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2009 Pontiac Vibe Question: What's the least expensive price for front pads and rotors and possible flush?

 

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tom laga, 1.8L 4 Cylinder, Hingham, MA, July 07, 2011, 07:29
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I stated least expensive AND best quality for my wife's car. 34,000 miles. The wheels are 16." At age 70 on fixed income, I need the exact prices for pads, rotors and possible flush--here in/near 02043. Is it a good idea to always get the flush? I assume that ceramic pads are best. Is there a best type of rotor too--especially with ceramic pads? Prices seem to range between $435 and $478 including tax. If you'd prefer to call: 781-875-1907. Meinecke has a 50% sale on pads. The HALF PRICE is is $135!!!

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    mastertech6371 July 07, 2011, 07:53
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    the price sounds good. my estimate from where i work would be around 380.
    the 1/2 price only applies to the cost of the pads, not the rotors and labor. confirm that with Meinke before committing to the job.
    flushing is always good as the brake fluid is one of the most neglected fluids in a car that needs servicing.

    Roy

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    tom laga, July 07, 2011, 08:14
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    Thanks, Roy. Let me ask again: Are ceramic brake pads thee best? And if ceramic brake pads are thee best, what are the comparable rotors--what's comparable to ceramic in the brake pads? Are these two always the best replacement at 34,000 miles?
    Thanks for your response. For a HALF PRICE SALE AT MEINKE, the $135 sounded high, meaning it's usually $270 whereas Firestone was $160 pads installed and a private mechanic was $200 installed and Delco is offering $200 less $25 mail-in rebate. I feel like a consumer reporter for senior citizens who want to know what I've been asking! So I'll share it with them. Thanks again.

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    mastertech6371, July 07, 2011, 08:40
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    sorry, ceramics are the best. less noise and dust. flushing is definitely a good idea. recomended at 50k.
    there is also a pad called akibono and i may have misspelled it. you can get it at pepboys and meets oem spcs.

    Roy

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