If you have a car, you’ve probably heard that you need to get a brake repair. A brake repair could mean a few different things, so keep reading to find out what you need to know about your next brake repair.
When most people think of a brake job or repair, they think about the brake pads, but it can mean more than this. Your car’s brakes have three main components, the brake pad, the brake rotor or disc, and the brake caliper.
You may only need a brake pad replacement, but sometimes you could have to repair or replace the rotors or discs, or calipers.
If you only need brake pads, it typically takes about an hour. you can find the best deal by shopping around and comparing hourly rates. For example, if one shop has an hourly rate of $100, your brake pads will cost $100 in labor. If another shop has an hourly rate of $75, then your brake pads will be $75.
You can do the same process of shopping around if you need other brake repairs too. Rotors typically take about two hours, and calipers take about 3 hours. Doing the calipers takes a longer time because the brake lines need to be bled first.
To learn more, watch the video above!