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    Default Squeecky breaks

    How can I tackle this. I know next to nothing about cars. I can change a bulb, fit a wiper, top up screen wash and replace the oil/filter but that's about it. Oh and change a tyre.

    Any help would be greatful as its driving me mad( no pun intended)
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    Pads are down to their warning hence the noise.

    Going by your experience with cars bud I'd stick it in a tyre place and get the pads and discs checked, that bit is normally free.

    Can't really put a price on the lives of others.
    Up the saints, lol

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    If the pads & disks are ok sometimes removing the pads and slapping copper grease on the back of the pads and anti-rattle spring/clip can cure squealing.

    But as HH says, if you really don't know what you're doing on brakes get someone who knows!

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    Wouldn't dream of touching mine mate
    Pads and discs probably shouldn't be too expensive tyre and exhaust places will take a look for free

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    Quote Originally Posted by archiemag View Post
    Wouldn't dream of touching mine mate
    Pads and discs probably shouldn't be too expensive tyre and exhaust places will take a look for free
    Personally I would avoid QuickFit like the plague or you will end up being tucked up for 300 worth of parts you dont need, at the very least they will charge you for pads and disks whether you need them or not and probably ttell you you also need a new exhaust too. Free checks can often cost you a fortune.

    Better to find a reputable garage through recommendation IMHO. Personally I always use my local Nissan dealer (Ancasters Bromley) who give a cheaper and better service than the mobile mechanic I used to use for years often not even charging me for stuff that only needed a quick adjustment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WindKnot View Post
    Personally I would avoid QuickFit like the plague or you will end up being tucked up for 300 worth of parts you dont need, at the very least they will charge you for pads and disks whether you need them or not and probably ttell you you also need a new exhaust too. Free checks can often cost you a fortune.

    Better to find a reputable garage through recommendation IMHO. Personally I always use my local Nissan dealer (Ancasters Bromley) who give a cheaper and better service than the mobile mechanic I used to use for years often not even charging me for stuff that only needed a quick adjustment.
    2nded
    Rip off artists.

    We got the car up on the ramps and need you to authorise the work.
    Nope put it back together again.
    Well it is dangerous as the disks are 0.01mm undersized.
    Get stuffed mate put it back together.
    And the brake pipes are corroded
    Funny passed an mot 2 days previous
    Only an advisory on tyres

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    Cool thanks gents. I will get the motor booked in for a look at the breaks etc. I'm a specialist in my field but your Right I should take it to a motor specialist and not be a t--t lol
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