how much do brake pads cost on average?

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i have done nearly 32k miles in my Citroen C1 and i need the brake pads changing.

how much will just new front brake pads cost to replace and fit, on average? i'd just like a price in my head so i will know if someone will try to rip me off!

thanks in advance
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  • slyracoon
    slyracoon Posts: 428 Forumite
    edited 4 January 2011 at 12:47PM
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    Parts probably about £20 and upto 1 hour of labour (around £50). Total ~£70, double it if your going to a main dealer.

    However you might also need the disks changing (and even if you don't the garage will probably try and sell you them).
  • TEDDYRUKSPIN
    TEDDYRUKSPIN Posts: 1,528 Forumite
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    slyracoon wrote: »
    Parts probably about £20 and upto 1 hour of labour (around £50). Total ~£70, double it if your going to a main dealer.

    However you might also need the disks changing (and even if you don't the garage will probably try and sell you them).

    Sounds about right the above. In the region of total £60 to upto £120.
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  • wba31
    wba31 Posts: 2,189 Forumite
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    do kwik fit still have the lifetime guarentee on brakes? meaning as long as you own the car they'll change them?
  • wealdroam
    wealdroam Posts: 19,181 Forumite
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    wba31 wrote: »
    do kwik fit still have the lifetime guarentee on brakes? meaning as long as you own the car they'll change them?
    For a definitive answer, ask Kwik Fit?
  • dava123
    dava123 Posts: 50 Forumite
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    get some pads from halfords and do them yourself,they are quite easy.
  • Stigy
    Stigy Posts: 1,581 Forumite
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    I'd factor in a disc change too, bearing in mind the mileage of the car. The discs might not be worn to excess, but most decent garages will want to replace the discs as well, so as to retain optimum braking performance. If they say they wont just do the pads, it's probably them being sensible as opposed to trying to rip you off!

    For discs & pads you're looking at about £120 - £150 supply and fit, off the top of my head.
  • HiTo
    HiTo Posts: 106 Forumite
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    Don't know if Citroen use the same labour times but for a 107..

    Replace the brake pads 0.80 of an hour.

    Replace discs and pads 0.90 of an hour.
  • forgotmyname
    forgotmyname Posts: 32,572 Forumite
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    Free pads for life is just a way to get your car back for more work. I guess every pad change will require new
    discs which are extra of course. If you dont get new discs your lifetime warranty is void.
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  • RishiC
    RishiC Posts: 39 Forumite
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    Save money on them, get them for ecp, alot cheaper then the dealers

    https://www.eurocarparts.com
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