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Hello, Can you advise me please if it should be necessary

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Hello,
Can you advise me please if it should be necessary to replace all four discs and pads after 31,500 miles driving a Toyota Corolla ? We are being advised by an independent engineer.
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Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Toyota
Expert:  Matt replied 3 years ago.
hello David

if the car has been used for a lot of town stop start driving then yes its entirely possible that it would need a set of new discs as well as pads

however £200 for the entire job sounds a little steep as a pair of new front discs is £50-60 and pads are another £40 and the job is done in less than an hour so I'd enquire what their labour rate is as that doesn't quite add up

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Hello Matt,


Thanks for your reply. That was very useful.


However they are quoting £200 for front and £200 for rear (£400 total) so I guess you are saying this is well over the top ?. So will the the work take a total of two hours then ?


Regards


David

Expert:  Matt replied 3 years ago.
Hello David


my reply was for just 1 axle so I'd say to do just the fronts is about £160 so to do both ends it shoudl be about £320 ish and yes 2 hours is plenty of time to do a disk and pad swop

I'd ring around the local Kwik fits garage to give you a better idea

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