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Re: Advice on Warped Brake Discs

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.....We are talking about warped discs, which were not new and freshly fitted, they had a good few miles on them.
I promise you, I'm not deliberately being argumentative, I'm merely pointing out that LilK stated, she took the car into the dealership and the brakes were apparently fine. She drives the car a short distance from the dealership and there's a problem. If there wasn't a problem before the car went in and the problem was immediately noticeable on driving the car away from the dealership, it isn't unreasonable to assume something has happend in the interim. That's all I'm saying!
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I promise you, I'm not deliberately being argumentative, I'm merely pointing out that LilK stated, she took the car into the dealership and the brakes were apparently fine. She drives the car a short distance from the dealership and there's a problem. If there wasn't a problem before the car went in and the problem was immediately noticeable on driving the car away from the dealership, it isn't unreasonable to assume something has happend in the interim. That's all I'm saying!

My entire point is that it's irrelevant, because brake discs are still not a warranty item which is the argument in hand.

Brake discs warp this is not something a dealer can set up to happen after you've left the dealer, and the warranty company will not pay out on warped discs, it's as simple as that, that's that what I've said over and over but you're arguing about something else it seems
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Re: Advice on Warped Brake Discs

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My entire point is that it's irrelevant, because brake discs are still not a warranty item which is the argument in hand.

Brake discs warp this is not something a dealer can set up to happen after you've left the dealer, and the warranty company will not pay out on warped discs, it's as simple as that, that's that what I've said over and over but you're arguing about something else it seems
With respect, I think you've misinterpreted my posts completely. I couldn't in fact give a monkies about the fact brake discs aren't covered under warranty. It still wouldn't stop me from trying to make a claim, but that's just me, I'm a pain in the arse!

The point I was making and I repeat again, is there was apparently nothing wrong with the brakes when the car went into the dealership and the car had seemingly barely made it out of the dealership when the problem manifested itself. Personally, I'd have been inclined to turn right back round there and then and go straight back to the dealership to raise the issue, but we're not here to pass judgement on another owner's decision.

Clearly, the dealership cannot 'set up' a warped disc scenario and I wasn't implying they did. Neither LilK, you, nor I know for a fact that the discs were warped in the first place, it's all third hand stuff, just as we don't know whether or not the car was taken out on a test drive and the discs were inadvertently warped by the person road testing the vehicle if indeed it was ever properly road tested after the gear stick fault. It's all supposition. We're merely guided by what LilK was allegedly told and has relayed to us all.

As someone else posted and something I have often done myself in the past, ask for the old parts back, something you're perfectly entitled to do (unless the parts are replaced under warranty in which case they will be retained for inspection/fault diagnosis by the manufacturer) otherwise they are still in fact your property, so you can inspect the parts yourself or get another opinion. Whether you get the actual parts off your vehicle back, is another matter.

I'm sad to say, I've been to garages where the Service Manager/garage owner had downright blatently lied to me or made something up as a cause for an issue that wasn't there in the first place, the best exampe being, 'Sir, the front shock absorbers on your Austin Metro need changing because they're leaking'. If you know your vehicles, you'll know that the Metro didn't have front shock absorbers/struts like most standard road vehicles, it had hydragas/hydrolastic suspension which occasionally needed to be 'pumped up' to return it to optimum performance, something I knew anyway. For someone who doesn't know cars, this type of BS is an easy money maker because it is basically treating the owner like they're a moron.

So yes, I am cynical, but occasionally, and I'm not implying the dealership in this case was, some garages could actually be the cause of problems that weren't there in the first place, after all, no one is perfect! or indeed they might be economical with the truth just to cover their own rear ends where they've actually been at fault.

You may not agree with my views or my cynisism, but there it is.
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