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Brake Discs Worn Out Already?

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Newbie and total novice here looking for some advice.

I took my LS 2011 for an interim service on Saturday and was shocked to be told that my front brake discs are dangerously worn andneeded replacing along with new pads, to the tune of £350.

Now my car is rarely driven, only atweekends and hasn’t even reached 20k miles so I was a bit suspicious. and so googled it when I got home and foundout that this garage have a reputation for mis-selling brake discs and pads tounsuspecting customers.

The guy said that they had worn down to24.5mm when they shouldn’t be thinner than 26mm. Can someone help me? Is it possible that this has happened aftersuch a low mileage, and if so, am I crazy to drive it a bit longer. I can’t afford that much money beforeChristmas and don’t have any problems with the brakes at all.

I think he just saw a woman coming in andis trying to pull a fast one, but obviously won’t take a chance if it’s asdangerous as he was saying.

Any advice welcome!
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Typically when brakes are dangerously low there are some signs of an issue.... Most noticeably being the loud screeching or grinding sounds when you press the brake pedal along with some possible pulsation felt in the brake pedal. There may also be diminished stopping power compared to new.

Brake life really vary's on route, driver and how hard and fast you use them. With that said i would expect most people to easily get 40,000 miles or more. I had 95,000 miles on my cruze and still had all the original brakes, and the pads looked about 3/4 thickness of new.
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