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I've had my first Kia dealer quote.

Front brakes pads and discs - £395

Maybe I'm used to smaller cars and this is going to be a steep learning curve for me but that feels like a lot.

Suddenly I "possibly" have warped discs.

Come for a grumble, ta.
 

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I think it's that same feeling most people have when looking at a main dealer invoice. The glass palaces (alright that's an exaggeration) with (pre-covid) coffee in the waiting room, don't come cheap. Considerably nicer than our local kwikfit/f1 autocentre /indy and new car margins aren't as good as people think so repair prices are jacked up to pay for it. Oh and the specialist training for the diagnostic machine attendants.

End of the day, the consumable brake components are not a warranty item. If you want the warm fluffy feeling of leaving it to the trusted kia network, pay their prices. Or, like me, select what replacements you want, find someone who fit them and save money. They're only indicative pricing but both Mr clutch and national tyres quote around £180, on average, for front pads and discs. Not that I would use either. I seem to remember mine being just over £200 when the dealer quoted £400. The choice is yours..... 😁
 

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Indeed I agree with you entirely. That said this palace could do with a renovation.

I could get the parts for around £100.

As you say they are a consumable so I just said thanks very much maybe another time.

As fate would have it I am actually getting them bought and fitted by a garage for free. Not gloating it’s a pure coincidence but a happy one none the less.
 

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Sounds like a good bit of luck 👍 Pushes the problem away for a few years.

I might have offended my dealer with how adament I was not to have kia brake parts, certainly not at twice the price. I know the spec is quite narrow on brakes but the oem stuff was definitely worse than the replacements I've had.
 

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I would check if they actually need replacing.
Mine went in for a service last week - they told me both rear tyres are low & need replacing and quoted me close to £400 to do them.

I got home and measured them with my tyre gauge - there's nearly 6mm tread remaining on both. Legal limit is 1.6mm.

Utter crap and just service staff trying to hit their targets to earn their bonuses.
 
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