Because it's convenient to my work, I took my car here to have the brakes done. They informed me that I needed the following:
2 new calipers, 2 new rotors, 2 new brake hoses, system flush?, Grand total - $1,060.
They told me that it was basically an emergency situation and that I was looking at near certain brake failure if I didn't get this taken care of asap.
I picked my car up and took it to the mechanic I usually use and trust for a second opinion. I ended up with a standard brake job, including turning the rotors - Grand total - $215.
Pros: Usually empty - they can fit you in - there is a reason!!
Cons: Ignorant at best; likely dishonest