In today’s ever-thrifty, deal-driven world, when it comes to automotive repairs, especially brakes, everyone wants to try and get things done as inexpensively as possible. Unfortunately, inexpensive doesn’t usually mean great quality.
An example for you: here we have two brake rotors that are approximately six months old. They’ve only gone through one winter and this is the condition of them now. There is significant rust and wear and tear on them. After less than a year’s use, they need to be replaced.
There is a big price difference between quality and quantity products. In this case, the customer was quoted a brake job, found it to be too expensive, and decided to get it done somewhere else where low-grade parts were used. From what you can see in the picture it looks like our winter took a significant toll on these rotors. They just don’t have any life left in them.
If It Sounds Too Good To Be True…
When you are in the market for a brake replacement job for your vehicle it’s a good idea to shop around. Take the time to find out what kind of quality parts are going to be put on your vehicle. Keep in mind that nothing beats OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) parts.
It’s always a red flag if you talk to a shop or dealer about getting work done on your vehicle and the price tag seems very affordable (ie cheap). Something is definitely wrong. A good practice is to ask what the brand of part is, so you can do some research on your own.
These rotors are a prime example of what happens when you go the cheap route and maybe save fifty dollars on a brake job. It’s just not worth it because within six months you end up getting the brakes done again. Always remember, it’s either do it nice or do it twice. Unfortunately in this case, the customer’s brakes had to be done twice, but with better parts the second time around. This makes you wonder, how much money did they actually spend to save fifty bucks?
Always Choose Quality Automotive Parts
At Simone Performance we pride ourselves in always using high quality products for all of our repairs and detailing. If your vehicle is in the need of some TLC, stop in for a visit today.
Simone Performance is Located at 200 Mulock Drive, Newmarket, ON.