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    Hi guys,

    I need your advice!

    I need new discs and pads where should I go?

    Also, I 've changed the rear ones 24k miles ago (14 months ago) - Vauxhall dealer - but today I went to two different garages and they both said I need to replace them as well. 24k miles (85% on the motorway) for rear discs fitted 14 months ago by a VX dealer, is this very soon or just normal?

    I drive a 1.9 turbo diesel, 55 reg.

    HELP!!

    Panos

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    sounds a bit premature especially if you do mainly motorway miles, ford did a similar thing to my grandad years ago and told him he needed new brakes, he paid for them to be done and then the following year they said that his brakes were shot to bits yet he had only covered 8000k miles at most.

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    Are you asking where to buy them or where to have them fitted?

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    Both really

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    Buy them from Vauxhall dealers, they sell pad and disk "kits" for about £70 +VAT, which is much cheaper than buying the disks and pads as two separate sets of items.

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    Many thanks. Do you have any idea why was so short lived?

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    Quote Originally Posted by panos9 View Post
    Many thanks. Do you have any idea why was so short lived?
    Lol..

    Far too many drivers have the foot on the brake going down hills when a lower gear can be used.

    Front set on my Astra 56 was half worn at 32k rears like new this all by using the gears on hills and no heavy last minute braking.

    25k is very poor if this is genuinly the case.

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