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Hi, I got my 30,000 mile tune up at the dealership today. The tune up comes with a brake inspection. I already had the idea that I was going to need new brakes but not this soon. It turns out my brakes are down to the bare minimum. The service technician told me that it would cost $690 to replace the front brake pads and the rotors. Is this a proper estimate or are they just over charging me? I know it's the labor that's a major of the money, but still. I was wondering if I should just buy the equipment myself and have someone else do it. Or if I should even go with a different place to install it. My brother-in-law's family has a shop so I can get it done there. Furthermore, I need some advice. Thank you for your time.
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Yeah, I'm going get an estimate from my brother-in-law's family shop tomorrow morning. Then I'll see where I'm going to go from there. Thanks guys for all your input on this, it is greatly appreciated.
Unless its warranty work, or rotary specific, you'll be better of avoiding the dealership.
New to RX-8/Renesis as of 7/2006
2005 Subaru STi (few mods, HPDE track time)
1999 Civic Si (Supercharged, auto-x and drags)
1976 Chevy Vega (Don't flame me . . . this was my high school car in 1989! Jokes welcome.)
I live in the central valley. So what do you guys do when you need work on your cars? Do it yourself, take it to a different shop (other than the dealership)? I have a warranty, unfortunately it covers only like major parts. Up to this point my warranty hasn't really paid for anything, which pisses me off. I was just thinking of getting the work done somewhere else for whatever my car needs... These prices are ridiculous!
Unless you were driving around for some time hearing a screeching metal on metal sound, you might not need new rotors. If a shop tells you otherwise, I would have them measure them in front of me and then look up the specs on rotor thickness.
I swapped my front pads a month ago and I have 55, xxx miles. My rotors were just fine.
Last edited by HCTR154; 07-14-2007 at 06:51 PM.