Wow, why so much?

This is not an uncommon question when discussing auto repair. If you’ll give me a few minutes of your time I will explain some of the reasons that car repair has become so expensive. Let’s address these items first;  

Modern vehicles are considerably more advanced and complicated than the cars of just 10-15 years ago. Today’s technicians will often spend between 20-50 hours a year in training, often times on their time, not the shops time, and tens of thousands of dollars on their tools. It is not uncommon to see a technician invest upwards of $50 thousand on a set of tools. Consider them as car doctors! And with a shortage in well qualified technicians we need to take good care of them, both for the shop and the consumer.