I scratch my head sometimes when receiving an estimate for work on my car,
why you might wonder; well I am just in shock at the exorbitant cost of repair
work to my old banger. Why does it cost so much to get my car fixed? This
question is one I know many other motorists have queried from time to time, why
is my car costing this much? This was a question I have now answered and would
like to share with you.
Structure of repair quotes
Repair quotes for automobiles can be broken into 3 main sections:
1. Workforce cost, the going rate charged for the time spent repairing your
2. Material cost, the cost of the replacement parts needed to fix your car
as well as any other materials needed to complete the repair work to your car.
3. Overhead cost, the garage or mechanic have an overhead such as the rent
and rates on their property.
Understanding Workforce costs
Labour rates are often quoted by a combination of two elements the booked
time plus the standard hourly rate. Booked time is essentially the time that it
is expected to complete a task with a given degree of expertise, a more skilled
mechanic will have a different metric to that of a trainee. Booked time creates
a timeframe in which it is expected a job to be completed within. Hourly rates
vary vastly geographically and depending upon the local population and
competition, the scale for standard repair work averages from around $70 – $200
per hour – this includes both specialists and general mechanic garages, still
this is a great fluctuation between both ends, where the higher average hourly
rate is nearly 3 times that of the lowest average hourly rate.
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Nowadays, your home protection is now easier and more
effective than it used to be. With every alarm system linked to an external
security database for any fierce disturbance. Parents can now leave the kids
indoors for a few hours to shop at the grocery store. Back in the days, no
parent would risk that much for the welfare of their kids.
alarm system comes with additional features that allow you to secure your home
with home automation. Below are the benefits of making an upgrade to an
automated alarm if you already have one. Click here to learn about Verisure alarm systems.
door cameras are by far one of the major components of any security system.
With an automated alarm system, you get sensitive doorbell cameras and/or
motion detectors depending on the plan you subscribe to. When a visitor walks
toward the door the camera picks up an object and sends the image to your
mobile phone via a notification.
Also, the door
button comes with a two-way audio input that allows you to communicate with the
individual outside your doorstep. As mentioned earlier, the camera is built
with the latest motion sensor technology. The high-resolution video output from
the doorstep camera produces high-quality visual contents.
So, enough about
the cameras. Let’s move to the smart lock feature for your doorstep. The smart
locks feature not only guarantees security but also enable it’s primary users
access without keys. Another interesting thing is that these locks come with
Wi-Fi and Bluetooth devices which you can pair with your phone. This allows you
to grant access to anyone coming in, without having to leave the comfort of
alarm system comes with what would look like the traditional security camera
but an enhanced version … Read more ...