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I dealer says I need to get my Front Brakes repaired and the cost is almost $400. Can I get them done cheaper?

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Im sure you can . jst depends on how bad they are. many times you can get by with just replacing pads ($45) may need your rotors turned($40)or if they are realy bad replace the rotors ($40each) just need to know how bad. alot of these shops are part repacers not mechanics.

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