Date: Wed, 21 Oct 1998 09:54:25 GMT
From: (cs)
Subject: Re: Brakes $$$

Or, it might be the thieving bastards are charging $400 just for the pads. Changing Saab front pads (at least 9000's) is actually simpler than changing the oil. Rear pads are just a little trickier because there's a hidden torx nut. BTW, if you want a better than factory replacement for pads (sorry, the price is no better, and the dust will still be a problem :-) try Porterfield carbon-kevlar pads -- they have a great bite, and sure feel. On Tue, 20 Oct 1998 13:37:16 -0700, Justin VanAbrahams <jvanabranopsamnet> wrote: >Lynnie Henderson wrote: >> >> I have a 92 900S automatic. The brakes are at 15% according to the >> dealer. Then he quoted a price of $400! Is this normal? I'm sure I've >> had brakes since I've had the car, but I don't remember that kind of >> price. (Please copy me on e-mail if you post an answer - thanks) > > >Brake pads are not very expensive - $20 or so per corner. >Rotors, however, are quite pricey and cost well over $100 each >(for genuine Saab parts). I am guessing that the $400 estimate you >received was probably for two front rotors and all four sets of pads. >If that's the case, $400 is a reasonable amount. Depending on the >mileage of your car and how you drive it, new front rotors may be a >good idea. > >If you're concerned, I'd take the car elsewhere for a second >opinion, or ask the dealer to show you what's wrong the current >setup. > >-Justin

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