A few days ago, my car was in for a long list of repairs that it needed. Nothing major, just a whole bunch of minor stuff that I’ve been letting slip by. You know, it’s a pain to bring your car in to have it fixed. Also, you have to live without a car for a day or two, maybe even three! That’s OK, though, there are other forms of transportation here anyway.
Anyway, the thing I wanted to talk about when it comes to this subject is the cheap cost of the labor. You know, back where I come from, the labor is usually the biggest part of the bill. Parts are usually less, or equal to the labor amount at the most. It’s the opposite here. Parts are the majority of the bill, with just a small amount charged for the labor.
I have a small SUV here called a Mitsubishi Adventure. It’s about 7 years old already, although in many ways it still looks and performs like it’s new. One of the little problems that I was having with it is that the rear door latch was not working properly. Sometimes, when you went to open the back door, the handle did not work, and door could not be opened. Back in the States, I would not be surprised to pay $100 to have this fixed, maybe more by now, I don’t know. How much did that repair cost me here? $4. That’s right, P200, or the equivilant of Four Dollars! Amazing! And good too. On top of the inexpensive price of the labor, parts are less here too. In many cases, you can expect to pay only about half for the parts.
So, all in all, car repairs and other kinds of repairs are very inexpensive here!