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wiliferus

3,789 posts

166 months

Thursday 10th June
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Yup, I totally agree with you. But we also know that there are many main dealers that have a reputation for having your pants down for unnecessary work. Threads are a regular feature here for main dealers suggesting tyres with plenty of tread need replacing and such like.

I wasn’t suggesting the OP disregards the advice and carries on regardless. I was suggesting he takes it to another garage for a second opinion.

Chainsaw Rebuild

1,538 posts

70 months

Thursday 10th June
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I agree with the above - a friend of mine used a main dealer for his Nissan and they would change tyres with loads of life in them. Its only when I explained that 1.6mm was the limit that he started asking questions.

Another friend was told to change his discs and pads by a Peugeot dealer, an indy gave him a second opinion of at least 5000 miles left.

aka_kerrly

11,937 posts

178 months

Thursday 10th June
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Chainsaw Rebuild said:
I agree with the above - a friend of mine used a main dealer for his Nissan and they would change tyres with loads of life in them. Its only when I explained that 1.6mm was the limit that he started asking questions.

Another friend was told to change his discs and pads by a Peugeot dealer, an indy gave him a second opinion of at least 5000 miles left.
Have you considered the number of people who only ever take their car to a garage for it's MOT/service (which a lot of people don't seem to realise are two different things) and can easily rack up 10,000+ miles between visits?

Then consider how many times people have complained because their car passed an MOT then a month/1000 miles later a brake pad/disc fails or the person gets pulled by the police and is fined/given penalty points for having only 1.5mm of tyre left. In these situations you can almost guarantee the majority of the general public would be arguing it's not THEIR fault it it was the garage not doing their job properly.

Simplest course of action is be proactive, learn how to do basic checks on your own car and do them frequently. Then you are less likely to find yourself getting your pants pulled down by taking a neglected car to a garage.


Pit Pony

4,806 posts

89 months

Thursday 10th June
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We still don't know the make and model of the car to price up a new set.
Did 4 discs and 8 pads and 4 hand brake shoes on my omega in 2 hours for £80 in parts.

wiliferus

3,789 posts

166 months

Thursday 10th June
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aka_kerrly said:
Have you considered the number of people who only ever take their car to a garage for it's MOT/service (which a lot of people don't seem to realise are two different things) and can easily rack up 10,000+ miles between visits?

Then consider how many times people have complained because their car passed an MOT then a month/1000 miles later a brake pad/disc fails or the person gets pulled by the police and is fined/given penalty points for having only 1.5mm of tyre left. In these situations you can almost guarantee the majority of the general public would be arguing it's not THEIR fault it it was the garage not doing their job properly.

Simplest course of action is be proactive, learn how to do basic checks on your own car and do them frequently. Then you are less likely to find yourself getting your pants pulled down by taking a neglected car to a garage.
I’m struggling to see why you keep banging on about MoTs.
Not one person on this thread has suggested the OP ignore the advice and crack on. It’s been a mix of, take it elsewhere for a second opinion, or, do it yourself.

The OP has been diligent car owner by taking it to a main dealer.

Other than the one post wonders, the vast majority of posters on PH are enthusiasts and that generally goes hand in hand with responsible maintenance.
Yes there are many liabilities out there who consider their annual MoT to be a service, but I shouldn’t imagine many frequent this forum.
You seem to be banging a rather pointless drum.

aka_kerrly

11,937 posts

178 months

Thursday 10th June
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wiliferus said:
aka_kerrly said:
Have you considered the number of people who only ever take their car to a garage for it's MOT/service (which a lot of people don't seem to realise are two different things) and can easily rack up 10,000+ miles between visits?

Then consider how many times people have complained because their car passed an MOT then a month/1000 miles later a brake pad/disc fails or the person gets pulled by the police and is fined/given penalty points for having only 1.5mm of tyre left. In these situations you can almost guarantee the majority of the general public would be arguing it's not THEIR fault it it was the garage not doing their job properly.

Simplest course of action is be proactive, learn how to do basic checks on your own car and do them frequently. Then you are less likely to find yourself getting your pants pulled down by taking a neglected car to a garage.
I’m struggling to see why you keep banging on about MoTs.
Not one person on this thread has suggested the OP ignore the advice and crack on. It’s been a mix of, take it elsewhere for a second opinion, or, do it yourself.

The OP has been diligent car owner by taking it to a main dealer.

Other than the one post wonders, the vast majority of posters on PH are enthusiasts and that generally goes hand in hand with responsible maintenance.
Yes there are many liabilities out there who consider their annual MoT to be a service, but I shouldn’t imagine many frequent this forum.
You seem to be banging a rather pointless drum.
My response was more aimed at CHAINSAW as he'd mentioned dealers advising replacing tyres before they are on the legal limit, some advise 2mm and there have been tests done to show how dramatic the tyre performance drops when you get below 3mm let along nearly half of that. Hence not dealer is being a rip off merchant if they advise that 3 tyres are at 2.1mm an one at 1.7mm it is wise to get 4 done.. this is not bad advice.

Yes I take your point that you think the vast majority of PH members are enthusiasts but not a lot are mechanics as there a thousands of topics on here asking questions which I feel anyone with an interest in cars should know.

More importantly this is the OP's FIRST Post which suggests that they have joined a car enthusiast site hoping for good advice & i suspect that if they already knew how to change brake discs/pads they probably wouldn't have bothered to post their question.



wyson

75 posts

72 months

Yesterday (18:06)
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Chainsaw Rebuild said:
I agree with the above - a friend of mine used a main dealer for his Nissan and they would change tyres with loads of life in them. Its only when I explained that 1.6mm was the limit that he started asking questions.

Another friend was told to change his discs and pads by a Peugeot dealer, an indy gave him a second opinion of at least 5000 miles left.
If someone told me that about my discs, I’d get them changed! Not worth my time to go in again after 8 months and then again for the annual service.

I also replace my tyres when they get to around 3mm, due to wet weather performance that drops off exponentially past that point.