I plugged in a repair for front brake pads and rotor replacement and got back a wide range of prices that indicates what this might cost, but gives me no clue on how to save. The price ranges for both parts and labor are huge and I’m stuck scratching my head.
I asked RepairPal for recommendations on where to go. They want to send me to places that have lots of stars … but, almost no reviews. The top recommendation was 18 miles away (30-40 minutes), and if I wanted a “specialist” they wanted to send me to a car dealer 11.6 miles away … one that does not sell Ford products. Hmmm.
My local Ford dealer was three pages down the list in digital “Siberia”, unrated, and only 2.6 miles away. And, he is pretty wonderful.
Bottom Line: So, AARP, did RepairPal give me even a tiny clue how to save money? No. They wanted to send me to repair locations that were miles away, had irrelevant or just plain bad customer reviews, and gave me no real help determining what the repair might actually cost. Sure, they gave me a mighty range of costs, but so could my Grandmother. Shame on you AARP. I wish I was less than 50 years old so I wouldn’t get so much of your junk mail and junk ideas.
David P. Carlisle