Charging excessive car repair prices has become an accepted practice across the auto service industry. From maintenance time saver tricks to outrageous and elaborate auto repair scams, it’s the service customers that pay.
One of the hardest things for many to accept is the breadth and scope that the automotive service industry is ripping people off. They just don’t think it’s possible. It’s not just possible, it’s actually quite easy. And you’ll often never even know it’s happening.
To be clear: 98% of all repair shops: dealerships, local shops, and franchises are price-gouging you, the service customer! To dig a little deeper, let’s look at how we determine what a rip-off is…
What is car repair price-gouging?
1) Price-gouging is the process by which an auto service center charges a service customer in excess of industry standards or manufacturer guidelines for repairs and/or services. This includes parts, labor, services, miscellaneous charges, or any combination of these. Industry standards are understood to mean the commonly accepted practices of using vehicle manufacturer guidelines to determine pricing.
2) Price-gouging is also defined as charging the customer for repairs or services which are unnecessary, done poorly, incorrectly, and/or cause damage—(immediately or at a future point) that would not otherwise have been the client’s responsibility.
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