Budget Brakes

★★★★☆
  • 3903 Brainerd Rd

    Chattanooga, TN 37411

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  • 423-624-3370

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The manager and other employees at Budget Brakes were very helpful when explaining the condition of my brakes to me and even saved me some money by telling me i didnt need somethign fixed thta i thought i did. the price at Budget Brakes was excelent and the service was wonderful! i will be going back!

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The manager and other employees at Budget Brakes were very helpful when explaining the condition of my brakes to me and even saved me some money by telling me i didnt need somethign fixed thta i thought i did. the price at Budget Brakes was excelent and the service was wonderful! i will be going back!

Pros: visually view problems with car, friendly service, honest

Cons: cant really think of any

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'Budget Brakes' shops use their fabulous $78.00 dollar (the price at the time of this review) brake special to lure you into their shop, but if your knowledge of brakes in general is limited the price can skyrocket very easily, and in many cases unnecessarily. I took my 02 Ford Focus in to Budget last week to have the front brakes replaced. They offered to also check the back brakes at no charge... Fine with me. when they got the wheels off they showed me what I would ""supposedly"" be needing. What they suggested for the front brakes was OK with me. Replace the pads, turn the rotors (which was the main reason I was there to begin with), and replace a couple of worn caliper guides, which did look kind of worn out. No problem there. However my BS radar detector started going off when he told me what I supposedly needed for the rear drum brakes. The shoes WERE pretty worn down, and yes they needed to be replaced... soon. However, the Budget man was strongly suggesting that I replace all the springs and hardware on both rear wheels.\r\nCompletely unnecessary in my opinion. That kind of brake hardware, especially the springs, are designed to last indefinitely! But what really got me was when he suggested that I replace both of my brake drums at the cost of 80.00 each. Now folks, trust me ... I have relined many brakes myself in my time. both disc and drum, and I can tell you those drums were in excellent condition. Anyway, I passed on that suggestion obviously, had the front brakes done and got out of their 120.00 lighter in the wallet. It would have been right at 400.00 if they'd had their way. Bottom line, I realize some extra services or repairs CAN be very necessary, but unless you REAALLLY know your brakes... beware of Budget!!

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'Budget Brakes' shops use their fabulous $78.00 dollar (the price at the time of this review) brake special to lure you into their shop, but if your knowledge of brakes in general is limited the price can skyrocket very easily, and in many cases unnecessarily. I took my 02 Ford Focus in to Budget last week to have the front brakes replaced. They offered to also check the back brakes at no charge... Fine with me. when they got the wheels off they showed me what I would ""supposedly"" be needing. What they suggested for the front brakes was OK with me. Replace the pads, turn the rotors (which was the main reason I was there to begin with), and replace a couple of worn caliper guides, which did look kind of worn out. No problem there. However my BS radar detector started going off when he told me what I supposedly needed for the rear drum brakes. The shoes WERE pretty worn down, and yes they needed to be replaced... soon. However, the Budget man was strongly suggesting that I replace all the springs and hardware on both rear wheels.\r\nCompletely unnecessary in my opinion. That kind of brake hardware, especially the springs, are designed to last indefinitely! But what really got me was when he suggested that I replace both of my brake drums at the cost of 80.00 each. Now folks, trust me ... I have relined many brakes myself in my time. both disc and drum, and I can tell you those drums were in excellent condition. Anyway, I passed on that suggestion obviously, had the front brakes done and got out of their 120.00 lighter in the wallet. It would have been right at 400.00 if they'd had their way. Bottom line, I realize some extra services or repairs CAN be very necessary, but unless you REAALLLY know your brakes... beware of Budget!!

 

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