Chevrolet Q&A

Ask Your Question

2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Question: I see that the master cylinder can be purchased online for 40 to 45 dollors

 

Question

poor girl, Augusta, KS, June 27, 2013, 14:43
 Rookie

Why are you charging 168 to much poor for the same part?

4 Answers
Flag This
  • Answer #1

    M & R Car Import Services II, Inc (65 Answers) , Chicago, IL - (773) 840-8204
    M and R Car Import June 27, 2013, 15:20
    Profile_thumbnail
     Technician

    Do you if its part is New,Re-manufactured/Rebuilt? Sometimes its hard to believe but one gets what one pays for... So i recommend you compare Warranty (Parts/Labor),Brand because a Master Cylinder play a very important roll within the brake system of any vehicle. Good luck.

    Flag This
  • Reply

    poor girl, June 27, 2013, 15:52
     Rookie

    It is new with a good warranty and available from many parts dealers in that price range.

    Flag This
  • Reply

    pushrod, June 27, 2013, 18:04
    Profile_thumbnail
     Master

    Tell me where i can buy this, 'new' complete, brake system master cylinder for the price you indicated, $40.00 to $45.00, at my door! Also the brand name.
    Thanks!
    Poor boy.

    Reply
    Flag This
  • Medium-star Best Answer
    pushrod June 28, 2013, 01:12
    Profile_thumbnail
     Master

    The repair shop has got to mark up parts prices, that is how they make money! You can buy a used master cyl. for that price, 40. to 45. but not a new high quility one, i,ve checked! Also labor rates are high, i agree, but the mechanic's dont work for nothing either, in fact not enough! The shop has other expenses too like: the FACILITY, garage liability insurance, 'high dollar' tool's and equipment, utility cost, shop supplies, HASMAT disposal etc. A top quality, complete mast. cyl. for that vehicle is going to cost around 130.00 (plus). You can skimp on some parts but not brakes! The shop is doing you a favor by having a real mechanic install top drawer 'BRAKE' parts since nothing will take their place when you need to STOP!!!

    The Flintstones is just a cartoon!

    Reply
    Flag This
  • Answer #3

    Greg's Orange Auto (13656 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386
    globalhelper June 28, 2013, 06:33
     Master

    on line parts are the cheapest parts ever and have a really bad return policy. pay the extra and get a warrnty,its worth every penny in the long run. good luck

    Reply
    Flag This
  • Answer #4

    dr detroit October 24, 2013, 20:55
     Rookie

    #1 quality of part #2 length of warranty

    Reply
    Flag This