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Old 05-06-2019, 03:25 PM   #1
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Had the breaks on my power wagon replaced today. Toward the end of last week they started pulsing. 92k miles and the original breaks, mostly highway miles.

$1,050! Only $225 in labor. That will help at tax time.... trying to look on the bright side.
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Had the breaks on my power wagon replaced today. Toward the end of last week they started pulsing. 92k miles and the original breaks, mostly highway miles.

$1,050! Only $225 in labor. That will help at tax time.... trying to look on the bright side.

whaaaat..did they use gold plated pads??? what did they replace? pads and rotors or a bunch of other stuff??? look the parts up on rockauto and see how bad you got hosed....I did complete brake job on my tundra, new pads, rotors and hardware and parts were about $325.00 total and i did it myself..last month...
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I replaced pads(60$) last year on the plumbing van and new rotors. About 9 month later(last week) one set was worn to the "screech blade".

I bought semi-metallic pads and they were 135$ plus taxes.CAD!



Unknowingly I bought a cheap set of pads for the front last month and I think I will be ordering some good ones instead. It's not braking a lot.

We are definitely missing some details for a high bill like that.
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Iíve done work in their homes and both business locations. Most of the time itís on barter.
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This truck usually looses mpg in the winter due to the gas additives, in winter usually about 12-13ish, this winter it was getting about 10.5-11ish. I’m thinking they might have been hanging up, at least the rear.
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they marked up the parts probable double what you could get from rock auto..labor wasnt bad at all..
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Biggest tip I have for doing your own brakes, get the Duralast Gold pads at Autozone, pay for them once and never pay for another set again. I've changed out and returned 4 sets already. You do have to buy the new ones, but get the money back when you take back your old ones.
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they marked up the parts probable double what you could get from rock auto..labor wasnt bad at all..
Really?? I pay more than that for economic parts locally. Some auto parts would be 50% to 100% more than what's on your bill.



You have premium pads at 50$ AND THAT'S MARKED UP! Where we get cheap ones for 60$


Seriously I would live like a king with those cheap prices.
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Really?? I pay more than that for economic parts locally. Some auto parts would be 50% to 100% more than what's on your bill.



You have premium pads at 50$ AND THAT'S MARKED UP! Where we get cheap ones for 60$


Seriously I would live like a king with those cheap prices.

your in communist canada, welcome to the USA land of much cheaper everthing....look your parts up here.. https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=...xmTw5vRBv_MT9w
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Just like with us, we need to make $ off material, plus with them providing the material I’m covered. Just like if we provide a faucet, or if the customer provides it.

I’m just too busy to do my own mechanic work. I could, but the would be less time with my family and less time to rest.
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