Auto Repair Shops Bella Vista AR

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Recreational Vehicle Park
(479) 855-8075
700 Blowing Springs Road
Bella Vista, AR
RV and Camper Repair

Don Garrison Cars
(479) 273-9115
1108 SW A St
Bentonville, AR
Carmart General Offices
(479) 273-7556
1501 SE Walton Blvd
Bentonville, AR
Advanced Auto Finish
(479) 464-8760
3303 SW 14th St
Bentonville, AR
Everett Maxey Buick GMC
(479) 636-4860
2517 SE Best Ln
Bentonville, AR
Air Conditioning Repair, Brakes, Electrical Service, Emission Testing, Engine Repair, Exhaust Repair, Front End Repair, General Automotive Repair, Inspection & Diagnostic, Lubrication Service, Maintenance, Paint & Body Work, Tires/Wheels, Transmission, Upholstery, Wheel Alignment
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Cash, Check, Credit Card

Smith Billy Auto Sales & Repair
(479) 273-2633
9953 E Highway 72
Bentonville, AR
Bentonville Sign & Banner Inc
(479) 271-9722
2107 S Walton Blvd
Bentonville, AR
Auto Body

Norm the Tire Man
(479) 273-0141
809 SW 8th Street
Bentonville, AR
Alignment Repair

Rob Ray's Used Cars
(479) 254-0006
1100 N Walton Blvd
Bentonville, AR
Fast Auto Center
(479) 254-8080
410 SW A St
Bentonville, AR

Automotive Repair Labor Pricing

By Tom Torbjornsen   

How do repair facilities arrive at their prices for auto repair anyway? Are they guessing? Maybe it's the luck of the draw -- No No No! I've got it! Tarot cards! That's it! Actually there is quite a science behind it all. Here's how it works.

Most shops use a labor guide to ascribe value to a repair operation. The labor guides outline the average times for repair operations. For instance, if the labor guide says that it takes 1.5 hours to do a water pump installation, then this is the figure used, multiplied by the shop's labor rate. Let's say that the shop's labor rate is $20 per hour (I'm dreaming). The shop's charge would then be $30 for the labor.

In preparation for this article I spoke with a gentleman by the name of Greg Metzger. Greg is the factory rep for Mitchell Manuals, a well respected name in the auto repair industry for labor and repair guides. I asked Greg how they arrive at the time needed for each operation. Here is his response.

"Tom, first of all, remember that the labor guide is just a guide. There are many factors to take into consideration when pricing a job. Say, for instance, that you live here in Western New York. We have pretty bad weather during the winter months that wreak havoc on cars in terms of rust. This rust makes it difficult to replace some car parts and should be taken into consideration when pricing a job. Next, we take into consideration the car's equipment. Not all cars are made with the same equipment and sometimes this equipment gets in the way of the repair, making it necessary to add more time to the operation. Here at Mitchell we have a staff of editors that are all ASE-certified master technicians and have at least 20 years of hands-on experience. Our editors go into the field and do research on repair operations in different parts of the country. Next, the factory time is reviewed, which is the time the manufacturer allows for a warranty repair done by a technician who works on nothing but that make of automobile. In essence, this is a wholesale repair. We then apply a formula to the factory time and come up with an equitable time that the job take. That's how we do it at Mitchell, and it seems to be the fairest in the industry."

Well, that answers that. But is it that cut and dried? Absolutely not. In the event of the need for "exploratory surgery," the phrase "time and material" comes in. Let's draw a hypothetical situation to illustrate what "time and material"...

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