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2000 Chevrolet Malibu Question: What is the average cost to repair brake grinding?

 

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Chevy2000inNeedofTLC, Friday Harbor, WA, December 18, 2013, 15:46
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My 2000 chevrolet malibu brake have been grinding. I grought it into Big O Tire and they quoted me:

Qty 1. Brake pads - Front, premium - OE ceramic $108.66
Qty 2. Brake rotor only - front - premium $139.90
Qty 2. Wheel Cylinder - Rear $79.90
Qty 1. BFRE. Front brake replacement $99.95
Qty 1.8 hours. LAB. Wheel cylinder - R&R Bith $173.43
Qty 1. SS. Shop Supplies $41.01

Overall TOTAL: $720
Parts: $328.46
Labour: $273.38
Other: $41.01
Sub-total: $642.85
Tax: $77.15

TOTAL: $720

Is this an okay deal??

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    pushrod December 18, 2013, 16:11
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    That's plenty! Get another shop to check it out and quote you a price.

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    Chevy2000inNeedofTLC, December 18, 2013, 16:40
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    Yeah that is good advice. I have owned the car since 2008 as it was a high school graduation gift. I am in my last year of Uni & cars are just not my cup of tea. This is the first time it needs repairs and left it there as I felt a lot of pressure. They said they would get to it in the am. Should I call and say I want another quote first?

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    pushrod, December 18, 2013, 16:43
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    Yes! I think you can do a good bit better than that! Just say you cant bring it in at that time something came up, which is exactly what has happened! oops, i see it is already at their shop. That is just too much! At the shop here in VA. would be about 200. less "based on what i have read from your posted question". Now i don't know what that shop has in mind to do along with this posted repair price!!!

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    goodguy December 19, 2013, 00:08
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    why are they changing the rear wheel cyl

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    Chevy2000inNeedofTLC, January 08, 2014, 13:42
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    I have no idea..

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