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post #1 of 39 Old 01-08-2019 Thread Starter
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Time for brakes

Wear indicator has come on @ 75,000 miles, time for brakes! The plan is to have the dealer do the work, expensive I know, but I really have no desire to do this job out in the cold! I'll post the total for the job in a couple weeks...

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Why on earth would you go to the dealer for brakes? Surely there's a decent indy shop around you that you can go to? Going to the dealer for anything other than warranty work is absurd, imho.

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Not really any indy I would use for this car, I have a good one for domestics. I have all the necessary tools for the job, but no indoor space to work. I just dont want the hassle and typically get a decent cash discount for non warranty work the dealer has done for me in the past.

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As above no one should be paying dealer rates for brakes which can usually be done by any competent workshop using OEM parts for less money.

Get a quote from your local workshop as well as your dealer.

Also your dealer will probanly want to do all 4 corners with rotors and pads when it may be you only need new pads on the front or new front rotors and pads.

A good workshop will measure your rotors first to see if they are still serviceable though admittedly the VW rotors have very little wear tolerance, but it's all worth checking out properly before spending cash you don't need to.

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As above no one should be paying dealer rates for brakes which can usually be done by any competent workshop using OEM parts for less money.
Contrasting absolutes here, mate! I disagree.

“No one should” is then watered down with a “can usually be done...for less” qualifier.

Which is it?

I’ve compared my dealer costs to local Indy shops over the past 13years/ 230,000 miles of driving various Touaregs and my dealership has always been competitive with service prices..so much so I don’t bother comparing anymore.

My service department ensures the safety and reliability of my cars for me and we each work hard on the relationship.

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Not really any indy I would use for this car
You're having your brakes replaced, not your engine rebuilt. Any decent indy is more than competent to do this.

But if you really have a heavy wallet that you're just itching to lighten, I'll PM you my PayPal.

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Contrasting absolutes here, mate! I disagree.

“No one should” is then watered down with a “can usually be done...for less” qualifier.

Which is it?

I’ve compared my dealer costs to local Indy shops over the past 13years/ 230,000 miles of driving various Touaregs and my dealership has always been competitive with service prices..so much so I don’t bother comparing anymore.

My service department ensures the safety and reliability of my cars for me and we each work hard on the relationship.

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If you trust your dealer and think they're competitive, thats great.

Regrettably there have been enough reports on here and elsewhere over the oast decade of dealers clearly gouging their customers over brakes that I stand by my remarks regardless of how they're worded!

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I"ll pay $3k for brake job when my DD is a Veyron or Pagani....... "maybe"
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The annual Veyron service is $21,000.

The tyres need replacing every 2,500 miles and cost $33,000.

The wheels themselves are changed every 10,000 miles at a cost of $50,000.

The annual car property tax in the likes of VA and CA is $50,000 per annum.

Strangely I can't find the cost of a brake change.

Perhaps ZippyLube could do them in a couple of hours!!

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I have had good success purchasing the pads and rotors online and having my indy fit them without issue. Oil changes and brake jobs are their bread and butter, so competence isn't an issue.


That way I know what I am getting in terms of quality of parts.


If it was me, I'd get phone quotes for parts and labor from both a dealer and an indy for a front brake job, plus a labor only quote from the indy and then take it from there.


Once it's in the shop have them look at the rears and give you measurements of pads and rotors and decide whether they are necessary now or can be scheduled later

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