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#486342 - 16th Mar 2011 8:42am Brakes
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Getting a grinding noise when braking so think my pads may have worn down, anyone know of the cheapest place to get this looked at? Got a voucher for 20% off at national tyres but know these guys can be a bit expensive any suggestions? Its a 2006 Vauxhall Astra


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#486346 - 16th Mar 2011 8:48am Re: Brakes [Re: chris123]
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Chris_Gilly on here smile ... sorted out the brakes on my truck - they were doing exactly same thing

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#486371 - 16th Mar 2011 9:34am Re: Brakes [Re: chris123]
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When I took one of my cars to National, they quoted me £340+VAT for the brakes to be replaced etc (only called in cos I was driving past and they offer free brake checks, and wanted to get them all done), went to my usual garage (Wirral Motor Services, Tarren Way, Moreton) and they quoted me £200, picked it up and the price was just under £180 including VAT.

Not sure where National get their prices from tbh, they have kids working for them and charge specialist prices lmao.

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#486386 - 16th Mar 2011 9:41am Re: Brakes [Re: chris123]
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Cheers for that guys have pm'd chrisgilly

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#486393 - 16th Mar 2011 9:43am Re: Brakes [Re: MattLFC]
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Originally Posted By: MattLFC
When I took one of my cars to National, they quoted me £340+VAT for the brakes to be replaced etc (only called in cos I was driving past and they offer free brake checks, and wanted to get them all done), went to my usual garage (Wirral Motor Services, Tarren Way, Moreton) and they quoted me £200, picked it up and the price was just under £180 including VAT.

Not sure where National get their prices from tbh, they have kids working for them and charge specialist prices lmao.


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#486404 - 16th Mar 2011 9:51am Re: Brakes [Re: Sanchez]
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Originally Posted By: MattLFC
When I took one of my cars to National, they quoted me £340+VAT for the brakes to be replaced etc (only called in cos I was driving past and they offer free brake checks, and wanted to get them all done), went to my usual garage (Wirral Motor Services, Tarren Way, Moreton) and they quoted me £200, picked it up and the price was just under £180 including VAT.

Not sure where National get their prices from tbh, they have kids working for them and charge specialist prices lmao.


They pray on money dummies.

Yep, and the vulnerable (ie. those that don't know any better or have the time to shop around). But we shall continue to do our best on wiki to encourage people to see the light and avoid the likes of National and Kwik Fit etc (the latter are far far worse).

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#486410 - 16th Mar 2011 9:57am Re: Brakes [Re: chris123]
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#486412 - 16th Mar 2011 9:59am Re: Brakes [Re: chris123]
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#486428 - 16th Mar 2011 10:34am Re: Brakes [Re: chris123]
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DIY, I bet the parts wont cost more than £100 and changing discs and pads is a pretty straight forward job smile
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#486446 - 16th Mar 2011 11:14am Re: Brakes [Re: chris123]
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not for me really stuy would rather get a mechanic to do it properly ive fitted a new radio and a new heater/cooler unit into my cars in the past and thats about as far as my knowledge of cars goes besides I dont own a jack etc so buy the time Ive had a play around etc I may as well have paid a professional to do the job

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#486665 - 16th Mar 2011 5:02pm Re: Brakes [Re: chris123]
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replied buddy smile

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#486687 - 16th Mar 2011 6:18pm Re: Brakes [Re: chris123]
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Good tip for anyone with A Vauxhall Car.
DO NOT TAKE IT TO ANY LOOKERS GB&Es Deal to get repair.
Ive have had hell the last 2 week trying to get my corsa back from lookers in warrington.

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#486693 - 16th Mar 2011 6:47pm Re: Brakes [Re: 2005wireman]
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Many problems with them in the past, wouldnt trust them with my car again not a chance lol

Originally Posted By: 2005wireman
Good tip for anyone with A Vauxhall Car.
DO NOT TAKE IT TO ANY LOOKERS GB&Es Deal to get repair.
Ive have had hell the last 2 week trying to get my corsa back from lookers in warrington.

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#486700 - 16th Mar 2011 7:06pm Re: Brakes [Re: chris123]
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Was told the job would cost £554.00 so give them the go a head
then when i pick car up the bill was £737.00.

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#486708 - 16th Mar 2011 7:28pm Re: Brakes [Re: chris123]
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What £££

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