My kids, wife and I have been going to this Meineke for over 20 years and 2 different owners. Both previous owners proved to be extremely honest and did excellent work at reasonable prices. Frequently not charging for the old ""just a clamp"" or ""loose bolt"" type fixes. Up until last year labor was $70 hr. and their estimates of time were accurate and honest. Had a muffler installed 2 yrs ago....1 hour labor = $70 + the cost of muffler ($289). minus $ 50 coupon that they gave me. Good experience, fair price.\r
Had to go back for a muffler issue and met new owners...muffler under warrantee, had to pay labor only. New owners price is 1.2 hours labor @ $99.99 per hour ($116.00) as opposed to the 1 hour @ $70. A 45% increase in labor and a 20% increase in time. \r
Total labor charge for same job, from same company 60% more than last time !!!! \r
I guess they think we're fools.