Everybody wants safe brakes, right? You want the assurance that any brake linings you have install on you vehicle will provide adequate braking and meet all applicable safety standards. But guess what? There are no federal safety standards for aftermarket brake linings. As crazy as that sounds that’s the truth.
When you take your car to get a budget brake job you may be getting inferior brake pads, these may squeak (very annoying!!), and leave excessive brake dust on your rims. Go to a reputable shop and ask how do these brake pads compare to factory, if you go with the cheap brake job you will probably get the cheap pads that may wear sooner than the factory ones. In that case, how much have you really saved?