I needed my truck towed to my mechanic because my transmission line got damaged while trying to change the starter. Anyway, long story short, my brakes were fine when I took it to him. No indication whatsoever that my pads were worn or needing replaced soon. I KNOW WHAT THAT SOUNDS AND FEELS LIKE! As soon as I drove it out of his parking lot, I could FEEL the brakes grinding. Not just a squeal. Ok, so I figure I could do this job myself. I buy both rear brake pads and rotors, planning on just changing them out and having the old ones turned to have an extra set ready for the next brake job. I get under there and cannot get my bolts loose on my right rear rotor. And, no way without using a breaker bar that would require the truck be on a mechanics lift. The thing that really got me was that this was the only brake shoe and rotor that was even bad. The left side was perfect and the pads really had barely been worn.
I would say the probability and likelihood that my mechanic did this and is a crook, is 98.9%. But, I AM just a girl mechanic in a man's world.
I would like your opinion on this. No idiot would just replace one brake pad and rotor without doing both. I would like to add that I just bought the truck in March, less than six months ago.