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Re: Brake disc prices..
I remember reading in a Sunday newspaper years ago (no, not the Sunday Sport
) a consumer article about counterfeit branded car components being sold at very cheap prices and being of very poor quality. Needless to say many of these came from developing countries overseas.
I don't know to what degree this kind of problem still remains, but really the only way to ensure the parts you buy are of reasonable quality is to only buy from recognised national chains or dealerships. I believe I'm right in saying that manufacturers also sell to parts distrubutors on an 'own label' basis like your supermarket food brands so maybe this is where larger savings on quality products can be found.
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Renault Trafic 1.7 Petrol Vauxhall Astra 1.4i & in bits Triumph Bonneville T140E & H-D XLH1200