thank you for taking the time to respond to my posting. As it goes now, people call me up after being referred to me to see what I can do to help them with a repair problem that would normally cost them an arm and a leg. For example, I just replaced a 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee transmission for $1400. The customer was told $4500 by the Jeep franchise dealership, and $2800 from a local repair shop; she could not afford either price. She was thrilled with my price. My real cost was $900 to do the job.
Another example was fixing a 2000 BMW 740il rear bushings and front suspension had to be replaced; BMW franchise dealership told them $4800; Midas wanted $3000. My company contracted a garage to do it for $700; my real cost was $500.
So the direct answer to half price in relation to what or who in my companies case would be any repair shops estimate. I routinely take estimates from different shops, and I get the job done for half price (and that was me making money providing the parts).
My soon to be website will have case studies like the above BMW & Jeep to help clarify what it is we do.
By the way, the AAA price guide for automobile repair pricing is just a reflection of my two examples above. It is based on what franchise dealers and major repair shops like Midas are charging people.
In both examples above, my company contracted out the jobs to 2 different garages. I negotiated the labor rate and provided the parts.
So, I am trying to start a business that allows my managment company to handle people`s repair problems and save them big money on repairs, both mechanical and body damage.
I appreciate any further ideas on how to develop my business.
carguy6710/21/2008 5:52 PM