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    Just sold 406 HDi to a chap who rang a "French car" garage and they quoted $300 for a minor service and $700 for a major
    I guess that's because they change the plugs
    IMHO this is laughable
    They are suggesting it takes more than a hour to do a minor service or is their hourly rate more than $250

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    Perhaps there should be a name change to Alpine Notfair

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    Start yer own repair business, see how yer go.....
    Don't it always seem to go that you don't know what you've got 'til it's gone............

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kim Luck View Post
    Start yer own repair business, see how yer go.....
    Learn how to spell "see how yer go....."

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    Try a Dealer with the Peugeot sign out front. Then you will really feel something move in the apex of your hindquarters.

    Alpine Affair will do the service properly. They know the vehicles and what is involved.

    Suggest you try KMart if price is the only criteria your use to choose mechanics .

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    A rough calc says that a modest workshop (two working hoists, two ticketed mechanics, part time rouseabout, pink slips, tyre facilities, MIG and gas welding, and modern diagnostics) in Sydney covers wages and costs at $149/hr inclusive of GST, no service materials included.

    If it's run by remote control you can add a skimming cost to this.

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    The last two minor services on my 406 HDI were $225-$230. The last major (all filters and brake fluid) was $500. Labour was $135/hour. I'm happy to pay that as it includes a check of other things that I wouldn't necessarily know to check myself.
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    Yeah, I'm always pleased when I get charged around $100 per hour by any decent tradesperson. Anything lower and I wonder about their care factor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sherman View Post
    Just sold 406 HDi to a chap who rang a "French car" garage and they quoted $300 for a minor service and $700 for a major
    I guess that's because they change the plugs
    IMHO this is laughable
    They are suggesting it takes more than a hour to do a minor service or is their hourly rate more than $250

    Perhaps there should be a name change to Alpine Notfair
    Did this person actually tell the garage it was a HDi? Did they also specify if it was auto or manual? (auto flush takes longer than a manual flush). Has the original person taken into account that most reputable workshops use high quality oil additives, not to mention high quality oils and parts? And like is stated before, the Labour has to cover wages, super, rent, utilities etc etc.

    I'll put it another way. What do you do for a job?
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    A high quality oil is around $70-$90 for 5 L. Most workshops that take pride in their work tend not to use supermarket brand oil. Or dishwashing liquid.

    Before you start hanging sh!t on another workshop (you aren't making it very hard to work out who you are talking about) maybe take the time to look at some facts. Or actually, try and run a successful mechanical workshop that commands a fair amount of respect in the industry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sherman View Post
    Learn how to spell "see how yer go....."
    I was speaking in the vernacular. Perhaps what I should have said was "Fork out the money or obtain a loan for a premises and all the sundry ancilliary equipment required to perform the service, pay overheads like electricity, water, waste disposal &Co, add the wages of a couple of mechanics, the accountant, freight for the parts and cost of replacements including oils, filters etc and see if you can perform the service by the book for any less."

    If you can't, don't hang sh*t on those that do all of the above for their daily bread and have repeat satisfied customers.
    Don't it always seem to go that you don't know what you've got 'til it's gone............

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    Alpine Affaire gets my business.
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    Quote Originally Posted by peujohn View Post
    Alpine Affaire gets my business.
    He gets some of my business too.

    I often send my fiancé there to get things on her car checked when they go wrong during the day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by young 4 old pug View Post
    He gets some of my business too.

    I often send me fiancé there to get things checked.
    Yes, I believe one of the technicians is very good at checking out (cooling) plumbing.

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