Cadillac Owners Forum banner

1 - 4 of 4 Posts

·
Registered
2001 DTS : 2005 CTS
Joined
·
200 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
Hello all....

just wondering...need to take in my baby to the shops and get quotes on brakes all around....is there a "standard" pricing for this?

ie brakes = $$ and if you need rotors it's +$$$ kinda range that I should be aware of BEFORE I commit to the job?

oh. also, only ever used my local garage -- does anyone know if like a Walmart or a (canuck here) Canadian Tire auto dept is in that same range of pricing too? ie can a non DIY guy save any bucks at one of these types of repair shops? maybe even a MIDAs one too?

Jim
 

·
Registered
1992 Sedan Deville, 1984 Lincoln Town Car
Joined
·
759 Posts
If u value your life, consider that the brake is THE most important system on the car. there is a lot of mechanics that cut corners out there, especially when doing a brake job. Find a brake specialist with good reputation who will not cheat you. I think most good tire shops specialize in brakes too. Walmart, no; they specialize in oil changes and batteries. As far as cost goes, if you can't DIY, whatever it takes to get it done right is well worth crimping your budget. Just my $.02
 

·
Registered
99STS,2004 Jeep Liberty Renegade,98 Deville RIP
Joined
·
1,054 Posts
Jim, other than Wal-mart which in the States can do this job, I don't think Wal-Mart up here does more than Oil Changes and Tires. Having said that, Crappy Tire will do the job as well as Midas, Mineke and Master Mechanic. The problem is that the prices will really be all over the map. Brakes are VERY HIGH profit for these places, which is why they always offer to check them for 'Free'. Since you are not going to do them yourself, heres a range for you... Brake Pads (name brand) will cost about 75 dollars a set for the front and about 65 dollars for the rear, new rotors for all four should be around 80 dollars for the front and 75 for the rear. Labour is of course extra, about 1.5 hrs so factor another 100 dollars and don't forget Uncle Harper and Auntie McGuinty They will want their 13percent cut. This should also come with 'Lifetime' warranty on the pads only. Now if you get into Calipers and Brake Hoses you can easily find yourself in the 1000 dollar range. You have to trust who you are going to, can you stay with your local garage? Lastly you can always opt for the 'cheap pads' they would be about 20 dollars cheaper per set and would not have any warranty beyond what the garage offers, just note that all brake parts are made in China even the 'good ones' Good luck
 

·
Registered
2001 DTS : 2005 CTS
Joined
·
200 Posts
Discussion Starter #4
thanks to both posters here....the range provided helps greatly and the advice to remember that the brakes protect both me and my family is spot-on! muchly appreciated!

:)

Jim
 
1 - 4 of 4 Posts
Top