The Repair Pal website which referred me to Bartel's Auto Clinic can give a repair estimate but calling this repair shop directly they can't? I understand it's an estimate and it can/will change but I'm not willing to blindly tow my car somewhere so they can tinker and determine the muffler bearings are loose and blinker oil is low. I know this job will cost $515 without question from the dealer - can someone do it for less is all I'm wanting to know?
It was a reasonable question and other shops aren't having this problem.
We will be taking the work to another shop locally that was able to give me a reasonable estimate for the work I know I need done.