When does a FREE automotive estimate become a billable diagnostic service? Each auto shop could probably answer this question differently.
At Axleboy, free estimates typically take place at the service counter. Whether your vehicle needs repair services or you’re trying to discover the next step in off-road modifications, you can call or walk in and one of our service writers will be more than glad to take the time to understand your vehicle needs.
A classic example of a free repair estimate would look something like this: A customer breaks an axle while wheeling over the weekend and would like to know what it will cost to replace both front and rear axles with Tera 60 axles. Our service writer would then provide an estimate that includes the cost of all parts and book-labor time. At that point the customer could then make an educated decision to proceed or pursue an alternative option.
By contrast, when a customer comes into the shop with either a check engine light or a mystery noise, we can speculate only so much before the vehicle needs to come into the shop for further clarification or discovery. It is at this point, that a free estimate typically becomes a billable diagnostic service.
Most shops bill diagnostic services based on an hourly rate, so we recommend that before you hand over the keys, first review with the mechanic or service writer their diagnostic plans, including estimated cost.
For a quick reference to the differences between a free estimate and diagnostic services, just check out the infographic to the right.
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Can you believe that we’re already this far into February? In spite of recent snow fall, winter will soon be but a frigid memory and we’ll have all Spring, Summer and Fall to go topless & doorless in the great outdoors!
To help pass the time Axleboy will be hosting our annual Chili Cook-off sponsored by Mid West Jeep Thing on Saturday, February 28th from 11:30-2:00pm.
Whether you are new to the Jeep & offroad community and looking for opportunities to meet other Jeepers, or you just really like chili, this is the perfect time to come hang out at Axleboy. Wrangle up the family or grab a friend and stew up your best pot of chili. We’ll see you on the 28th!
- A Wide Variety of Chili
- Free Soda and Water
- Time to Show off your Jeep
- Information about Jeep Clubs
- Trophies for the Best Chili &
- Raffle Prizes
Don’t forget, Saturday, February 28th from 11:30-2:00pm, Axleboy is the place to be!
Axleboy: For directions, see our address below or give us a call at (636)939-JEEP (5337).