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Old 3rd May 2012, 10:16   #1 (permalink)
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Need new rear brake pads & discs! Kwik Fit Ok?

Just been to Honda to get a wiring harness checked out on my Type-R (I got a recall notice about it a few days ago) and while doing my "complimentary" health check , they told me that my rear brakes need urgent attention, and the discs and pads need replaced.

Honda are charging £145 for the discs and £105 for the pads, which to me seems a bit steep?

I would guess that Kwik Fit would be cheaper? If so, are there any downsides / problems that I could encounter?

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Old 3rd May 2012, 10:22   #2 (permalink)
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Last place on earth i would go, personally. If you can't do it yourself, get the bits from your local motor factors and take them to a local reputable garage to fit.
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Old 3rd May 2012, 10:24   #3 (permalink)
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Just been to Honda to get a wiring harness checked out on my Type-R (I got a recall notice about it a few days ago) and while doing my "complimentary" health check , they told me that my rear brakes need urgent attention, and the discs and pads need replaced.

Honda are charging £145 for the discs and £105 for the pads, which to me seems a bit steep?

I would guess that Kwik Fit would be cheaper? If so, are there any downsides / problems that I could encounter?

Cheers

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How does that phrase go about "paying peanuts"?
Better to do it yourself, or if you can't/don't want to then do as suggested and get the parts and visit a reputable independent.
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Old 3rd May 2012, 10:25   #4 (permalink)
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Last place on earth i would go, personally. If you can't do it yourself, get the bits from your local motor factors and take them to a local reputable garage to fit.
I have no idea how to do it myself, ha ha.

And I also now live in Dundee and I really have no idea which garage would be reputable?

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I have no idea how to do it myself, ha ha.

And I also now live in Dundee and I really have no idea which garage would be reputable?

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It's really easy mate think relic did a how to on this - have a look in the wiki. Would rather let a kangaroo change my brakes - than let (s)hit fit anywhere near em.

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Just been to Honda to get a wiring harness checked out on my Type-R (I got a recall notice about it a few days ago) and while doing my "complimentary" health check , they told me that my rear brakes need urgent attention, and the discs and pads need replaced.

Honda are charging £145 for the discs and £105 for the pads, which to me seems a bit steep?

I would guess that Kwik Fit would be cheaper? If so, are there any downsides / problems that I could encounter?

Cheers

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Just had mine done at Honda ,i supplied the discs and pads myself and it still cost £165 to get them fitted.Peace of mind tho.Got the discs from coxmotorparts they are on here and pads(cosworth street) from sumopower also on here.It was cheaper than letting Honda get everything and then replace.Wouldnt choose Kwik fit either.
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I just replaced my rear pads and disks with ebc standard disks and red stuff pads . Seem fine so far . Cost delivered was about £93 with the discount code on here . I got a local garage I know to fit them £25. So £118 all in. Honda quoted me £250 . Definitely helps your wallet to get the parts yourself
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i wouldn't use kwik fit!!
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Old 3rd May 2012, 16:30   #10 (permalink)
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Thanks for all the replies!

Guess I will just get Honda to do it sometime next week!

I typed Dundee into the site that Bacardi posted, but there were no recommended garages!

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First thing to do: check that they really are in need of replacement!!! Ask them to quantify. I found our local Honda dealer to be fair, when I checked the dimensions of the discs. But not all are!
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Kwik Fit? no way, unless you have a death wish? I saw them smacking the hell out of my exhaust once on my previous car, and had them wreck my alloy wheel.
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I have used Kwif-Fit for the past 15 years for tyres/exhausts/brakes. Never had a problem with any of their work.
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I have used Kwif-Fit for the past 15 years for tyres/exhausts/brakes. Never had a problem with any of their work.
Probably haven't Shaun, as you may have competent chaps at yours. Unfortunately the quality of workmanship varies drastically between locations - as with most chains it seems.
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Probably haven't Shaun, as you may have competent chaps at yours. Unfortunately the quality of workmanship varies drastically between locations - as with most chains it seems.
Exactly, although they do seem to have different members of staff everytime I go in. To say the driver will have a "death wish" after visiting is stupid (not your post). Kwik-Fit are a brand, it all depends on the fitter. As you say, it is the same with any large chain etc.
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Old 16th May 2012, 17:45   #16 (permalink)
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If the do need replacing, buy from EBCbrakesdirect in here (use the Civinfo discount code) and get an independent workshop to fit them ...
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If you do go back to Honda might be worth calling around, only my local dealer did rear pads fitted for £98 only a couple of weeks ago. Not a huge difference, but as the well known supermarket chain says...every little helps!

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Yep use this v good!!
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when we got car a few week back our lass wondered where spare tyre was so nipped to quick fit to ask and they looked round car an told her to replace all tyres as soon as poss.and they just happend to have four they could fit there and then.i got back from work an doubt this so nipped to bush tyres an all tyres had 5-6 mill each.there was no probs at all with tyres.so i would not go to quick fit.well not the one in my town.
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Just had mine done at Honda ,i supplied the discs and pads myself and it still cost £165 to get them fitted.Peace of mind tho.Got the discs from coxmotorparts they are on here and pads(cosworth street) from sumopower also on here.It was cheaper than letting Honda get everything and then replace.Wouldnt choose Kwik fit either.
£165 to fit !? hope that was for front and rear mate? even at that,still a bit steep
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