How Much Does It Cost To Change Brake Pads And Rotors

Posted in Brake Discs & Pads | Asked on Sep 5, 2010

I recently went to a car repair shop and these are the things that they want to do with my car… get new front and rear brakes, new front rotors, service front calipers and rear drums and bleed all system. The mechanic gave me an estimate of $454 including labor and parts. Is that a good deal or does that cost too much? My car is Nissan Altima 1999.
I just want to add that they said my brake pads are almost gone that is why I hear screeching sound whenever I step on brake while I drive. That screeching sound according to them is grinding of the metal. I really need to have my brake fix as soon as possible. Please don’t advice me to do it by myself because I cannot do it. Just let me know if that quoted price good or not. Thank you.

There are 5 Answers for "How Much Does It Cost To Change Brake Pads And Rotors"

  1. Real Friend says:

    I Just did all that on a Nissan Altima this morning for $300 (reputable shop)

  2. Jos_3 says:

    I would ask about the “service front calipers” part. Most new calipers are self adjusting and not serviceable. The days of rebuilding calipers are pretty much over with. Unless the caliper is frozen in the slides or leaking there isn’t much to “service”. As far as the price goes I would say it sounds pretty fair. Probably about 2-2.5 hours of labor plus parts.

  3. Uthaiah says:

    Yes you have to change your brake pad as quick as possible before it causes major damage to your metal disc. But the price what he has quoted is expansive. $ 350 should be alright for the good breaking pad including the the labor cost.

  4. Old Guy_64... says:

    Get another quote, but get it done quick or quit driving the car with bad brakes. Killing somebody because of money is just stupid.

  5. ? says:

    That’s not a bad price for a shop to be doing the work,but the price for parts is about half that,the rest is labor.

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