Pads and discs at 20k?

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Re: Pads and discs at 20k?

Post by Pete McK » Sat Jun 01, 2019 9:45 pm

BRC wrote:
Fri May 31, 2019 6:10 pm
Said it before but seriously £1400 odd to replace brake discs/pads, someone is deluded! As has been suggested by ChrisGB parts can be had for under £200 and I'd be pretty certain an indie would fit for about the same again saving circa £1000. Alternatively get the discs re-surfaced by Pro-Cut and with new pads I would think you'd be looking at less than £300.

As for staying OEM why would/should you given the evidence.
If your car is still under warranty or perhaps part of a PCP/PCH then you may well need to stay OEM.
I sourced OEM discs and pads for mine for £240.

Agreed though, they aren't of great quality.
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Re: Pads and discs at 20k?

Post by BRC » Sun Jun 02, 2019 7:24 am

Take your point Pete and that may well be the case especially given the car is a 2018 model. This makes me warm to the idea of going to a "Skim my discs" centre and a quick look on the map would suggest there are 5 agents located in Cardiff who can provide the service:
If the original problem were shown to the operators one could request that in addition to skimming, the guide pins and other contact areas could/should be lubricated. I'm sure the problem would readily be solved and with only new pads being fitted.
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Re: Pads and discs at 20k?

Post by BOBCDP » Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:51 am

Just as a point of interest, any corrosion on the outer side of the discs is immediately obvious but if you need to check the inner side of the rear discs, there is one place that you can get your fingers behind and feel across the whole disc surface. It's opposite the caliper and slightly lower down. Not sure if it's the same on all models, mine is a 2015 oil burner
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