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    Default 2015 toyota highlander brake and rotor installer

    I need to replace my brakes and rotors and the dealership of course is charging too much. Does any one have a recommendation for a reasonable mechanic using oem parts?
    Preferably in the south west part of the city.
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    I did my wifeís 2013 highlander. How much u wanna pay me? I installed new rotors and pads. Probably 2 hrs tops.
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    I'll do it for 45% more than SJW, with 10% of the skill

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    I'll do it for 45% more than SJW, with 10% of the skill
    We can do it together just pass me beer from my beer fridge.
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    I will pay for the oem parts and what you think is fair
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    I will pay for the oem parts and what you think is fair
    Ok what’s the quote from the shop for labor?
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    Ok what’s the quote from the shop for labor?
    They are asking $586.45 for the front brakes pads, rotors and shim kit.
    $180.00 for labour
    $114.95 for brake pads
    $70.50 for shim kit
    $221.00 for rotors

    $575.00 for the rear brake parts and rotors.
    $180.00 for labour
    $114.95 for brake pads
    $281.00 for rotors

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    That labour is a little high, but not outrageous... but you are getting hosed on parts.

    Buy your own from Rockauto https://www.rockauto.com/en/catalog/...+pad+kit,13824

    There are a bunch of options for rear pads/rotors/shims for <$150, and front pads/rotors/shims for <$200. Including shipping, you'll probably be looking at <$450 total for parts. If you're unsure which ones to get, just pick items that have the little heart icon beside them, they're the best sellers.

    Then just take it to Balance Auto to install, they're trustworthy and reasonably priced.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjblair View Post
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    That labour is a little high, but not outrageous... but you are getting hosed on parts.

    Buy your own from Rockauto https://www.rockauto.com/en/catalog/...+pad+kit,13824

    There are a bunch of options for rear pads/rotors/shims for <$150, and front pads/rotors/shims for <$200. Including shipping, you'll probably be looking at <$450 total for parts. If you're unsure which ones to get, just pick items that have the little heart icon beside them, they're the best sellers.

    Then just take it to Balance Auto to install, they're trustworthy and reasonably priced.
    Best advice I've seen on beyond in a while.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjblair View Post
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    That labour is a little high, but not outrageous... but you are getting hosed on parts.

    Buy your own from Rockauto https://www.rockauto.com/en/catalog/...+pad+kit,13824

    There are a bunch of options for rear pads/rotors/shims for <$150, and front pads/rotors/shims for <$200. Including shipping, you'll probably be looking at <$450 total for parts. If you're unsure which ones to get, just pick items that have the little heart icon beside them, they're the best sellers.

    Then just take it to Balance Auto to install, they're trustworthy and reasonably priced.
    Sounds good thank you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cjblair View Post
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    That labour is a little high, but not outrageous... but you are getting hosed on parts.

    Buy your own from Rockauto https://www.rockauto.com/en/catalog/...+pad+kit,13824

    There are a bunch of options for rear pads/rotors/shims for <$150, and front pads/rotors/shims for <$200. Including shipping, you'll probably be looking at <$450 total for parts. If you're unsure which ones to get, just pick items that have the little heart icon beside them, they're the best sellers.

    Then just take it to Balance Auto to install, they're trustworthy and reasonably priced.
    I don't think the labor rate is high. The labor time to do pads and rotors on floating caliper set up is usually 1-1.5 hours. In Calgary most shop rates are $140-$220 an hour.

    The parts from the Toyota dealer are more expensive because they are better. You get what you pay for. Cheap parts wear out and rust out faster than quality ones.

    I never understood why some people price shop the system that stops their vehicle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flexray View Post
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    I don't think the labor rate is high. The labor time to do pads and rotors on floating caliper set up is usually 1-1.5 hours. In Calgary most shop rates are $140-$220 an hour.

    The parts from the Toyota dealer are more expensive because they are better. You get what you pay for. Cheap parts wear out and rust out faster than quality ones.

    I never understood why some people price shop the system that stops their vehicle.
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    Toyota is a world renowned manufacturer of ultra premium braking components. Really, that's all they do. Their cars are just generic, globs of other parts attached to a TOYOTA (TM) braking system.
    Trust the science.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThePenIsMightier View Post
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    I needed this.
    Toyota is a world renowned manufacturer of ultra premium breaking components. Really, that's all they do. Their cars are just generic, globs of other parts attached to a TOYOTA (TM) braking system.
    Trust the science.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brucebanner View Post
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    Being the best of the worst?
    Fuck. I thought I fixed that. Fucking retarded auto erect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flexray View Post
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    I don't think the labor rate is high. The labor time to do pads and rotors on floating caliper set up is usually 1-1.5 hours. In Calgary most shop rates are $140-$220 an hour.

    The parts from the Toyota dealer are more expensive because they are better. You get what you pay for. Cheap parts wear out and rust out faster than quality ones.

    I never understood why some people price shop the system that stops their vehicle.
    You sound like a tech that works at a dealer.

    FYI most brakes come out of like 3 factories and are just sold under different names. A rotor is just a hunk of metal. I’m not telling him to value shop the master cylinder or a replacement airbag or something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flexray View Post
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    The parts from the Toyota dealer are more expensive because they are better. You get what you pay for. Cheap parts wear out and rust out faster than quality ones.

    I mostly agree with this. Jobber parts are more inexpensive, but they are annoying because they tend to warp more easily, get surface rust more quickly, exhibit more brake fade, and the brake pads usually have worse initial bite/more dust/more squealing.

    If youíre able to find certain brands on rockauto that manufacture for the OEMs (for example I would trust Akebono for Toyota) then it might be worth it but I doubt youíll find decent pads and rotors for $150 fronts and $250 rears.

    For daily drivers itís hard to beat OEM.

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    Price for parts seems reasonable if they're quality.
    Go with crappy rotors and you'll be complaining of grinding sounds, vibrating brake pedal, etc in no time.
    Honestly, you're probably only saving a $100 shopping this.

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    Labor isn't bad at all. I paid 1.2 hrs for front brakes and rotors on my outlander. Total cost was 411.xx

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjblair View Post
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    You sound like a tech that works at a dealer.

    FYI most brakes come out of like 3 factories and are just sold under different names. A rotor is just a hunk of metal. I’m not telling him to value shop the master cylinder or a replacement airbag or something.
    I work in the aftermarket.

    I was told in a propaganda type training course, that there are only about 25 different types of brake material used In all automotive applications. Don't know how true that is.

    Every brake rotor box has a country label. I have seen rotors that have been manufactured from all over the planet.

    The quality of brake rotor has a large impact on brake feel and noise. Here in Alberta, we put a lot salt on the roads, it destroys rotors, cheap rotors don't have any corrosion resistance on them and rust out. Do you want crappy brakes or good brakes?

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