Hi all. Hi all. Been quoted £219 for front brake pads fitted,by my local Alfa specialists in Peterborough. Would like to know what you guys have been paying.
the pads only have about 6mm of flesh when new, so you'll have to check. they look almost finished but have 4mm left.Thats interesting. Ive only done 20k. Came up on the mot the other day. How long are they supposed to last on average? My other half drives it most of the time..like a 1.2 Vauxhall astra. ?
Bought mine at 14000 to. How can mine need changing at 20000?? Seems a bit odd. May get a second opinion me thinks .I bought my car with 14k miles on the clock and still don't need to replace the front brake pads, my car is now at 50k miles and I think Electronic Q2 etc has saved me a fortune in tyres and brake pads. I have a genuine set of pads to fit when I need to!
The electronic Q2 increases wear on the brake pads, as it will brake wheels independently of each other to simulate a proper Q2 diff.I bought my car with 14k miles on the clock and still don't need to replace the front brake pads, my car is now at 50k miles and I think Electronic Q2 etc has saved me a fortune in tyres and brake pads. I have a genuine set of pads to fit when I need to!
TBH you are probably right about the brake pads, but I'm sure it's saved me some tyre life, my old 147 115bhp jtd used to eat tyres with the ASR switched off, I used to love sliding the front of that car! It's feels very uncomfortable in the G and so I tend to drive smoother and probably faster thinking more about corner speed and input throttle. But going back to brake pads, I don't think they get an easy life with me and I reckon I will get to about 55k before I need to fit the first set of pads to the front wheels. Maybe I'm just getting older and don't go so fast anymore?The electronic Q2 increases wear on the brake pads, as it will brake wheels independently of each other to simulate a proper Q2 diff.
I agree with your comments about the EQ2, but have never felt that the steering gives no feedback in the 147 or the G? Given that we both have the same engined car what size wheels and make of tyres have you got? I have only ever driven the diesel engined versions of the Giulietta but love the pointyness and confidence that the chassis provides.I am not sure.
To be honest I don't like the sensation that the electronic Q2 gives when it is in operation, so I tend to slow down on corners.
I don't know whether to trust it to keep the car on the road or not.
The fact that the steering gives zero information about how much grip the tyres have probably makes the situation worse as well.