Going rate for front and rear brake job????

rcarter31

Am looking at an almost $900 estimate for a Toyota????


Thoughts????

-Ron Carter


Formerlyjerseyjack

Call Mavis in Short Hills. Then, call Atlantic Tire in Manahawken (exit 63 off Parkway) 609-296-8002.


Mavis is good, Atlantic may be worth the drive and wait. You can set appointments at both. Costs, in any case, depend on how badly rotors are worn.

Atlantic is on Rt. 9. There is an excellent ice cream shop directly across the street.


proeasdf
rcarter31 said:
Am looking at an almost $900 estimate for a Toyota????


Thoughts????
-Ron Carter

 A reputable independent garage should be able to do a brake job for one axle (namely, front or rear) for about $200 plus parts.  Figure $50 for each rotor and $50 for pretty good brake pads.


If you are looking for cheaper, then you may want to look at a CL mobile mechanic.  With a CL mechanic, you will be responsible for vetting him or her.  Ask if the CL mechanic has ASE certifications in brakes and whether you can see proof (this one question will likely eliminate about half of the CL mechanics).


PS I use Mike at Mike's Service located at 403 Irvington Avenue (very experienced, friendly and reasonable), South orange NJ ((973) 762-9746).


jmitw

quite possible....assuming you need rotors.  if the rotors were good it should be a lot cheaper


BG9
proeasdf said:
 A reputable independent garage should be able to do a brake job for one axle (namely, front or rear) for about $200 plus parts.  Figure $50 for each rotor and $50 for pretty good brake pads.

That seems right. I pay about $400 for a complete front and rear brake job on my Nissan, rotors and pads.


Formerlyjerseyjack
proeasdf said:
 A reputable independent garage should be able to do a brake job for one axle (namely, front or rear) for about $200 plus parts.  Figure $50 for each rotor and $50 for pretty good brake pads.


If you are looking for cheaper, then you may want to look at a CL mobile mechanic.  With a CL mechanic, you will be responsible for vetting him or her.  Ask if the CL mechanic has ASE certifications in brakes and whether you can see proof (this one question will likely eliminate about half of the CL mechanics).


PS I use Mike at Mike's Service located at 403 Irvington Avenue (very experienced, friendly and reasonable), South orange NJ ((973) 762-9746).

 Is Mike the guy at the Delta Station or the corner of Ward?


proeasdf
Formerlyjerseyjack said:


proeasdf said:
 A reputable independent garage should be able to do a brake job for one axle (namely, front or rear) for about $200 plus parts.  Figure $50 for each rotor and $50 for pretty good brake pads.


If you are looking for cheaper, then you may want to look at a CL mobile mechanic.  With a CL mechanic, you will be responsible for vetting him or her.  Ask if the CL mechanic has ASE certifications in brakes and whether you can see proof (this one question will likely eliminate about half of the CL mechanics).


PS I use Mike at Mike's Service located at 403 Irvington Avenue (very experienced, friendly and reasonable), South orange NJ ((973) 762-9746).
 Is Mike the guy at the Delta Station or the corner of Ward?

 Mike is at the corner of Irvington Avenue and Ward Place (across from El Grecco Pizza).  Mike does NOT have gas pumps.  Yes, his spot will not win any beauty contests.  Instead, Mike focuses on getting the job done for a reasonable price.  


PS Mike may look a little scary on the outside but is genuinely one of the nicest guys out there.


PPS Pic of Mike's Service station.


Komarovsky

All-Star on Valley in SO is another great shop, Ricky has been taking care of my cars for years and has always done a great job at a very reasonable price.


peteglider

Auto Tech on Springfield (across from Target/Whole Foods) and Prospect Exxon/Derrick Weng (near Essex Green) are great for these kinds of services. 


jimmurphy
rcarter31
rcarter31 said:
Am looking at an almost $900 estimate for a Toyota????


Thoughts????
-Ron Carter

 Does it include calipers as well?  If so, not so bad. If not, too high.


Tom_R
rcarter31 said:
Am looking at an almost $900 estimate for a Toyota????


Thoughts????
-Ron Carter

 Whence come the quote? From a dealership? If so, it sounds about right.

If from an independent shop, it's outrageous; even with calipers. And I gotta say, the chance of all four calipers needing replacement at the same time strains my boundaries of of credulity

Is there anything special about the braking system in your Toyota? How many miles? How do you drive?

TomR


proeasdf
Tom_R said:


rcarter31 said:
Am looking at an almost $900 estimate for a Toyota????


Thoughts????
-Ron Carter
 Whence come the quote? From a dealership? If so, it sounds about right.
If from an independent shop, it's outrageous; even with calipers. And I gotta say, the chance of all four calipers needing replacement at the same time strains my boundaries of of credulity
Is there anything special about the braking system in your Toyota? How many miles? How do you drive?
TomR

 +10 sounds like some serious upselling




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