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Old 2009-08-14, 06:19 PM
R.F.D. R.F.D. is offline
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Default In need of a TRUSTWORTHY mechanic - Burlington/Oakville

98 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP

recently our older car has begun to grind when coming to a complete stop and low speeds. The previous owner spent a lot of money on directional, cross drilled rotors and pads. It has been 33000K since brakes have been changed and overall the car has 340K. Has been a work horse. I have checked the pads and it appears the pads are only at about 50-60% which coincides with the last brake check I had about 4 months ago.

Since moving to Burlington I haven't made any contacts in the auto sector and would like to solicit and mechanics or individuals that may know mechanics. I'm concerned if I go to your CT, Midas or dealership I may get swindled. Any guidance would be very much appreciated.

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Old 2009-08-17, 02:46 PM
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you can always get a free brake check at the midas or speedy (can't remember which one).

if you've got a lot of pad depth and they're still grinding, it could be a piece of gravel stuck somewhere, which will usually fall out. if you're not seeing a score mark on the rotor and braking power is unchanged, i wouldn't worry about it - could be that your pads just make more noise (which would not be surprising if they were high-performance pads).
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Old 2009-08-17, 11:20 PM
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I take all my vehicles to Mike at Meikeke at Lakeshore and Kerr and have been doing so for the last couple of years.

The guys are good, they work hard and try and help you out when they can.

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Old 2009-08-18, 08:41 AM
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I've been taking my cars to Sonic Auto on Graham's Lane. Bill and Miro are great guys and do a great job for very reasonable prices. Let them know that Jason Biskupowicz sent you and they'll take good care of you!

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Old 2009-11-16, 09:49 AM
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Try Ardent Automotive. My wife and her co-workers all take their cars to Jim and Nigel and really trust them. Even Lorraine Sommerfeld, the Wheels.ca columnist wrote a glowing report on them in her blog.


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864 Drury Ln, Burlington, ON L7R 2Y4
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Old 2009-11-16, 12:24 PM
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Rotors might be warped or a caliper is seized, very common issues that can nuke pads and rotors before their full life use.

In Oakville, go see http://autotronics.aaro.ca/index.php?p=home
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