Thanks so much for these videos! I actually watched them & I must say, that was really sweet of you to think there was a chance in h-- I could actually hoist my car up sufficiently to get the tires off without ending up killing myself!
They were quite inspiring & did rekindle my dream of taking some sort of course about cars, but I think car guys who can do this sort of stuff dont appreciate how much skill actually goes into it. As a totally green onlooker, I very much do appreciate that!
However although I was too much of a wimp to try to try any car stuff on my own, the good news is panicking about the brakes did push me to buy a car that I pick up on tues.
So thanks again for all your support & help with this!
600 thats alot if you do the front brakes yourself the pads are like 50 rotors for both of them are 40 plus tax. If your only going to keep it month then just change the front brake pads and rotors and clean and adjust the rear shoes. Replacing the front brakes are easy and way cheaper to do yourself even if you had to buy the tools to do it. Let me know if you have anymore questions.[/Quote:bf36748d08]
Thanks so much for answering!
Unfortunately doing that sort of stuff is so out of my league its embarrassing! I barely know how to fill up the oil & coolant myself-
So since I'm really not going to be able to do it myself, the question is just how bad is it to drive with brakes in this condition? Is the worst case scenario that they'll just start to grind & sound awful as they die & I'll have a chance to walk away alive, or do brakes in this shape just give out while you're going 120 on the highway? (In which case I better just spend the $600.)[/Quote:bf36748d08]
Thursday, May 20th, 2010 AT 9:09 PM