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Old 04-02-2015, 05:52 PM   #1
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Brake Pads and Rotors Cost

I'm close to 90,000 KM on my Focus 2012 SEL, and just had the Works done to get an idea of what needs fixing, replacing and what not.

Got a quote from the dealer for the following things (In Canadian Dollars):
Front Brake Pads and Rotors required - 524.93 + Tax
Rear Brake pads and Rotors required - 571.29 + Tax
New Air Filter Required 29.00 + Tax
Cabin Filter Required 69.95 + Tax
Wheel Alignment 130 + Tax.

I saw them do the brake pad wear test, and it shows about 3-4.5 mm remaining all around. Wear seems reasonable as I do a lot of city driving 60% city in Toronto.

I looked up all four of my rotor part numbers on the ford catalog which points towards Motorcraft rotors. Front 1125 - (BRRF-27) Rear 2C026 - (BRRF-28).
Approximately $59 U.S ($73 CAD) per rotor.

Brake pads are approximately $80.00 CAD for front set 2001 - (BRF-14) (4 pads - 2 inner, 2 outer). $80.00 CAD for rear set 2200 - (BRF-13) (4 pads - 2 inner, 2 outer).

Totally not worth it to me. That tells me even with the parts price markup the labor if it is included with the price they quoted me for half an hour of work is a total rip off.
So I checked out Rockauto.com for Canadian sales. Far better deals.
$48 CAD plus Tax per Rotor, $54 CAD plus Tax for front brake pads. With $60 shipping, it is still cheaper than just the parts from the fordparts.com

Hopefully any Canadian Focus owners who want to purchase their own parts and self install or go to another mechanic to have it installed can use this to save them fi****l of dollars.

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Old 04-02-2015, 06:00 PM   #2
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I don't even consider a dealer for brakes - the cost is always way too high. Tires Plus installed top tier rotors and Akebono pads on the front of my hatch for $370 - tax, labor and lifetime warranty on the pads included.
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Old 04-02-2015, 07:25 PM   #3
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I need to get brakes too and I was looking at rockauto as well. I'm was considering the slotted rotors and akeobano pads... Wanna share shipping cost? :) not sure if there will be any savings
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i just did my cabin air filter myself and it cost my US $15. definitely do not let them do that for you. big time rip off. im not sure how that converts to US $ but i know down here a good local break shop will do all four rotors with pads, with OEM parts for US $600ish. at least that's what i paid on my last car.
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I just took my Focus in to the dealer for brakes and rotors this March. When all was said and done it cost me $760.

I used to do my own brake jobs. BUT now with the hours I work and the policy of my apartment complex (you are not allowed to work on your cars) I just don't have the time or facilities to do it myself.
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yeah, way too much money. I'd think that half of that price might be reasonable. I did my own last time, so it was just parts and my own labor all those years ago. I bought hawk pads, and basically stock rotors from a small independent parts place.
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Both filter can be done by you. Call other dealers and ask for quote. You are in Toronto. There's a dozen dealer out there.

Alignment is 90$ at my dealer + taxes (QC).

If I were you, I'd buy all the parts and ask a local shop to do it for you (if you can't do it yourself).

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Yeah I figured, buy my own and find a local mechanic who can do the installation.
I found a local mechanic in Pickering who quoted $100 labor to replace all the rotors and brakepads and I supply the parts. Quite reasonable for the amount of time it would take. I've done my own tire changes, oil change and whole myriad of things on the car like RMM replacement and what not, so I'm capable. But for something like this that can affect my safety if done wrong, well I'd rather a trained mechanic do it.
Yeah I'll change the air filter and cabin filter myself too, those are pretty straight forward 5-10 minutes tops, Rockauto had them for $15 each.
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Does it really need rotors? Have they been checked for thickness?

I'm a big fan of Centric Premium rotors. Affordable and very good quality. Solid, no slots or holes for me.
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Disc brakes are so easy I won't pay a shop to do it. Learning how will save you a ton of money.
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