Hellooooo. I just purchased a 2010 Audi Q5! I love it! Upon purchasing I knew the car was in need of some new brake pads & rotors. I live in Colorado and was quoted for the top of line brake pads (Zimmerman)...I was told it would run me about $1200. I'm not opposed to that but being a girl I'm always a little weary and don't want to be taken as a sucker. I have a friend who is a mechanic and would do it for cheaper, but I'm sure there is some sensors and other technical things involved and I just want to take the best care possible. Is it necessary for me to have the top of the line? What other brake pad brands do you recommend? Could I have my friend work on my car and have him just follow some simple instructions? Is $1200 too much or is this the average price? Any info is greatly appreciated. Enlighten me. Please be easy. Thanks!