Q: How long does it take to replace the lower radiator hose on this car? Do you think that $360 is an appropriate amount for the labor to replace this hose?

asked by on December 03, 2016

I was recently quoted $530 to replace the lower radiator hose on my 2012 VW GTI. I found the part for sale on Pelican Parts for $110 and a gallon of coolant for $20. Even if the garage has a 30% mark-up on the parts, we should still only be talking about approximately $170 for parts. Do you think that $360 is an appropriate amount for the labor to replace this hose?

Thank you!!

My car has 75000 miles.
My car has a manual transmission.

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