I was an out-stater traveling through NC when my radiator developed a leak (2002 Honda). Unfortunately I went to North Ridge BP for service. The bill was as follows:
Radiator $248, thermostat $38.25, thermostat gasket $6.50, antifreeze $57.10, labor $400.50, supplies $12.27, tax $23.66. Total $786.98.
At the time I thought the bill was outrageous. When I got home I took the bill to a local Honda dealer and a general auto repair shop. They felt the bill should have been about $380/$419 or about 1/2 what was charged.
The person I dealt with at North Ridge BP was ""Billy"" as in ""Billy the Kid.""