That one stuck out to me too.I can't imagine it takes 3 hours at $95 per hour to install a windshield seal. I had a new windshield installed with a new seal from safelite and I think my total bill was ~$350, it took the guy between and hour and an hour and a half to do.
Book time takes into account the cost of the job not just the hours involved. $85 an hour is inexspenvive compared to shop rates here in California though, the dealer gets $165 an hour. Try not to dwell on actual time on the job and the rate quoted, would you pay more if it took longer?
They said they had two guys working for 2 hours on windshield deal. I saw a post here on the board or bimmerfest and one guy did it in 40 minutes.
I am not cheap especially when it comes to my M5, but this just doesn't look right. I guess I will have to look for different Indy now.
P.S. I recommended this shop to my brother to take his Land Rover for some maintenance. They managed to put $130 worth wipers on his Rover. I could not believe when he told me that. I was taking my BMW's for couple years there and never had a problem with their rates and work. Something changed, I guess.
On windshields there's the right way (BMW) and the quicky $169 way. Which would you prefer on your M5? I opt for BMW glass and BMW glue kits with BMW seals only. I'd rather not do a windshield than do it the silicone seal generic rubber way. We've seen too many E46's with rotted carpets due to the overuse of silicone that seals the sunroof drains.
They probably only charged you for the oil and the filter. 65 would be the cheapest oil change I have ever seen done on an M5.I am hoping everything was done the right way. I haven't seen the car yet.
But small things like charging me for oil change $65 when they had work done on oil pan,pisses me off. I am leaving almost $2k in repairs, can't you throw me free oil change?
man you are just in time asking this question:applause: , our answers dont make any difference now.
I will definitely give them a call next time I need some work done on my M5.man you are just in time asking this question:applause: , our answers dont make any difference now.
you can get great work done at PRESTIGE LEASING of buffalo grove , ask for vlad (mechanics manager)
i have 3 bimmers in the family (m5 just recently) , he serviced them all the time as well as my previous cars.
he never overcharged me , dont know about others .
once i had estimate for some suspension work to be done on my wife's x5 for $1500 , he did all the work for $800
let me know next time if you need help.:cheers:
I just checked on repairpal.com with zip code 60515 (downers grove) and I got the following two labor quotes:
I was wasn't too concerned on these two. Shifter ans transmission bushings, hood release cable, sway bar links, windshield seal. These do concern me. It just looks like too many labor hours charged here.I just checked on repairpal.com with zip code 60515 (downers grove) and I got the following two labor quotes:
Oil Pan Gasket replacement total labor only: $236-$302
Valve cover gaskets (both) total labor only: $532-$679
Your shop is charging you less for these items... thus it looks competitive to me, for the market you're in.