My wife was on her way to minnesota from milwaukee(about a 6 hour drive) when she started hearing a grinding type noise. When she got there she took it into a local shop and told her the left rear brake pad, rotor, and caliper need to be replaced. The quoted her $600.00. I have a friend who is a mechanic at home (milwaukee) who will do it for a fraction of the price. My questions is:
1. Is it safe for her to drive it home if shes just going to be on the freeway and not be braking so often?
2. Could she damage the car more?
3. $600 seems like a lot to replace those things in only 1 tire, is this guy trying to rip my wife off?
I would prefer if she drove it home so we could save some money as we dont have a lot right now, but I also want her to be safe. She doesnt need to come home until 08/07/2013 so any help before then would be appreciated.
Thanks for any help
have the same problem?
Sunday, August 4th, 2013 AT 7:14 PM