Boiling Piss Content – man in a rage!
A main dealer told me my discs and pads were 70% worn. The day after I had a puncture and it took me a very very long time to get the wheel off (rust-bonded). I had to put the nuts back on loosely and drive around in a tight circle to de-bond. The other was pretty much the same.Posted 4 years agojohnnersMember
A main dealer told me my discs and pads were 70% worn. The day after I had a puncture and it took me a very very long time to get the wheel off (rust-bonded).
You don’t usually have to take the wheels off to assess disc and pad wear, if that’s what you’re getting at.Posted 4 years agodamascusMember
They probably have a pair of lipped discs in the back for when anyone asks to look at them.
Yours will be on eBay tonight.
I agree with wwaswas, you didn’t authorise it. Put it back together and go for a 2nd opinion. They charge you twice the going rate anyway at a main dealer.
Are they offering free pads for the life of the car like another company are?
Threaten them with an engineer report and tell them you will report them to the office of fair trading. See what they say.
Remember the customer is always right.
If that fails come out with my favorite line of all time (which should only be used in circumstances like this) “can I speak to the top dog please, not deputy dawg” it really pisses people off.
Btw, now you have vented, do you think that they might have been lipped?Posted 4 years agokevin1911Member
On a similar note – how come every time my Ford dealer tells me I need new pads do they insist I need new discs too, whereas when I then drive down to my local trusted garage, they have a look and just say the pads need replaced…
Don’t trust them as far as I can throw them….Posted 4 years ago
This really annoys me. I take the car in for a service, knowing it needs new pads and the bloke calls me and says casually “the disks are lipped mate, I can change them all but that’ll be £740 all in please”.
I asked him to hold on, did some research / calmed down and called him back 10 mins later. I asked how much they were lipped, how worn the discs were and stated that my other car did 90k miles mostly motorway (this ones done 30k mostly town on a 4yo car) PLUS 1 pad changed on pre-lipped discs and wasnt an issue.
So’ he’s only got cheek to sound afronted, like I’d accused him of ripping me off (he could be), and angrily explained it was dangerous to add new pads to them, they were off anyway so I’d have to pay for the work.
And this is a main Ford Dealer!!!!
Why when asking someone to part with £700 the werent expecting is anyone “angry” about asking a few simple questions, and technically I’m not sure he’s right anyway.
😕Posted 4 years agoPookSubscriber
I had a 4amp fuse repeatedly blowing on a focus. In warranty so I took it to the dealer who told me they’d fixed some wiring loom on the cig lighter circuit. About a week later it went again so I had a look – all they’d done was replace the 4amp with a 24amp fuse.
Charlatans.Posted 4 years agomindmap3Member
My local Ford dealer are always trying it on, I’m not surprised that the lease company get cheesed off with them. When my car went for its second service it was still only a year old and they tried to get the lease company to authorise the brake fluid change which wasn’t due fir another year. Their excuse? Normally the car is two years old when it has its second service! So what.
To be honest it ones not seem too bad cost wise knowing what my old BM used to cost. I don’t think our current BM will be too far away from discs and pads although according to the car it won’t be for another 14k.Posted 4 years agodavehMember
Ford told me I would need discs at the next service (50k), my mic said they were still fine at 80k. I changed them at 80k though to nice mintex ones for £60 plus an hour or so of my time. I was advised to keep an eye on the rears/do it soonish at 60k by an indy, I couldn’t be bothered with the whole wind back thing so paid £120 for a tyre place to do it. As long as the disc is above minimum thickness the only problem with a lip is if it stops the pads going back. If that happens the lip just needs dressing off.Posted 4 years agosicklilpuppyMember
A lot of main dealers quote for lipped disks every time you go in for something. We had a Toyota serviced at the dealers , told that the discs were lipped, we left it and 6 months later got it mot’d at another garage where the Toyota mechanic now worked by coincidence and we’re told that the disks were fine. The mechanics pick a high priced easily fixed repair that plays with your emotions, usually brakes ,discs, or tyres.Posted 4 years ago
+1 for getting them put back on, you haven’t authorised them to do the work, if it’s not included in the original service description then they have no right to do the work without your permission.statsSubscriber
Approx 2 years ago I put my car (at the time) into the local VW dealer.Posted 4 years ago
It was getting a full service and they had called to say that the mechanic had highlighted my car was due a timing belt change, better safe than sorry they said. At approx 45,000 miles.
It was an R32, it has a timing chain!horaMember
@johnners how do you so accurately measure pad wear then with the pads in like that? You can feel a lipped disc and guage disc wear from behind whilst the car is up on a ramp.
I checked the pads and concluded bollocks.
Funny figure that. Just enough so it wont last till the next service Sir.
Had similar on tyres/discs/pads at a Toyota main dealer the day after a MOT.
I’ll never use a main dealer again.Posted 4 years agoflippinhecklerMember
Bastid Audi main dealer did the same to me on a service and told me I needed new discs and pads, I didn’t believe them so told them to leave it. On a recommendation from a friend I took the car to a local garage and they confirmed I just needed pads not discs. Main dealers can be rip off merchants. Never ever took my car back to the Audi garage.Posted 4 years ago
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