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Brokernum1
03-22-2014, 09:27 PM
Hello Everyone,

I have a preowned 2012 abarth with 12,000 miles on it.
The dealer wants almost $500 for front brake pads and rotors; not including labor which sounds like highway robbery!
Can someone please recommend good brake pads, brake fluid and rotors for the front. I think its time to change them because i keep hearing squealing sounds when i drive.

I use the car for my daily commute; don't race.

Your help is greatly appreciated as always.

trevc
03-22-2014, 10:05 PM
Check out Eurocompulsion.com for brake prices or moparonlineparts.com for discounted fiat branded parts.
You shouldn't need brakes at 12000 miles unless that's 12000 race miles!
maybe have another shop take a look at them if you don't want to service them yourself.
Hello Everyone,

I have a preowned 2012 abarth with 12,000 miles on it.
The dealer wants almost $500 for front brake pads and rotors; not including labor which sounds like highway robbery!
Can someone please recommend good brake pads, brake fluid and rotors for the front. I think its time to change them because i keep hearing squealing sounds when i drive.

I use the car for my daily commute; don't race.

Your help is greatly appreciated as always.

AudiGuy
03-22-2014, 10:18 PM
Hello Everyone,

I have a preowned 2012 abarth with 12,000 miles on it.
The dealer wants almost $500 for front brake pads and rotors; not including labor which sounds like highway robbery!
Can someone please recommend good brake pads, brake fluid and rotors for the front. I think its time to change them because i keep hearing squealing sounds when i drive.

I use the car for my daily commute; don't race.

Your help is greatly appreciated as always.

Like Trev said. You're a little too early on replacements. The squealing could be from the dust cover rubbing on the rotor. But that would make a bit of a different noise. Check and see if someone else can pinpoint what side the noise is coming from. You should be able to see the pad through the wheel and tell if it needs to be replaced.

Thunderbolt
03-23-2014, 12:07 AM
Could be a small rock causing the noise.

AudiGuy
03-23-2014, 09:46 AM
Could be a small rock causing the noise.

True. And with as close as the dust covers sit next to the rotors, a small rock/pebble could cause that. Check for grooves in your rotors. Or just take a picture of the surface of all 4. And the pads if you can.

msjulie33
03-23-2014, 10:52 AM
and brake pads < $50 in general and pretty easy to swap iff they really needed it or you wanted a different compound which sometimes does effect noise and dust

Brokernum1
03-24-2014, 04:47 PM
I will post pictures shortly.

AudiGuy
03-24-2014, 04:48 PM
FRONT DRIVER
https://www.box.com/s/br5gvp9zwk2qiyxdzyym

The rotors dont look too bad. But can you geta pic of the area where the pad makes contact with the rotor? And is that the side the noise is coming from?

Brokernum1
03-24-2014, 05:26 PM
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Vaejovis carolinanus aka lowconabarth
03-24-2014, 08:55 PM
If you get your finger on the rotors to feel if they are gouged if they are rough and cut up then replacement is necessary. I would think at 12k they're probably not

Brokernum1
03-25-2014, 09:08 AM
I will check. I would like to thank everyone for the tips and help.

AudiGuy
03-25-2014, 08:17 PM
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In picture 4 it looks like your pads might be in need of replacement. The pictures don't really show the right angle, but it might be possible that you do need new pads. But what I really need to see is where the front pad makes contact with the rotor. I need to see how much pad material is on that pad.