Yeah, the *labor* is usually what kills you

The parts usually aren’t that expensive. And of course, you need the skill to MAKE the repair. I’ve replaced brake pads before. I *tried* to replace rotors once, but they were frozen in place and I couldn’t get the parts off. So, I had to take the car to the shop. Plus I don’t have a garage, so if the car needs work during cold or rainy weather I can’t work on it.