Why our local car parts are so expensive vs RockAuto?
I just make an order on RockAuto website:
Premium: RAYBESTOS EHT1086H Element3; Hybrid Technology, https://www.rockauto.com/en/moreinfo.ph ... 895&jsn=43 25.63$ CAD
and 2 coated rotors: https://www.rockauto.com/en/moreinfo.ph ... 895&jsn=30 for 46.46$ CAD, with the shipping fee 64.37$ to my door. With the 5% coupon code, I get every thing in next 2 days for 136.50$ CAD all-ins.
I'm wondering how much profit Canadian car parts store are making on us?
I just change my front brake pad yesterday, I think a normal mechanic will charge only about 100$ for replacing rotors and brake pad (it's easier to replace the whole kit as you don't have to clean and reuse the hardware).
I have had my rear pad changed with Akebono ProACT but it does not last very long time. My car is about 60,000 km but the rear side already needs the 3rd pair pad change, will change the rotors as well this time as it wears more than the front side.
I want to see if RAYBESTOS EHT1086H Element3 is better Akebono ProACT or not.