Question about 2005 Volkswagen Passat
I am in NJ and going to a new mechanic who came highly recommended. They haven't given me an estimate yet...Thanks in advance for any info you could provide.
Get a few other estimates, including a dealer,
while your waiting on the guy your planning on
I personnally wouldn't go by the so called book
time & prices, as each merchant has different labor
rates & overhead
They are there to properly service your car,not
compete for prices
If you want cheap, you go to the franchise places on the
highway & in the malls
I suggest you get into the service bay and & under your car,
before you authorize any work at all
I used to own a shop here in NJ & we brought every
customer on a road test or we didn't accept the job
You have to be part of the learning process & part of
You NEVER just hand your keys to someone & call back
at 2:00 pm for the price of whatever
You sometimes have to go back & see the work in
This is coming from a 50 year NJ resident & short
time shop owner
Posted on Dec 12, 2012
In the Chicago suburbs, it'll cost around $550-600 (at least at my shop).
Posted on Dec 12, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Rear brakes overheating
Just a backyard mechanic myself, so we both know that the calipers float around on the bolts that hold them on. I know if the bolts dont slide in easyley they should be cleaned up with fine grit sand paper and a thin film of grease on them. Pry your shoes back and see if your caliper slides back and forth easyley. The calipers have to slide back and forth (float) or the pads will get hot and wear out prematurely. Let me know how this turns out.
Posted on Oct 27, 2008
SOURCE: vw passat brakes! please help!
get your brakes done at a local tire place and not the dealer. It sounds like you need a new mechanic. Got to cartalk.com as they have a list of good mechanics in your area.
Posted on Mar 30, 2009
SOURCE: VW PASSAT BRAKE COST!
ROTORS WILL RUN ABOUT $60-80 PER ROTOR. PREMIUM PADS RUN ABOUT $40-70 PER PAD. PLUS ABOUT 3-4 HOURS OR SHOP TIME AT AN AVERAGE OF $60-70 PER HOUR
I DO SUGGEST CALLING 3-4 OTHER SHOPS NEAR YOUR AREA AND GET AN ESTIMATE FROM THEM AS WELL.
Posted on Mar 31, 2009
SOURCE: diagram to replace rotors & pads
Here is a step by step DIY guide (with photos) from tdiclub.com.
These guys know your stuff. If you own a TDI you need to check out this site.
Posted on Sep 13, 2009
I have no idea what a skoda octavia is, but I know brakes are brakes. You have 2 bolts holding the pads in a slide, the bolts have threads only at the top, the rest is the slide, pull those bolts, if that doesn't release the slide, take out the 2 bolts holding the caliper on there, pull the slide out the other way. replace the pads, make sure they go back in the way came out. Put the bolts back on, tighten them up, you should be all set. The pad thickness sensor is just a ground, when the wire hits metal, it turns on a light, It should go off when it is not touching anything. You should have squealers on there too, they give an audible screech telling you it is time for some new pads. Hope this helps.
Posted on Apr 26, 2010
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