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    A Question of Brakes and saving money

    Morning All - new to this forum, I have had my 2016 Touareg R-Line since 2016 got it new ! now I got stung by VW around 20k miles ago when they charged me 400 quid to change the front brake pads, now that I am at 43k miles I fear that the same will happen again so being proactive and looking to save money my plan is to get these service items purchased and put on at a cheaper garage. Eurocarparts currently has there monthly 50% of brakes sale and I can get everything front discs, rear discs, and pads for both for sub 380 quid ! seems good to me. They are Pagid and the ordering seems simple as they call out the front discs as if you have red calipers they are different and I think were for the V10 possibly. So whats everyone's thoughts on Pagid units ? anyone had any issues ?

    Once I add fitting I could save a load of money and invest that in a new set of tyres.

    Cheers
    Richard

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    Pagid are very good, genuine VW pads are always very expensive but VW have their own ECO range which are half the normal price.
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    Pagid , very good for dust .


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    Hehe, you didnt seen my dust. If i wouldnt be worried about excessive dirt from brake pads i would go for pagid for sure but now im considering to change next time for ceramic ones

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    Future legislation will rule out dusty OE pads .

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    I think future cars will rule out disc brakes, I can see manufacturers going back to drums but back plate sealed with dust recovery ducting because the under used cast iron discs on recuperation charging use go rusty and so fail the MOT test and also the dust aspect to stop us breathing it.
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    Sounds viable , never found an issue despite old tech with Ford keeping rear drums .

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