The average replacement cost of the brake rotors is between 200$ to 600$

  • The average price for parts is 150$ to 400$
  • The average labor cost is 50$ to 200$
  • It is recommended to replace other parts at the same time as the brake rotors, like the brake pads, for example.
  • The replacement cost of brake rotors differs between the front or rear axle.

Average Brake Rotor Replacement Cost

Front Brake RotorsLow: 200$Average: 400$High: 600$
Rear Brake RotorsLow: 150$Average: 300$High: 500$

Brake Rotor Replacement Cost by Car Model

These are the average replacement cost by car model and year model. Different car models have different brakes by different engine types. The price can differ depending on your engine type and year model.

Car ModelRear Rotors (If Equipped)Front RotorsAll Rotors
Ford F-150400$500$900$
Honda CR-V300$400$700$
Chevrolet Silverado400$550$950$
Ram 1500/2500/3500350$600$950$
Toyota RAV4300$400$700$
Toyota Camry300$450$500$

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Parts Needed for a Brake Rotor replacement

Part NameRequired?All Models?Where?
Brake RotorsYesYesBoth
Brake PadsPreferedYesBoth
New Gliding PlatesPreferedNoBoth
Copper or Silver PastePreferedYesBoth
Parking Brake ShoesOptionalNoRear
Parking Brake Springs KitOptionalNoRear
Parking Brake CablesOptionalNoRear
Brake Caliper Renovation kitOptionalYesBoth

Repairs commonly related to Brake Rotor replacement

Replacement TypePrice Range
Brake Pads Replacement Cost100$ – 150$
Parking Brake shoe Replacement Cost100$ – 300$
Parking Brake Cables Replacement Cost100$ to 250$
Brake Caliper Replacement Cost150$ to 400$

A Mechanic’s Tips about Brake Rotor replacement

  • Always replace the brake pads at the same time as brake rotor replacement.
  • Ensure that the brake caliper gliding pins, brake caliper piston, and brake pads are moving freely when you are putting everything together.
  • If you are replacing the rear brake rotors, the parking brake shoes sometimes use the brake disc’s inner side as a friction area. If this is the case with your car model, you want to consider replacing the parking brake shoes simultaneously.
  • If replacing the rear brake rotors – always make sure that the parking brake cables are moving freely.

What is a Brake Rotor?

A brake rotor is one of the most important parts of your brakes in the car. The brake caliper pushes the brake pads towards the brake rotor. This creates high friction, which then, in return, helps you stop your car fast and safely.

How serious is a Brake Rotor failure?

Brake rotor failures should be taken very seriously. With a failed brake rotor, you may lose all brakes on your car, and it may cause a serious accident and maybe even death. Replace the brake discs if they are bad, and do never take any risks regarding the brakes.

How often do Brake Rotors need replacement?

The timeframe of brake rotors replacement depends heavily on your car model and your driving type. In most car models, it is recommended to replace the brake discs with brake pads replacements. But if you drive aggressively, you might need to replace the brake rotors every time you replace the brake pads.

How do you know if you have a bad or worn Brake Rotor?

The most common symptoms of bad brake rotors are squealing noises, shaking steering wheel when braking, and less effective brakes. Learn more about the symptoms here: Symptoms of bad brake rotors.

OBD codes associated with a Brake Rotor replacement

5F12: DSC Brake pad wear – front axle
5F15 DSC Brake pad wear – rear axle

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