Info:- Checking the Wheels and brakes

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Inspect each tyre to ensure wear is even across the whole tread width although it is not unusual for the inner edge of the rear tyres to wear quicker. Heavy wear to the outer edges is typical when the car has been used on a trackday.

It will be very hard to access brake pad life whilst the wheels are fitted, but have a feel of the disc surface. Heavy scoring of the disc surface and/or an excessive lip on the outer edge of the disc, means a disc and pad change is on the cards. The buying price should be adjusted accordingly.

Alloy wheel condition has a large impact on the overall appearance of the a car. Scabby looking wheels can be refurbished at a cost of around £50+vat per wheel. A set of wheels in good condition can tell you a lot about the previous owners care for the car.

PeteJ

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