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I have a 2008 Honda Accord EX-L V6 and I am getting some squeeling noises from the brakes when I stop. I called my local dealership where I purchesed the car from and the told me to bring it in so they could check it out, so I asked how much they charge for brake repairs. The guy continued to tell me $400 for the fronts if I don't need new rotors, $550 with new rotors, $350 for the rear and, this is the best part, they would charge me $50 just to LOOK at the brakes to tell me if I needed new pads and what not. I don't know if it is just me but I think that sounds kind of ridiculous. Any way I've decided to buy the parts myself and either have my cousin who is a certified mechanic or my friend who is also a certified mechanic do the work. So my question is what are the best pads and rotors for my car? I would appreciate any response.

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There is more information that any normal person would ever want to know on the Brake subject.
 

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I have a 2008 Honda Accord EX-L V6 and I am getting some squeeling noises from the brakes when I stop. I called my local dealership where I purchesed the car from and the told me to bring it in so they could check it out, so I asked how much they charge for brake repairs. The guy continued to tell me $400 for the fronts if I don't need new rotors, $550 with new rotors, $350 for the rear and, this is the best part, they would charge me $50 just to LOOK at the brakes to tell me if I needed new pads and what not. I don't know if it is just me but I think that sounds kind of ridiculous. Any way I've decided to buy the parts myself and either have my cousin who is a certified mechanic or my friend who is also a certified mechanic do the work. So my question is what are the best pads and rotors for my car? I would appreciate any response.

Thank you!
On the 8th gen' Accords ('08+ models), there is an issue w/ rear brakepads prematurely wearing-out (~15k miles, +/- 1k miles) & notable "squealing" when nearing the end.

There was a class action lawsuit against Honda & a settlement. A revised rear brakepad w/ new P/N along w/ different springs & caliper adjustment was recommended by Honda. There is up to $150 compensation as a reimbursement for this repair (if done w/ new revised brakepads) or up to $125 if done w/ the old brakepad (original P/N), and 50% if done w/ after-market brakepads.

My dealer charged $169'ish installed (parts/labor/etc) for the new rear brakepads (w/ new revised P/N) & Honda compensated me $150 later (w/ completed invoice/form/etc).

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On the 8th gen' Accords ('08+ models), there is an issue w/ rear brakepads prematurely wearing-out (~15k miles, +/- 1k miles) & notable "squealing" when nearing the end.

There was a class action lawsuit against Honda & a settlement. A revised rear brakepad w/ new P/N along w/ different springs & caliper adjustment was recommended by Honda. There is up to $150 compensation as a reimbursement for this repair (if done w/ new revised brakepads) or up to $125 if done w/ the old brakepad (original P/N), and 50% if done w/ after-market brakepads.

My dealer charged $169'ish installed (parts/labor/etc) for the new rear brakepads (w/ new revised P/N) & Honda compensated me $150 later (w/ completed invoice/form/etc).

Read this: http://www.driveaccord.net/forums/showthread.php?t=52994

And the search function is invaluable! :cool:
How long did you have to wait for them to compensate you?
 

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How long did you have to wait for them to compensate you?
Perhaps 3 weeks, at most. I was thorough & organized w/ the paperwork as-per what was requested.
 

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I have a 2008 Honda Accord EX-L V6 and I am getting some squeeling noises from the brakes when I stop. I called my local dealership where I purchesed the car from and the told me to bring it in so they could check it out, so I asked how much they charge for brake repairs. The guy continued to tell me $400 for the fronts if I don't need new rotors, $550 with new rotors, $350 for the rear and, this is the best part, they would charge me $50 just to LOOK at the brakes to tell me if I needed new pads and what not. I don't know if it is just me but I think that sounds kind of ridiculous. Any way I've decided to buy the parts myself and either have my cousin who is a certified mechanic or my friend who is also a certified mechanic do the work. So my question is what are the best pads and rotors for my car? I would appreciate any response.

Thank you!
WOW, that is ridiculous. I just got my car back from the dealership and they charged me $189 to replace the rear pads and resurface the rotors. I just filled out the claim form and will mail it tommorow. Try calling around. Another honda dealership wanted to charge me $270. I live in Houston, so there's about six Honda dealers within 20-40 mile of each other.
You can get the claim form at www.accordsettlement.com
I don't think you will get reinburstment is you DIY, not sure.
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I've had good luck with Satisfied brand ceramic pads bought from Amazon and also Wearever ceramic pads bought from Advance auto.

Definitely do the work yourself. A 2008 shouldn't need new rotors. How many miles on it?

I wouldn't think you could need new pads yet either.
 
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