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1991 Volvo 940 Question: Average shop labor only costs.

 

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Visitor, Alhambra, CA, April 18, 2011, 18:57

For: installing new brake master cylinder, four brake hose and flushing brake fluid lines.

Labor only, customer supplied parts and fluid.

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    patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, April 18, 2011, 19:09
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    Shop labor rates are calculated on shop overheads, labor cost in your area, insurance costs in your area and profit made on parts. If a customer brings in there own parts ther is two complications one the shop that fits the parts shares some liability for the parts even though they did not supply them and secondly they are loosing a percentage profit that is assumed they would have gained if they supplied the parts. Here in Santa Cruz CA, labor costs range between $85 to $125 and hour. Some shops will not work on cars where the customer supplies the parts.

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    volvorepair from S.O.S. Automotive inc., June 06, 2011, 20:51
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    Hello
    I can do the install the brake master cylinder, four brake hoses and flush for $193
    call for apppointment (626)343-9860

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