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Car Breaks Part Deux

January 25th, 2009 at 11:43 pm

Here we go again! I had to get my front breaks done again. This time though I went to a neighborhood autoshop rather than a chain store like Midas. This time they said my rotors were not up to specs and had to be absolutely replaced because the previous mechanics had sanded them too much. He gave me a deal that he would give me the rotors at cost for $40 (supposedly!) and the break pads he was putting in were going to be better quality than what Midas had put in about a year ago (to be determined!). So my final tally came up to:

Break Pads: $80 (best quality)
Rotors: $40 (at cost)
Labor: $100
Total: $220 - No Tax!

Thoughts? Does this sound like Deal?

Price Comparison - Break Pads

March 26th, 2008 at 11:32 pm

I'm going to create a new category called "Price Comparison" where I will list costs to various expenses and ask you guys for your experiences. To guide us all if we are getting fleeced or not.

Today I got my Breaks done.
Type of Car: Small Compact
Where: Midas
Parts: 49.95
Labor: $70 (Installation) + $40 (For Sanding my Drums, did I really need this????)
Extra Info: FRONT Brakes Only
Discounts: Did not charge me tax

Total Cost: $159.95

Did I pay too much? Did I get a great Deal? Please let me know your thoughts.