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Kwik-Fit for brakes?

Discussion in 'A4/S4 forum(B5 Chassis)' started by imported_mc119856, Jan 28, 2005.

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    [Jan 28, 2005]
    Just had a price to replace my rear brake pads - £55 inc. I was told they use patten parts & mentioned Lucas...
    This sounds very tempting when compared to £160 from Audi.

    Is it worth doing it on the cheap?
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    They're brakes. They stop the car from crashing. What do you think?!
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    Go to a wee man down the road who's familiar with Audi's.

    Provide your own quality pads. Voila.

    I'd imagine £40 for fitting rear pads. But thats a pure guesstimate.
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    wouldn't take an S4 to kwikfit!
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    Some employees of Kwik fit are complete dumbasses. Got into an argument over how to read the numbers on the sidewall. If a 225/40 has the same sidewall height as a 235/40 then i take back what i just said otherwise steer clear of kingston kwik fit. I was told this by the guy who was behind the desk who seemed to be running the place at the time.
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    Some employees of Kwik fit are complete dumbasses.

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    My mate used to run a Kwik fit shop............. He's not too bright /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/lol.gif
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    I thought that 225 bit was the width and the 40 bit was the profile side wall height!!!
    I may be wrong though.
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    Don't go there. Unless you want to crash....... soon.

    My first car was a corsa (dont laugh) and I went to the local Kwik-Fit to have the pads done. I had the car back 3 times in 2 days due to horrid noises coming from the front of the car - not even when braking. God knows what they did to it.

    Oh, and they forgot to 'tighten' the wheel nuts.....

    Dumbasses indeed.

    My S3 will never go near a Kwik-fit if I can help it!
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    You can't get better than a quick fit fitter!!!!


    YEAR RIGHT!!!
    The words
    Monkeys zoo in a better job do could a. Spring to mind!!!!
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    Mate had a AUDI 90 , early one , Kwik-fit told him he needed a new "cat" on his exhaust one slight problem IT DOESNT HAVE A CAT!
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    [Jan 29, 2005]
    I suppose i knew the answer already but was tempted to save cash,

    Moral of the story is : don't let a dumbass near your S4.

    Cheers for the feedback.
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    IF you dont wana pay stealers prices , prob just go to a local vw/audi specialist !
    and if u dont know any, post on here im sure someone will be able to point u in the right direction ! think the moral of the story is dont mess about when it comes to brakes! hope u get some thing sorted out.
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    [Jan 30, 2005]
    brake pad renewal is a relativly simple job to do..... pads can be bought from audi...... are'nt you tempted to have a go ???im sure the gang here at as.net would talk you through it ....
    i like to do these easy jobs myself as firstly, you save alot of doe and secondly.... its brings you and your preciuos closer.
    besides.... you cant do any worse than a quick5hit fitter. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/book.gif
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    [Jan 31, 2005]
    I thought that 225 bit was the width and the 40 bit was the profile side wall height!!!
    I may be wrong though.

    The 225 is the width (mm),the 40 is the height of the tyre sidewall as a percentage of the width.
    225/40 i.e. 40% of 225 = the height will be 90 mm .
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    [Jan 31, 2005]
    The 225 is the width (mm),the 40 is the height of the tyre sidewall as a percentage of the width.
    225/40 i.e. 40% of 225 = the height will be 90 mm .
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    [Feb 1, 2005]
    thats what i thought
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