I am having my front brakes replaced. I am going to have the pads and rotor’s replaced. However as I check prices and types on line of the local auto parts stores, I see a couple of different choices on each item. For the rotors I see them priced anywhere from $48 up to almost $90. As for the pads they range in price from $17 up to almost $50. I have a 2002 Kia Sedona Mini van with about 166,000 miles on it. I average about 10,000 miles a year on it, most in city driving with maybe about 1000 miles coming on interstate driving. My objective is to own the van till it hits about 200,000 then trade it in.
How do I decide which are the best parts to buy without getting the crappy and also not overpaying for something I really don’t need. Also, if I stick with my 200,000 trade in goal, would I need to replace the brakes again over the remaining 35,000 or so miles till I trade it in or should this be the last set I need.