Join Date: May 2005
Location: Exiled in Surrey
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If your brake pads are fitted with wear indicators (many are not), those indicators will operate the warning light well in advance of the pads needing replacement for safety reasons (usually several thousand miles). Brake pad wear indicators tell you that one or more pads are becoming worn, not that the pads are worn out. Also the indicator will be triggered by any single pad, and that pad may not be visible to the MOT inspector unless the wheels are removed, hence the disclaimer about visible parts.
The fact is that the brakes were working satisfactorily at the time the test was carried out - as confirmed by the brake test equipment, that's all the test will guarantee.
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