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2005 C230 Komp Brake Replacement

I am new to owning a Mercedes and should've checked into the cost of certain repairs before actually purchasing. Anyway, I need to replace the brakes. I do not want to spend $700 for front and rear replacement. Can I get aftermarket pads put on and if so, is it best to change the rotors to aftermarket as well? Or do I stay with Mercedes parts and pay the money. Thank you for any information you may have.
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Welcome to BenzWorld! Buy aftermarket and do the job yourself. You'll save a bundle.

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Welcome to BenzWorld! Buy aftermarket and do the job yourself. You'll save a bundle.

Use the SEARCH option on the forum board and see what turns up.
You'll be surprised!
You can save a lot of $$$ and the satisfaction of doing minor repairs yourself.

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Hey, welcome to the forum.

If you're a DIY type and have done brakes on other cars, you won't find anything particularly odd with your MBZ. I did a pictorial DIY on it, it's in the 210 forum in the DIY FAQ sticky thread.

There are lots of places on line to buy OEM parts, unless you've waited too long and chewed into the rotors you should only have to replace the pads. Stock is fine it you're satisfied with the performance, lots of aftermarket to choose from if you want a bit more performance or a bit less dust.

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