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Front pads and rotors
Amount: $279.89
Posted by: Nke in Pottstown, PA.Posted: September 6th, 2013 02:09PM
Auto Shop: Bradleys
I thought this was very high . It looks like based on what I see here that it would be consider average for going to a repair shop.
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Front and rear Brakes serviced.
Amount: $580.00
Posted by: Tammy 123 in Momence, IL.Posted: August 31st, 2013 02:08AM
Car Make: MercuryCar Model: Mystique 1999
Auto Shop: Bob\'s
Front New Pads and new Rotors.
Back New brake shoes 2 new wheel cylinders. New hardware kit. New brake fluid. Machined drums. Adjusted new shoes. Also included oil change in price and replacing two burned out license plate bulbs and one burned out shifter bulb. The one which lights up PRND you. The brakes now work great and are quite. Hope this helps.
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brakes pads and calipers
Amount: $90.00
Posted by: LInden Frank in Fayetteville, AR.Posted: August 15th, 2013 09:08AM
Car Make: BuickCar Model: Regal
I did it myself and saved money. 90$ for the fluid, brake pads and calipers for the front. It isn't that complicated. Only one way they can go on. And this was a '95. Need two people to bleed the lines. Then you're good to go. Took me and hour to take it off and an hour to put on. That's 150 in labor I saved at least. I love it how the mechanics/who work alot of the times at parts stores, treat you like you don't know your own automobile or you aren't "certified" so how can you change brakes? It's not that hard
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Front and Rear Brakes and Rotors
Amount: $330.00
Posted by: Coppershine in Orange, CA.Posted: June 15th, 2013 12:06PM
Car Make: 1999 HondaCar Model: Accord
Auto Shop: Orange Auto Center
Purchased Prostop OEM brake pads and rotors kit online at prostop.com for front and rear wheels for $150. Repair shop installed for $180. They finished installation within an hour. I was told two people worked on vehicle. I may have been ripped off on service-time/hourly wages. Still unclear on issue.
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front and rear brakes plus rotors
Amount: $913.00
Posted by: Adolf Vask in Stafford, VA.Posted: April 27th, 2013 07:04AM
Car Make: KiaCar Model: 2010 Forte
Auto Shop: Meineke in Garrisonville, VA
Price was after a 50% off coupon for parts.
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Front brakes pads and rotors
Amount: $200.00
Posted by: Leonhuang in College Park, MD.Posted: April 7th, 2013 07:04PM
Auto Shop: Private shop
Front brake pads and rotors
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Brakes
Amount: $140.00
Posted by: DocMu in College Station, TX.Posted: February 11th, 2013 10:02AM
Car Make: HondaCar Model: Odyssey
Pads are about $50-60 a pair.rnrnRotors are about $100 ea IF NEEDED.rnrn1 hour labor. Any more and you're getting hosed.
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car brakes and front rotors
Amount: $170.00
Posted by: joeycive in r county rockland, NY.Posted: February 5th, 2013 10:02AM
Car Make: 1998 cry. 6 cylCar Model: lxi
Auto Shop: my freind who is a auto machanic
I bought fron rotors -21 dollars 42 dollars for set front pads. blue pads 38-dollars -and rear pads -for 24 dollars= and my freind who is a auto mechanic-charge 70=dollars - so for under 160.00 dollars - I have new front rotors blue brake pads -plus rear brake pads -I say shop around just by parts and have a mechanic -do it on in his spare time , meaning we all no some who works on cars-so I thing for the amount I paid I am more then happy-I bought my parts at car quest= nanuet ny
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Front and Rear Brakes / Front and Rear Rotors
Amount: $439.00
Posted by: Reece Rainwater in Red Bluff, CA.Posted: January 13th, 2013 10:01PM
Car Make: ChevyCar Model: 2007 Tahoe
Auto Shop: Myself
Bought all OEM parts on Amazon - will last 100K miles - all AC DELCO OEM Parts - DO IT YOURSELF
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Rear Brakes, the works!
Amount: $290.00
Posted by: JDawg in Danbury, CT.Posted: December 13th, 2012 08:12AM
Car Make: SaturnCar Model: SL2
Auto Shop: Scotti/Advanced
Guy and his crew are amazing. I was recommended by a friend and alhamdulillah, I'm happy!
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Coachman Auto Body in CDA, ID is terrible
Amount: $4,000.00
Posted by: ANGRY in Coeur D Alene, ID.Posted: November 27th, 2012 03:11PM
Car Make: HondaCar Model: Civic
Auto Shop: Coachman
Broke both of my drum brakes. Won't accept any liability. A**HOLES
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rear brakes
Amount: $1,200.00
Posted by: tc in willingboro, NJ.Posted: November 8th, 2012 02:11PM
Car Make: toyotaCar Model: camry
Auto Shop: liberty toyota
noise coming from rear.vehicle was taken to dealer,who said it need rear brakes(complete)job.rnstated the car was unsafe to drive.because this was our commuter car we got it done.dealer gave arnloaner car for free,warranty for 1 yr unlimited miles.stated if got after market parts it would be $600.00.don"t feel it was fair but what can you do,when you are told it unsafe to drive veh.
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Front brakes rotors and an alignment
Amount: $250.00
Posted by: a user in phila, PA.Posted: September 21st, 2012 09:09AM
Car Make: dodgeCar Model: neon
I took my car to the mechanic and they told me 250.00 for front brakes rotors and and alignment is that a good price
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DIY - Rear Brake Pads and both rotors (Disc Brakes)
Amount: $76.00
Posted by: Mitch in Sewell, NJ.Posted: September 16th, 2012 01:09AM
Car Make: Honda (2004)Car Model: Accord V6
Auto Shop: Self Repair
$22 per rotor at Pepboys. Namebrand is "Prostop". $49 for Ceramic brake pads. After tax/15% off coupon spent $76. I went expensive on the pads and cheap on the rotors.

If you are not sure if your rotors need replacing: Go to pepboys and ask them to measure (free) minimum width should be 340mm. If your rotors are at or near this number they cant be resurfaced and reused. Buy new ones.

I already had brake cleaner and brake grease, BUT JUST SO YOU KNOW.... brake grease is included with the Prostop Ceramic brake pads.

Job took between 2-3 hours to complete. I cleaned brake parts nicely and thoroughly used brake grease on all metal shims attached to pads and the one shim inside each caliper.

You do not need a pad seperator to push in piston! There is a large slotted cross on piston, I used a small chisel to fit sideways in cross section and turned counterclockwise a few revolutions to push piston inward. It takes literally about 30 seconds to do, then you can fit caliper over rotor with new pads installed.

Multiple items can be used to fit into piston cross section. I found a small chisel to work perfectly.
Quick summary of work per each side rear of car (front would be exactly the same because car is front and rear disc brakes): 1) Take of tire 2) Reove Caliper Bolts (2 bolts total) 3) Take off caliper 4) Remove additional 2 bolts holding last piece of brake assembly to rotor 5) Take off the two small screws holdin rotor in place 6) Clean where necessary with brake cleaner 7) Let everything dry 8) Thoroughly spray brake cleaner on brand new rotor surface. 9) Attach new rotors with two screws you previously removed 10) Apply brake grease to all shims 11) Re-attach two bolts which connect first part of brake assembly (name unknown) to rotor. 12) Re-attach two bolts which connect caliper to rotor. 13) Attach lugnuts. 14) Your done, when you first use new brakes they will be soft and quickly self adjust after hitting the brakes a few times.
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2008 Mercury Sable - 4 wheel disc brakes
Amount: $499.00
Posted by: jrulong in Cleveland, OH.Posted: August 20th, 2012 10:08AM
Car Make: MercuryCar Model: Sable
Auto Shop: Rainbow Muffler
Driver side rear had a melted brake pad from overheating. The last owner didn't use ceramic pads. This job was for all 4 rotors and new ceramic pads. My calipers were fine.
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Front brakes and rotors
Amount: $430.00
Posted by: a user in Rochester, NY.Posted: August 17th, 2012 01:08PM
Car Make: ScionCar Model: tC
Auto Shop: Vanderstyne Toyota
I am not to familiar with how much these parts cost but I am really hoping they don't just throw out a number just because I am a girl! I have come to them since day one! So I hope they appreciate and respect my services!
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Front Brakes and Rotors
Amount: $135.00
Posted by: baltimoreorioles@sbcglobal.net in Templeton, CA.Posted: July 18th, 2012 05:07PM
Car Make: ChevroletCar Model: Silverado
Auto Shop: DIY
2 rotors @ $34/rotor
1 set ceramic front pads @ $50
DOT 3 Brake Fluid

Tools used:
Impact Wrench w/ 18mm 22mm sockets
Vice Grip
Rubber Mallet
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Front Pads/Rotors 2004 Ford Fusion
Amount: $495.00
Posted by: PrecisionTuneSheltonCT in Shelton, CT.Posted: July 12th, 2012 02:07PM
Car Make: FordCar Model: Fusion
Auto Shop: PrecisionTune.com
I was very surprised to find the front Rotors are TWICE the cost of the back Rotors (had back breaks done in November), at $100 a piece!! In addition, tack on the cost of Brake Pads with Labor, and I ended up spending a whopping 1/2 a Grand on a brake job today. Lovely!
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front brakes, pads and rotors
Amount: $300.00
Posted by: doctordave1 in Dayton, OH.Posted: June 27th, 2012 01:06PM
Car Make: 2006 ChryslerCar Model: T&C Limited
Auto Shop: Midas
Think I could have gotten a better deal at another location but they could get right on it. Was in and out in 45 minutes. Next time will make a few phone calls first. Had the job done today, June 2012
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Front Brake Pads
Amount: $169.00
Posted by: Nicole Housen Peterkin in Lauderhill, FL.Posted: June 4th, 2012 07:06PM
Car Make: 2008 ToyotaCar Model: Scion XB
Auto Shop: independent
June 2012
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Did I overpay?
Amount: $593.00
Posted by: Val E. in Alexandria, VA.Posted: May 26th, 2012 06:05PM
Car Make: ToyotaCar Model: Solara
Auto Shop: NTB
Told I needed front and rear brake pads and rotor sanding. Would have gone to dealer but didn't have time. Leaving on a 6 hr. road trip in a few days, so I went to NTB, which takes care of my tires.
They also changed the brake fluid. Labor charge was $316.

Was I taken advantage of?
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