I am a former certified ASE mechanic. My wife has a 2016 GMC it needed an AC condensor, Cost Autozone $119.00, Diagnostics of $54 and $45 and 1.5 hours of actual labor to install. Total cost? $956!! $736 profit or 245 per hour labor cost. When will someone open a shop and charge a reasonable rate for car repair?? Since when does a mechanic shop get to charge these ridiculous numbers? Since they all do, they all can.... Callaways is just another car repair place charging you as much as possible. Sad.
I am a former certifed ASE Mechanic. I was overloaded and my wife had the car fixed. $119 Condensor (Autozone Price) for her 2016 GMC. $56 in diagnostic costs and freon, @$45, Total. $220. Condensor replacement time less than 1 hour 45 minutes. Total cost paid? 956.00!! While on scheduled book hours and retail parts cost this is a similar estimate to another shop, Thats $245 per hour! Medical Doctors have to even cringe at that! While it is even worse at a car stealership, and the work seems to be fine. 2 other shops quoted $1450 for a complete system replacement Sears auto repair and 1486 complete at Honest 1 auto repair. WHEN CAN SOMEONE OPEN A REASONABLY PRICED SHOP REPAIRING CARS??
I am very satisfied with my experience. The people are very professional, friendly. and informative.They had most of problems solved in reasonable amount of time. They were unable to fix one.problem but gave me the name of place it could be done. I have used Callaways several times and have always been pleased with their services.