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File: April 2012

DIY Rear Discs at 35,500 miles
28 April 2012 - Filed under: Repairs + Servicing

The rear discs on the MINI pitted excessively whilst the car was standing for a while recently. Despite my best efforts the pitting wasn’t going away under braking. Given that the annual MOT was just around the corner and I’d skimped and not replaced the discs when I replaced the pads recently I decided the […]

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Miscellaneous at 35,000 miles
7 April 2012 - Filed under: Repairs + Servicing

A few recent costs: Insurance – £346 Tax – £115 Tyre – £109 Cheapest year yet for insurance, despite adding my girlfriend who has only just been driving for two years, protected my no claims bonus and reinstating commuting use. The tyre was to replace a slow puncture I spotted in one of the rear […]

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