How much for:I took in my T&C 97 to an independent mechanic and was quoted about $400 for replacing both powering steering lines on the van. I was wondering if that sounds reasonable?
mgold, just how do you think we are going to pay for Obamacare if you start questioning costs?? :biggrin: While my reply is somewhat tongue-in-cheek, it is not far from the truth. Businesses just have to pass along extra costs. Prices for everything will continue to spike upwards. Expect much more inflation in the years to come. The quote sounds reasonable to me.I took in my T&C 97 to an independent mechanic and was quoted about $400 for replacing both powering steering lines on the van. I was wondering if that sounds reasonable?
28 and 23 bucks for both at the zoneHow much for:
- shop supplies
- flush (if they try to sell you that one)
The hoses are fairly expensive. You can get some prices at dodgeparts.com @ http://www.dodgeparts.com/index.php
- pressure hose: $70 to $100
- return: $80 to $120
So, say $150 to $220 for parts, likely the higher number after the Mechanic adds on his mark-up to his purchase price.
Labor: Say 1.5 hours @ $70 = $105
Shop Supplies: $5
Total: $340 plus applicable taxes, say 15% = $391. You aren't getting any deal at $400. You may be able to save $ by buying the parts yourself at disount somewhere.