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Cost of repairs

We all understand and appreciate that car repairs and servicing costs are expensive to say the least with labour charges up to 100 per hour in some cases.
Say a Renault or VW agent charges 80 per hour labour has anyone any idea of how much of this charge actually ends up in the manufacturers pocket. As far as I know most agents are independent companies with a franchise type arrangement with the manufacturer but I would love to know who gets what slice of the big fat juicy cake.
If we knew the answer to this we would have a better idea of who is actualy ripping us off at times and we would actually have someone to blame.
I know labour costs can vary across the country depending on wage rates and overheads but do Renault or such get a bigger slice of the cake from an agent in London than one out in the sticks
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