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I need new brake pads and rotors for my car. I figured it would be cheaper to buy them and then have a mechanic install it, vs having the mechanic buy it. I see various prices and brands and am not exactly sure where to start. What should I be looking for and is there brake pads and rotors designed especially for my car. It's a 2009 Dodge Caliber

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Amanda J. Pierce, MBA Mallisa, Thank You for withering into AskPatty!! I would first begin by asking the repair facility what your cost would be on parts purchased from them, that will give you a benchmark of price. You can then research cost through your local auto part store if you desire. They typically have a few "grades" to choose from specifically for your vehicle. Hope this Helps! A. J. Valle

Lori Johnson, Owner and Instructor at Ladies Start Your Engines Dear Mallisa, I think you'll have a hard time finding a shop to install the brake pads you buy. Most shops will only install a product that they can guarantee themselves, plus...they also make a little money off the parts. If you can find someone to install the parts you buy then take a look at this website, they offer the parts you need for your vehicle. Lori Johnson

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