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Their component pricing will be done in the same way your local parts store would do it - by looking it up on an online database. I'd presume there must also be, or they have created, a similar one for labour prices, probably by averaging the hourly rates charged by mechanics in each area. The estimated number of hours to complete a given job is usually ...


Estimating systems on any vehicle that is unseen by a repairer can only be an estimate. Most of the well known offerings offer a useful estimate, but, be aware of E&EO. (Errors and Exceptions Omitted). Most repairers will not be bound, quite fairly, by a third party estimate that has not been fully checked out by themselves.


If there is some of the bolt sticking out you can use a vise-grip or similiar. Welding can potentially be dangerous, only do this in a well ventilated area and free and clear of any fuel sources. If the bolt is sheared off below the surface then use a EZ-OUT or use a drill bit 2-3 steps smaller than the bolt. Drill down the center of the bolt, tap the hole, ...

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