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Discussion in 'General Chat' started by jojo, Aug 22, 2007.

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    jojo S3 Drift King! Staff Member Moderator

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    A silly friend of mine, who has very limited knowledge in cars has just gone a purchased an MGF, despite me telling him that they are ****! lol

    Anyway, he bought it cheap, and the previous owner told him he needed front brakes, so of all places, he takes it to Kwik-Fit for replacements brakes, where he paid £150 for new front brake pads and disks fully fitted.

    On paying the bill, he was told that whilst he was the owner of the car, he would have lifetime warranty/replacement on the front disks and pads, so he enquired that if he wanted new pads and disks next year, what was the procedure? They said, just come back and bring the receipt, and they will be replaced FOC! Funny thing is, he even got it in black and white, fully printed onto his receipt lol(I've not actually seen it yet).

    Now can someone please tell me that it's a joke, or it is indeed true that such a warranty/replacement exists?
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    Lifetime guarantee

    To ensure your brakes are always at their best, we offer a unique brakes lifetime guarantee. Once you have pads or shoes fitted at Kwik Fit, the replacement of these parts when they wear out is absolutely free to you, as long as you own the car.
    With over 570 brake specialist centres across the UK you can drive in where and when it is convenient to you, no appointment is necessary and with the Kwik Fit life time brake guarantee you are sure of great value.
    The examination includes the digital measurement of wear on brake pads, shoes, brake discs and drums against the manufacturer’s specifications. The aim is to provide the best possible advice to help you restore the condition and efficiency of your braking system to as near the manufacturer’s original specification as possible.



    http://www.kwik-fit.com/free-brake-check.asp
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    Cool, I need new pads for my Brembo's at £100+vat a pop for pads, this warranty better be worth the paper it's printed on lol.


    I'm only joking of course, as I know they are aftermarket, but imagine if you owned a LCR. :eyebrows:
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    Yea but i dont think they will give OEM parts, think they will give some cheapy kwik-fit ones

    jojo i think you should give me your brembos as you might sell the car :):)
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    Hmm, sounds like fun. I used to get approx 2 track days or 500 miles out of a standard set of front pads on the Ibiza (now upgraded to DS2500 and done 8 or so and barely half worn). Wonder how Kwik Fit would react if I asked for new pads every six weeks.....
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