I've been putting off checking my rear brakes to see why they were making noise. I had new brakes installed and drums resurfaced 4+/- months ago so I was hoping they were just dirty. The problem, at least for my car, is driving thru water and mud every day.
So I went in to Pancho at 9:30 this morning and sure enough both rear brake shoes were metal to metal. I don't know what it is about asbestos brakes but they sure seem to dislike water. Pancho suggested metallic brake shoes at twice the price of asbestos but I don't see our wet roads going away any time soon.
The mechanics didn't have a lot of work so he told me to wait. A little over an hour later I was ready to go. Break shoes were 350 and labor was 250 for a total of 600 pesos or about $40 dollars. I can now dive back into my wet streets.
Our road a few days ago
Metallic brake shoes
Cleaned up and ready for new
Drums were still OK