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Old 04-27-2012, 03:17 PM
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Default Brakes - 2005 dodge ram 1500 4x4

Hi everyone. Okay due for a complete brake job. Rotors, pads, emergency brake, etc. The Dodge dealer priced me out and I am looking at about $1,900tax in. Called around and most shops would do the job for roughly $1,100 to $1,400.

I travel in the states as I am not far from the border and I got a price from a dealer (Chev dealer - only becuase Dodge is not around and would be too far to travel to). They were very nice and quoted me a price of $640 for everthing tax in. If I upgraded to ceramice brakes etc the price would jump to $820 tax in. I checked with Canada customs and there is no duty if the parts are made in the USA and the only tax I have to pay is the HST on the invoice. I figure this puts my total to $950 tax in if I spend the money on the better brakes.

My question is - is it worth the money to buy ceramic brakes

Is there any concerns I should be aware of with having work done on my truck from an American dealer

Any feedback would be welcome

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Normally parts that wear, like brakes, hoses, belts, & tires are not covered under a warranty
So any brake shop in the States that has ASE Certified employees can do the work, if they are also AAA Approved, or Approved Auto Repair (AAR) facilities that is a bonus, just keep your receipts

https://www.ase.com/Home.aspx
I believe the Canadian equal would be, Provincial Mechanics License

AAA down here is the same as CAA above the border & AARS approved auto repair facility would be the same as our AAR
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Old 04-27-2012, 04:03 PM
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Thank-you GTyankee. Would you spend the extra money on upgraded brakes. I am being told that ceramic brakes are better. Question is do they make me stop quicker etc?

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