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comment GPS dashboard mount replacement?
Had the same idea! Would you mind checking my update above? Thanks Gabriel
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revised GPS dashboard mount replacement?
added update with more pics and better explanation
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Aug
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comment GPS dashboard mount replacement?
That one does work in fact, I just wouldn't be able to use the traffic service, which would be a shame. I've managed to hack my dock a little bit. Let me post an update
Aug
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comment GPS dashboard mount replacement?
Hi Gabriel. I'm confused by that! I can see it could fit in the current holes I have on my dashboard, but then what? Can't particularly see how it'd fix the wiring :X Cheers
Aug
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asked GPS dashboard mount replacement?
Aug
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comment Got a call from the mechanic saying I need new disc brakes. Can I buy them online instead?
Just as update, I had a chat with the mechanic yesterday when picking up my car, and he said if I can find it cheaper online, he'd be happy to fit them for me! He even gave me brand names for the best parts, so I don't buy something crappy. Thanks once again
Aug
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comment Got a call from the mechanic saying I need new disc brakes. Can I buy them online instead?
Good to know, thank you very much for your insight!
Aug
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comment Got a call from the mechanic saying I need new disc brakes. Can I buy them online instead?
Clearly not "unanswerable", as I got 4 answers. The question is more on the market nowadays. It's commonplace to buy a stereo online, but not in a shop. My question was: is that logic ok when applied to more important car components, such as brakes?
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accepted Got a call from the mechanic saying I need new disc brakes. Can I buy them online instead?
Aug
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comment Got a call from the mechanic saying I need new disc brakes. Can I buy them online instead?
They just quoted £300 for front disc brakes + pads. £140 for just the pads. Seems excessive when compared to online prices. If I bought the pads for £25, had them fitted for £70, that's still £50 cheaper just for the pads. Online is changing how a lot of people do shopping, I just wanted to know how that applied to car parts.
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comment Got a call from the mechanic saying I need new disc brakes. Can I buy them online instead?
You seem to be very passionate about this, but ultimately you don't answer my question. We're not talking about $10 difference in price, or even $50. We're talking about a $200 difference for the brake pads alone! Some overhead...
Aug
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comment Got a call from the mechanic saying I need new disc brakes. Can I buy them online instead?
That's very interesting, thanks. The same mechanic just fitted a wing mirror I bought online, so they should do the same for brake pads, I think! I have not heard of wear warranty for parts in the UK, so it might not be a thing here!
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asked Got a call from the mechanic saying I need new disc brakes. Can I buy them online instead?
Aug
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comment Which engine part is this?
Found it. I'm getting it fixed as we speak. Thanks a lot! :)
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accepted Which engine part is this?
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