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Repair costs are broken down in 2 main categories. One is the labor cost to do the repair and the second one is the cost of the parts.
All shops use.......or should use......the industry standard labor guides. These guides layout how much time a particular job should take and this is done to try and normalize the repair costs and one person is not paying more than the other.
For instance, the steering rack on your Accord, pays 3.2 hours labor to replace. So, you would multiply that by the shop's hourly labor rate to get your estimated labor cost.
You can get variations because different shops have different hourly rates, so you need to consider that as well.
The other side of this is the cost of the part. Two different shops might be quoting you prices from 2 different parts suppliers so that can mean a variance as well.
The key here is to get a breakdown of parts and labor and see which is the better deal for you!
I hope that helps, and please let me know how you make out and whether you need any further assistance………..Thanks!!
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