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Old 11-02-2008, 07:26 PM
 
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Default Good Brake Service in Fairfax?

Looks like I'll be dropping some $ on some new brakes. Anyone have a recommendation in Fairfax? Merchant's has a $99 brake special but not sure if they are quality.
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Old 11-02-2008, 09:54 PM
 
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if it's that cheap, some of those brake pads wont last more than 1 year. I suggest going to a place like Goodyear where you'd have a warranty period of a year or more. Then again, if you're not planning to keep the vehicle then just get the 99 dollar special.
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Old 11-03-2008, 08:05 PM
 
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Well, did a quick search in Fairfax and came across Brake Masters (http://www.brakemasters.net/), a mobile brake service. Steve Newman, the owner, came to my place and quickly replaced my original brakes with new ceramic Akebono brakes. Very nice guy and great service.
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Old 11-05-2008, 02:44 PM
 
Location: Fairfax, VA
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Awesome....never heard of in-home brake service. How does the cost compare to going to service center?



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Well, did a quick search in Fairfax and came across Brake Masters (http://www.brakemasters.net/), a mobile brake service. Steve Newman, the owner, came to my place and quickly replaced my original brakes with new ceramic Akebono brakes. Very nice guy and great service.
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Old 11-05-2008, 04:13 PM
 
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Awesome....never heard of in-home brake service. How does the cost compare to going to service center?
Cost me $250 to replace my 2 front disc brakes and service my rear drum brakes, which I thought was reasonable considering the speedy and convenient service.
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Old 11-08-2008, 03:11 PM
 
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Looks like I'll be dropping some $ on some new brakes. Anyone have a recommendation in Fairfax? Merchant's has a $99 brake special but not sure if they are quality.

Chances are that you will be taken for a ride. $99 Brake special doesn't mean anything. Its just a gimmick for you to come in!
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Old 11-08-2008, 03:28 PM
 
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Chances are that you will be taken for a ride. $99 Brake special doesn't mean anything. Its just a gimmick for you to come in!
That's what I figured, which is why I decided to go elsewhere.
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Old 11-08-2008, 04:53 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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Well, did a quick search in Fairfax and came across Brake Masters (http://www.brakemasters.net/), a mobile brake service. Steve Newman, the owner, came to my place and quickly replaced my original brakes with new ceramic Akebono brakes. Very nice guy and great service.
I wonder if that's who I used many years ago. Lived in Arlington at the time but I remember his name was Steve and he was very good and also very pleasant to deal with.
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Old 11-09-2008, 07:47 AM
 
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Default Outstanding Brake Service!

I have used Brake Masters since 1999. Steve, the owner, is a super nice guy! The parts quality he uses is so much better than the sub-par stuff you get at the local brake & muffler shop - plus he comes to you! He has always provided great service...would highly recommend!
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Old 11-10-2008, 07:01 AM
 
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I wonder if that's who I used many years ago. Lived in Arlington at the time but I remember his name was Steve and he was very good and also very pleasant to deal with.
It's probably the same guy. He's been doing mobile brake repair for a long time...a good sign. He just repaired my wife's BMW at our home in Clifton. Dealer quality without the Dealer cost or hassle! Very pleasant to deal with.
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