I haven't had to have any work done on a car in so long, and we're new to this area and this mechanic, so I'm totally at a loss as to if I got ripped off. I normally have a good sensor for that stuff, but I'm off lately. So...here's what was done:
On the front brakes:
Replace brake pads, repack wheel bearings, lube caliper slides, replace roters: Total $410
On the back brakes:
Readjust so that they actually get used, clean and condition: $51
Brake system flush: $70
Replace all belts: $175
Flush power steering: $90
Clean throttle plates, carbon from upper intake system and fuel injectors: $100
Clean battery and recharge: $25
Oil Change: $30
It's a 4wd standard Nissan Xterra at 120k miles. Has not been worked on at all except for oil changes...
The brakes REALLY needed work; I could hear them grinding against the tires.
What say you, you savvy car people? And no, I couldn't have done it myself. I would have years ago, but the 2 kids and pregnant gets in the way...