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My garage placed an advisory on my mot saying" brake pads wearing thin" and was told they were border line,

I stripped them down and low and behold there was more than half of the pads left.

 

 

As I had them stripped I replaced them and took my old ones back to the mot station.

I quizzed them why they had put the advisory on and they said when something cannot be seen

then they have to advise people that there Is a problem.

 

 

I asked if that was the case then why weren't all four corners an advisory.

 

I asked them if I had left them the car for repair would they have fit New pads?

 

 

She said no they would just clean up the discs and regrease the pads leaving me with a bill for £25 for something I never needed.

 

 

Surely that's a rip off.

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I'd much rather pay £25 for peace of mind for a inspection but suffered a similar thing with Kwik fit saying my 6 week old new discs and pads fitted by myself ( city & guilds qualified mechanic ) were corroded and pitted , sometimes you really can't see till you take wheel off

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If they can't see them properly and believe them to be worn out then they HAVE to say so, otherwise if they were almost worn out and didn't tell you then that would most certainly be a cause for complaint.

 

 

NB though that if they can't see them AT ALL then they have to presume they are ok - they do not dismantle anything on an MOT.

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Call me silly, but its one of the things i always do before an MOT. For the last 10 years or so, ive always replaced the brakepads before an MOT on one of my cars . it's a shared car that does an average of 12k a year, so for £35 for the pads, its well worth it. Even if they dont really need replacing.

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I have just had an Mot on my car, brakes tested on the rollers and visible on rear pads, but not front, all OK, as I had changed them all and discs to Hi performance/Police Spec Ferodo (Volvo 850 T5) which can be quite fierce on front brakes, about 8 months ago

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But all good MOT garages usually do :) Mine does anyway.

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My 54plate Audi just had its mot monday. 2 advisories

 

1 nail in each of my rear tyres. Wondered what the slow puncture was.

 

Always get my cars done at the Local Authority Depot. They are honest, quick and efficient. And as they do not do repairs, they have no ulterior motives.

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Advisories are not compulsory, they don't have to issue one at all.

 

But all good MOT garages usually do :) Mine does anyway.

 

 

Any station that doesn't would be really silly and leaving themselves wide open to a suit. Advisories are used mainly on things that can't be fully checked, like say brake pipes that run under a shield.

If that pipe was corroded in a part that could not be checked, then put it on an advisory with the code and they have covered themselves.

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My 54plate Audi just had its mot monday. 2 advisories

 

1 nail in each of my rear tyres. Wondered what the slow puncture was.

 

Always get my cars done at the Local Authority Depot. They are honest, quick and efficient. And as they do not do repairs, they have no ulterior motives.

 

Same with my not garage. They only do most, and don't refer to garages. They do ibe thing only and they're damn good at it.

Any advice i give is my own and is based solely on personal experience. If in any doubt about a situation , please contact a certified legal representative or debt counsellor..

 

 

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