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My Brake pad warning light just came on, How long till they are useless? They look like they still have around 5-8mm left I dont get paid for 2 more weeks and a bit short on funds, to book it in to get them replaced. Am guessing i can still drive but taking it easy to work and back, its not even a 5mile drive there and back. If the worst comes then i guess ill be walking to work.  Also will it be worth changing the discs at the same time?

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Assuming its the front pads they are not difficult to change if you have some previous DIY and a set of spanners, would save you a fair bit over getting a garage to fit them.  Rears are much more complicated job and needs specialist tools. 

 

If you are not that handy, or just don't fancy the job, If you search you can buy pads at a discount, and if you have a friendly local garage they might fit them - that would save some cash.

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how can you tell if its the front or rears?

would it not be best to replace front and rears at the same time?

I know my money is tight atm, but get paid in 2 weeks so if they will last till then, then ill just do front and rears at the same time

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how can you tell if its the front or rears? would it not be best to replace front and rears at the same time? I know my money is tight atm, but get paid in 2 weeks so if they will last till then, then ill just do front and rears at the same time

 

 

Only the fronts have a sensor and only on one side(tut!)So it'll be the fronts that are approaching the end of their life, obviously they aren't just going to stop working, but you'll need to get them changed sooner rather than later.

 

Discs will have a min thickness tolerance, they can be measured to check what they are now.......

 

 

You can visually check the rears as the pad material is visible.

 

 

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I have just bought some new pads from europarts which have a 35% discount going so only costed me £52 for brembo pads and some copper grease.

I was going to ask about the sensor as i looked at them and only one had a sensor on, was going to take them back but thought i would ask here and Veneeringman already answered.

 

Ill be fitting them tomorrow. Thanks for the help.

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So changing the pads didnt go to plan and took a day longer than planned.

Went to take the wheel off and found out the garage that put my new tyres (and bought the car from)  a few months ago stripped my locking key. So it was useless and unable to get any of the wheels off i took it back to them and told them. They didnt put a fight up as it was in their system that i bought the car from them and they did the tyres. They took it there and then to try and get all 4 off without the locking key. I tried the normal nuts as well but couldnt even get them to move so they well over tightened everything.

 

The service manger wasnt in store today so didnt see him but got told he was going to be ringing me tomorrow.  The Service advisor said they might pay for a new set of locking nuts but the manager has to say yes to it.

 

Got them to take me home and they delivered the car to my home a few hours later.  To my shock they had washed it 😒 They didnt ask or tell me they were going to wash it. A black car now has micro scratches all over.

 

I shall bring this up with the service manger tomorrow if he rings me or ill be ringing him.

 

Am wondering where i stand on this, As they took the car and got the locking nuts off for free without asking so is that them admitting they where at fault? Also them leaving micro scratches by washing the car without asking me if i wanted it washed or not, can i get them to polish them out?

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