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DaphneT's avatar

How could I find out the current labor rate for maintenance of a Maserati?

Asked by DaphneT (5728points) May 14th, 2014

If anyone just knows, I’ll take the data.

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hearkat's avatar

Rates will vary from shop to shop, so you’d have to go to the dealers’ websites to see if they’re listed, or call them up. When getting a major service on our car (not a Maserati) there was considerable variance in hourly labor rates among the dealers in our area. This has always been the case going back to my experience working in car dealerships in the ‘80s and ‘90s.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

Where are you?
I can think of one shop in Connecticut that would be above $175 per hours. Line forms at the right and it may take several days/week to get to it.

Are you going to buy a Maser? If you are you should not be worried about the cost per hours to do maintenance.

It is like the old adage,“If you have to ask how much it cost, you can’t afford it.”

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

You have a fucking Maserati and you’re quibbling about labor rates?

Dan_Lyons's avatar

If you have to ask you should probably just get the Lamborghini.

JLeslie's avatar

I agree with @hearkat you just have to call around. If you live in a place with a lot of luxury cars you might have a few places that can take care of it.

@Adirondackwannabe Newish Maseratis drop in value pretty fast compared to other luxury cars from what I understand, so you can get a used one for not such a bad price. I was looking at Maseratis a week ago. I’m not going to get one, because I don’t want to spend that much, but my husband pointed out they don’t hold value as well as some cars, and he usually knows what he is talking about.

Even people who buy expensive cars care about the maintenance and repair fees. In fact, part of how they gathered enough money to buy a car like that might be because they worry about such things. Although, I do agree that to some extent you have to be willing to throw money out on the street to buy such expensive cars and repair them. Goodness knows a little Toyota or Subaru will get you from point A to point B just as well (but not quite at the same torque, horsepower and fashion) and have less chance of breaking down probably.

trailsillustrated's avatar

My dad had a Maserati and you can’t pop the bonnet for less than 1000$. Just saying. So start there.

jca's avatar

I would think that parts alone would be way more than parts for a conventional car, or even a luxury car that’s more common, like a Beemer or Benz.

DaphneT's avatar

Funnily, I was thinking of using the info to compare against maintenance of the human body. However, if a Maserati doesn’t hold value against other cars in its class, is that a good comparison?

kritiper's avatar

It differs from place to place. Call the local garage and ask them what their labor rate is.
If you want to know how long it should take to fix a particular item, like a water pump, the local garage has a book that tells how long that repair should take and what they can charge based on how many hours the book gives for the repair.

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