yes. you may be able to see one of the pads through the caliper and
wheel holes, but not the other. and it's the one you can't see that
typically wears fastest.
personally, i would do this simple task myself and not allow the dealer
the ability to sell you new pads you may not need. you can get a basic
but reliable jack and stands from sears for about $60. a lug nut torque
wrench is a great investment at this point too.
Actually, that's where I was going with this thread. My Mileage Minder
actually shows B12. #2 is the air cleaner and cabin filter-- which I did
myself. #1 is a tire rotation.
The dealer wants to charge me an extra $39 to rotate the tires-- on top
of the B service costs. The way I see it, $39 is a fair price to charge
someone who drives up for a tire rotation-- logging the car in, taking
it into the shop, putting it up on the hoist, removing the wheels, etc.
But if they've already got the car up in the air with the wheels off,
it's a rip off to charge me $39 to put them back in a different location
rather than the same one.
If they won't throw the rotation in, I'll just do it myself too.
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