I have a Toyota RAV 4, 4WD, 4-cyl, 130,000 miles, but my question is more about the mechanic than the car. Last year I had my front end (and I believe back end) brakes serviced. I know that my rotars were resurfaced (or whatever the technical term is) and my brake pads were replaced. Well now I am having terrible shaking when I apply the brakes, especially when I apply from a higher speed (over 40 MPH). I know that this points to a rotar problem--again--but my question is. Is it normal that my brakes would be in need of repair again, only a year or less later? Or does this point to a faulty job by my mechanic? (Which I wouldn't be surprised at, given a very dandy "head gasket issue" at the beginning of this year, all due to his faulty mechanic on staff.)
On one hand I want to bring my receipts in to him and say "look, you repaired this just ___ months ago, so it's your responsibility to fix this, " and on the other hand I want to go somewhere else that I now trust. But I want him to take responsibility for his erroneous actions, too! What should I do?
I'll look for your reply and suggestions.
have the same problem?
Friday, May 11th, 2007 AT 5:13 PM