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Old 16th July 2015, 23:23   #1
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I own an Audi Q7 2013 model. Its been with me for two good years and it has a mileage of 23000 KMS. Now here's the thing, yesterday i dropped the vehicle for its 2nd servicing, got a quote of 35000rs. Thats fine with me, but i was told the front pads could work for only another 500 kms, while the rear ones for 2500 kms. And if i do wish to replace them , it would cost me 60000 RS

Do they actually cost that much? and 23000 kms for them to wear out?
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Hi Guys,

I own an Audi Q7 2013 model. Its been with me for two good years and it has a mileage of 23000 KMS. Now here's the thing, yesterday i dropped the vehicle for its 2nd servicing, got a quote of 35000rs. Thats fine with me, but i was told the front pads could work for only another 500 kms, while the rear ones for 2500 kms. And if i do wish to replace them , it would cost me 60000 RS

Do they actually cost that much? and 23000 kms for them to wear out?
60 Grand for brake pads is simply outrageous.

The problem with Audi is there is no comprehensive service package like BSI that offers bumper to bumper protection. Although Audi offers Audi Secure, i think it doesn't provide coverage for many things (brakepads included). I'am willing to be corrected if this is not the case. May be you should try 3rd party insurance from players like ICICI that covers everything bumper to bumper to avoid such hassles.
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60000 is way too much. Genuine Q7 pads costs around 15000 a pair at max. So front and rear should come up to maximum 30000. Ask the service centre guys to give you a proper break up of the cost.
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60 Grand for brake pads is simply outrageous.

The problem with Audi is there is no comprehensive service package like BSI that offers bumper to bumper protection. Although Audi offers Audi Secure, i think it doesn't provide coverage for many things (brakepads included). I'am willing to be corrected if this is not the case. May be you should try 3rd party insurance from players like ICICI that covers everything bumper to bumper to avoid such hassles.
Does anyone give package for brakes pads? Interesting if they do!

I have heard that its costly and anyway, dont you get a bill for all the work?
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Does anyone give package for brakes pads? Interesting if they do!
I have read on our forum that with topmost packages like BSI (ultimate?) all you need to spend are for the diesel and tyres (incase they go bad) during the period of coverage. Again I'am willing to be corrected.
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Ask the service center individual cost of front and rear brake pads and the labor cost. You will come to know if they are fudging the numbers.

Also there are lots of after market options in ceramic pads which will not cost you more than 20K front and rear put together. There are also Brembo after market pads available easily.I have read that Brembo is the OEM for Audi Q7 2008 model onwards. . Find a competent garage who deals with high end german cars and get them replaced.

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lol .. is this all there is to it.

http://www.ebay.com/bhp/audi-q7-brake-pads
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Being an expensive and premier vehicle, I believe the Q7 should come with a brake-pad wear sensor, which enables a warning to be displayed in the instrument cluster. I believe the brake-pads should then have a maximum life of about 300 kms (to the best of my knowledge).

Are you getting any warning in the cluster (assuming the Q7) has this feature? You might also want to check with an independent specialist garage.

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If you do not have a warranty on your car, i'd suggest some independent workshop for such basic stuff. Genuine Audi brake pads from grey market will definitely cost a fraction of what the Audi guys have quoted here.

For example the Audi Q5 below has had a gearbox failure, it's sitting at an independent workshop near my place waiting for the parts to arrive from Dubai. Better than spending a fortune on Audi's official estimate i'd say.
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60000 is way too much. Genuine Q7 pads costs around 15000 a pair at max. So front and rear should come up to maximum 30000. Ask the service centre guys to give you a proper break up of the cost.
I am definitely asking for a break up of the bill costing, but to be honest its a no win situation arguing with them.

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lol .. is this all there is to it.

http://www.ebay.com/bhp/audi-q7-brake-pads
haha, i have already seen these prices and then wondered what would be the profit Audi service centers be minting. Unbelievable !!

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If you do not have a warranty on your car, i'd suggest some independent workshop for such basic stuff. Genuine Audi brake pads from grey market will definitely cost a fraction of what the Audi guys have quoted here.

For example the Audi Q5 below has had a gearbox failure, it's sitting at an independent workshop near my place waiting for the parts to arrive from Dubai. Better than spending a fortune on Audi's official estimate i'd say.
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I know, it costs a fortune, if it was my civic or a polo, i would have hesitated by knocking the doors of an independent workshop. But would it be wise with a car of this price tag to divert it from genuine workshop? confused to be honest. by the way have already paid for two year warranty, so its out if question now.

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Being an expensive and premier vehicle, I believe the Q7 should come with a brake-pad wear sensor, which enables a warning to be displayed in the instrument cluster. I believe the brake-pads should then have a maximum life of about 300kms (to the best of my knowledge).

Are you getting any warning in the cluster (assuming the Q7) has this feature? You might also want to check with an independent specialist garage.
No the indicator light hasn't gone on yet, but i am told it would take another 500 kms for the lights to go on. But the problem is , i have already scheduled 2000 kms travelling in this coming week, so out of no options i may have to consider changing the pads from Audi (atleast the front ones) instead of looking for a garage and ordering the parts.


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If you do not have a warranty on your car, i'd suggest some independent workshop for such basic stuff. Genuine Audi brake pads from grey market will definitely cost a fraction of what the Audi guys have quoted here.

For example the Audi Q5 below has had a gearbox failure, it's sitting at an independent workshop near my place waiting for the parts to arrive from Dubai. Better than spending a fortune on Audi's official estimate i'd say.
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That's what people who have contact in Middle East do.
The Q7 4.2TDi need more frequent brake pad changes and this guy I have heard of gets it from DXB and a very decent rate.
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If they have quoted you Rs 60k, just for the brake pads then you should be looking somewhere else.

May be they are also changing the discs and the brake sensors along with it. Get that checked too. If all these parts are changed then the quote looks fine.

Recently when my X1 went in for a change of brake pads. But they ended up changing all the brake pads, discs and sensors. Its a blessing to have the BSI
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What you should do is get a break-up from this dealer, and a quote from another Audi dealer or two. Since your car has extended warranty coverage, you have no choice but to use the authorised shops only. These premium brands can seriously rip you off - legally - on some scheduled replacements.

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Does anyone give package for brakes pads?
Yep, BMW's all-inclusive packages include the brake pads as well.
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Lemme give a small comparison here. My accent's front break pads (left and right) will cost around INR 4500. However Verna's front break pads costs half of it, plus the verna's brakes are effective than accent. But accent's brake pads lasts longer than verna's. Why higher price for a less effective one? Answer lies in the materials used. Brake pads of newer models have a different design and to be compatible with effectiveness, superior materials are used but they face frequent wear and tear.

I am sure Audi might be using best materials for effectiveness for which cost you pay is frequent changing.
Could it be possible that Audi changes brake pads along with the discs? Because the second set of brake pads wont last long if discs are not changed. so they might be going with all new - new brake pads with new discs.
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Brake pad wear sensor is usually integrated in the pad itself. Its nothing but a piece of wire. As soon as the pads wear out till the sensor/wire, it comes in contact with the metal on the disc and thattriggers the light on the dash.

They might have given you a quote for pads + discs. In which case Audi will usually charge that much for a Q7 full brake set. Given the car has done only 23k kms I would be surprised to see the discs wearing out. Its ok for just the pads to go in 20k odd kms.

You can still get the job done outside or import parts for half the cost though. Considering your car is still in warranty - better pay that amount after asking for a full break up of the quote.

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