- Jan 11, 2019
I was going to have a mechanic put in a new radiator in my Bronco while the engine is out for rebuilding. He quoted me $750 for a new copper radiator. I asked why so high. They have a 30 percent markup on all parts they install. So a $550 radiator plus their $150 mark up (30%). He said it covers their shop warranty for the part. I was shocked. He told me I was lucky they decided to not charge the 30% on my rebuilt engine I am having them install. They know the engine builder and his engine comes with a 12 month warranty so they didn't feel it needed their warranty on top of that warranty. Is this usual for garages now?