I recently had my 55 plate Vauxhall Corsa serviced. On the service invoice, it stated that the front brake disc and pads needed to be replaced as they were worn. The car has covered only 19,500 miles. It has always been serviced at main dealers, in accordance with the service schedule. Is it usual for discs to last such a short time? Would I be justified in asking Vauxhall for a contribution?
Paradoxically, the less a car is used the greater the wear on the discs because they rust all the time and if it is not cleaned off by the pads the rust builds up. But I still think this is an unacceptably poor life for the discs so you should seek some goodwill from Vauxhall. Half the parts cost would be reasonable.
Answered by Honest John on