Date: Sun, 21 Aug 2005 12:36:53 -0500
From: Sunday_Mechanic <>
Subject: Re: Saab 9-3!

PAPAGENE4JACK Wrote: > Thats why we have the midas touch. Sometimes it cost a lot more to do> the > job yourself than to bring it to a qualified brake shop. best regards > papa Umm, yeah. Last time I went to Midas, they charged $320 for lifetimepads and replace one rotor on the front of my Chevy Pickup. Smallprint later states lifetime pads are the cheapest they sell, and don'tinclude the labor which was something like $32/hr. So next time I had a problem, I went to Tires Plus, and paid $615 for 4pads and 1 rotor replacement. After checking the charges, they gottheir pads from O'Reilly down the street, and upcharged me 100%, plusthey were the cheapest you could get. There are very few businesses who ethically and responsibly charge forthier work. If I spend $100 on tools for a brake job, and can buy theparts (which were only $120 with tax for four premium pads and 2 frontrotors for the Saab) then I'm still saving myself $500 over what theSaab dealer was going to charge. Thats well worth a few hours offrustration.-- Sunday_Mechanic------------------------------------------------------------------------Sunday_Mechanic's Profile: this thread:

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