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How much, new brake pads on....
Posted 27 October 2004 - 10:41 AM
Posted 27 October 2004 - 11:12 AM
You don't give a lot of info about the quote you were given but it sounds to me like that would be a standard brake pad on front and back and maybe some machining of the rotors. $250 doesn't sound incredibly high, but call around and get some more quotes if you feel you're not getting your money's worth. Places like Pep Boys have brake specials all the time.
If you're somewhat mechanically inclined, brake pad replacement is fairly easy.Personally, when it comes to safety-related things like brakes, i just feel more comfortable having a professional do it.
Hope this helps.
Posted 27 October 2004 - 01:11 PM
Posted 27 October 2004 - 01:16 PM
Posted 27 October 2004 - 01:24 PM
Posted 27 October 2004 - 01:35 PM
I know a lot of people knock large chain auto service centers like Midas, Jiffy Lube, et al, but I have had good experiences with Midas here in SLC. No discernible difference from the OEM brake pads, and they have given me better information and service than some of my dealer experiences here. I don't advocate skimping on things like tires and brakes, but I just don't see what the dealers do better that justifies their high prices on turning a rotor. It's just not that hard to do. Again, my $.02.
Posted 27 October 2004 - 02:10 PM
Posted 27 October 2004 - 02:15 PM
Posted 27 October 2004 - 09:21 PM
Search "Just Brakes"
Posted 27 October 2004 - 10:31 PM
If you decide to do the job yourself you need to do three additional things. First with the wheels off and the brakes still on the car have someone step on the brake pedal hard and inspect the brake lines coming from the calipers. Make sure that they do not bulge from the pressure inside the line. If they do bulge, replace the brake line. Second, after completing the brake job and before moving the car, step on the brake pedal several times. The first time or two the pedal will bottom out. Repeat pumping the brake pedal until the pedal does not bottom out. Third, try the brakes once or twice in your driveway and make certain that they are working properly before driving down the street.
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