L&G Auto Review - 19 Laidlaw Blvd. Markham
So recently I saw a thread on RFD for a brake pad and rotor promo. The promo is $188 for front or rear brake pad/rotor replacement with parts and labour, or $218 for premium ones. I opted for the premium ones since it's such a good deal already and I didn't mind paying the extra few dollars. It's good timing because last week I called Mazda to inquire about the price and they wanted $780 .
The car that I brought in was a 2011 Mazda 3 with aftermarket Wagner ThermoQuiet pads on the OEM rotors. (Thermoquiet is a lie , its loud, squeaky and sounds like a train horn when I reverse). I called in this afternoon to make an early appointment because I really don't have much time off of work to do a brake change. They were happy to help me and told me I could bring my car in today to have the brakes replaced. Thumbs up to good customer service. I went in there and spoke to Leslie and Alan about the RFD discount and all was set. They worked on my rear pads/rotors quickly, efficiently and paid great care and attention to the work that was involved. The front rotors/pads were a pain to work with. It's nobody's fault but Mazda. These rust buckets are so bad. My rotors were fused to the car. They had to spend so much time knocking the rotors off and one rotor decided to break into two pieces. If I had driven this car any longer, god knows if the rotors would even come off without taking the car with it. I felt so bad I kept apologizing haha, but these guys were extremely nice and had a good laugh out of it.
Alright so what's the verdict of these brakes? It works very well. Definitely better than my Wagner Thermoquiets , these ones are quieter, they bite better, and the brake feeling and feedback is increased. They feel like a new car again, It's not squishy and I can easily control my stop like limousine drivers. They don't squeak or make weird noises in the rain. Thumbs up to these new brake components. A lot of other garages have told me in the past that brakes will squeal in the rain because it's natural. I don't think so because on the new cars that I have owned, none of them squeaked no matter how long it sat out in the rain. These one's didn't squeak today and I'll double check it again tomorrow morning. They shouldn't anyway since they are premium ceramic pads.
Thanks to RFD I found a new mechanic for my cars. The price is hard to beat here and they do use genuine products. They had a bunch or legit Honda transmission fluids and such and their prices are really hard to beat. These guys do exhausts and body work too and I'm not afraid to give it a try since they stand by the products they sell and rely heavily on reputation.
Thank you VIIVIIIXIII and thanks Leslie and Alan from L&G Auto.
The location is 19 Laidlaw Blvd unit 11 in Markham. Speak to Leslie since he deals with the promo
a pic of my rusted out and seized rotors.. On a freaking 2011 mazda 3, are u kidding me? This car really does rust from the inside out.