2003 Saab 9-3 Q&A
2003 Saab 9-3 Question: Saab Brakes
You can NOT SAFELY resurface the rotors on a SAAB or any other European vehicle because of how they are constructed. Besides, new rotors are about the same price as a re-surface or they SHOULD be. The mark up on SAAB rotors is outrageous, because the whole sale price is $35-50 but the list price is around $240! wow what a mark up! I would talk to some shop owners and work out a deal where you pay 1.5 hours of labor for the removal and installation of the pads and rotors and you pay a 100 percent mark up on the the rotors should be about $80-90 each. A set of Pagid ( factory front pads ) goes for $115. A fair minded shop should go for this, sometimes Euro shops and dealers think that they can do outrageous markups on things just because it is a Benz, Volvo, SAAB etc, when we are still talking about metal parts that are for a car not the space shuttle. - dandd
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im told that i need: pads, rotors, & calipers for both the front and back. also shocks for the front and back and steering knuckles. what is the approximate cost for all this work?