I still don't know why you don't just get yourself on eurocarparts, order a couple of sets of pads and spend an hour fitting them?
If you knew your pads were getting low you had plenty of time to get it sorted. Now you're going to have spend extra getting the discs replaced.
I don't know if you need new discs. But if your pads are so worn you can hear metal on metal you likely do. If they are lightly scored you might get away with it but don't drive it until you've replaced the pads.
It's a simple job, no idea why you wouldn't just get it done. Pads cost a pitence in the grand scheme of things.
My friend did this, except it was his front brakes (which I think are more important than the back brakes anyway). He thought that he'd just not get into an accident and that it would be all fine, but on the way to the garage (about 10 miles away) he oversteered a sharp bend and collided with another car. I'm not sure what happened exactly, although I don't think the insurance company paid out (might have been for a different reason). He got in trouble with the police though.
But yeah like others have said, why not save yourself the hassle and just get what you need from eurocarparts, its a pretty simple job anyways.
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