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Car parts online - Recommendations?

So I need to replace the brake pads (and either regrind or replace the rotors) on my 2004 Honda Accord EX-V6. Does anyone have a recommendation for a reputable site/place to buy the parts from? Car has 45,000 miles on it, and I plan on keeping it until it gets totaled.

I also need a battery, but I'm sure Autozone, Sears, Sams Club are going to be comparable to anywhere else... and within a few dollars of each other.

I was also planning on getting the Honda Accord Repair Manual 2003-2005 (Haynes Automotive Repair Manual) by John Haynes, unless someone can suggest a better manual.

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And I would go to advance auto parts to get stuff, they are the best, if they dont have something in stock they will have it the next day, they have 3 warehouses in the chicago area.

Needed a caliper for my Mustang, had to wait a week for autozone or anyone else and advance got it the next day
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http://www.rockauto.com/ is by far the best.
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Definitely replace the rotors on that car. The OEM rotors aren't known for holding up all that well. I don't know the best place to purchase them, but the shop I had my 2003 Accord worked on bought Carquest rotors and pads, and they seem to work well and were not too expensive. By the way, my brakes needed to be replaced at a similar mileage to yours, around 45K.

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napa has good deals on rotors and pads...if all you do is just drive the car normally and not drive like a loon...then i HIGHLY suggest going with CERAMIC pads...they last longer, wont harm the rotos anywhere near as bad as semi metallic pads do...i just replaced my ceramics after almost 40k of HARD miles/driving...and not a dent in my rotors...no scaring or anything...napa for batterys also...they have been the cheapest place around...

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Murrays seems to have decent prices on pads and rotors. I did brakes on a friend's car and they even stocked the nice Bosch ceramic pads for a late model Malibu!

The Murrays discount auto parts stores seem to be popping up all over the place too.

For brake pads, I would just go to a local parts store like AutoZone or Murrays UNLESS you're looking to do some high dollar brake upgrade.
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http://www.rockauto.com/ is by far the best.


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I always used Rock Auto. They have everything under the sun, web page is super easy to find everything, and they're cheaper than anyone else. Never had any problems with them ever. Probablly used them 30 times in the past

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Just checked out that rockauto.com - never seen it before, looks pretty damn good! Definitely bookmarking it for future use!
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And if ever you don't know a part name, just call them. They have great customer service. They also have a warehouse somewhere in the area and most parts arrive next day.
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NAPA or Advance is where I get most of my stuff. Go full ceramic pads, it'll be worth it in the long run.

As for rotors, if you have the time to get them turned go ahead and try but I usually just buy new ones, it's quicker and I don't have to have the rotors off the car and the car taking up space in a garage until I get them done.
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Kick ass... Rock Auto looks like the way to go. Instead of $525 (the dealerships quote)... looks like I can get the job done for under $200... with same or better quality parts.
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I use Future Automotive in Wheeling. They stock Brembo rotors and Akebono ceramic brake pads that I'm using and their price is better than online on this parts.
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Kick ass... Rock Auto looks like the way to go. Instead of $525 (the dealerships quote)... looks like I can get the job done for under $200... with same or better quality parts.
Was that qoute from the dealer just for parts? If so, that's rediculous.

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i use www.thepartsbin.com or www.autopartswarehouse.com

I wouldnt' go too cheap on brakes though. I always upgrade my pads.

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