Can anyone help
Just had 3rd service on a 01 punto to be told yet again the pads are v low.
Had original set changed after 18 months and 16000 miles and was told then
it was due to weather condition that pads had stuck on. Now with 31000 on
clock and only 15 months on from when they were last changed to be told they
need replacing again seems a little strange if not frustrating. as warranty
is up in couple of weeks wondering if anyone could shed any light on the
subject. Garage is a fiat dealership so pads aren't cheap
Seems like you either drive with one foot on the brake pedal or perhaps the
calipers are sticking causing the pads to wear quite rapidly. They should
concentrate on freeing up the calipers and lubricating the sliders.
As for the pads being expensive from Fiat, well i think Fiats pads are very
reasonably priced compared to other manufacturers prices.
I do my own servicing (most of it anyway) and for the last service I bought
most of the required parts from Halfords, the rest from Fiat. I was shocked
to find out that I should have bought everything from Fiat because their
prices for original parts were actually lower than Halford's 3rd party
I've got a 2000 Punto Sporting 16V and it has done 74100 kms. now. Haven't
changed any important parts so far, including no new brakepads. Though i use
the brakes "rally style" (late braking). Exhaust is coming up now. Should be
no problem after 4 years i guess.
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