Should the dealer pay to replace the faulty brakes on a used car I bought five months ago?

I purchased a 65-plate Skoda Octavia vRS 230 from Skoda Watford in November last year and while I love the car there's been a grinding sound when driving and braking since purchase. I had the car in for a service at Skoda Croydon on Thursday last week and asked them to investigate the sound, which they say is being caused by rust on the edges of the front brake discs. I'd need front pads and discs to rectify at a cost of £275. Would it be reasonable to expect Skoda Watford to repair this as a pre-existing fault? If not, would having the work done at an independent garage to save a bit of money but void my warranty?

Asked on 15 April 2017 by GSte

Answered by Honest John
Yes. It is reasonable to expect the supplying dealer to replace the front discs and pads FoC because their poor condition preceded your purchase of the car. If they won't, have them replaced by another Skoda dealer and make a www.gov.uk/make-court-claim-for-money/overview/ against them for the cost.
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