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Brakes, Brake Fluid, Coolant, Alignment - Pricing Questions

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Trying to gather some information prior to having work done and wondered if anyone would be willing to answer the following questions with respect to:

Brakes Front (pads & rotors)
Brakes Rear (pads & rotors)
Brake Fluid Flush (for a car with SBC)
Coolant Flush

1 - What was your cost?
2 - Where did you have the work done - dealership/independent?

I need new tires, too, but I'll be checking Costco or BJs since the dealership quoted me almost $1,000 for new tires (yikes!).


PS - Does anyone know if the rotors can be turned/machined? Or do they have to be replaced each time you replace pads? On my old Volvo, they would not turn the rotors ...
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RE: your tires

Check at If you buy from them, you will need to have a local shop mount/balance the new tires. Make prior arrangements and get quotes. Many shops will do it for a reasonable fee (think $10-$30 per wheel) but GET QUOTES!:D

RE: Coolant flush

Unless your maintainence manual specifically tells you to do this, a coolant flush is NOT recommended. The chemicals in the factory original coolant are PERMANENT.
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