You might remember (and if not its right there below this post…) that I had three warning lights on my dash recently: brake pads, traction control, and flat tyre. Well I am happy to say that I am now warning-light free:

It took three trips to Pep Boys to get it fixed though.

  1. Got the brakes done, front and back, all lights remained on
  2. After a couple of weeks there was this bad sounding crunching noise from the rear right when I braked so I took it back. They discovered that a bolt in the brake caliper was broken. They replaced it. Noise gone. I mentioned that the brake pad light was still on and asked if they had perhaps not replaced the sensor wires. They ordered wires.
  3. About 150 miles after the bolt was fixed, the DSC and tyre warning lights went out
  4. Back to Pep Boys for the sensor wires. Final light out.

Sure seemed like a lot of effort to get brakes done, but the cost for both sets of brakes was about the same price I paid for one set at the MINI garage I usually go to. Car is driving just great.