2003 Nissan Maxima Replacing rear brakes and resurfacing ro

Tiny
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  • 2003 NISSAN MAXIMA
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 64,000 MILES
My wife dropped her car off at the dealer for an oil change. They claim the rear pads were going to have to be replaced soon although they were still okay now. They also claimed here power steering fluid was "gunky" and needed changed. When she picked it up they claimed to have resurfaced the rotors as well as replacing the pads. Cost $290.00 - $90 for pads and brake clean and the rest in labor. The also charged $110 for flushing the power steering fluid - $40 of which was parts.

This seems very excessive to me from a cost standpoint and why would you have to resurface rotors where the pads were still good?
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Tuesday, February 19th, 2008 AT 6:59 PM

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Tiny
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Depends if the pads have ever been changed before, if so then the rotors may have needed resurfacing, the prices they charged are legitimate, you should always check yourself before having something done.

Sometimes dependent on the pad material if it is a tougher material it can cause a rotor to wear out, or if the pads were misaligned, they could have been causing runout on the rotors which is bad.
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Tuesday, February 19th, 2008 AT 7:40 PM

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