Originally Posted by jwfirebird
if the dealer didnt charge twice what every body else does they might get more regular business
The problem is the mechanic is the one doing the work but he is getting screwed. Most mechanics only see about 20-30% of what the dealer is charging. And warranty pay is a joke. Yes dealerships charge a premium but it'* not a easy buck for the mechanic most of the time. And the flat rate system creates dishonest mechanics giving the honest guys a bad reputation.