Usally if its 40 to 60 min. to get there ,say its 8:00 am when iget there I put down 7:00 but if it is 11:15 when i get done i put down 11:00
location plays the biggest part in labor rates.
ive seen them vary widely in one area. most of the dealers in the area are over $100/hr for field labor, some charge mileage on top of that, some have a flat service call fee thats added on.
theres only one independent that i can think of in the area, he's just under $100/hr, has no parts, and fuel costs are killer, (mainly because he has no diagnostic skills, and no parts even if he does figure out whats wrong), and is running back and forth bewteen dealers and his jobsite.
Hello. I am doing the mobile mech. deal myself. Just starting out with my own buss. Anyone here in the N. Idaho area.I do tire repair and pm ...Some repair.
First you have to establish of your hourly cost to operate. The cost of your shop, vehicles,utility bills depreciation of tools and equipment run cost per/hour for your service truck etc. then estimate what you would like to clear per hour for your time, come up with that number and you will then compare with your local compitition general road service should come in arround 60 to 70 per hour. shop in house 40 to 50 / hour. charge a minimum for all road calls. If you establish a return customer list keep track of there maint parts and make sure you have them available. buy all your lubes in bulk, and try to find a local parts distributor that will stock and deliver your parts. Don't forget to have liability insurance and cirtification papers up to date.. good honest mechanics are still making a good living opperating out of there own shops. The word spreads fast about the good ones, and a bit faster on the bad ones .good luck