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    Hi as you prob know i picked up a 1.8 sri veccy beginning of march from a vauxhall dealer, before i had it they serviced it? m,o,td it and refurbed 3 wheels also, anyway i decided to paint my brake calipers yellow and did the front ones first.
    When we got some better weather i decided to tackle the rears, to my amazment the pads only had 2/3mm of lining left, and the discs had grooves in them plus a lip at the edges. now the question???
    Would this have failed the m,o,t and should they have replaced them on the service?
    I went and brought new ones from the dealer and fitted them but now am thinking all these things, should i complain and demand the cost back from them? what do you guys think?

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    You cant fail pads or discs on an MOT unless they are excessivly scored and if the pads are below 1mm thickness.
    As for service again if they were excessivly scored then they should have been changed, a lipped disc would not warrant changing in my eyes unless the disc was at its minimum thickness.

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    Pretty spot on advice there from Alan. You'd be on a hiding to nothing if you tried to get anything out of them over it I'm afraid
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    Brakes are covered under network q, year or 20000 miles from purchase but as you have changed them yourself i cant see you getting to far unless your mates with the dealer.

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