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How much should a brake job cost on a 1990 Mercedes 420?


I went to have my brakes done at a local repair shop and I got an estimate of over $1000!

The brakes have been fine however they started to grind when I would come to a stop. I took the car in right away but now they are trying to sell me 4 new rotors and 4 new calipers just becuase one side has ground what they call metal to metal. I told them I was only interested in doing the one side however they insist that I replace the whole shot! Does this sound right?



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Its a good idea to do both sides at the same time. If you INSIST that they only replace the one side they must do so by law. They might not have the best additude but the only thing they can do is refuse to do any of the repairs.
 
Without seeing the vehicle myself I cant say one way or the other. Hope you were able to get it worked out.

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Just as a rule of thumb, we can do most 1986-1991 MB W126 300/380/420/560 series front and rear pads and rotors with labor for-

Economy line - $550 out the door
Premium Line - $800 out the door

These prices do not include calipers however we can rebuild them for addition cost. Most of the times the calipers do not need rebuilding.

If anyone is in Michigan and needs brakes call us at (734)459-0007 we can do this job while you wait in most cases. We also pick up and deliver to some areas. Check out our website for delivery area http://www.autotrend.us

Hope that helps. What kind of prices is everyone else seing out there?

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Holy shit! What a rip off! I can personally, all by myself, change pads, rotors and bleed the lines in less than 2 hours! That is, with a pressure or vacuum bleeder.... Your prices suck!

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You work for free? Well come on down, I have a shit load of work for you to do Mr. Smart Ass...

No one asked you how long it would take. I think someone was asking for price quotes... I dont see you backing up that trap with any numbers!



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