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Old 01-10-2013, 03:53 PM   #1
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Default How much would it cost to get your brakes replaced?

So we know this guy who owns a shop and we've been there before, so we decided to go back and fix the brakes on my 07 Camry. I think he said he replaced all the brake pads and the rear brakes. I think he mentioned rotors too, but I can't remember. He's not quite done yet and he said it'll be between $300 and $400. Seems kind if high to me, but I don't really know anything about cars. What do you guys think?

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Old 01-10-2013, 04:21 PM   #2
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$515 for all for rotors and pads on my mini. 300-400 sounds good
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Old 01-10-2013, 04:31 PM   #3
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I installed the brakes on my truck ('98) for about $400 just for the front, but that was rotors and pads. $300-400 sounds good considering he's factoring in labor costs.
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Old 01-10-2013, 04:38 PM   #4
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New slotted rotors and pads all around with new parking brake shoes for about $400 in parts on a 3 series.
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Old 01-10-2013, 04:42 PM   #5
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He replaced all the brake pads and all the brakes. And the rear rotors. For $400.

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Old 01-10-2013, 05:10 PM   #6
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He replaced all the brake pads and all the brakes. And the rear rotors. For $400.
There are two major wear items on brakes:

pads & rotors - I' dont know from your comment above "all the brakes" on what exactly he performed. Rotors can be resurfaced rather than replaced - all depends on the thickness of the rotor.

For $400 - sounds like he used very cheap parts and gave you a break on labor.. My Akebono rear pads alone were $73 on my last car.
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Old 01-10-2013, 05:42 PM   #7
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Yeah he's a pretty good friend. He probably did use cheap parts. I dunno, there's no grinding noise anymore but it doesn't brake much differently.
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There are two major wear items on brakes:

pads & rotors - I' dont know from your comment above "all the brakes" on what exactly he performed. Rotors can be resurfaced rather than replaced - all depends on the thickness of the rotor.

For $400 - sounds like he used very cheap parts and gave you a break on labor.. My Akebono rear pads alone were $73 on my last car.
akebono are consider high performance parts, you dont need that on camry..
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Old 01-10-2013, 06:07 PM   #9
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http://www.autozone.com/autozone/par.../N-jp15lZ8knrq

he probably has an oem or equivalent supplier.. you can get 4 cheap disk for like 200 bucks + 2 sets of pads for 100, so basically he probably got something slightly better than autozone and only charging very little for labour
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Old 01-10-2013, 06:29 PM   #10
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Front rotors are 176 a piece, rear are 143
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Old 01-10-2013, 06:56 PM   #11
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I could probably replace rotors/pads on the Miata for under $150. I'd have to check into it as I haven't had a need to work on the brakes yet.

On the Infiniti when I had it, it would have been over $2000 due to the 2pc rotors I had.
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$200 for the pads..not sure about the rotors.
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Old 01-10-2013, 07:33 PM   #13
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I just did pads and rotors on my car for just over $800....and that was me doing the work.
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Under $200 for all 4 rotors and ceramic pads. I do my own brake work (and a lot of other things for that matter).
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Old 01-10-2013, 08:13 PM   #15
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Just using parts from Oreilly's as an example.

List price on Thermoquiet pads is $52 for the front and $67 for the rear. Generic rear rotors are $42 a piece by 2 is $84; total parts at retail list is $203. Lets just say instead of cutting them he threw new rotors on the front @ $43 ea and you're at $289 retail cost for decent parts. I'd say a not insane markup would be ~15% over retail so for your average joe it would cost $332 in parts (prolly a little more than that).

I'm shady on the exact math but its safe to say a commercial account pays at most 75% of retail cost, so at most his friend paid $217 for parts.

Most places I've seen charge 1-1.5 hrs per axle for a brake job, regardless of turning rotors or not. Split the difference and say 1.2 per at $100/hr and you're at $240 in labor.

So your average joe would have paid $572 + tax + shop fees for brakes all around with rotors, probably more with a higher markup on parts. Him giving you parts at cost would be $457, so he probably knocked off a half hour of labor at the same time. Pretty reasonable assumption he could have used decent parts and just gave you a friends/family type hookup. Either way your go about it, sounds like a decent price for what you had done.

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Old 01-10-2013, 08:24 PM   #16
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Entire brake replacement? Well, I've been looking at upgrades and it's between $2k and $3k for either fronts or rears, not both...

So.... ~$5k
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Old 01-10-2013, 09:20 PM   #17
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Front rotors and pads was a ~$260 job on my CTS-V. And the rotors are the size of pizzas.
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