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Had my front wheel bearings replaced today, but now I'm wondering...

What is involved in replacing them? After the job was done, I went online and checked prices on wheel bearings for a 2001 Sonata and the most expensive ones I saw were under $70 each, yet my mechanic charged $127 a piece!! Then they charged me $265 in labor! Starting to feel like I was ripped off, unless there's something more involved they didn't tell me. My receipt just says, "Diagnose & replace front wheel bearing" What do you think?

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  • raizontoast Oct 01, 2008

    Thank you for your imput. As a woman, I just hate feeling like I'm being taken. Especially when I told the guy I'm a struggling single mom who only works 3 days a week, and he said he'd do his best to help me out. I guess I'm just bitter because this repair not only ate up the balance of my credit card, but also half of my paycheck. Well, who said life's fair, right? Anyways, thanks again for taking the time.

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It is normal for a garage to mark parts up after all do you think you think you pay the same for grocieries as the store or for that matter can you buy hamburger at aburger joint as cheap as you can at a store a garage has overhead just like any other busines the labor seems alittle excesive but alot of that depends alot on where you live and what it cost to run the shop that is probably a3.5 or 4.0 hr joband i dont know anyone under about 50.00 hr in my aera

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Not to be mean, but next time check prices before you take your car there. Also another GREAT idea is to when you drop off your car tell them you demand your old parts or they aren't getting paid. This confirms the parts were replaced and that it needed to be done or not. Last but not least get a estimate. An estimate is your ace in the hole. Generally depending on state a auto repair estimate can't vary more than 10%. What is the labor rate and how much for each side hour wise? Also the chance of BOTH being bad at the same time? Slim to none. The generally go within 30k of each other but at the same time? slim. Hope this helps. You can surely argue the amounts. Another thing is if you get comfortable with a garage ask what the surcharge is to bring your own parts. Even at 15% (which is common because there is obviously profit in auto parts) Even with the 15% on the 70 dollar bearing you would have still been ahead by quite a bit. Hope this helps.

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