Auto Repair Shops Martinsburg WV

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McCarthy Tire & Automotive
(301) 842-8833
817 Dual Highway
Hagerstown, MD
Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Full Service Mechanic
Service Types and Repair
Auto

VDOT-Winchester Shop
(540) 585-1839, 001-2004
2275 Northwestern Pike
Winchester, VA
Certifications
Blue Seal Certified
Membership Organizations
National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

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Washington County-Highway Dept.
(240) 313-2720, 001-2004
601 Northern Avenue
Hagerstown, MD
Certifications
Blue Seal Certified
Membership Organizations
National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

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All Access Auto Performance & Window Tinting
(304) 264-4400
643 N Queen St
Martinsburg, WV
Services
Auto Glass Repair

M and J Enterprise
(304) 262-6200
1000 S Queen Street
Martinsburg, WV
Services
Motorcycle Fabrication,Motorcycle Repair

J & K Precision Auto Care, LLC
(304) 725-2656, 001-2004
527 North Mildred Street, Suite 1
Ranson, WV
Certifications
Blue Seal Certified
Membership Organizations
National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

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Johnson Automotive, Inc.
(301) 824-2927
14028 Newcomer Road
Hagerstown, MD
Certifications
Blue Seal Certified
Membership Organizations
National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

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Sears Roebuck and Co
(304) 264-3090
800 Foxcroft Ave
Martinsburg, WV
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

Used Truck Tires
(304) 263-8950
Rr 1
Martinsburg, WV
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

Jiffy Lube
(304) 263-5516
1109 N QUEEN ST
MARTINSBURG, WV
Hours
Sun: 9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Mon-Fri: 8:00 AM-6:00 PM
Sat: 8:00 AM-5:00 PM

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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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