Auto Repair Labor- Warranty And Book Time

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7 Responses

  1. Rolf says:

    What would be the allowed time at a ford dealer ? Exist any allowed time lists for repairing and replacing parts ?
    Would appreciate any hint to my e-mail address XXX

  2. Leon says:

    Yes. If the repairs are under warranty, then the dealer uses the warranty labor time guide. If it is customer pay, then most shops use either the Chilton or Motors manuals for labor times. These are the industry standards.

  3. robert turner says:

    i want a book to my home.

  4. Harry says:

    2009 Traverse 86,000mi. needs timing chain. Good thing for me @ covered on the drivetrain warrenty. My question is then the dealerships replaces the three timing chains, shouldn’t the gears, both camshafts and lifters be replaced alone with the timing chain??

    Thank you

  5. Sian says:

    I am considering buying a holden vectra cd jsii 1999 model at a cheap price but has the following problems. Are these easy to fix and is it financially viable? Thank you…
    OIL LEAKS UNDER THE ENGINE AREA.
    TRACTION CONTROL, ABS and BRAKE LIGHT ON THE DASH ARE STAYING ON.
    SPEEDOMETER and ODOMETER ARE NOT WORKING AT ALL
    HOOD LINING IS STARTING TO SAG.
    MOTOR DOES NOT IDLE CORRECTLY WHEN WARM.
    WARNING LIGHTS COMING ON FOR ENGINE MANAGEMENT CONTROL.

    • Bill says:

      The major cost of repairs for this car are going to be the oil leaks, traction and ABS problems. Oil leaks usually cost a lot of labor, but parts are cheap. Those warnign lights will be expensive parts and not as much labor.

  6. bill says:

    I am interested in how the mechanic gets paid using book time rates.

    Thank
    Bill