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How much Brake Pads Replacement costs?

On my last visit to dealer for Oil change they mention that my brake pads needs to be replaced and rotors needs to be resurfaced. They want a total of $500 for both front and back. They said that only 3mm Lining is left. Is this a reasonable price or are there any better places to get them done. BTW mine is a 2007 Nissan Altima 2.5SL with 40K miles on it.
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$500 for all of that isn't bad at all, as long as it includes labor.

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The reason I posted this because I found online service special coupons at various dealers starting from $99 for each side. I also received Nissan direct coupons in mail sometime back for $139 for each side. When I called Meineke car care they quoted $300 plus. Also in the forum lot of people posted about Hawk HPS and PBR Ultimates brands. If I want to go with any of those, it looks like I have to find an independent mechanic as none of the chain shops allow outside parts.
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If you do it yourself it would be over half of that even with some EBC brake pads. Buy the pads for $120 take the rotors to be turned and your set.
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On my last visit to dealer for Oil change they mention that my brake pads needs to be replaced and rotors needs to be resurfaced. They want a total of $500 for both front and back. They said that only 3mm Lining is left. Is this a reasonable price or are there any better places to get them done. BTW mine is a 2007 Nissan Altima 2.5SL with 40K miles on it.
Dude dont mess with the dealer.They are rip offs. resurface your rotors?It's cheaper to buy new ones. Secondly brakes are simple,if you do it yourself it will cost you $100 for 2 sets of good pads. If you know someone that knows how to do brakes ask them to teach you. My friend has a 2007 altima.I changed all four of her pads for $100, thats how easy it is!

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a 10mm wrench to bleed the front
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OP won't even need to bleed them, if he/she doesn't open up the system.

If they have to remove the rotors, the tricky part of that is releasing the tension on the parking brakes. Other than that, it's simple. I asked on here and got a response back really quick. Just ask on here if you need help. Oh yeah, you can't used a socket to remove the rear caliper becasue the suspension part is in the way. You'll need a open wrench for that.

When I did mine, I paid like $300 for brakes and rotors from Auto Advance. I'm pretty sure there is a how to on here too. It was one of the NY fellas that did it. Kevin something I believe.

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I cringed when I took my altima into the dealer to have the cvt replaced because I wasn't sure if they would attempt to replace my takeda intake and stillen fsb with oem parts or claim that those parts gave me the SES light.

I would try finding a local mechanic that services import vehicles and just take your altima to the dealer when it's time to do a cvt flush/check.

I take mine to a local guy that owns a repair shop in Los Angeles who also takes his Honda S2k to the track, so he's pretty reasonable and he's pretty knowledgeable about parts/mods.



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$500 seems a bit steep considering good pads f & r are $100, resurfacing is $70 for 4 rotors, and it should only take about 2 hours to do. on a side not 3mm should last awhile assuming you drive an average amount and don't ride the brakes. I'd just wait and see what they say the next oil change and gauge off of that.

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