Understanding the Flat Rate Labor Guide

Labor guide book from 1976

Flat rate hours are used to estimate the cost of making a repair to a vehicle. This method has been around since the 1920’s and is used by both independent shops and dealers alike. Recently in the last few years there have been a lot of criticism by both shops and consumers about the use […]

Why Auto Repair Shops don’t want you to bring your own parts.

Baskets with eggs, basket with auto parts

Have you ever thought of bringing your own eggs to your local breakfast joint and asking the chef to cook them for you? It would be weird right? Why then would you supply your own parts to your local mechanic and say install my parts? With internet shopping, there are so many different platforms to […]