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Old 03-14-08, 09:53 PM
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YACT: Best place to get brakes

While I technically know how to do it, I'm not confident enough in my abilities to risk driving my 3 kids around with my brake-job.

Where is the best place to have brakes installed without going broke doing it? I usually have a friend do them, but the weather hasn't been cooperating lately.

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Old 03-14-08, 10:04 PM
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Go to amazom.com and search for the terms Haynes and then your car, so if you had a civic, search for Haynes Civic

Buy the manual that matches your car

You can pretty much find the parts you need at www.rockauto.com at a good price and do it yourself in about an hour an axel

There is no worrying about driving your kids around on a brake job that you did, either it will work or it doesn't so either you will die in the test drive or you won't go on the test drive alone

I would avoid any chain store and try to find a good local mechanic that will charge you per hour labor instead of charging you the 'Brake Package' price. The package is designed to screw you.
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There is no worrying about driving your kids around on a brake job that you did, either it will work or it doesn't so either you will die in the test drive or you won't go on the test drive alone

LOL, nice...thanks Ken.

I'll check out the Amazon search, but I seriously doubt I will go that route. I'm just really weird about doing the brakes (because of the kids). I'm not exactly a 'car guy'.
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I would ask your friend if he knows anyone that would do the brakes for you.
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Like 4KRG said, avoid the chain places. If you don't want to do them yourself and your friend isn't available, ask him for a recommendation. You're better off taking it to a local mechanic anyway.

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