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Author Topic: [Poll: 2011.41] How long are you usually willing to wait at the shop while they work on your car? Back to Topics
JT

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Message Posted: Oct 3, 2011 11:01:49 AM

How long are you usually willing to wait at the shop while work is being performed on your vehicle?

Not at all; I leave and return for it later
Half an hour
1 hour
2 hours
3 hours
4 hours or more
I service my own vehicles
NA: no vehicle / other

Post your thoughts about this poll below.
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sonicmustang
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Message Posted: Jan 9, 2013 8:24:06 AM

Not at all; I leave and return for it later
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achung53
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2012 10:44:35 AM

2 hours
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Zuegma
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Message Posted: Oct 26, 2012 5:21:19 PM

I usually get a time estimate ahead of the apointment and plan for a few what-nots to do/visit/shop and get the dealership to drop me off at a convenient point to where I need to go & get picked up when they near service/repair completion.
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jcmyhrt
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2012 3:35:44 AM

Depends on the work being done, doesn't it????
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iwannavet
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2012 9:35:38 AM

2 hours
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redsox20042007
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2012 8:24:02 AM

2 hours
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spmaudio
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2012 1:25:42 AM

Up to three hours or so. I bring my laptop and catch up on E-mail, bookkeeping, photo processing, etc...
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dongo50
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2012 12:29:51 AM

very seldom go to shops.
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cardjim
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Message Posted: Jun 10, 2012 10:47:23 PM

1 hour
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vikings80
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Message Posted: Jun 7, 2012 4:16:52 PM

I don't drop it off and then when they call me I come back.
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Sumflow
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Message Posted: May 14, 2012 5:46:01 AM

I would prefer that they pick it up.
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ZAMmobile
Sophomore Author Baltimore

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Message Posted: May 10, 2012 7:56:58 AM

do the work.
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mobile21228
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Message Posted: May 10, 2012 7:56:06 AM

depends on the task at hand.
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51emeralds
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2012 2:01:24 PM

Not more than 1hr then I opt to come back later to pick up the vehicle.
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OaklandInvaders
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2012 3:31:03 AM

do it yourself no waiting !
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OaklandInvaders
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2012 3:30:47 AM

o mins
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CLIFFHANGAR2
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2012 1:53:14 PM

2 HOURS TOPS
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Theo64
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Message Posted: Dec 23, 2011 10:43:03 PM

One hour.
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ginsky
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Message Posted: Dec 20, 2011 6:03:39 PM

I will wait about an hour. Usually have worked done while at work.
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1007
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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2011 7:43:33 AM

45 min.
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newluckgirl
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Message Posted: Dec 16, 2011 9:26:38 PM

1 hour if longer i will come back
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PrinceLH
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2011 12:24:59 AM

Two hours.
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Blackfeet
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2011 10:20:48 AM

Up to an hour. If more, I return for it later.
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klrbiker
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2011 8:17:07 AM

Its easy walking distance if something major, do alot myself.
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pcprof
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2011 1:43:48 AM

Not at all; I leave and return for it later
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Amendes
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2011 1:46:04 PM

I usually just drop the vehicle off and go next door and have breakfast or lunch. No waiting in the shop.
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BigKahunaIll1
Rookie Author Chicago

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Message Posted: Nov 18, 2011 5:11:01 AM

Neighbor is my mechanic - with lift and all ( old Midas place I think). He has the car for as long as 4 days but then I wasn't really waiting on it.
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randyt58
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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2011 11:38:29 PM

none. fix it myself
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BK5th
Rookie Author Lancaster

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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2011 7:08:27 PM

An hour or two at the most, otherwise I leave it and return for it later.
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larjos
Rookie Author Calgary

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Message Posted: Nov 4, 2011 1:29:50 PM

Till it is done
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msmith8745
Rookie Author Indianapolis

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Message Posted: Oct 31, 2011 6:40:52 AM

up to 2 hrs depending on where I am having the work done.
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driver61OR
Rookie Author Oregon

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Message Posted: Oct 28, 2011 3:56:55 PM

Me wait at a repair shop??? NO WAY!!! The only time I wait at a shop is to have new tires put on or have an alignment done. The waiting time depends on how busy they are. Average waiting time, about an hour. If it's longer, I'll leave and comeback later.

[Edited by: driver61OR at 10/28/2011 3:57:55 PM EST]
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MOSQUITOKNEES
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Message Posted: Oct 28, 2011 2:39:58 PM

About an hour
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NWsteelhedrguy
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Message Posted: Oct 27, 2011 1:00:13 PM

2 hours
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ajwoody
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Message Posted: Oct 25, 2011 1:10:14 PM

45 mins to 1hr
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sexyreddGA
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2011 8:10:50 PM

depending on whats needs to be done... but no longer than 1.5 hrs especially if its something as simple as an oil change....
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couponcutter
Rookie Author Boston

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Message Posted: Oct 21, 2011 8:47:15 PM

1 hour, but depends on work being done and WHERE the car is being serviced.
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cheaperMN
Rookie Author Twin Cities

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Message Posted: Oct 21, 2011 7:55:03 PM

I have waited upto 2 hours before, but generally I do all the car work in the family, just replace the front wheel bearing housing on my regal
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hpleet
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Message Posted: Oct 21, 2011 2:30:05 PM

not at all
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MRSPINION
Rookie Author Virginia Beach

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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2011 2:31:19 PM

IT DEPENDS ON WHAT ELSE I HAVE PLANNED FOR THAT DAY
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vijayguneta
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2011 8:33:29 AM

1 hour
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stevewalker
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Message Posted: Oct 15, 2011 9:10:12 PM

About the longest I will stay is 30 min or I will get a ride and come back.
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GottaHaveMoreCowbell
Rookie Author Twin Cities

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Message Posted: Oct 15, 2011 1:03:32 PM

I somehow missed the poll question that week, but I would have voted "8 hours" if it had been available as a choice.

That might have been cheating, since I spend 8-10 hours at a Honda store at least 3x/week. So technically, I guess you could argue that I'm not "waiting".

But on the flip side, "waiting" for ANYTHING is a whole different ballgame if you've got something enjoyable and/or productive to do WHILE you're waiting. We regularly get people who come in and spend 2-3 hours using their laptop computer or iPad through our wireless internet. Sometimes they don't even want to leave when the vehicle is done!
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Sam1971WV
Rookie Author West Virginia

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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2011 11:07:07 PM

I am a trained automotive tech myself, so I do all my own automotive work on my own car.
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gatekeepertwo
Veteran Author Wilmington

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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2011 9:01:51 PM

I wait up to one hour or I have to leave and come back.
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googlee
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2011 1:18:02 PM

1h - 1h30 is the max for me!
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jaxtrax
Champion Author Toronto

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Message Posted: Oct 11, 2011 1:52:17 PM

About an hour for lube, oil, filter and checks. For anything else where the time is uncertain, I would normally leave the car and come for it later.

[Edited by: jaxtrax at 10/11/2011 1:52:52 PM EST]
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kerryllr
Veteran Author Toronto

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Message Posted: Oct 11, 2011 7:20:29 AM

I'll wait an hour but ususally I find something else to do and will drop it off and return later.
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daddysgirl1973
Rookie Author New York

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Message Posted: Oct 11, 2011 1:31:49 AM

I have to say it all depends on what it is that I am taking the car in for. If its just an oil change I will wait. If it is a number of things then I will leave and come back later.
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CrackedLCD
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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2011 2:40:39 AM

About three hours is my maximum time. Anything longer and I'm coming back later.
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