My brakes are about to go completely out. I'm not sure if they are the front or back ones. Besides grinding, and squealing and the lack of pressure I feel when I step on the brakes, there is also a funny smell coming from the carriage when I have my heater on. A mixture of gasoline, and burning rubber smell. At any rate, a friend of mine told me the 2 things were related and I had to get new brakes ASAP. How much does it generally cost to have all new brakes/rotors etc. I want to know the worst possible case, so I can save up the moola. I dont have a lot of money, and it might take time, and yet I can't go without driving my car very long. Last time I got a complete set of new brakes and rotors it cost me about $1,200.00 and that was a few years ago. I'd like to have a heads up about what I am getting myself into. And is it better to take the car to my regular mechanic or a Brake retailer? Is it true the smell I smell is related to the brakes?
have the same problem?
Thursday, February 8th, 2007 AT 8:52 PM