Brake Pad set change & Machining the Rotors

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by suresh, Jan 11, 2005.

  1. suresh

    suresh Guest

    My dealer "strongly" recommends front and rear brake pad set change along
    with machining the rotors. He says put together it will cost about
    $600($291 for front and rest for rear).

    I am planning to get it done from the local shop, but I am planning to buy
    the parts from hyundai dealership. What all should I be buying ??
    suresh, Jan 11, 2005
  2. How many miles do you have on the car?
    screwtape iii, Jan 11, 2005
  3. suresh

    suresh Guest

    49000 miles
    suresh, Jan 11, 2005
  4. suresh

    hyundaitech Guest

    Purchase a pad kit for the front and a pad or shoe kit for the rear,
    depending on whether you have rear drum or disc. I'd recommend against
    resurfacing unless there's an issue with the discs/drums (i.e. rust,
    runout causing vibration).
    hyundaitech, Jan 11, 2005
  5. suresh

    NobodyMan Guest

    Personally I'd recommend buying the parts somewhere else other than
    the dealership. You'll almost certainly get a better price for the
    same quality parts.
    NobodyMan, Jan 12, 2005
  6. suresh

    suresh Guest

    Any idea if I can get the genuine hyundai brake pad set outside the
    suresh, Jan 12, 2005
  7. suresh

    hyundaitech Guest

    You can purchase many good brake parts outside the dealer, but they won't
    be the genuine Hyundai product. Well-known and respected products include
    Allied Signal/Bendix, NAPA, Raybestos, and Wagner. The aftermarket brakes
    may also be of different composition, and possibly cause a different feel
    than the Hyundai brakes.
    hyundaitech, Jan 12, 2005
  8. suresh

    PC Guest

    Personally, If I got almost 50K miles out of the OEM pad's I would go
    OEM. You can't get much better. If I remember right I think the OEM
    are Ceramic.
    PC, Jan 13, 2005
  9. My son has 80K miles on his 2000 Hyundai Accent and we've yet to need to
    change the front pads. The car was purchased used with 26K on it so I'm not
    sure if they're the original pads, but still..
    screwtape iii, Jan 13, 2005
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