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    $1800 for brakes?

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    I have a 2015 Audi S3 and when I took my car in for my 35k mike service, they told me I would need brakes soon. I called to see how much they are to get replaced and they quoted me $1800+ for brakes. According to Audi, they only do “complete brake replacements”.

    I called again a week or so later to make sure the price was correct and surely enough he quoted me again for $1800+.

    Is this the right amount for brakes done by Audi because it feels like this is very overpriced.

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    It is overpriced, just like anything you have the dealer do. My advice to you is to find a reputable mechanic who is familiar with working on Audis and have them do the work. Have them replace the rotors and pads with OEM parts. It will likely cost you less than half what the dealer quoted you.

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    Note that brakes are not that hard to do yourself but you do need the tools and a VAG-COM or similar to retract the electric parking brake motors. I do not mind doing this myself and I like using the cost savings as an excuse to buy new tools :) If you are going to do this yourself there are a lot of you tube videos and write-ups in the forums. If you do not want to do this yourself, follow Teknic111's advice and find a good independent mechanic. I also advise you to go to an OEM parts reseller such as genuineaudiparts.com and find the cost of the OEM parts. They sell parts at 20%-30% off Audi list, this will be about what the independent dealer will pay and they will sell them to you at list. Then add about 60-90 minutes of labor per axle at your going local rate to get a cost estimate. As with Teknic111 I recommend OEM parts.

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    Established Member Two Rings texpoops's Avatar
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    You could buy vagcom and then get the parts from FCP and do it yourself for around a third of the dealer cost and have a lifetime warranty on the pads and rotors.


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    Established Member Two Rings Valpo A7's Avatar
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    If you don't want to or can't do them yourself then you might check with an independent shop and probably get a better price.

    As far as OEM parts, there are plenty aftermarket parts out there that are equal or greater quality than OEM for less money. Audi did not make the brake parts, they were made for Audi by a 3rd party and had the 4 rings slapped on them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kolor View Post
    I have a 2015 Audi S3 and when I took my car in for my 35k mike service, they told me I would need brakes soon. I called to see how much they are to get replaced and they quoted me $1800+ for brakes. According to Audi, they only do “complete brake replacements”.

    I called again a week or so later to make sure the price was correct and surely enough he quoted me again for $1800+.

    Is this the right amount for brakes done by Audi because it feels like this is very overpriced.

    My local dealer's quote was $1100 for the front brakes only on my S4 few years ago. You can go OEM parts like others suggested above or go aftermarket like I did and have no brake dust or winter brake noise. You can read reviews at Brakes sub-forum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by texpoops View Post
    You could buy vagcom and then get the parts from FCP and do it yourself for around a third of the dealer cost and have a lifetime warranty on the pads and rotors.
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    Sorry, but what's "FCP?"

    Thanks.

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    FCP Euro. Its a great European parts supplier online. Learn to love them!

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    +1 on FCP - great service and lifetime warranty on ALL parts you buy. I say buy the parts from FCP and diy.
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