Front Brake Repair by Dealer - Thoughts on Price?
Took my Mini Cooper 2007 in for a repair this morning, I had a grinding noise coming from the back wheel well. I had hoped it was my bearing as that would be covered by my warranty, turns out it was my front brakes (????) despite the noise clearly coming from the back (myself and two other passengers all heard the noise in the back!).
Anyway, Mini dealership replaced the front brakes, much to my horror it was nearly $500 after taxes). The sound is gone, so it was clearly the front brakes. I was hoping you guys could let me know if I got fleeced at all here.
The key question for me here is why the heck did they replace an item descibed as "BRAKE DISC. VENTILA" @ $78/each x 2, and $127 labour seems like A LOT for such a simple job.