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    Vehicle : Vectra C

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    Hi
    Im new to Vectra C Club and have made the change from a astra coupe into a Vectra 3.0 v6 cdti facelift sat nav(58 Plate).

    I dropped the car into a local Vauxhall dealership concerning a noise from rear.
    I was informed that the rear tyres had a lip causing noise, they also dropped the bomb shell that the back brakes had 95% worn and needed replacment pads and discs.
    The car has only done 23k (only had 7k when i purchased) but the fronts are only 50% worn. 99% of usage is motorway and I dont think I have ever driven with the handbreak on.

    Any help and thoughts would be great.

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    Just replaced my rear pads and my fronts have about 30% left.

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    my rears were just replaced at about 60k shortly followed by the front's, as the disk & pad kit is cheap i went that way..

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    I tought it was me loosing the plot and Vauxhall trying to pull my pants down.

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    I was quoted £204 for the back Pads & Discs

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geordieman View Post
    I was quoted £204 for the back Pads & Discs
    how much?!!!

    My pads cost under £30 and I think the disc/pad kit is about £70. Can be done in an hour.

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    is that supply and fit as trade club prices are about £60.00 a kit.....
    Midlands Mod Shop - NFFC.

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    That was through dealer supply & Fit
    havent priced up for parts only through them yet (as you can imagine I was keen to get out with my pants on)

    As I said new Vectra all tips welcomed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geordieman View Post
    That was through dealer supply & Fit
    havent priced up for parts only through them yet (as you can imagine I was keen to get out with my pants on)

    As I said new Vectra all tips welcomed.
    why not do them yoursself? They are easy to do if you have the tools..

    long nose pliers, jack, axle stand, rachet with hex bit (cant remember the size). There's a how2 on here as well.

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    Premature rear brake failure on the original set is VERY common on the Vectra
    The noise you heard was the discs, this is normally also accompanied by a vibration when braking
    I have claimed every time for this

    What you need to do is ask for the fault to be looked at by way of a road test, demonstrate it to the Service Manager if need be
    The noise and vibration is usually enough for this person to agree there is an issue

    The matter is then raised as a warranty claim
    Normally the rear brake pads are about 80% at 15K miles, but this causes damage to the first set of discs
    Sadly this is the typical life span of rear pads (15K miles)
    The replacement discs will last longer, but only to about 15K miles / 30K miles

    Front pads should last you to about 20K miles, the front discs about 90K miles

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