I got new tires today for my 94 Accord at Hesselbein Tires, and they
found that the outer CV boot on the right side is torn. I confirmed
that when I got home. The left looks ok. The car has 53K miles on
They want about $100 to fix it, and would use an aftermarket boot.
I've tried turning sharply in both directions, listening for strange
noises, and don't hear or feel anything strange. So I'm gonna
assume the axle is ok and just get the one boot replaced.
I assume the vast majority of the $100 is labor, and just wondered
if boot replacement is something that a normal human being could
easily do, or if it really should be a mechanic who knows what he's
doing. I'm pretty handy, but have never tackled anything like this.
If I get them to do it, I would also get them to do the front
brakes at the same time since they are the original brakes and the
pads are down to alomst nothing. I would insist on Honda pads.
Does the after-market boot sound ok? Does the $100 sound
I got Toyo Spectrums, by the way, total cost of $281 including road
hazard. So far, they ride nice, but may be a little firmer than the
OE Michelins. I thought I had an option to get BFG Traction T/A's
at near the same price, but that turned out not to be the case. So
I went with the Toyo's.