How we set our prices...and why?
Question: would you rather pay an arbitrarily low price on a job that's not
quite right, or pay a reasonable price on a job done to perfection? I know price is important and I'm always
looking for ways to keep the cost of a job reasonable, that said here's how things frequently play out.
“The other guys” call the other shops and come up with an average price for
a particular job or evolution. They then round that price down to the next easily quoted figure and there's your price.
So what's wrong with that?
It puts the cart in front of the horse so to speak. At Aldrich Engine Rebuilding the price is important but the job
itself is what really matters, and each job is different, so no averages here please. We won't quote a flat rate
because each antique engine job is essentially a custom job.
At Aldrich Engine Rebuilding we start with a thorough evaluation of what needs to be done. We estimate the time it will
take, multiply by $85./hr. and then round to the next easily quotable amount.