What goes into a labour rate?

Sometimes people look at a labour rate and think something north of $120 is high. Before we get into everything that is involved in a service experience, we should have a little context. When someone comes to fix your computer or photocopier, they come armed with a screwdriver, show up between 9 and 5 with no actual time commitment, and I defy you to pay less than $200 even if it’s a 10 minute job. Similarly if you have a washing machine issue, or plumbing issue, you’ll be lucky to escape a large bill to replace something as simple as a fuse or a screw. Continue reading “What goes into a labour rate?”

Subaru Outback named Best Buy for Seventh Consecutive Year

The 2016 Subaru Outback named to the Car Guide’s (Le Guide de l’auto) annual Best Buys list for seventh straight year, topping the Mid-Size SUV under $50,000 category. Additionally, the performance-focused Subaru WRX was given a second place mention in the Best Buy – Sports Car and Coupes under $50,000 category. Continue reading “Subaru Outback named Best Buy for Seventh Consecutive Year”