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Can I find out how much the repairs will cost?

Before you agree to get repairs done, an estimate can tell you what those repairs should cost. The repair shop must offer to give you a written estimate. The estimate must have a lot of details, including:

  • the odometer reading at the time of the estimate
  • an exact description of the work to be done
  • a list of the parts to be installed and whether each one is new, used, or reconditioned
  • the price of each part
  • the total charge for labour and how it is calculated
  • a list of any other charges
  • the total amount that you will be billed
  • the date of the estimate and the date it expires
  • the date when the repairs will be finished