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Brakes for prius, guinine toyota?

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Brakes for prius, guinine toyota?

Toyota charges 555$+tx to change my rear disks and pads on my prius 2010. More expansive than what a mechanic will charge. Is it wort it? I mean if I pay 60% of the toyota price but get 60% (or less) of quality, I consider it to be the same price/quality (or less).
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get parts from rockauto.com then get another quotes for labor for ur trusted independent garage.
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Id go with OEM Toyota parts. Parts alone from Toyota are probably around $300.....how long did the originals last you?
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z613 wrote: Id go with OEM Toyota parts. Parts alone from Toyota are probably around $300.....how long did the originals last you?
From the stealership? $300 probably gets you the pads only. Wont be enough for pads and rotors.
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Go to rockauto, buy racecar pads for $50 and racecar rotors for $100 (2x), then go to a mechanic that charges $80-$100 per axle, and have the rears done for like $250. As a bonus, you'll have racecar pads and rotors.

OEM toyota doesn't mean anything, it just means you bought toyota parts that are marked up 10000000%.
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Upvoted for using the word BRAKES and not BREAKS like most idiots.
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z613 wrote: Id go with OEM Toyota parts. Parts alone from Toyota are probably around $300.....how long did the originals last you?
Cannot answer your question because I don't really remember and baugh the car it was already 3 years old. I did change the brakEs at Toyota once and found the bill salty. Since then they are now done at the indepedant garage, not always the same. But if I don't annually maintain my brakes, they will last a few years at most.
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OEM pads are not cheap, 2 pairs cost you around 120. I will skip the disks if they are smooth and within spec.
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Drive a prius the way it's intended, and the brakes should last you the lifetime of the vehicle unless you are using it commercially.

Just don't drive in front of me.
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er34er34 wrote: Drive a prius the way it's intended, and the brakes should last you the lifetime of the vehicle unless you are using it commercially.

Just don't drive in front of me.
+1, also go to Rockauto and local mechanic for parts/price.
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Get Akebono pads..and coated rotors..Akebono is OEM for many manufacturers they are great stock hard wearing and quiet pads..trust me you can never go wrong with them.. rock auto is the best place to get them.
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er34er34 wrote: Drive a prius the way it's intended, and the brakes should last you the lifetime of the vehicle unless you are using it commercially.

Just don't drive in front of me.
Well, I certainly don't drive a prius "the way it's intended" but my drivng is "normal". Like I said, the problem is if I skip the annual brakes maintenances even a bit, they will rust too much and last only a few years. Thus my questioning: will Toyota OEM parts will rust less?

Nevertheless, the mechanic changed them for Napa premium A parts and prices are decents compared to rockauto (but not as good).

On the other side, the 12v battery cost me 300$...

That being said, lots of good advices here. Will order parts from rockauto when my front brakes will be dues. Now I only need to find a place where I can find a navigation map update at a decent price because for that, toyota are definitely a bunch of crooks...

Thanks all for your advices and happy hollydays!
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I see a few options here - https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R ... itleDesc=0

Somebody here tried it and it worked - https://www.reddit.com/r/prius/comments ... on_update/
SPARTACVS wrote: Well, I certainly don't drive a prius "the way it's intended" but my drivng is "normal". Like I said, the problem is if I skip the annual brakes maintenances even a bit, they will rust too much and last only a few years. Thus my questioning: will Toyota OEM parts will rust less?

Nevertheless, the mechanic changed them for Napa premium A parts and prices are decents compared to rockauto (but not as good).

On the other side, the 12v battery cost me 300$...

That being said, lots of good advices here. Will order parts from rockauto when my front brakes will be dues. Now I only need to find a place where I can find a navigation map update at a decent price because for that, toyota are definitely a bunch of crooks...

Thanks all for your advices and happy hollydays!
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Another vote for Akebono ceramic pads. Good braking power and less dust.
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Shipping isn't cheap though (they're heavy); so check your local mechanic to see if he/she can get parts for a comparable price. Probably an hour of labour per corner.
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I own a Prius and my rear brakes were shot after one winter. One of the caliper pins were heavily rusted and seized. It forced the brake pad to wear very quickly down to the metal backing. This is what happens with Toronto winter.

The front pads lasted me 6 years and I proactively replaced them.

That being said, I am surprised how much the dealership charges, but that includes both rotors and pads. I am a DIYer. I am currently using Wagner ThermoQuiet ceramic pads from RockAuto and the rear pads are not wearing evenly.
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I would blame that on a bad design or cheap parts from Toyota. The few cars we have owned have never had issues like you are describing. Mind you the brakes should be serviced/cleaned/lubed every year, ideally after winter in the spring to help keep them in good working order.
Siward44 wrote: I own a Prius and my rear brakes were shot after one winter. One of the caliper pins were heavily rusted and seized. It forced the brake pad to wear very quickly down to the metal backing. This is what happens with Toronto winter.

The front pads lasted me 6 years and I proactively replaced them.

That being said, I am surprised how much the dealership charges, but that includes both rotors and pads. I am a DIYer. I am currently using Wagner ThermoQuiet ceramic pads from RockAuto and the rear pads are not wearing evenly.

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