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Premium Breaks - Worth it or NOT

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I just got the Falcon back from it's first service at 15k and the advisor told me i'll need to have the breaks replaced before the next service. About 20,000km.

The Premium breaks cost $280 a pair and i'm blatently pissed off about having to replace them every 20,000km's

Considering i do about 30,000km per year, i estimate maintaining the breaks will cost me about $840 per annum.

ARRRGGGGGGGGGGGGGG. NOT HAPPY JAN!!!

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Re: Premium Breaks - Worth it or NOT

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Considering i do about 30,000km per year, i estimate maintaining the breaks will cost me about $840 per annum.

ARRRGGGGGGGGGGGGGG. NOT HAPPY JAN!!!

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Cheap! I know of another T-Series owning FF member that recently paid nearly double that to have his brakes replaced.:dead:

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Grunter,

Did you have yours replaced under warranty?

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Stupid question but what about my Ford Warranty? I'm not going to jeopardise it am I?

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I thought we were talking about insurance or something but now I realise it's all about Premium Brakes. My front rotors are wearing heavily and the rotors have started to get surface cracking. I have not flogged the car on the brakes too hard either. However, the car stops very well and having fitted Green Stuff pads for a short time I'd stick with the Ford stuff.

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