one is consistent with your experience?
I just had my starter replaced, shop charged me $110 an hour (Philadelphia suburb).
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I work at a diesel truck shop and our rate is $78.00 per hour which is on the low end of the scale. I guess that we are always booked and always busy!
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Wow! I do all my own work but I guess I'm not charging enough. Guess I'll charge $125 an hour!?!
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But will you accept a check from yourself?
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