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Motor mechanic charges £35 per hour is this unreasonable?

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I think you've confused "working" with being paid to work.

Unless they constantly have enough customers, all living very close together, to work 10 hrs a day, 6 days a week without any time spent fetching parts or travelling...

I think it unlikely that they even work 6 days a week, nor 10 hrs a day, certainly most of the tradesmen I hire work 5 days a week and 8 hrs a day.

I think it unlikely that they work 50 out of 52 weeks as well, unless they're single workaholics. Otherwise families and spouses want to have holiday time.

 

For the record, I'm self employed and I work 37 hrs a week, 46 weeks a year or thereabouts.

 

---------- Post added 21-07-2017 at 14:23 ----------

 

Difficult to find any decent estimates for self employed mechanics income, but I did find this.

 

http://www.mysalary.co.uk/average-salary/Self_Employed_Mechanic_25774

 

It reckons £50k, I assume that's before personal tax. With the rate for Yorkshire being lower at 40k.

 

---------- Post added 21-07-2017 at 14:24 ----------

 

The headline figure is about equivalent to someone earning £52000 through PAYE employment.

 

Not that far out from my estimate, and that was before expenses, so 40k final take home after tax and expenses in Yorkshire as an average is probably about right.

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My mechanic £25/hr

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Not an easy job fitting clutches Ive been doing one for the last few days on one of my connect vans,average price for fitting a clutch would be about £450 thats supplying the parts,a lot more if the clutch is a dual mass,,a good quality clutch about £120 to £150 cheaper for a non descript make,labour maybe £300, depending on make of car most clutches can be done in about 4-5 hours.

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Apart from the hourly-rate controversy, I do admire travelling car-mechanics. They have to work on their knees in highly restricted spaces on a car propped up by axle stands in poor light, wind, rain and sweltering heat, all without the luxury of workshop facilities.

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