Re: Ripped off by dealer or not?
On the one in Arizona I see there is a 70 dollar difference between using genuine Ford replacement parts and cheaper if you use Motorcraft parts.Aren't they the same?
Also notice in the ads for 2 different dealers they have 99 dollar specials where they will replace the pads but it doesn't include machining drums or rotors.Well pads don't use drums.So a good case in point is do these particular specials include brake shoes or not?
The dealer I was at had the Premium Brake service 129.95 listed on their board
and I didn't see it until I went to pay the bill.When I mentioned the special on the board they said that didn't apply to brake shoes but I showed them where it said brake"linings" not pads and they reluctantly discounted the bill some when I pointed it out.
The wheel cylinders weren't 64 dollars each as you mentioned,that was the cost for both of them but there was still an additional 50 dollars labor to install them.
I realize that prices are higher at a dealer but I figure it shouldn't have cost more than 250 dollars plus tax for shoes,wheel cylinders, turning down drums with labor included in that price,it ended up being 50 dollars more.
Where I feel I was decieved was not being given the combined price of labor and parts when they told me what it would cost.
Thanx for researching all those dealership specials for me!!
I'll do some minor maintenance to the three vehicles in my family like air filters,wiper blades,headlights,broken side mirrors etc. but I definetly don't want to get involved in brake work.