<blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:<hr /><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Pascs:
<strong>I assumed that when I have just spent approximately £80 on a set of brake pads that I'm not going to get pads designed for going to the shops.
I drive hard but not that hard - the standard Alfa pads were significantly better than the Red Dot pads.
Maybe they needed a different method for bedding in or something. But when I'm fast approaching the back end of a pickup truck and the pads are not working I can't say I feel like trusting them again. And judging by some of the comments made on this site I’m not the only one.
If I can find the receipt for the pads then I can check the type since there are no markings on the pad themselves. I haven’t actually thrown the pads in the bin its just an expression but once I get my new pads I can’t see the point to keep them – I certainly don’t intend to use them.</strong><hr /></blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Dear Pascs,
Thanks for the information. We are highly concerned about the fact that all Red Dot brake pads are clearly marked on the backing plate with: Reference number, Mix number, tracebility and Homologation number and off course the Red Dot Logo. If, as you stated, no markings appeared on the brake pads, I am enclined to believe that you havent been supplied 'original' Red Dot pads.
Would it be possible for you to let us know where and when you have originally purchased them??
Your help in making this matter to land would be most appreciated.