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New brake pads and rotors installed at 70,000 miles Now at 86,000 brakes squeak Shop owner says rotors cracked due to heat Replaced rear rotors pads cut down front rotors and new front pads. Any ideas why this happened? If problems continue he recommended new calipers? Sound right?

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Your rear brakes do very little in stopping your vehicle since the front do almost all the work. For the rear brakes to crack is almost never and it gives me the idea that someone has left the emergency brakes on and drove it around like this until they over heated and cracked. One other thing also to think about. When you overheat a rotor disk, usually the first thing you will feel is a pulsating as you come to a stop. Heat will warp a disk before it cracks. I can't recall ever seeing a cracked rotor before, but I have seen many warped ones. Always be sure the mechanic shows you parts he replaced. Double check his repairs to be sure they did the work. If your not ******* your brakes, then they have done a shabby job. Check the shops review information with the BBB. They maybe have had complaints before and your just one of their many. No mechanic alive should send a customer out with a car that is unsafe to drive. If I were you I would get a second opinion and maybe a third. It seems more and more these days people are getting ripped off by mechanics. As much as it cost for car repairs, mechanics need to be kept in check and if they don't do it right, don't be scared to file a complaint on them. The next customer of theirs will be grateful if they see the report filed about them.

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