transman618, it sounds like you might be a professional transmission guy
Been building automatics for 29 years.
…if the OP’s shop is doing the right thing, as you suggest, is it really fair that they’re charging him $120 just to drain and fill the tranny?
Lets break it down. For one pan drop and refill (No filter) ATF: $40.00, Gasket $11.00 which will make the labor $69.00 Very fair. (I, personally charge $90.00hr for transmission work which is standard in my area.)
Now add a filter to that @ $30.00. That will make the labor $39.00
Now for the entire service which was recommended @ 3 times he will spend $120.00 in ATF, $33.00 in gaskets and $30.00 in a filter which leaves the shop $137.00 labor for 3 services.