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Brake Pad Replacement Takes No. 1 Spot in Auto Repair List

February 13, 2014

Brake pad replacement has taken the top spot in’s recent list of the Top Ten Auto Repair Jobs for 2013. Other cyclical repair jobs such as alternator, water pump, timing belt and spark plug replacements rounded out the list.

In addition, also looked at the average age of the top ten most repaired vehicles, which came in at 11 years.

“This Top Ten list is continuing evidence that consumers are holding and repairing their vehicles, and that the vehicles they are driving are lasting and serving their owners well," said Brian Hafer, vice president of marketing at "The most researched repair estimates are for parts that have a shorter life span than most of today’s vehicles, and certainly than the average age of the top ten most repaired vehicles, which was 11 years."’s Top Ten Auto Repairs Jobs of 2013:

1) Brake pads replacement
2) Alternator replacement
3) Water pump replacement
4) Timing belt replacement
5) Spark plugs replacement
6) Fuel pump replacement
7) Brake rotor replacement
8) Radiator replacement
9) Engine mount replacement
10) Catalytic converter replacement

“We believe that this list is a further testament of the durability of the vehicles on the road today,” said Hafer. “And that the savvy consumers measured in this list are going online to research and request repair estimates keeping repair shops and service centers busy as they maintain their vehicles for the long term.”

The auto repair list was selected by consumers researching and requesting repair estimates with AutoMD Insta-Quotes, according to the company.

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