Dealer said my brakes need to be replaced next visit. Is this a realistic quote??

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Dang that’s a solid deal if you wanted to stay oem



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Took my car in yesterday for an oil change, new wiper inserts and to put my all season tires back on since the weather is far too cold for summer tires now. Dealer said my brakes have 3-4mm left on them and will need to be replaced next service visit.

He gave me quotes just so I knew what to expect. Are these REALLY that expensive?

Brake Rotors/Discs and Pads - Front - Replace - $871.95
Brake Rotors/Discs and Pads - Rear - Replace - $628.42

$1,783.50 in total before taxes. This is almost $2k for brakes.

Are these realistic prices? Is typical dealer markup thrown in there?
That's dumb. I'd find a new dealership.
 

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DIY this job. Changing your brakes is part of owning a car. It's pretty quick and semi-easy. Your rotors most likely don't need to be changed. Hit up AZ and get pads.
 

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Here is a link to my online journal...i’ve posted a detailed step by step writeup complete with photos regarding rear brake pad, front brake pad and rotor change. Including the EPB disaster I ran into. Will post a brake bleed write up as well:

https://www.civicx.com/threads/fatherpain’s-2018-type-r.42379/

If interested, Scroll to the bottom of page 1 then see page 2.

This was the first time I’ve done brakes for any car, so was a learning experience. Now ready to do the job from here on out.
Awesome journal, thanks!

I agree as everyone said, the OP got a quote way too high from that dealer.

Sorry, not to go too far off topic but I noticed in Fatherpains journal that an Autel device is used to get the car in “brake maintenance mode”. I didn’t see anyone else mention that? Is this necessary to do the rear brakes or can you just remove the rear calipers and spin in the piston? Thanks!
 

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Awesome journal, thanks!

I agree as everyone said, the OP got a quote way too high from that dealer.

Sorry, not to go too far off topic but I noticed in Fatherpains journal that an Autel device is used to get the car in “brake maintenance mode”. I didn’t see anyone else mention that? Is this necessary to do the rear brakes or can you just remove the rear calipers and spin in the piston? Thanks!
People have differing opinions on this, but if you go by the service manual:

1. you need to either use a OBD tool to put the brakes in maintenance mode.
OR
2. Remove the ebrake actuator from the rear caliper and retract the ebrake spindle back manually with a torx E11 socket, then push in the piston. This is known as a "forced cancellation"

People have replaced their rear pads without doing #2 and just pushing in the piston without problems YMMV though.
 

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If decide to pick one up here is the link:
https://www.amazon.com/Autel-Bluetooth-Diagnoses-Functions-Diagnostic/dp/B07Y8K6XZF/ref=mp_s_a_1_7?keywords=autel+scanner&qid=1579136488&sprefix=autel&sr=8-7
https://www.amazon.com/Autel-Blueto...l+scanner&qid=1579136488&sprefix=autel&sr=8-7

They go on sale periodically. It’s currently around $60, but have seen it as low as $40.

Originally picked one up just to enter brake maintenance mode to retract the rear brakes but it has been really handy to have to read and clear CELs, which has been an unexpected benefit.
 

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Thanks guys for info!!! :thumbsup:
 

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Why are we talking about replacing rotors and not just resurfacing them?

yes all CTRs groove (especially the front) so why not just resurface and move on. Never had a car that couldn’t get at least 2 resurfacings before replacing....unless there was some other issue.
 

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Why are we talking about replacing rotors and not just resurfacing them?

yes all CTRs groove (especially the front) so why not just resurface and move on. Never had a car that couldn’t get at least 2 resurfacings before replacing....unless there was some other issue.
This thread has been about replacing rotors at the end of their service life.

There is no point in resurfacing rotors on the CTR simply because they are grooved, since:

1. The grooving does not impact braking performance at all
2. The brakes will re-groove in under 1000 miles of daily driving
3. Resurfacing reduces the heat capacity of the rotors
4. Stock rotors are super cheap (~$90 for the fronts)
5. Most places will not resurface cross drilled rotors anyway
 

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Update: Car is at 7600 miles, took it to the dealership for an oil change today. Usually, I would do it myself, but have a track day tomorrow and won't have time before I leave this evening to get it done.

Service manager calls me to tell me my rear pads are at 2mm and urgently need to be replaced. They are actually somewhere between 6-7mm (I know because I checked to see if they needed to be done prior to tracking the car). Why do dealerships feel the need to lie like this? I just don't get it.

Quote was $260 for rear pads + labor. Absolutely ridiculous.
 

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Hmm. That makes wonder where I’m at with my stock rear rotors... I’m almost to 29k miles. Will check once I pick up a micrometer..

Update: Car is at 7600 miles, took it to the dealership for an oil change today. Usually, I would do it myself, but have a track day tomorrow and won't have time before I leave this evening to get it done.

Service manager calls me to tell me my rear pads are at 2mm and urgently need to be replaced. They are actually somewhere between 6-7mm (I know because I checked to see if they needed to be done prior to tracking the car). Why do dealerships feel the need to lie like this? I just don't get it.

Quote was $260 for rear pads + labor. Absolutely ridiculous.
 

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Update: Car is at 7600 miles, took it to the dealership for an oil change today. Usually, I would do it myself, but have a track day tomorrow and won't have time before I leave this evening to get it done.

Service manager calls me to tell me my rear pads are at 2mm and urgently need to be replaced. They are actually somewhere between 6-7mm (I know because I checked to see if they needed to be done prior to tracking the car). Why do dealerships feel the need to lie like this? I just don't get it.

Quote was $260 for rear pads + labor. Absolutely ridiculous.


This is why I dont trust dealerships. Once my free oil changes are used im not going there for service anymore.
 

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They also only put 5qts of oil in, so I was 0.7 qt low. Never again.
 

                           

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