I am going to take my truck in for service next week, and Im thinking I need some new brakes. Has anyone had brake work done recently, and if so how much should I expect to pay. I am just trying to get a heads up on the cost.
I'm sure the cost will depend upon where the service is done. Please use a good shop. The dealer will probably be the most expensive, but there is probably implied warranty. If you go to a tire/brake shop you can expect to pay anywhere from $75 to $150 per rotor and probably from $75 to $125 for pads per axle. Labor will run $100 to $150 per axle. Then there are brake fluid and brake hoses. You can probably save some money by buying your pads and rotors from someone like TireRack, but then the shop that installs them probably won't help you if you have any problems.
1600$!!! Don't do it!! For 1600- i will fly to your local, install cross drilled rotors, ceramic pads, plus teach you how to do it yourself. Either your BSn about the quote for the work or getting jacked. I have too much time on my hands so I will break it down for ya cheapest to most expensive.
1. basic brake job. 89$ at your nearest Midas (includes rotor resurfacing and new pads: totally OK if your satisfied with stock performance). I have had a dealer quote up to 500 for the fronts only. If you are mechanically inclined this can be done for 20-50$ easily with basic tools.
2. Basic upgrade:http://lowridermagazine.com/tech/0212lrm_stillen/
which I have done to my ride for around 200$