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People in car repair industry in Europe, Help me please!!!


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KoEkAn
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Nov 25, 2010, 1:23 PM

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Guys, I need your help: does anybody know what PC program is used at Car repair stations in Europe to calculate labour (repair) times?


(This post was edited by KoEkAn on Nov 25, 2010, 1:28 PM)


Sidom
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Nov 25, 2010, 1:49 PM

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I'm not sure what Europe uses but if you have a general question about labor in the industry I may be able to give you an answer...

Here there is a mistaken idea that shops HAVE to charge by a certain book and can't vary from that. This would amount to the Government forcing prices on a business which would be illegal.

Like any business a shop can charge what ever they want for a job. The labor guide is simply a tool for the shop to give them a general idea how much labor to charge for a job they are unfamiliar with. Just because the book says a job should pay 1 hours doesn't mean the shop has to charge that, they could bill 9 hours if they wanted to...

The problem with that is if their charges were so high, they probably wouldn't get many customers. You as a customer have the right to go where ever you wish. If the shop is out of line with their charges, simply don't do the job. Drive or tow your car to another shop where the pricing is inline. But keep in mind there are good shops and a bad shops a well qualified shop isn't going to be as cheap as a low budget untrained, untooled shop.

Like anything in life.......you get what you pay for......Most of the time the cheapest isn't the best.....


KoEkAn
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Nov 25, 2010, 2:05 PM

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There should be some standard to calculate the labour times for repairing, even though every repair center has their own charges. Do you happen to know any? thank you very much.


Sidom
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Nov 25, 2010, 2:08 PM

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I can't say for Europe but in the states there are 2 main aftermarket sources.

1 being Alldata and another is Mitchell Ondemand. Car Manufacturers have their own guides.

Why do you ask?


KoEkAn
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Nov 25, 2010, 2:17 PM

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I know about Alldata and Mitchell on Demand. I work for the company producing car repair software and we're planning to extend our market to Europe.


Tom Greenleaf
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Nov 25, 2010, 5:19 PM

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KoEkAn :

Is this to say that all the software isn't already done for cars sold to Europe? I really can't say as I've never had a car repaired in Europe and don't know the protocol,

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Sidom
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Nov 25, 2010, 5:36 PM

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That's cool. So what company do you work for aaaaaaaaannnnnnnndddd what kinda deals can you hook me up with????.....Cool






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