Thursday, July 05, 2012
My Recent Brake Job
It was the owner who sold me the Wagner brake pads/labor for $200. BUT, when I asked him for an estimate, first, he'd said it would be $275 for brake pads AND rotors AND flushing the brake fluid/refilling with new fluid. THEN, he came out and said I really didn't need rotors or flushing (the Tuffy dealer who originally inspected my brakes had told me I needed both rotors and a flush/refill even said it was all dark and thick and needed new fluid badly) So I didn't know who or what to believe! (A common problem for women, I think). So, I told him to just put on pads and leave it at that and was shocked when he wrote up a bill for $210. Now, what? I feel royally ripped off and don't know what to do. (Wagner Brake Pads sell for $18-32 a set, and it took less than an hour to do the repair) I don't want to be heavy-handed and file a claim against him without talking to him first. What would you advise? I'm upset about everything, now. Thanks for any help you can lend.