I need new brakes and they will cost around $600.
I have front and rear disk brakes which, at the time of the purchase, I thought was very cool. After all, the reason I even had to buy a new car was because a Nazi-mobile
did this to my car.
Side impact air bags? Something something something frame? Front impact whachamacallit? Four wheel disk brakes? Oh hell yeah, pile it on, I couldn't get enough safety features. And now, several years later, I have to pay for 4 brakes instead of 2 because I wanted to minimize my chance of plowing down innocent drivers.
I don't regret the decision to go with the safer model. I just hate paying for car maintenance so I thought I'd take the time to whine about it for awhile.
Well, yesterday, I was about thisclose to paying someone $600 to replace my brakes when I decided to talk to my dad first. Good thing I did because he was totally like, "Yeah I can replace your brakes. I replaced my brakes, your mom's brakes, your brother's brakes. I'll probably have to replace your sister's brakes soon." Sweet~! I don't know how much brake pads cost but I'm pretty sure I can buy 4 brake pads for way under $600.
So, here's the take away lesson from all this; talking to people can save you money.
Now, excuse me but I have to get dressed and buy some brakes. You can expect a follow up post where I bitch about how much brake pads costs. Any money spent on car repair is just money spent on making me angry and stressed. I hate dealing with car maintenance!