Car repair bill seems high

CarNovice413CarNovice413 MassachusettsMember Posts: 4
edited May 2019 in Volkswagen
Want to know if I can trust my mechanic. $498 for catalytic converter, $133 for labor. $560 for 14 Band clamps at $40 a pop. I'm not super familiar with exhausts but shouldn't there have been only like 2 to 4 clamps used? 14 seems crazy high?

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  • thecardoc3thecardoc3 Member Posts: 5,559
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    Fourteen clamps is a high number, it's likely a recording error (typo). Was the work done already?

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  • kyfdxkyfdx Moderator Posts: 210,467
    What model and year?

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  • CarNovice413CarNovice413 MassachusettsMember Posts: 4
    2005 volkswagen golf
  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Sonoma, CaliforniaMember Posts: 64,482
    I'd sure ask him to show you the 14 used v-band clamps he took off.
  • CarNovice413CarNovice413 MassachusettsMember Posts: 4
    yeah it was already done and paid for. My gf handed me the paperwork and it blew my mind a bit.
  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Sonoma, CaliforniaMember Posts: 64,482
    Go back and tell them that there is an obvious mistake on the clamps.
  • CarNovice413CarNovice413 MassachusettsMember Posts: 4
    Thanks for help gentlemen. I went back and they reduced the clamp usage from 14 to 1. They gave us $520 back. You were right about it being a typo, I may have to start double checking all my SO's receipts now.
  • kyfdxkyfdx Moderator Posts: 210,467

    Thanks for help gentlemen. I went back and they reduced the clamp usage from 14 to 1. They gave us $520 back. You were right about it being a typo, I may have to start double checking all my SO's receipts now.

    Wow! Glad that worked out.

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