Is $1100+ a Reasonable Cost for Replacing Brake Pads on a 2018 Jeep Cherokee?

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Charlotte Patricia Wilson asked 5 months ago
Hi, I recently took my 2018 Jeep Cherokee, which I bought second-hand less than a year ago, for a service. The mechanic informed me that both brake pads were below 3mm and needed replacement, quoting around $630 for each, plus 3-5 hours of labor. I'm in Vancouver, Canada, where I assume parts are imported, potentially raising costs. Having been overcharged in the past, I'm unsure if this is a fair price. Could I get some advice on whether this cost is justified?
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Zack Norman Staff answered 5 months ago
Hi there, Charlotte! Understanding the cost of car repairs can indeed be tricky, especially when you're dealing with imported parts or specialty components. Here's a breakdown of the factors at play in your situation, based on some of the estimates that I've found:
  1. Vehicle Model and Year: The 2018 Jeep Cherokee is a modern vehicle, potentially requiring more expensive parts compared to older models.
  2. Location: Being in Vancouver can indeed influence the cost due to the import of parts.
  3. Labor Charges: The 3-5 hours of labor quoted seems within a reasonable range, but it's always good to compare with other local service providers.
  4. Part Quality: Higher-quality brake pads last longer but are more expensive. It's essential to ensure that you're getting good quality for the price you're paying.
Considering these factors, the quote does seem a bit on the higher end, especially if it's just for the brake pads and not including rotor replacements or additional services. It might be beneficial to seek quotes from a few more independent mechanics for comparison. Hope this helps, and drive safely! Zack - Motor Verso Mechanics Team