Baton Rouge, LA asked in Consumer Law for Louisiana

Q: In Louisiana, how much can an Auto Repair shop exceed the price estimate? I’ve read it’s 10% in most states.

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Adam Savett
Adam Savett
  • Consumer Law Lawyer
  • Allentown, PA

A: In Louisiana, it depends on whether you asked for (and received) a written estimate.

The Louisiana Motor Vehicle Commission has rules and regulations that note that an original estimate should not exceed the actual cost by 25%.

You can find those rules here:

But there are several things to keep in mind, such as if you didn't ask for a written estimate, then the rule likely doesn't apply, or if you authorized more work, even orally, during the repair process, then the 25% would not apply.

Best of luck.

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