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Just had my 3.0tdi Q5 (2016) given its first 'free' service, though was told I would have to pay £80 for the brake fluid to be changed so not quite "free".

No warning lights on dash but they recommended I have the rear pads changed and quoted £235.

Could such a job be trusted to Kwik-Fit or a local mechanic?

ECP show good deals on buying the pads...these prices don't reflect the 40% discount available:

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Is that pads and discs? They ought to have given you a link to a video showing your worn pads and remaining thickness of disc.

I would not let Kwik-fit near my car.
 

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Yes rear pads only, they said they were 80% worn, no warning lights yet showing for wear indicators.
 

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Rear pads have no sensors (only fronts). Don't use Kwik-Fit!! Buy the pads and change them yourself or get a good local independent to change them for you. Preferably an Audi specialist.
 
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The brake lights do come only on for front brake pad wear as far as I know. The rear wears more on Audi. I had my rear brake pairs changed at 24k miles by an indy Audi specialist using oem Audi parts for £95. Audi quoted around £210.
 
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Thanks folk, a very local garage that looked after my Z3 has offered:

For us to supply and fit rear pads is £152.
For us to fit only is £72.

So I think I will have a browse at ECP and take their £72 offer!

Car has done 30K by the way with no trace on the history report of any changes being done to the rear pads so possibly these are the originals.
 
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