When you have a bad rotor on your Volkswagen CC, the first question you may be asking is how much a replacement would cost. That’s what this article is for. We’ll go over the costs associated with replacing your VW CC rotor and show you how to get VW rotor replacement cost estimates that are accurate.
Because several factors go into VW rotor replacement costs, the total can range between a few hundred dollars to at least a thousand dollars. Let’s discuss each factor:
Having your rotors replaced at a shop may set you back hundreds of dollars in labor alone. Dealerships charge an average of $100 per hour for labor. You should expect them to charge for two hours of labor at minimum to replace your rotors and pads. So basically, having your rotors replaced at a dealership will cost you at least $200 for the labor.
If you replace your CC’s rotors yourself, you won’t have to pay anything for labor. However, still take into consideration the value of your time.
2. Replacement Parts
Each OEM rotor costs about $75-$150, depending on where you buy it. Some VW CC's have high performance brakes, and the rotors are more expensive than average. If you have a dealership do the job, they’ll likely charge you full price for each rotor. If you do it yourself, you can order a set of genuine OEM rotors online at a discounted price. At VW Parts Vortex, we offer great discounts for VW CC rotors that are usually 30% off regular price.
3. Residual Damage
If used long enough, bad rotors can damage other parts, too. For instance, warped rotors will wear down your brake pads quickly. Also, bad rotors can damage the calipers if there’s some metal-on-metal contact. Sometimes you’ll have to spend a little extra money replacing your brake pads, calipers, and/or other parts along with your rotors.
How to Save As Much Money as Possible on a Rotor Replacement
Looking for the most affordable way to replace your rotors? Here are two tips:
1. Do it Yourself
Even though your time is worth something, you still don’t have to literally pay anything for labor. This will help a lot if you’re on a budget.
2. Order OEM Replacement Rotors at Discounted Prices Online
Aftermarket rotors may save you quite a bit of money upfront, but they’re likely to cause problems because they’re not designed to VW rotor specs. (You can read more about this here if you want).
When you’re concerned about quality (which is a big deal when it comes to rotors), your safest bet is OEM.
You can either pay full price for OEM rotors at a Volkswagen dealership or order a discounted set from a reputable online shop. The prices vary wildly between dealerships because they set their own inflated prices. It makes more sense to order OEM rotors online at a discounted price and then either install it yourself or have a professional do it for you.
OEM rotor part number 5Q0-615-301-F (for 2013-2017 CCs) normally costs $87 at dealerships, but it’s available on our website for only $65. We also offer a price match guarantee, so if you find the same OEM rotor at a lower price somewhere else, we’ll match it.