I wonder how service is provided to Tesla customers that are a 4 hour drive away?
I launched Smith EV trucks in Canada. They had to fly technicians in from Kansas City to fix them when they went down. And they went down quite often. No fun at all when its a 2 week turnaround on a commercial fleet.
Decades of strong unions pushed production line wages to current levels. Mechanics in dealerships or shops work in a mostly non-union environment.
Given that, I wonder how many person hours it took to manufacture a vehicle 20 years ago, 10 years ago and now. Must be less.
I have the OE versions (not Plus II) on my 2019 Grand Cherokee.
Quiet, decent handling. I would buy them again when these wear out.
The only issue so far is they do tend to set overnight, and there is a small vibration the first mile or so until they rollout.
When I post I try to keep it to knowledge I've gained having been in fleet and automotive for 25 years.
Folks that seem to post on every topic or seem to try to get their post count up, not alot of patience for that.
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I have the same in my house, they work well, but are a pain when it comes time to paint. Have had to do it once in 25 years.
Lowes has them and it is called ClosetMaid brand. Looks like the brand name has changed since I had mine installed.
Most shops do flat rate on jobs for mechanic pay, it takes the variables out of it.
Mechanics may not like it but holds them to standards.
You have to compare to your competition on the $/Hr. Our charge out is $100 USD an hour.
Parts markups are 40 - 60%. A lost opportunity for your location.