ChiltonLibrary - Labor Estimates

This tutorial shows you how to find labor estimates for automotive repairs within ChiltonLibrary.


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Start by selecting the vehicle
you're interested in.

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To do this, from the Vehicle Selector
on the home page use

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the dropdown menus to select
the vehicle year, make and model.

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then click select.

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[SOUND] Once you've selected a vehicle,
the available data for

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that vehicle is displayed.

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If labor estimating information is
available, click the labor estimating

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link, or tab, to view estimates for
the vehicle you've selected.

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If this category does not appear for the
vehicle you've selected, that means that

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Chilton Library does not yet have this
information available for that vehicle.

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You can search for
specific labor operations or

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repairs by using the search box.

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Or

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you can view all operations by
clicking the view operations button.

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When viewing all operations,
select the system, a subsystem,

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and then an operation from the list
of defined labor operations.

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[SOUND] You can view
labor time estimates for

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regular service that results
from normal vehicle use or

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for service that results from
severe operating conditions

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such as high mileage,
lack of maintenance, or abuse.

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Original equipment manufacturer or
dealer estimates are provided along with

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regular and severe estimates
calculated by Chilton editors.

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By default,
regular service estimates are provided.

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Click the severe button to view
estimates for severe conditions.

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[SOUND] Note, Chilton Library does
not provide local labor costs.

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However, once you know
the number of hours for

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an operation,
you can research rates in your area.

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When you combine the rate with
the labor times provided in

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Chilton Library you should have a good
idea of what a repair might cost.

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Use the bread crumb trail to
navigate backwards to an operation,

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subsystem, or system.

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Click the Search Operations button
to return to the search box.

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Click the Select a vehicle link to find
labor estimates for another vehicle.

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Use the tabs in the banner to
navigate to another category or

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to select a different vehicle.