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Old September 21st, 2013, 03:53 PM   #1
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Thumbs down PSA: Richards Automotive New Baltimore, Mi (Don't turn rotors there)

I dropped a set of rotors off to be turned (F250) thinking typical prices of $10-$12 a piece, but no $20 a piece!!!! Because it's 8 lug was their excuse!!

FML

Oh and their prices for a set of new rotors and pads (ceramic) is through the roof!!!

United Autoparts was less than half for ceramic pads and way cheaper for the rotors!!

So much for a small town autoparts store taking care of their own.

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Old September 21st, 2013, 04:01 PM   #2
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What year, and what did they quote you? I'm in romeo, we turn 8 lugs for $15/ea and usually kick everyone's ass on rotors, and are competitive on pads.
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Old September 21st, 2013, 04:05 PM   #3
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What year, and what did they quote you? I'm in romeo, we turn 8 lugs for $15/ea and usually kick everyone's ass on rotors, and are competitive on pads.
My fault for not checking their machining prices. Needless to say I won't be buying anything from them ever again. Hell back in the day when Richards was on 8mile they were helpful and friendly.
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Old September 21st, 2013, 04:08 PM   #4
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I hate to say it but that seems to be the going rate of what most are going to for machining rotors/drums. Kind of "forces" you into buying new. I work for Advance Auto in Lake Orion and we don't even have a lathe

Also, on that note, if you do ever need anything Dave, let me know and I'll do my best to hook you up
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United Autoparts said they turn my same rotors for $10 a piece with purchase of pads. Without pads they would rape me for another $2.
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Old September 21st, 2013, 04:19 PM   #6
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I hate to say it but that seems to be the going rate of what most are going to for machining rotors/drums. Kind of "forces" you into buying new. I work for Advance Auto in Lake Orion and we don't even have a lathe

Also, on that note, if you do ever need anything Dave, let me know and I'll do my best to hook you up
Yes and no Travis. Richards Automotive said to turn rotors less than 8 lug was $12.
They wouldn't turn my front rotors based on the counter persons opinion that they were too "pitted". Imo they were not, but I didn't argue it. I will just get them turned elsewhere. It was then I should have walked out. lol

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Quit being such a cheapass, or is this cutting into your booze money?
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I hate to say it but that seems to be the going rate of what most are going to for machining rotors/drums. Kind of "forces" you into buying new. I work for Advance Auto in Lake Orion and we don't even have a lathe

Also, on that note, if you do ever need anything Dave, let me know and I'll do my best to hook you up
Must be nice to find someone that will actually turn rotors/drums!! lol
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How many miles can you get from the f250 rotors?
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Old September 22nd, 2013, 05:30 AM   #10
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I don't go there anymore since they screwed up u-joints on a front driveshaft and cost me a transfer case, and tried to make every excuse why it wasn't their fault. They're generally pretty dicky as well.
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How many miles can you get from the f250 rotors?
I prematurely pulled my rotors and pads at 70k to replace what I believed to be warped rotors and glazed pads.
I've always liked having a set of new or new turned rotors on hand doing a brake job so set aside my rotors to be turned for a future brake job. 135k later I am feeling some grinding so I dropped off my rotors in preparation of a brake job.

I have read anywhere between 40k and over 200k before needing to replace rotors lol
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