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Bill Portland



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Brakes - Indy or national chain?

It's looks (sounds and feels) like my brakes need some attention. Probably just pads/discs (although I was expecting to get a warning on the dash when they were getting worn?).

Is this something I can trust to one of the national chains (kwikfit/formula1/etc)? Merc C220 estate Sport AMG
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LandPhil



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IMHO, the warning tells you when they are knackered. Get the wheels off and have a look at the pad thickness and condition of the discs. 1.8mm is an MOT fail. Frankly I would change at about 3mm.

If you don’t feel up to that give it to an Indy. I personally wouldn’t let Kwik fit within a mile of it.

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DrRob



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Some good Indy’s in Dorset
http://www.evansgarage-dorchester.co.uk
http://www.alservices.co.uk/contact/
http://www.bournemouthlr.co.uk/aboutus.html GONE - SDV6 HSE MY2012 in Orkney Grey.
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Bill Portland



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I've just booked it into one of them for a look over. Merc C220 estate Sport AMG
Merc C220 estate Sport AMG 125 year edition
Alfa GT
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Cymruambyth



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In my experience the brake warning system is useless. My rear driver side pads were metal on metal...no light. As far as getting them replaced, any garage can do that for you....except Kwik Censored obviously. Steve.


2006 Zermatt Silver, Range Rover Sport HST 4.2 Supercharged on 22" Stormer Alloys.

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scousefly



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Fronts are very easy

To do yourself, rears a little more difficult. If you don’t fancy trying yourself take to an Indy but never Kwikshit Censored

I wouldn’t trust them to put air in my tyres robbing bunch of useless A holes

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Oldandconfused



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The warning sensor wires are only fitted to one side of one caliper per axle. This of course means that if you have a sticking caliper or pad, which isn't sensor equipped, it may well wear to the disc before the warning light comes on. If everything is working well, and you don't do huge mileages between services, it should be OK.

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Bill Portland



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I took it to A L Services who have diagnosed a stuck caliper (should be covered under warranty) and needs rear discs and pads. The stuck caliper is on the side without the sensor, hence no warning. Should be sorted out on Friday if the warranty company get their finger out and authorise the work.

Thanks for the advice and comments. Merc C220 estate Sport AMG
Merc C220 estate Sport AMG 125 year edition
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Cymruambyth



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Re: Fronts are very easy

scousefly wrote:
To do yourself, rears a little more difficult. If you don’t fancy trying yourself take to an Indy but never Kwikshit Censored

I wouldn’t trust them to put air in my tyres robbing bunch of useless A holes


Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Steve.


2006 Zermatt Silver, Range Rover Sport HST 4.2 Supercharged on 22" Stormer Alloys.

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Cymruambyth



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Oldandconfused wrote:
The warning sensor wires are only fitted to one side of one caliper per axle. This of course means that if you have a sticking caliper or pad, which isn't sensor equipped, it may well wear to the disc before the warning light comes on. If everything is working well, and you don't do huge mileages between services, it should be OK.


Well that works great Rolling Eyes Steve.


2006 Zermatt Silver, Range Rover Sport HST 4.2 Supercharged on 22" Stormer Alloys.

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DrRob



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Glad AL could help you Thumbs Up
Warranty Direct? GONE - SDV6 HSE MY2012 in Orkney Grey.
1993 200Tdi Tdi Range Rover - a proper Rangie!
1949 Series One 80" in family since 1975! Where it all began.....

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Bill Portland



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yep, they're very close to me so if they do a good job they could get all my business

And yes, Warranty Direct. (if they do a good job, they'll get a renewal in a couple of weeks, but they need to speed up their internal processes!) Merc C220 estate Sport AMG
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Bill Portland



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All done and dusted. £499 total, about 1/2 of which is covered by the warranty, including all the labour. Genuine LR caliper AP discs and pads.

Gonna be needing 4 new tyres soon. Merc C220 estate Sport AMG
Merc C220 estate Sport AMG 125 year edition
Alfa GT
Rover 76 V6

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Cymruambyth



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I take it that was both sides...good price, almost the same as I paid for my rears Thumbs Up Steve.


2006 Zermatt Silver, Range Rover Sport HST 4.2 Supercharged on 22" Stormer Alloys.

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Bill Portland



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Caliper on one side and discs and pads on both sides Merc C220 estate Sport AMG
Merc C220 estate Sport AMG 125 year edition
Alfa GT
Rover 76 V6

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