Mike and Jo I appreciate your comments and I agree, auto repair is very expensive and not something any of us like to deal with.
We try to keep our prices down as much as possible but there are lots of expenses that need to be paid so that we can continue to stay in business.
A $1000 job costs me about $900 to do when we pay for all the expenses related to it. By lower the sales price of a job by even 10% could, in some cases, cause it to cost us money to do the work.
I agree the cost of living is out of proportion to the average income.