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Old 12-10-2012, 04:08 PM
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The day after Christmas last year we were driving to Florida witht he kids to see my parents. NY to SC day one and SC to FL day two. As we passed Fredericksburg, VA the front end started to shake rather badly. I managed to get off the road to take a look. Nothing seemed loose but I could feel the heat coming from the left front wheel. It turned out the caliper had locked up.

I called around and the local dealer said bring it in. We crawled the few miles back up the highway and got to the dealer. It was the day after Christmas and since Christmas was on a Sunday last year the dealer only had a skeleton staff on Monday. They originally said they could look at it Tuesday but after explaining our situation the dealer said he would get us back on the road. They replaced the bad caliper, brake pads, left rotor, and turned the right rotor. It was under warranty so the total cost was $50 to turn the right rotor.

They drove us to a restaurant so we could feed the kids while they worked on the truck and the total time we lost was only two hours. If they weren't so far from home they'd probably have a customer for life.

Disclaimer: I'm getting old and my opinions will reflect that fact!
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