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front and rear brake pads
Amount: $307.00
Posted by: vn in ephrata, PA.Posted: June 16th, 2010 01:06PM
Car Make: acuraCar Model: tl
Auto Shop: mr tire
Came in b/c of their $109 per brake axle SPECIAL.
Told Acura needs ceramic brake pads and thus, cost more than $109.00. $109.00 is reasonable.
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pad, rotors, and front calipers
Amount: $370.00
Posted by: stevey b in Detroit, MI.Posted: June 15th, 2010 07:06AM
Car Make: HondaCar Model: 2000 Accord EX
In the front I replaced pads, rotors, and calipers. In the rear I replaced pads and rotors. Did it myself and saved hundreds.
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Front Pads and Rotors
Amount: $232.00
Posted by: Jon P in Warsaw, IN.Posted: June 9th, 2010 09:06AM
Car Make: ChevyCar Model: 2000 Malibu
Auto Shop: Smith Tire
Car was shaky when braking. Turns out rotors were warped, and pads were down to 30%.
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Front brake pads and rotors plus back brakes pads
Amount: $965.00
Posted by: a user in Newark, NJ.Posted: June 6th, 2010 07:06PM
Car Make: mecerdesCar Model:
I think I got ripped off. They charged $360 just for labor. Front pads and rotors replaced. Just rear rotors replaced.
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Front Pads and New Rotors
Amount: $279.00
Posted by: a user in Cleveland, OH.Posted: June 3rd, 2010 11:06AM
Car Make: 2009 SaturnCar Model: Aura
Auto Shop: Conrad's
Thought this was a good price. The lowest I have ever paid for brakes and rotors. Usually paid over $400.
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Front Pads, Pass. Side Caliper
Amount: $72.00
Posted by: Gerald Y. in Gander, NL, Other.Posted: May 30th, 2010 04:05PM
Car Make: DodgeCar Model: Shadow
Auto Shop: Auto Hobby Club
$40.00 for pads, cleaned up the rotors.
Found out the passenger side caliper was beat up and seized, replaced with new for $57.00 - $25.00 rebate for the old one.
Only labour costs were my own time!
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Front pads, Rear shoes, Rear Rotors, & Brake Flush
Amount: $342.14
Posted by: Delpie in Palm Bay, FL.Posted: May 28th, 2010 07:05AM
Car Make: MazdaCar Model: Protege 1999
Auto Shop: Firestone
I had a customer experience survey discount & a 50 dollar brake rebate to reduce the cost to what you see above. I don't feel comfortable changing something important like brakes myself.. So, this price isn't that bad to me.
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Front brake pads and rotors and left slider plus back brake serviced and fues horn
Amount: $506.00
Posted by: VickiBeach in central ave, St Petersburg, FL.Posted: May 25th, 2010 10:05AM
Car Make: PontCar Model: Grand Am 2005
Auto Shop: Ghost Whispers
They seem really nice and even rode w me to see and hear my problems. and Talked about what they thought needed done. Then called me later to tell me what they are doing and how much and when it will be ready. So I can be at work. Everyone should call them Use them I will any time I need work done
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Front brakes and rotors
Amount: $350.00
Posted by: Mike.P in West Sacramento, CA.Posted: May 22nd, 2010 02:05PM
Car Make: ToyotaCar Model: Corolla
Auto Shop: Les Schwab
No AAA discount.
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Front brake pads and rotors plus back breaks serviced
Amount: $251.94
Posted by: Fawkes in West Palm Beach, FL.Posted: May 15th, 2010 06:05PM
Car Make: ToyotaCar Model: Corolla
Auto Shop: Midas
People at the shop were very nice and seemed honest. They took my husband back to see the front breaks and rotors. He agreed that they needed to be replaced badly. They gave us the quote price of 398 dollars. We told them that we would be unable to do it right now and would have to come back.The desk worker said he could print the estimate out for us and we could take it else where to see if we could get a better price. He then went to the back to let the mechanics know to put the car bacck together and the store manager asked us what we could do it for so we could get them done today. He wanted to put us back on the road safely, especially with our 4 month old daughter. We told him tye most we could do was 250 and he got it down to 251.98 out the door including parts, labor, and taxes. We are very pleased.
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Front Pads and Rotors
Amount: $185.00
Posted by: jdiggity33 in Fargo, ND.Posted: May 7th, 2010 09:05AM
Car Make: JeepCar Model: Grand Cherokee
You people that are paying more than 100.00 per axle for pads and rotors are getting ripped off! Get a new mechanic.
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Lifetime brakepads = bad deal
Amount: $0.00
Posted by: a user in Oxford, NC.Posted: May 7th, 2010 07:05AM
Car Make: \Car Model: \
Auto Shop: \
As an ASE certified mechanic in brake systems and with an degree in automotive repair- STAY AWAY FROM LIFETIME WARRANTY BRAKE PADS. Think about it people, use some logic. When you are applying the brake pedal the caliper through hydrolic means pushes the pads against the rotor to cause friction which slows down the rotor- hence the tire- hence the car. Now, something has to give during this transaction, the friction causes wear. The problem with lifetime brakes is that they're made freaking insanely hard. Sure your brakes won't wear down, but your rotor will be eaten alive and it's going to wear at the same rate as your pads normally would. New rotors cost more in labor (and you will need new rotors- they'll be under the legal limit for resurfacing), and parts. In addition, you're going to have to replace rotors every time since your brakes will continue to eat them. In other words, stay away from lifetime brakes.
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Brake pads, rear rotors, & rear calipers
Amount: $1,025.00
Posted by: palex in Beverly Farms, MA.Posted: May 6th, 2010 06:05PM
Car Make: InfinityCar Model: I 35
Auto Shop: Farms Full Service
I had front and back new ceramic brake pads, remanufactured rear brake calipers, new rear rotors and machined front rotors done for $1025.00. They bled the system and test drove the car. I believe they are fair and do excellent work.
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Total Brake Replacement
Amount: $5,600.00
Posted by: live_life in Bloomington, MN.Posted: May 6th, 2010 10:05AM
Car Make: LamborghiniCar Model: Gallardo
Auto Shop: Pier 1 Imports
Service was absolutely fantastic. I couldn't of ask for a better price; after searching several places Pier 1 Imports gave me the best deal. I recommend this place to anyone with a high performance vehicle in or out of the state.
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front pad replacement
Amount: $23.00
Posted by: Toby in Hazleton, PA.Posted: April 27th, 2010 06:04PM
Car Make: Ford TaurusCar Model: aurus
Auto Shop: self
replaces the front pads on my 2007 Ford Taurus...got wearever silverd pads from Advance, with a $5.00 coupon. it cost me 23 bucks with the tax
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Resurfaced Rotors, Front & Back Break Pads
Amount: $300.00
Posted by: Tasha in Rancho Cordova, CA.Posted: April 26th, 2010 02:04PM
Car Make: 2004 HondaCar Model: Accord
Auto Shop: Baris Automotive
Seemed really nice. Good deal I think and I can't do it myself or I would...
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New Rotors in Back, front rotors turned
Amount: $273.01
Posted by: Michelle in Camden in Camden, SC.Posted: April 15th, 2010 06:04AM
Car Make: FordCar Model: Mustang 2002
Auto Shop: Harold's Brake's and Wheel Alignment
Two new back rotors and turned the front rotors. I had purchased the brakes already. Is this a good price or did I get ripped off.....I know the front rotors and the back right rotor did not need turned or replaced.....
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Front brakes and Rotors replaced
Amount: $294.00
Posted by: A happy customer in Westerly, RI.Posted: April 13th, 2010 03:04PM
Car Make: FordCar Model: Explorer
Auto Shop: G&G Auto
The mechanic Joe is very fair and reasonable. He tells me what repairs our cars need.
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Front & back brake pads & front rotors
Amount: $770.00
Posted by: ppjon in Fontana, CA.Posted: March 29th, 2010 05:03PM
Car Make: LexusCar Model: IS250
Auto Shop: Brake Masters
I have no idea of how much this should cost. I'm sure the dealer would have charged a lot more but this still seemed pricey. I've never done any mechanic work and wouldn't trust myself to do any anyway, so is this a reasonable price? Brakes at this place come with Lifetime Warranty.
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Front/Rear Rotors and Pads and Rear Caliper Replaced
Amount: $600.00
Posted by: Julie1828 in East Hartford, CT.Posted: March 27th, 2010 02:03PM
Car Make: MercuryCar Model: Sable
Auto Shop: Monro
Got a great deal--they gave us the rotors and pads for just the cost of the labor. They also checked out the car and changed the oil.
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Front brake pads and turned rotors
Amount: $145.00
Posted by: Meldoza in Arleta, CA.Posted: March 26th, 2010 01:03PM
Car Make: HondaCar Model: Accord
Auto Shop: Out of work mechanic
I bought front and rear pads from Auto Zone with a lifetime warranty for $80.00 and had an out of work mechanic friend of the family install them. Even turned the front rotors. Paid him $65.00 for labor a two hour job. We were both please :-)
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Buy the parts online and find an honest mechanic
Amount: $350.00
Posted by: HN308 in Hackensack, NJ.Posted: March 23rd, 2010 01:03PM
Car Make: InfinitiCar Model: G35
Auto Shop: Lodi Gulf
I bought Hawk performance brake pads for around $100 both front and back from Amazon. Got centric rotors front and back for 150 online as well. I could have saved on pads if would have bought OEM but they dust too much.

Paid labor of $50 for each front and back for a total of $100 and done in $350.

My friend went to dealer for same brake service and paid $1500. Dealerships are not called stealerships for no reason. Never step in there other than free warranty work or for recall.
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DONT OVER PAY AT A SHOP!!!
Amount: $171.75
Posted by: spank3d74 in kalamazoo, MI.Posted: March 18th, 2010 11:03AM
Car Make: 2001Car Model: Impala LS
Auto Shop: my garage
I went out and bought 2 ton jack stands (2) and a 2 ton hydraulic lift, 2 front rotors, Duralast CMAX pads, 5 quarts of max life oil, an oil filter, an oil pan, 4 chucks, and oil filter wrench for under 200. I got 30 bucks back when I upgraded from Duralast gold to the Duralast CMAX both of which were/are under lifetime warranty. Changed my brakes and did an oil change in under 2 hours
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Rear brake pads, calipers & rotors; fluid flush
Amount: $623.00
Posted by: a user in Catonsville, MD.Posted: March 17th, 2010 12:03PM
Car Make: HondaCar Model: Accord
Auto Shop: Charing Cross Auto
Not sure if I paid too much...
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DO IT YOURSELF
Amount: $121.97
Posted by: a user in Syracue, NY.Posted: March 8th, 2010 11:03PM
Car Make: SaabCar Model: 900 turbo
Auto Shop: driveway
If you go to napa you can get rotors for 40 bucks a pop. Get pads for about the same price depending on the quality. Take the tire off and you can undo the bolt take off ur calliper and everything pops off. Put the new one back on and re-assemble brand new frot brakes.....idiot proof.
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Dont be fooled my extremely low prices
Amount: $1,210.00
Posted by: SA in New York, NY.Posted: March 4th, 2010 09:03AM
Car Make: MiniCar Model: Cooper S
Auto Shop: Mini Dealer
I took my car to one of those cheap service centers. I had my brake pads replaced and he cut my rotors. 5K miles later, i started feeling extreme vibration on my steering wheel, i took it to the same mechanic he said that he needs to replace the rotors. I don't know why he didn't do that back then. I took my car to Mini Dealer today, they said since brake pads are not installed correctly it damaged the new pads, destroyed my rotors and couple more things. So total came to $1210.
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front and rear brakes
Amount: $356.00
Posted by: clueless with vehicle repairs in canandaigua, NY.Posted: March 2nd, 2010 07:03PM
Car Make: fordCar Model: focus '03
Auto Shop: uptown
had pads and rotors replaced, shoes on rear, thought it was fair price.
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Brakes and Rotors, all 4 wheels
Amount: $485.00
Posted by: DE in PA in Bethlehem, PA.Posted: February 16th, 2010 12:02PM
Car Make: 2000 VolvoCar Model: V70XC AWD
Auto Shop: Meineke, PA
Went into the shop looking to replace the two front brakes. After an inspection, I was informed that all four brakes and rotors were spent and had to be replaced. The mechanic took me into the shop and showed me the parts off the car for me to inspect and I agreed to his conclusion.
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Front Brakes/ Rotors resuraced/ Calipers cleaned and resealed
Amount: $290.00
Posted by: Rich Veiss in Henderson, NV.Posted: February 15th, 2010 12:02PM
Car Make: 2002Car Model: Pontiac Sunfire
Felt it could wait, but shop insisted brakes could wait do to calipers rubbing. Did not want to steal my money as they kept saying.
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DIY
Amount: $250.00
Posted by: Shade Tree Mechanic in Grand Rapids, MI.Posted: February 9th, 2010 01:02PM
Car Make: VolvoCar Model: V70
Auto Shop: N/A
My mother had metal on metal on her front brake rotor. I decided to do the work for her, having done a couple brake jobs in the past. The car has ABS, but that doesn't make it any harder than non-ABS brake systems. I replaced the pads, rotors, and calipers, and bled the brake lines. For the front two wheels the parts cost was $250, judging by these prices people are posting I figure I saved her about $350 for a few hours of work.
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