First, let me know how many miles you put on the vehicle in one year. No, the calipers should not need replaced every brake job. Most last well over 100K. As far as the half shaft, that is a term refering to the axle with the CV joints already on it. Are you getting a clicking noise when turning? Are the CV boots ripped? And for the wheel bearings, does it sound like you are driving on snow tires? Does the sound change when you make turns? If so, let me know what direction.
Honestly, I find it really hard to believe all this work needs done at one time. It is uncommon for wheel bearings to go bad at the same time on different wheels as well as the axles/cv joints. As far as the brakes, if the calipers froze up in one year, ask them what is frozen the piston or the slides. Chances are neither are and they are selling more than you need. Often times, the rubber brake hose going to the caliper goes bad inside and allows fluid to move in one direction and not the other. Thus, it seems as if the caliper is frozen.
Let me know about the mileage you put on the vehicle.
Saturday, September 18th, 2010 AT 7:01 PM