AskPatty Certified Female Friendly Logo

Automotive Advice

At AskPatty, we focus on giving the best automotive advice for helping people with their car questions. If you have a car question, start by asking our automotive experts. You can also use the search bar in the top right to search for a specific issue. All car questions are welcome and we look forward to helping you!


Ask a QuestionSearch for Front Brakes Questions - Page 1 of 3


Have a 1997 Pontiac Grand Prix with 176,000 (many highway) miles on it. How do you know when its time to get a new car or keep repairing? Transmission rebuilt at 150,000, new exhaust, & front brakes. Needs new sway bar. The last 12 months repairs adding up.
My front brakes were noisy and I took my 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee in for a look. What was supposed to be a "99.00" brake job has suddenly become a $600+ brake overhaul. The service adviser is telling me I need calipers, hoses, brake rotors, and pads. This sounds extreme for a vehicle with less than 50,000 miles. What do you think?
I drive a 1998 Isuzu Rodeo 6 cyl. I have been having trouble with the brakes off and on for about a year. I had brakes and rotors installed at Mineike and they cheated me. They set my ABS light on and it will not go off. They would not pay because it was "not thier fault." According to them, I was missing an ABS piece I needed before I came to them. Funny, ...
My brake pedal is very squeaky when I press it to the floor. No trouble lights have lit up on my control panel. I had the front brakes worked on about 6 months ago. Might I need brake fluid??
Since I changed one of my brake lines on my 89 pontiac bonneville my front brakes keep locking up and have caught on fire twice.
My front brakes just started to grind and not all the time just when I make the short stop and go. I need to have them checked and want to make sure that when I go they do not try to sell me something I do not need. So what should I look for when they show the brake system. If it is the pads should I replace the back ones at the same time?
My beater Honda has 207,400 miles on it and is probably is not worth much more than $2000 because of the cosmetic condition inside and out. It needs a new timing belt and rear struts. I just had new front brakes put in for $560. Three estimates average the work for the timing belt/water pump, and struts out to be about $1150. At this point I am not sure ...

Need Car Advice?

Ask The Experts!

Looking for a New or Used Car?

Search for our Certified Female Friendly® Car Buying Marketplace locations

Help Our Charities