Originally Posted by Alomaofigaroll
Brought my jeep in to the dealership for an oil check, recall job and some software updates, this was quite to be $230 all up
They reached out saying I need my brake pads and rotors replaced, they also wanted to flush all engine fluids and a wheel alignment which was taking me up to $1920 , my jaw dropped.
I said no it all saying I'll get the pads and rotors done elsewhere.
I'm looking at maybe buying the pads and rotors myself then getting a local mechanic to fit them. I've changed pads before myself but never the rotors.
Anyone recommend the best route here.
I came across these
But not sure how the prices are in comparison. For anyone who knows how much on average do you spend on pads and rotors.
Any information much appreciated I'm committed to getting this done considerable cheaper than the dealership were offering
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Actually I would look at your maintenance schedule and save yourself some cash.
Fluids are lifetime and coolant is 10/150 I believe. So unless you are pouring on the mileage and or Towing heavy those are not needed yet.
In the old days, yes it might actually be time to change the fluids. I would do mine every 2 years only because I did moderate towing.
But these days synthetic fluid is the fluid of chose. The same issue is oil changes are different these days than even a few years ago.
The dealer is obviously on the old schedule and trying to drum up business. The maintenance schedule is the FCA requirement not the dealer.
So unless you have dirty coolant and/or you are at the 10/150 limit it does not need to be changed.
Those fluids, especially the transmission are expensive.
But I do care about maintenance as its the most important thing you can do for your vehicle.
I also realize that there is no such thing as Lifetime fluid but 10 years/100k should be a good marker for that change unless you tow.
Your brakes are a different matter. I have usually gotten 35-40k out of the front ones(pads}. The front rotors usually have to be ground at 25 and replaced at the first front end brake job. The rear ones I have never touched on the last 3 Jeeps.
Usually its the front ones that go first as they get most of the work, especially because I tow.
When I do replace them my dealer has done them. They are generally a bit higher but I have been happy with the work they did, used OEM parts, and never did more than they had to.
I would be careful with this dealer only because of the recommended fluid changes situation you encountered. Most quality shops can do brake jobs and will give you a chose of quality pads and rotors.
I'd shop around and talk to a couple for estimates and quality parts.