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Old 20 Jul 2010, 07:31 pm
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Default Front Brakes and Rotors for Honda civic?

How much it costs to put new Brakes and Rotors (FRONT) for 2004 Honda Civic LX 4 dr

Please specify the labour cost also.

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Old 20 Jul 2010, 07:46 pm
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Well nobody can answer that really because it all depends on ware you take it to get the work done. what kind of parts you get. oem or after market. semi metallic pads. steel or composite rotors. ect. this question really can't be answered with a simple number. the best thing to do is call napa. napa auto parts prices are a pretty good number to go with. reason is napa parts are higher quality than those of advance auto and auto zone. napa parts are higher in price than advance or places like that. but cheaper than dealer price. so the napa price is a good estimation to go with on parts. call them and just ask for a price. labor cost depends on ware you go. some shops have a set price for brakes. other shops do not. you will have to call a few shops and just say to them that you have all your own parts (wether you do or don't) and ask them what they will charge to put them on. compare that number with a full brake service with their parts provided. and with those numbers you can call around many places and figure out whats cheaper. if it cheaper to get some napa brakes and take them to a shop to have them install or if its cheaper to let a shop do the whole thing. this question is really one that can't be answered by us on the internet. every shop is different. every parts depot is different. just get on the phone and haggle. thats the best way to find the best deal. call. around your local shops. tell them you have your own parts and then get that price. then call again later and ask the price on a brake job using their parts of course. do this with as many local shops you wish and that will find you the best price. the brake pads for my bmw are 150 bucks from advance. but the brake pads for my 4x4. which are heavy duty pads are only 20 a set. rotors are 25 bucks a piece for my plymouth and 300 for my bmw. so it really is different by a lot from one car to the next. and one shop to the next. just call around do some research. good luck!
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Old 20 Jul 2010, 08:01 pm
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O.K.,here's some numbers for you.The calipers are available for $71.79 ea.These are called "loaded"Calipers as they come with the pads already installed.This saves you some bucks.The rotors come two ways,standard or throw you into the dashboard.The standard cast iron rotor is only $18.72 ea.Or...... you can get "drilled and slotted"performance rotors that take getting used to.These go for $75.79 ea.If you already have the front end apart and the rotors and calipers off,CHANGE the brake hoses!They are $12.20 ea(professional grade Raybestos)Labor rates around here start around $75.00 to $93.00 an hour.Mechanics will ask 2.3 hrs for this job.This is driveway easy stuff with the correct hand tools and a couple freinds with a 6-pak.Don't be afraid to try this,it's amazing the satisfaction you get from saving $198.00 in labor.See the site below for more.Rotsa ruck
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Old 20 Jul 2010, 08:16 pm
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I had a '95 Civic and did it all myself on all four wheels. I had 4-wheel disc brakes.

It's pretty easy to do. Go to NAPA and buy a set of rotors and a set of brake pads. They are very easy to change on a Honda. My Civic ate pads and rotors like crazy. I think I had a sticky caliper. Anyway, learning how to do it myself saved me a ton of money.

If you took it in and had it done yourself it will be pretty costly.

You don't have to replace the caliper. All you have to do is disassemble the caliper to get the rotor off and put the new rotor on. Slip a new brake pad into the caliper and reassemble it. It's pretty simple once ya learn how to do it.
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