How Much Does a Mechanic Have to Pay in Rent?


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Mechanics pay between $1,500 to $15,000 per month in rent, depending on the size of the repair shop, as of 2015. Rent typically runs around 6 percent of all operating expenses. After officers' compensation, wages and other general expenses, rent is approximately the fourth greatest expense of a repair shop.

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Some other expenses that mechanics have to cover are taxes, advertising, repairs and insurance. A new repair shop also a diagnostic machine at $5,000 to $10,000, tools at about $15,000 and a lift at $4,000. Starting up a new mechanic shop can incur costs between $25,000 to $75,000 in total.

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