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Mirage brake replacement necessary?

Asked by Cristina Capratsis

I had my one-year service on my Mitsubishi Mirage at the dealership where I bought it. I have a fixed-price service agreement and had been told they will always try to sell you things you may not necessarily need.

My car had done just under 15,000km and they rang to tell me my front brake pads needed replacing. I queried how was this possible after just this distance, as it's a three-cylinder so it's not as if I've been hooning around in it.

I am a middle-aged female so I guess they thought I was too stupid to know any better.

I declined, then had it looked at independently after picking it up and the brake pads still have about 50 per cent left in them.

Just a warning, mostly to women I suppose, not to trust everything you are told.

Answered by CarsGuide

25 Jul 2016 Paul Gover

Your story is getting far too common and, trust me, it's not just women who are being taken in by some unscrupulous dealers.

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