Flashing charges and thoughts

Leo Mechanic Lamar, Missouri Posted   Latest  

Trying to see what other after market are charging For flashing use to charge flat rate 100 for all 3 major dem. Looking at doing away with the pass thru and going with a call in flash service they are now offering and one useing and of this thanks leo

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David Owner/Technician
Williamsport, Pennsylvania
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I use that service and charge $200.00 for the service. Costs me $125.00 and about 15 minutes of time to do the flash.

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Azam Technician
Waterbury, Connecticut
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We do in house and Remote from RAP. We charge $160.00 for in house reprogram and 199 for remote

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Damon Technician
Macclenny, Florida
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The RAP box by drew tech charges $125 per module and $50 / month to lease the box. If you do two flashes in a month they waive the fee.

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Leo Mechanic
Lamar, Missouri
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so I assume u do not Own the drew box correct ? Just rent it monthly? I’m looking at update dating my current j tool and seems like every time I turn around more and more stuff is needed so was thing about having plug and programer setup

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Damon Technician
Macclenny, Florida
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Yes, the drew tech RAP box is leased monthly, you do not own it. Depending on how much you flash and how many vehicle lines you flash would determine which way to go. My shop owns the Pass Thru 4 by Snap On and we flash ONLY GM and Ford vehicles. We were considering switching to the RAP box to be able to flash other vehicles also.

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Chris Technical Support Specialist
Commack, New York
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Rap has a monthly less fees that I believe is currently waived if two programmings are performed that month. More information on capabilities and pricing can be found @ drewtech​.​com/RAP/index​.​html

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Patrick Diagnostician
Farmington Hills, Michigan
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I hate to rain on this subject, but I believe it is illegal to talk about actual pricing amongst competitors. The government call it "price collusion ". You may talk about billable hours but not dollars and cents. Individual shops need to calculate their costs of doing business and then come up with their own markup to make a profit. If you want to find the price of your competitors, "call…

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Christopher Owner/Technician
Tucson, Arizona
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price fixing is illegal.... discussing prices is not.. ..Price Fixing - the maintaining of prices at a certain level by agreement between competing sellers. none of the people in this conversation are even in the same area....obviously not competitors

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Leo Mechanic
Lamar, Missouri
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Also my competion is dealers 45 min away no Other shop in surrounding towns are doing it small town

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Christopher Owner/Technician
Tucson, Arizona
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I charge 150 for mobile flashes....some I make more ...some less...if I have to drive more than 20 miles I add on 25 dollars.....

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Tony Owner/Technician
Moncks Corner, South Carolina
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As a mobile service, we charge 1.0 for any flash and add a $59.95 daily subscription fee. And our rate is competitive with dealers. We have several OEM VCIs, a couple A/M VCIs, Drive Crash, and ASTECH.

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Jamey Owner/Technician
Ventura, California
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For other shops bringing me the vehicle for a flash. $125.00 Flash only, no diagnostics. For a customer, there would be a diagnostic charge of $165. A flash charge of $125-165 and both would pay for any subscription cost.

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