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Old 08-28-2014, 06:56 PM   #1
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Mechanics or repair shops in Redding?

So the dealer checked out our brakes about a month ago and said we had 60% left. Stopped to get an oil change this afternoon and they claim 5% and that we should spend the night so they can do them tomorrow. I'm not sure what to think, so I want to get them checked out by someone reputable in Redding, CA. Any recommendations?

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Old 08-29-2014, 12:04 AM   #2
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Hi,
Not sure if you are talking about trailer brakes or your tow vehicle.... We have had excellent service from Les Schwab dealers no matter where we are for our tow vehicles. I would assume there is one in Redding, as there is one in Mt. Shasta City and Yreka. If it is your trailer, that might be a little trickier...
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Old 08-29-2014, 12:55 AM   #3
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This sounds a bit sketchy. I'd get a second opinion from another shop. I find it a bit hard to believe that you would burn that much brake pad in a month unless you have been driving and braking really hard.

Sounds like an "out of town customer" syndrome thing--makes you fair game....

If you have the owners or even better, an up-to-date repair manual for the TV, you should be able to verify this yourself with nothing more than a flashlight.
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Old 08-30-2014, 09:12 AM   #4
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Ended up going to Bakersfield, which is our destination for 3 days. I forgot to specify, it was for our tow vehicle, and yes, the brakes were shot. This is a relatively new to us vehicle, but still can't figure out why they would have told us there was plenty of brakes when there wasn't, as we would've had them done. And there is no way we had that much use. Ended up at Meineke, they were great, and reasonable.
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Old 08-31-2014, 12:46 AM   #5
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Possibly the folks that told you there was plenty of brakes left just had no clue or not familiar with the vehicle?


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If the TV brakes went from good to worn in short order, are you sure the trailer brakes are doing their fair share? And was it front or rear of TV?

Additional details might help with suggestions from other members.

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