labor flat rate hour amounts

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Private, Dec 17, 2010.

  1. Private

    Private Guest

    Does anyone know the labour flat rate hours for

    Remove & Replace windshield wiper motor

    Remove & Replace front brake rotors and pads

    Remove & Replace rear drums and shoes

    Private, Dec 17, 2010
  2. Private

    SteveT Guest

    In my experience, that varies with each service location. My suggestion
    would be to call various service locations and ask.
    SteveT, Dec 17, 2010
  3. Private

    Oppie Guest

    Also depends on which make and model (iirc). Some models are fairly easy to
    work on others are !@#$%^&!!!
    The flat rate manual will give you the typical time to do a given repair.
    The shop may add to this to take into account that something may break in
    the R&R process requiring more time. Multiply this by the shop's posted
    hourly rate.

    Flat rate manuals are a pay/subscription service. Not likely you can find
    one online. As Steve suggested, get several estimates. You can divide by
    the shop's posted rate to see the difference in hours allowed.
    Oppie, Dec 17, 2010
  4. Private

    Private Guest

    Sorry for oversight in neglecting to identify model.

    I am looking for info on 96 and up S series (4 door sedans and wagons) but
    suspect that earlier years S series are similar if not identical.

    I recognize that there will be some variations depending on the source, and
    that the Saturn warranty allowable amounts will probably be the shortest.

    I have received following data

    R&R wiper motor = 1.8-2 hrs

    R&R front rotors & pads = 1.2 hrs

    R&R rear drums & shoes = 1.6 hrs

    R&R frt & rear brakes = 2.6 hrs

    The wiper job was my main interest as I have not done this job before and
    the manual indicated a job that could be problematic due to the nature of
    required dash disassembly. The brake times were of more general interest to
    compare with my own experience.


    Private, Dec 18, 2010
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