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Kwik-Fit for brakes?

imported_mc119856 Jan 28, 2005

  1. 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?
     
  2. jdp1962

    jdp1962 Grumpy Old Moderator Staff Member Moderator Team V6 TFSI Owners Group Gold Supporter Team Tornado quattro Black Edition Audi S4 s tronic

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    They're brakes. They stop the car from crashing. What do you think?!
     
  3. IanL-S3

    IanL-S3 Member

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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.
     
  4. ajmackie

    ajmackie Member

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    wouldn't take an S4 to kwikfit!
     
  5. sash

    sash Member

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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.
     
  6. imported_disley

    imported_disley Guest

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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
     
  7. Markey

    Markey Active Member

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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.
     
  8. C_Audiboy

    C_Audiboy Vroom Vroom

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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!
     
  9. Markey

    Markey Active Member

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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!!!!
     
  10. fallmonk

    fallmonk Turbo Sport

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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!
     
  11. 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.
     
  12. fallmonk

    fallmonk Turbo Sport

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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.
     
  13. myzeneye

    myzeneye Member

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    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
     
  14. 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 .
     
  15. 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 .
     
  16. sash

    sash Member

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    thats what i thought
     

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