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Numbers: Getting Paid Properly

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Diagnosing today’s vehicles involves more than turning a wrench. Technicians need to perform computer-based diagnostics, learn new tools, and still do the basics well. Car repair isn’t cheap—nor are the tools and training. Learning to charge what you’re worth is paramount to running a successful shop. Raising rates can be scary, but when properly done and explained to the customers, it’s a natural procession of serving them to the best of your ability. 

  • 17%: Shops under $100 per hour
  • 42%: Shops charging labor rates more than $130 per hour 
  • 87% Shops that have raised their labor rates in the past two years 

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