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Hi all.

Been a follower for a while, but this is my first post. Some really good stuff on here.

2 1/2 years into my lease and the local dealer said that by the time my next service arrives, discs and pads will be due at around £1k cost.

Would this be normal, hitting 25k miles now.

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If the warning light to check brake pads does not come on do not get them replaced. There are wear sensors on each wheel to determine brake pad wear.
 

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As above. Dealers are renowned for this kind of up sell and they charge the earth on brakes too, so find a good, local, independent, VW specialist who will use OEM parts and charge much lower labour rates.

You will have at least 2,000 miles in hand when the wear light comes on. When it does, go to your indie and get them to see which axle needs the new brakes.

Some people get two sets of pads to one set of discs. Others don't, but your indie will be able to measure the disc thickness and advise if you need new discs as well as pads.
 

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Hi Mungo,

I agree with Yeti and Nooby on this. However I have seen on a rare occasion where a disc (rotor for Yanks) has become excessively scored or grooved. Which may be the dealers (aka Stealer) motivation. If it is the case then the suggestion is reasonable, if not it is purely "up Selling" at your expense. As the guys has said, measure them and wait for the indicator light. You are probably only half way through them.

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Thanks all.
Just had a call from dealer to say front pads are 80% worn, but discs are absolutely fine.
Car has done 27,000 so far from new on these and i am looking to swap it early in September, so a good chance i may make it.
Either way, they won't be doing the work!
 
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