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My boyfriends brakes went out on his 1993 Mustang last night, this has thrown us for a loop because my car was already waiting to go to the repair shop, so now we have no car to drive. we are going to do his brakes first since that is all that his car needs, and mine has a few issues, but we need to know of an inexpensive (reputable!!) place that wil get the job done quickly and if they can work with us on payment if needed, that's a huge help. i'd really appreciate any info that we could get!!
 

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A brake job should never surprise you. Brakes wear out gradually over time. If the repairs catch you off guard you aren't paying attention to the proper maintenance of your car. It's like running out of fuel for the simple reason that you never bothered to look at the gas gauge. Mistakes like that are costly.

As far as payments go you can forget that. No mechanic will take a payment plan, you pay in full or you don't do the repairs. If you don't have the cash then a credit card is going to have to be used. If you have no credit cards then you are going to have to get one.

If you let the brakes go and they are ruined the job is going to cost you four times what it would have cost if you would have just performed the routine maintenance required to keep any car running. Replacing the brake pads is a $100 job and it takes about 45 minutes. A complete brake job with all new parts is going to cost you close to $500.

Take the vehicle to a certified mechanic that you trust. If you don't have a mechanic take it to a brake specialist like Just Brakes.
 

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If the garage that did the new brake job on the rear wheels is reputable, why not have them make the job good? They may have made a simple mistake that they admit to and fix it for free. You can't get if you don't ask. However, they may claim the accident damage caused some problem and may want to charge more money. http://www.AutoMd.com
 

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any of those midas or meineke places will do it, but they'll likely try to up the price by finding other stuff you need..like rotors

Changing brakes is easy.. you should do it yourself or ask some mechanically inclined friend to help you.
 

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a dealership may be a little pricey but the job will be done right and possibly payments.. or your best bet would be to buy the parts yourself at napa or auto zone and bring them with you to get it fixed this way they cant charge there special fee's.
 
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