Faber Brothers Automotive Repair Incorporated
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Customer Reviews (2 reviews)2 Sort by: Date |
My Mini Cooper had the starter die. This was just a basic parts swap, not terribly difficult to diagnose or perform. I was told it would be 2 days to do the job (happy) & would be $593 (before tax). I was told it would be a genuine Mini part, it turned out to be a rebuilt Bosch unit. Fine, but OE is not the same as OEM. At least it wasn't aftermarket. I was charged $307 for the part and $286 labor($104/hr @2.75 hrs). The cost (markup) on the part was fair (~15% from online) but the labor is high. AutoMD.com estimates ~2.5 hrs for the job and the avg independent shop in my area is ~$85-$90/hr, giving a range of $230-$265 for labor on this job. Total estimate on AutoMD ranged from $505-$664, so Faber is on the mid/high side.
Pros: fast service. Fair parts cost (~15% markup). Warranty
Cons : Not clear on OE vs OEM parts. High labor rate for the area ($104/hr), excessive labor time valuation (+0.25hr over estimates). Mid-high total job cost.