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Date registered: Jul 2013
Vehicle: 85 300D, 91 300SE
Location: Cumming, GA
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Maintenance Service Price Estimation Tool?
This week I had some work done on my 300D. I had the motor mounts replaced. This included two at the engine, plus one towards the rear of it, near the transmission.
The folks at the service point were pleasant and quick with the diagnostic (for rattling and shaking), and got the work done within 24 hours. The repair appears to have solved the problem completely.
While driving home I wondered how the price had been determined, and if it was fair. I had been in no frame of mind to drive around looking for a bargain with my car sounding like it was coming apart when I had pulled into their establishment the day before. Maybe the price was fair or even very fair, but I don't know, or even know how to know. $850.
Now I am wondering if there is a book or some on-line tool for evaluating quoted prices for jobs done on my vehicles. It would be good to have at least some idea when I am given a price proposal for work to be done.
What resources exist to help the prospective customer estimate prices for repairs before agreeing for work to be done?
Thanks for your help.
Last edited by Hankosaurus; 07-20-2013 at 10:16 PM.