I have been doing repair on my cars (Versa, Accord and Civic) over 5 years.
About 5 years ago, I took my Versa for a oil change at a Nissan dealer shop. They called me and wanted me to change the front brake pads and rear drum brake shoes for a total of over $1000. I said I will make another appointment for that service. I checked my brake pads and shoes when I got home. The pads and shoes had lots of materials left for another 2 years before I changed them. Since then, I do all the maintenance work myself and saved lot of money to buy tools.