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This is a discussion on ridiculous qoute for brake job within the General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents. forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; I just called my friendly neighborhood subaru delaer to get qoute for new pads and turning the rotors....they want 5!!! ...

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    ridiculous qoute for brake job

    I just called my friendly neighborhood subaru delaer to get qoute for new pads and turning the rotors....they want $265!!!

    I was like, thanks, but no thanks

    Who else thinks this is a bit steep?
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    That price is not a bit steep, it's outrageous. Take it somewhere else.

    BTW how many miles do you have?

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    I have 34K on the original pads (mostly highway).

    They are not gone yet, but I want to change them b4 they are gone.

    I am going to change them myself, I was just curious what the dealer was getting, in hopes that it would be cheap and I could be lazy.
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    Actually, if they're replacing pads and turning rotors, that's not too out of line for a dealership price. Stock pads for the WRX sell for $65 and change per wheel. That's $260 in parts alone if you're doing all 4 wheels. When I worked at a Suby dealer, I think a full front brake job came to around $240. That was $130 for the parts, $90 for labor, and about $20 in various shop charges.
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    Re: ridiculous qoute for brake job

    Originally posted by Chesta
    I just called my friendly neighborhood subaru delaer to get qoute for new pads and turning the rotors....they want $265!!!

    I was like, thanks, but no thanks

    Who else thinks this is a bit steep?
    There's a simple solution here:

    Buy the pads & pull the brakes down yourself. Take your rotors to a Pep Boys, or similar place to have them turned ($5 - 10 each) and put it all back together yourself. Change your brake fluid & bleed while you're at it. You can easily do this in a day, even with the running around for parts, etc. Save yourself the labor charges.

    When it's all said and done, you will have spent ~$200. How much is your time worth?

    Personnaly, I do it myself because I can, and because I typically don't trust others working on my cars, especially the brakes.

    But honestly, $265 for a complete brake job, all 4 corners with turning the rotors is pretty much the norm.

    Just curious, but why do people want to skimp on the single most important system on their car: the brakes? You should be buying the best that you can afford in this area. (MHO)

    Good luck,

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    Re: Re: ridiculous qoute for brake job

    Originally posted by TurbeauxREX
    Personnaly, I do it myself because I can, and because I typically don't trust others working on my cars, especially the brakes.
    Same here, I only take my car to the dealership when absolutely necessary. I don't like those yahoos touching my car.
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    I agree completely.
    I was really just curious what the dealership gets for this.

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    Chesta,

    Be glad you dont also own a P.T Neon<GG>!!

    Brakes wear out at like 25000, Cost $90 for O.E.M front Pads, $80 for rear!!!!!! (me doin laber!!)

    AND the Rotors only get about 2 turns before there shot!!!


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    Don't waste your $90 on the POS OEM pads. You can get good ones for around the same price!
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    GV27,

    Yea, I went to Napa and got em!!

    Thing EATS brakes!!!!

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    I would have purchased the factory brake pads - they usually squeak the least.


    When I was at Lexus - we used to charge $250.00 and axle for brake servicing.
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    $65 for pads?!

    i'll be buying the bendix import quiet pads for $35.00 or so. unlesss your're going to the track, or pushing 290 at the wheels, there's no reason to spend that kiind of money on brakes.

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    is it even worth the hassle of turning your rotors anymore? prices on aftermarket rotors are almost ridiculous (at least on my e36 m3 they were). i simply replaced the rotors along with the pads in the front every 40k (HEAVY use) and rear pads every 40k (rear rotor every 80k- didn't even have to turn them at 40k).

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    Wow, you must have found cheap rotors.

    Turning rotors at my nearest auto parts store = $12/ea...
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    hmmm. $12 eh? that's actually pretty reasonable. i guess i just don't like the idea of artificially thinning rotors or making them more prone to warping. well, $50/rotor wasn't a bad deal considering the use i put them through (auto-x). besides, it's easier just to throw on a new set . yeah, i know i'm throwing money away. i don't think my wrx is complaining.

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