Question about 1997 Pontiac Grand Am
If you buy your own rotors at any parts store, they should run from 25 each for cheapos to about 65 or so (each) for best ones, and there's usually a mid range option. If you buy the cheap ones you'll change them evry year.. Go with mid range or best.
If a shop quoted over 500 it is for the entire job, including quality rotors, of course with their markup.
I would think there is a comunication breakdown somewhere.
Front pads and rotors are quite simple to install. I would find a local mechanic who would do the install with your parts, if you don't want to do it yourself. About 1 hour of mech time, say about 60 to 80, plus the cost of best rotors, at about 65 ea. 80 + 130 = 210 give or take. Even at 250 it's half the cost.
Posted on Mar 21, 2011
No way, they are ripping you big time, Shops make money on brake jobs, but that is a little extreme. I would call rip-off alert and report that one. The $150 price is a little more reasonable. Even if you have to go to the junk yard for rotors, Changing the pads is a one hour job, and depending how the rotors are attached, 2 more hours at the most plus, pads, $30, plus rotors, $100 max, It sounds like they might have quoted the wrong price to start and then tried to squirm out of it by telling you it was going to be $500. Get another quote or do it yourself. Hope this helps.
Posted on Mar 21, 2011
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