The sign says “Brake Job $89.99." You drop the vehicle off, wait and then get “the call.” We’ve checked your brakes and you need yada, yada, yada, that comes to $497.60. Frustrated, you authorize the repair. When you pick up the vehicle you notice the brake pedal is low and the steering wheel shakes when you brake. ARGGGGGGGG!
Many have been in this unpleasant situation. Now the return trips, trying to have the problems corrected, often being sold additional items. The tip-off to a problem is in the first line of the first paragraph.
Advertising a price, without checking the vehicle is referred to as Menu Pricing in the auto repair business. It is well known in the trade, that it gets people in the door.
It is equally well known that it is not the price that will be charged
At AGCO, we feel such pricing is deceptive and just wrong.
Skilled technicians know there is no way to quote prices without checking the vehicle first. There is no way to know which parts will be bad or the extent of service required. At AGCO over 85% of our business comes from repeat clients and client referrals. This is the result of being honest with clients, rather than deceiving them.
A quality shop will inspect the vehicle, diagnose the problem and call with an exact price. Not only that, they use high quality, exact replacement parts, and do the job right the first time. This saves time, aggravation and money. It always cost less to do the job right the first time. Fixed right, on time and at the price quoted. AGCO, it’s the place to go.