Hey all, getting my brakes checked because they pulsate when I come to a slow stop(no problem when I brake hard though).
In case they say I need new brakes, how much should it cost?
2006 Cobalt LT Sedan with ABS
Sounds like the brake rotors are warped.
Usually caused by over or uneven tightening of lug nuts.
On my last car i went through 4 pairs in 35,000 miles due to the dealer making lugs as tight as they could.
I only paid for the ones last year that i installed and stopped letting them work on the car.
The rotors aren't that hard to do. When I did mine last year and mine the brakes on my dad's Monte it was the first time i ever work on brakes and i had no issues.
For his the dealer wanted $275 for just new rear rotors.
I did the rear rotors and pads and front pads all for $120.
They were honest about the brakes-told me the rotors were slightly warped but the pads were still good and suggested i wait until the pads wear down and do the whole thing then. He also was honest about the rear brakes where I thought I smelled something burning-said nothing was wrong but they needed to be adjusted and did that. Said my air filter was dirty and only charge me $20 to replace it.
So, all in all, not too bad. Paid $170 to get throttle body and injectors cleaned, got him down from 220-still high but at least they didn't try and rip me off for the brakes. Only $20 for a new air filter also.