Month: July 2019

Why Does It Always Cost So Much To Repair My Car?

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.

Why Does It Always Cost So Much To Repair My Car?

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 car.

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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Benefits of Installing an Automated Alarm system at Home

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.

Benefits of Installing an Automated Alarm system at Home

The Verisure 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.

The security 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 your space.

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