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Girlfriend was complaining about helping me do some maintenance the other day. Plugs, Fuel Filter, And Oil Change. Anybody have an idea what this would cost to get done by a shop just the labor end of it. Really curios Ive always done my own stuff but just wondered how much i really save.
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Probably $200 labor for all
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oil change is about $50 for the oil/filter and labor.

the local mechanic charges something like $20/hr for labor. that's why i started doing my own stuff.
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I think average dealer labor is almost $100hr right now, even more for heavy engine/electrical
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Probably $200 labor for all
Dam Son! Yea a good stfu is in order for her. Considering i did her truck the day before!
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Plugs with Labor: $125.99
Fule Filter with Labor: $59.99
Oil/Filter Change: $9.99

Thats the cheap rates here. I know all of the prices because I have paid those prices...
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all the minor stuff i do myself.. i figure if i am able to do it then i will.. my gf on the other hand always wants to take her car and just have them do it.. after this friday that wont happen again.. im graduating and will b doing her stuff
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Girlfriend was complaining about helping me do some maintenance the other day. Plugs, Fuel Filter, And Oil Change. Anybody have an idea what this would cost to get done by a shop just the labor end of it. Really curios Ive always done my own stuff but just wondered how much i really save.
The Ford dealership in Lawrence Kansas charges ( $90.00 an hour ) plus parts!

That should give you a general idea.
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Oil changes start at like $20 at jiffy lube, plugs+wires can get pricy

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Probably $200 labor for all
thats the first number that popped into my head

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oil change is about $50 for the oil/filter and labor.

the local mechanic charges something like $20/hr for labor. that's why i started doing my own stuff.
$20 an hour is superrrrr low, i would pay to have my truck worked on if they charged that haha


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The Ford dealership in Lawrence Kansas charges ( $90.00 an hour ) plus parts!

That should give you a general idea.
yea, my shop charges 80/hr for domestic, 90/hr for imports.
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i know that between brake jobs, oil changes, tie rods, ball joints, u-joints, replacing rearends/ gears/ seals, transmission services, r&r radiators and heater cores, coolant flushes, thermostats, intake and head gaskets, transmission swaps and every other thing ive done myself for the last 10 years ive saved thousands of dollars on maintinence labor. it pays to do it yourself.
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Honestly I could see maying easly up to $400 for that at my dealer
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We just recently adjusted our labor rate at work. It was around 100 an hour down to 85 I think now. They figured they could get more work for us which has sorta worked
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My mechanic's rate is $60/hr (Canadian funds) or $70/hr if you supply your own parts.

The big fancy shops around here are $80-90/hr labour, again, Canadian dollars.
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