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Cost for replacing brake pads, rotors and bleed

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Cost for replacing brake pads, rotors and bleed

How much it is to replace new brake pads, rotors and bleed for a 2011 Hyundai Sonata?
Shop quote me $700 all in.
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Under $200 in parts at rockauto.com
Free labour if you DIY. Otherwise an hour or 2 of shop labour, so another $200.
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Depends on what your mechanic is using; aftermarket or OEM? Are you replacing all four?
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10% off is cold, 50% off is warm, 75% off is hot, but FREE IS RFD!
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$700 sounds reasonable. Probably 3 hours of labour.
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If that includes both front and rear, then it's a good price.
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$700 all in, is a "reasonable" stealership price.
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For all 4 is acceptable. $500 would be better.
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$700 is reasonable.
You guys are jokes saying you can get it done for less at a decent shop.
A dealer would charge you closer to $1200. Full retail for parts and full shoptime.

4 Corners + Fluid flush is closer to 3 hours shop time. @ 80-120/h that's $240-360 in labour. I'm looking at Mitchell right now.
RFD mastermechanics would just take old parts off and slap new ones on. That's not how a good brake job is done. A proper brake job is replacement of parts as well as cleaning and lubing the sliding surfaces which is relatively labour intensive. The difference between 1 hour and 3.

$200 for RA parts is lower mid. If you want OEM it's closer to $350. RA is going to charge $30-40 for shipping. From RA right now for a 2011 Sante Fe
Ake Pads
$37 Rear
$43 Front
Centric Rotors:
2x $53 Rear
2x $80 Front
Total: $346

$5 for a bottle of brake fluid. $15 if you use ATE SL.6
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OP asked a reasonable question. Some smart a$$ always come to say DIY for cheaper.

$700 is reasonable for most shops as brake job needs a licensed mechanic, not high school part-timer trained only for oil change.

Thanks to tebore for detailed explanation. That's being helpful.
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tebore wrote: $200 for RA parts is lower mid. If you want OEM it's closer to $350
I just a 4-wheel brake job on my Accord. Centric parts from Rockauto were $350 including tax and shipping. OEM was $800 w/tax. That's without any labour. I changed them myself.
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Does it really take just three man-hours when DIY?

I think it will take me half a day at least and a blocked garage haha.
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700 seems good compared to what a chain place charged me, and now I won't go to those places ever again lol
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Arrgh wrote: OP asked a reasonable question. Some smart a$$ always come to say DIY for cheaper.

$700 is reasonable for most shops as brake job needs a licensed mechanic, not high school part-timer trained only for oil change.

Thanks to tebore for detailed explanation. That's being helpful.

ya ok......if YOU dont know what you are doing...sure....but some of us do know what we are doing...and there are a lot of non licensed guy who DO know what they are doing...
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cardguy wrote: ya ok......if YOU dont know what you are doing...sure....but some of us do know what we are doing...and there are a lot of non licensed guy who DO know what they are doing...
Some smart a$$ always come to say DIY for cheaper.
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alanbrenton wrote: Does it really take just three man-hours when DIY?

I think it will take me half a day at least and a blocked garage haha.
Doing a good job at home can easily take 1 hour per corner. Add another hour or two for setup, moving around the car, breaks, and cleanup.
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alanbrenton wrote: Does it really take just three man-hours when DIY?

I think it will take me half a day at least and a blocked garage haha.
If I Nascar pit crew it I can do 30 mins a corner. Speed jack have all my stuff laid out.
But usually it's more like an hour a corner listening to the game and beer in hand and my tools are never were I remembered they were.

Of course everyone here will tell you they could do it in 2 hours flat Including oil change and car detailed and their hands would be spotless. Using magic tools and supplies that are free from the heavens and are exactly the right size for the nuts and bolts. Only mechanics need to buy tools and supplies then have the nerve to charge a rate that covers these overheads.
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fayya wrote: How much it is to replace new brake pads, rotors and bleed for a 2011 Hyundai Sonata?
Shop quote me $700 all in.
Depends. What parts are being used.

OEM/Premium brakes? Yes.

MaxBrakes.com? NO!
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tebore wrote: A proper brake job is replacement of parts as well as cleaning and lubing the sliding surfaces which is relatively labour intensive. The difference between 1 hour and 3.
+1
Not doing the proper prep, especially not removing the rust scale around the studs can turn into a squealing, pulsating mess.

I doubt the supermen here who do 4 wheels in 1 hour even clean anything...
[OP]
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Thanks for all the replies, I am planning ahead for the replacement in the winter along with tire change, I will def. ask about the parts he will use. I thought about DIY but I am not experience in auto work except replacing my tires, I think it's a better idea to let the expert to handle the brake for piece of mind. Another idea is to get my own parts and I will just pay labour for the job.
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