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Posted by Citizen on July 9, 2007

What’s wrong with these pictures?

april brake job

april brake job

Note the date when I took the man van in for an oil change. Then look below at the measurement of the disk brake pads. See that? Now look farther down to the recommendation: front brake service. Got that? I was assured that it was actually not too soon and yes the pads were that worn and besides they’ve already gotten a lot of life, for brake pads.

Smell something? Yup, I had that same stinking sensation. Now look over the following picture of my most recent oil change. See anything different?

See the mileage? Then see the brake pad thickness? Is it a miracle? No! Is it a secret brake job? No! Well then what is it?

The three most reasonable possibilities are a. it’s a mistake, the guy performing the work is incompetent. Or finally it’s a scam caught in the act. You decide.

Oh, I nearly forgot to mention that I told the guy at the counter that I wanted to look at the brakes when the wheels were off, and he said that could be arranged. It is absolutely amazing how much brake pad a mechanic can find when you watch him measure each one!

In case anyone wants to know it is Today Chevrolet in Bremerton, Washington, telephone number 800-592-1309 if you want to schedule your ‘GM Goodwrench’ professional grade service there.

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