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2005 Audi A4 Quattro Question: Brake & rotor replacement - what to ask for?

 

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Ladybug Driver, V6, San Francisco, CA, November 11, 2009, 12:21
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The dealership said I need new brakes & rotors (front, just brakes on the rear), and boy was the quote expensive (out of the repairpal range!). When I call around to the independent shops, Is there a certain brand of brake pads/rotors needed for an Audi? Are there certain parts brands that will last longer (i.e. bosch is 50% more expensive but will double usage?) Thank you.

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    November 11, 2009, 13:30
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    no there is no brand of that is for your car alone, anything made to fit your car is going to work it just may have a shorter life than the expensive parts...

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    November 11, 2009, 15:04
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    The higher quality, OEM specification parts will likely have a longer life than cheaper, generic aftermarket parts, and they will also be less prone to squeaking, etc.

    I recommend finding an Audi specialist outside of the dealership and asking for their recommendation, given the demands on brakes in San Francisco.

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