We have gone for this and it is genuinely a fantastic deal. As it says, buy one set of pads or shoes and the rest are free for life, no quibbles. It's also transferable so it is genuinely for life. We were a little wary about having this done at Halfords but they've been brilliant.halfords.com/car…tml
Their blurb below...
Our Brakes4Life offer is designed to encourage you to keep your brakes in good condition. Simply buy brake pads and shoes at Halfords Autocentres and you'll never have to pay to replace them again.
With Brakes4Life, you only pay for your first set of brake pads or brake shoes. We will supply and fit all future brake pads or shoes when you need them, free of charge.
This unique offer is transferable to all future cars you own - saving the average driver £1,600 over their driving lifetime!
How do I get Brakes4Life?Book a Free Brake Check
to get started. Your technician will inspect the condition of your existing brakes and advise if replacement pads and shoes are needed. When you purchase your first set of brake pads and shoes from us you will be offered the opportunity to join Brakes4Life.
We will supply and fit your next set of brake pads or shoes when you need them, free of charge. You do not need a yearly service or check to maintain your lifetime replacement, although we recommend that you keep your car in good condition.
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I was lucky I took it in for the 2nd set of pads but did not mention the guarantee.
When they said it really needs new discs as well I told them I could not really afford that at this time and would they just do the pads. Reluctantly they agreed.
When I collected and they issued me the bill I pulled my brakes for life guarantee out of my pocket. You should have seen their face. They said it’s not on our system? I said well I have the document here. Thanks I’ll have my car keys please. Goodbye
You must carry out all other brake repairs (to brake discs, drums, cables and hydraulics) found during an inspection or service within 10 days to continue to claim the free replacement.
They will say you need new disks/calipers/brake hoses. Leaving you with big bills.
I'd rather pay a garage you trust to sort your brakes.
Classic "bait" deal from Halfords. I hope it works out for you, OP. Play them at their own game - as emmatthew did.
I had break pads and discs fitted a year or so ago.
I think I need my pads replaced now. Told me I didn't opt in at the time?
Assuming you get through two sets of pads for each set of discs, and that they can swap a set of pads in less than half an hour, they're making a calculated risk that you'll need other work doing, or you just won't get through pads that quickly.
That said I'd be curious as to what they'd use as criteria for other stuff needing to be done. If your discs are badly lipped, or you've got a rust on the face caused by an obviously sticky caliper, then fair enough. If they had a little surface rust around the side circumference of the disc, not so much. (edited)