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Brake Pads Worn - How long?

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by imported_Strider81, Sep 20, 2005.

  1. imported_Strider81
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    [Sep 20, 2005]
    Hi

    Just had brake pad warning light

    how long have i got till they have to be replaced

    how much do they usually cost.


    sorry for novice questions- as u all know im still a learner!

    thanks in advance
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    how long have i got till they have to be replaced

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    Depends on how you drive i.e how often and how hard you brake. I'd say if the warning light is on now then don't wait around just get them changed. If the light has recently come on theres no panic but you run the risk of damaging (lipping) the disks if you leave it too long.

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    how much do they usually cost.

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    Again this depends on what model you have and if you want standard pads etc. As a guide I have an A3 1.6se with bog standard pads and disks and changed the rears a few months ago which cost:- Pads £12.10 - Disks £15.86 each (you won't know if you'll need disks until you inspect them). Then theres the labour costs on top unless you do them yourself which is pretty easy as long as you have the special tool to wind in the calipers (costs around £15).
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    [Sep 20, 2005]
    cheers for the reply mate

    got em done for 70 all in.
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    I was advised no more than 1000 miles when mine went off. It is worth taking a wheel off and checking, though, as the sensors can be faulty as well.
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