This morning I took a run down to Pep Boys to see about a tuneup for PaT and walked away just shaking my head. Granted it's been at least 10 years since I've had a vehicle that needed a tuneup, but when the service writer said $265.44 for a 4 cylinder car I nearly fell over. The after examining the estimate I found only $47.15 worth of parts were all that were involved the rest was $193.63 labor and $19.19 for shop supplies. The shop supplies charge has never set too well with me and labor at $94.00 per hour will cause me to shop the area a bit and see if prices are in line All I know is it's been a quick climb from the $39.95 tuneup of yesteryear.
The rest of my day is going to be devoted to some followup on things pending, like license plates and registration. I have a couple of merchandise orders that need to be checked on. All this will come together to aid in enjoying the good life.