Typical Brake Repair Pricing

An important part of caring for your vehicle is knowing what typical repair costs are for different services and repairs, and working that into your long term transportation budgeting. While it’s impossible to give an exact estimate for every type of car in a short written paragraph, we can give general ranges that you can try to apply to your own vehicle.

Brake repairs depend on whether you are replacing just the brake pads, the pads and the rotors, or the pads, rotors and calipers.

Brake Repair Costs Estimate (low-end) range for cars

2000 Toyota Camry brake pad replacement ~$450

2000 Toyota Camry brake pad, rotors and calipers ~$900

Brake Repair Costs Estimate (low-end) range for cars

2012 Porsche Cayenne brake pad replacement ($1120)

2012 Porsche Cayenne brake pad, rotors and calipers ~$3950)

Brake Repair Costs Estimate (low-end) range for Trucks

2011 GMC Sierra 3500 HD / 1 Ton brake pad replacement ~$970

2011 GMC Sierra 3500 HD / 1 Ton brake pad, rotors and calipers ~$1700

Do You Feel Lucky?

Car batteries are the strong, silent member of the automotive team. They do their job regardless of heat, cold weather and the drivers who demand so much of them. While a battery that allows a car to start at the first turn of the key is a joyful thing, it doesn’t last forever.

In fact, depending on where you live and how you drive, the condition of your charging system, and a number of other factors, a battery lasts about five years on average. And when it does give out, there’s generally no sign of trouble — your car just dies.

While the lead-acid car battery hasn’t changed much in the last 100 years, it’s still a difficult part of the car to check during routine maintenance. Simple battery testers can’t, at this time, muddle through the chemical complexity of what goes on in a battery. Instead, they provide a sort of snapshot of the battery at the time it’s being tested — without the context of the battery’s chemical composition before or after the test.

So, the rule of thumb is simple for battery replacement: You have approximately five years before the battery will theoretically begin its slide from chemical powerhouse to a chemical paperweight. At the five-year mark, we will start testing, and possibly detect a problem, before it’s too late.

But due to the nature of the chemical cocktail inside any battery, it may give out before the five-year mark, or maybe it will last for several more years. So, you have to ask yourself, “Do you feel lucky?”

COVID-19 Mask Use Policy Update – July 2021

July 2021 COVID Masking Policy Update

As of July 1st 2021,  we are no longer requiring our clients to wear face masks at Access Automotive in accordance with the updated guidance from Alberta Health Services

We are happy to wear face masks for our clients if they prefer. If you wear one in our front counter area, we will assume that your preference is that we wear one as well and we will put one on unless you let us know otherwise.

-Rob and Gina