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Jun 27, 2022 - 12:08:37 PM
8005 posts since 9/5/2006

gotta put pads and rotors on sweeties cx5,,, 2 rotors and set of pads ,,,230.00 bucks for the parts...... thats centric rotors and akebono pads... closes thing to oem with out oem prices. i was dumbfounded and now broke. oh well guess i will just wait till they get here .....SAD

Jun 27, 2022 - 12:29:52 PM
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11262 posts since 8/22/2006

Just think of it as an investment in security.
You don’t want your wife to need her brakes and they are not functioning correctly.

Jun 27, 2022 - 12:48:04 PM

76448 posts since 5/9/2007

Dealer price for my '18 Hyundai's rear drum brakes is $331 per side.
OEM drums and shoes from Ebay are $125 for both sides.
Spring sets from dealer are $150 per side or $30 from O'Reilley's.
It's good to shop around.

Jun 27, 2022 - 1:11:25 PM

banjoy

USA

10340 posts since 7/1/2006

I assume you are doing your own work?

I have had great success (luck?) with parts off eBay. Both my brother and myself have purchased high-quality brake rotors and pads off eBay (he has a '94 Volvo, I have an '05 Dodge) and the quality of what we got was as good as or better than local parts from NAPA or the other big-box auto stores ... at a fraction of the price, delivered.

Not just brake parts. My Dodge van had a broken taillight when I bought it and the OEM-equal part off eBay was only $30 for the complete assembly and it was better quality than the original Dodge part it replaced.

Some folks are shy of buying Chinese parts like this off eBay but I have been nothing less than impressed by the quality.

One dealer which comes to mind which always has good quality is AM-Autoparts on eBay.

If eBay freaks you out, then RockAuto would be my 2nd recommendation for quality parts at discount. I bought a mfgr-rebuilt name brand rack-and-pinion assembly from RockAuto for a fraction of what anyone else was asking. Buying it was easy. Installing it was a b****.

Anyway, I commiserate with and understand your financial pain.

Jun 28, 2022 - 5:41:32 AM

76448 posts since 5/9/2007

Dealers have a tight grasp on parts availability for a couple of years on new cars.
My local shop will put on my rear brake parts for $200.

Jun 28, 2022 - 7:27:24 AM

1633 posts since 9/6/2019

quote:
Originally posted by 1935tb-11

gotta put pads and rotors on sweeties cx5,,, 2 rotors and set of pads ,,,230.00 bucks for the parts...... thats centric rotors and akebono pads... closes thing to oem with out oem prices. i was dumbfounded and now broke. oh well guess i will just wait till they get here .....SAD


I just paid $260 for one caliper ($150), one brake hose ($49) , and a set of rear pads ($60) for my jeep.

Jun 28, 2022 - 8:05:30 AM

76448 posts since 5/9/2007

I went to the dealer at 28k miles for a sticker and they said I needed front pads.As they went further they said they needed to have the rotors turned.
The price for that work was over $800.
That was the last time I went to the dealer.

Jun 28, 2022 - 8:18:31 AM

8005 posts since 9/5/2006

i did quite a bit of research on rotors and brake pads..... i learned the AKEBONO makes the pads for mazda so i found them for 62 bucks... the rotors are a different story.... i learned ALL rotors are now cast in china ,,everyone one of them. but CENTRIC does their own finishing work here in the US. they xray each rotor ,,turn and finish them here to factory specs,, . thus the price... they were a total of 31 dollars less then factory including shipping and tax .... we'll see when the parts get here,, the repair looks straight forward ... the rears are a different bear with the electric parking brake.

Jun 28, 2022 - 8:22:28 AM

heavy5

USA

2354 posts since 11/3/2016

quote:
Originally posted by steve davis

I went to the dealer at 28k miles for a sticker and they said I needed front pads.As they went further they said they needed to have the rotors turned.
The price for that work was over $800.
That was the last time I went to the dealer.


It's sad there isn't a way to protect people getting ripped off by dealers !

Jun 28, 2022 - 10:14:46 AM
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13270 posts since 1/15/2005

quote:
Originally posted by steve davis

I went to the dealer at 28k miles for a sticker and they said I needed front pads.As they went further they said they needed to have the rotors turned.
The price for that work was over $800.
That was the last time I went to the dealer.


I'm surprised they even considered turning the rotors. In the past few years I have had several shops tell me that the rotors that come on vehicles are so thin (for weight I guess) that they can't, or shouldn't, be turned. Not sure if that is true, but wouldn't surprise me. 

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Jun 28, 2022 - 10:38:17 AM
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GStump

USA

472 posts since 9/12/2006

Rock Auto, and then Ebay have been my go to spot for parts. Luckily I have worked on my own vehicles so long and before that worked in auto parts, so I more or less learned as I went. One thing I did learn along the way is that good quality parts don't "necessarily" void ANY manufacturer warranty. Of course the major veh manufacturers DO NOT want you to know that. Recently put new brake pads and rotors on my 92' Ford Ranger, for less than 100 dollars (I think it was about 75 bucks actually). I would guess any garage would get twice that (or more) and the Ford dealer would probably want around 300 or so. Go figure.

Jun 28, 2022 - 11:02:56 AM
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206 posts since 3/25/2016

Just for reference, Porsche (read "pre-war Mastertone") carbon-ceramic rotors (and caliper assembly) run about $10,000! And that's the add-the-option purchase price; Heaven knows what repair/replace parts+labor would be ... and no, I don't drive one.

Jun 28, 2022 - 11:12:14 AM

ChunoTheDog

Canada

1611 posts since 8/9/2019

quote:
Originally posted by banjo5280

Just for reference, Porsche (read "pre-war Mastertone") carbon-ceramic rotors (and caliper assembly) run about $10,000! And that's the add-the-option purchase price; Heaven knows what repair/replace parts+labor would be ... and no, I don't drive one.


At least the ceramic rotors and fancy pads will far outlast regular parts.

Jun 28, 2022 - 11:34:15 AM

kd8tzc

USA

392 posts since 4/11/2022

quote:
Originally posted by steve davis

I went to the dealer at 28k miles for a sticker and they said I needed front pads.As they went further they said they needed to have the rotors turned.
The price for that work was over $800.
That was the last time I went to the dealer.


Brakes are one of the biggest ripoff jobs at a shop or dealership.  If you have a little bit of mechanical aptitude, you can do the job yourself.  If not, try and find an honest mechanic that is not in it to just completely rip you off.

Jun 28, 2022 - 2:06:50 PM

PaulRF

Australia

3350 posts since 2/1/2012

quote:
Originally posted by kd8tzc
quote:
Originally posted by steve davis

I went to the dealer at 28k miles for a sticker and they said I needed front pads.As they went further they said they needed to have the rotors turned.
The price for that work was over $800.
That was the last time I went to the dealer.


Brakes are one of the biggest ripoff jobs at a shop or dealership.  If you have a little bit of mechanical aptitude, you can do the job yourself.  If not, try and find an honest mechanic that is not in it to just completely rip you off.


I work at the parts store for a very large dealership and some of the headlight units are $2,000 to $4,500.  Parts prices nowadays are incredible.

Paul

Jun 28, 2022 - 2:22:22 PM

Buddur

USA

3300 posts since 10/23/2004

quote:
Originally posted by 1935tb-11

thats centric rotors and akebono pads...

Lemme guess.   You have a Honda Odyssey?

 

Nevermind...just read the thread...you haver a Mazda.   I guessed Honda Odyssey because the Ody forum I frequent those are the most recommended brands for pads and rotors.  

Edited by - Buddur on 06/28/2022 14:25:11

Jun 28, 2022 - 3:09:38 PM
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STUD

USA

36094 posts since 3/5/2008

Think what it might cost ya...if ya dun't have 'em...... :0/

Jun 29, 2022 - 7:51:12 AM

76448 posts since 5/9/2007

I like to do my own work.I l learned how to rebuild drum and disc brakes at a fine 2 year votech,but I want the paperwork of a legit garage when it comes to vehicle warrantees.
I'm trading in this '18 Hyundai and am getting 13k for something I paid 16k for 4 years ago.
For that reason I'm glad I have dealer repair paperwork for their work.
I was told I could use Prompto oil changes if I kept the receipts which I have a special box for.

Jun 29, 2022 - 8:04:11 AM

banjoy

USA

10340 posts since 7/1/2006

For what it's worth, CarFax's website offers a free service to keep track of all maintenance on your vehicle, whether it's from a shop, or DIY.

When I bought my used van I added my vehicle into that site and it pulled all the VIN history from day one, which showed quite a bit of dealer and independent shop work done over the years. I can then update the vehicle service records with my own DIY entries. It's a nice way to keep up with everything in one place.

What I'm not clear on is whether that history carries forward to the next owner, or will show up on the vehicle's future CarFax reports.

Anyway, just an idea for those who do DIY work on their vehicles.

Jun 29, 2022 - 8:38:20 AM

76448 posts since 5/9/2007

I think of DIY work as being the first thing a vehicle warranty claim would go after.My Hyundai is warranted for 10 years on its drivetrain.Any work done there would be closely reviewed by Hyundai.

Jun 29, 2022 - 9:12:42 AM

Owen

Canada

11408 posts since 6/5/2011

Re. prices for parts:  Many years ago my neighbour said that when he was heading to town for a machinery part, in order to get "mentally prepared" for the price,  he doubled what he thought the price would reasonably  be ........................ and then multiplied that by 3.  sad

Jun 29, 2022 - 12:33:51 PM

76448 posts since 5/9/2007

quote:
Originally posted by BanjoLink
quote:
Originally posted by steve davis

I went to the dealer at 28k miles for a sticker and they said I needed front pads.As they went further they said they needed to have the rotors turned.
The price for that work was over $800.
That was the last time I went to the dealer.


I'm surprised they even considered turning the rotors. In the past few years I have had several shops tell me that the rotors that come on vehicles are so thin (for weight I guess) that they can't, or shouldn't, be turned. Not sure if that is true, but wouldn't surprise me. 


So was I and the charge for lathing those rotors was $385.

Jul 1, 2022 - 5:27:24 AM

8005 posts since 9/5/2006

quote:
Originally posted by Buddur
quote:
Originally posted by 1935tb-11

thats centric rotors and akebono pads...

Lemme guess.   You have a Honda Odyssey?

 

Nevermind...just read the thread...you haver a Mazda.   I guessed Honda Odyssey because the Ody forum I frequent those are the most recommended brands for pads and rotors.  


yeah mazda CX-5  ,,from what all i read and researched ,,this combo was as close to OEM as possible without buying MAZDA on the box.  but i am old school and the prices today just blew my mind. 

the parts came in yesterday and i must admit,,they are beautiful parts .( should be)  the rotors are as nice as any i have ever seen and the pads are perfect ,,  everything is slick and smooth and the rotors are coated in areas that are non contact with some kind of black ceramic coating.

Edited by - 1935tb-11 on 07/01/2022 05:30:43

Jul 1, 2022 - 9:53:07 AM
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Buddur

USA

3300 posts since 10/23/2004

Coated rotors are the schiznit. Well worth the extra few pennies.

Be sure to remove, clean, and re-lube your caliper slider pins. And burnish in the pads after install. You're brakes will never feel better.

Jul 2, 2022 - 11:10:44 AM
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8005 posts since 9/5/2006

got them installed this morning,, took about 3 hours with hand tools...too hot to work in the shop... and yes i greased the slider pins and contact points in the caliper bracket on the pads. took it out to seat them and all is good ,,very smooth and after a couple of hard braking sessions stops great. so i saved 200 bucks ,,,,hooray !!!!!

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