2005 Chevrolet Cobalt SS Q&A
2005 Chevrolet Cobalt SS Question: What would a reasonable charge be for a window regulator replacement be? Labor?
I ordered a window regulator and took it to my local mechanic to have it replaced.. he calls me about 2 hours later and states that the part is incorrect and he put the door back together. He stated he would just charge me $96 for the door panel removal and putting it back.... this doesnt seem right to me... he didnt do anything... at best a diagnostic check fee would be reasonable... but he insist it would cost 1 hour of labor so $96 is fair.. I looked up and it states the whole job would take 0.8 hours so even if he is correct in charging me for an hour of labor.. its $96/hr labor? - chaosic
labor per hour sounds right. it is expensive to run an automotive business. you provided the wrong part and he took off the panel and had to do that to find out it was wrong. charging you labor for that is correct as you provided the wrong part. you will have to pay it again when you have it replaced. you would have been better off letting him get the part for you. then it is on him, not you. Roy - mastertech6371