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Frequently asked questions
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How do I know if my brake pads are worn?

Brake pads make a distinctive noise when they need to be replaced. You may hear a screeching or squealing noise that doesn’t go away when you release the pedal. When braking, listen for a grumbling or grinding sound from your .
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Do my brake pads need replacing if they are worn?

Ignoring the noises your brakes are making can lead to an expensive repair job that includes new calipers and discs (sometimes called ‘rotors’). And, of course, worn pads reduce your ’s stopping power.
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How do I know if my brake discs are worn or warped?

Typically brake discs don’t need to be replaced as often as brake pads. However worn brake pads pressing against a brake disc can cause increased wear or ‘scoring’ of the surface - which is why it’s so important to replace pads when you spot signs of wear.
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How far can I drive on warped or worn brake discs?

Worn or warped brake discs will affect your ability to stop your . This is serious, so we’d always advise you to get your brake discs replaced as soon as you notice they are worn.
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How dangerous are warped brake discs?

The vibrations caused by warped brake discs can damage calipers, bolts, brake pads and other essential components of your 's braking system. Given that an effective braking system is essential for road safety, brake wear cannot be ignored.

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How much does Brake Pads and Discs cost?

The cost of a Brake Pads and Discs can vary depending on your car due to differences in labour time and parts needed. Take a look below at the average quote on WhoCanFixMyCar.com for some of the top car makes.


Brake Pads and Discs Cost by Car Make
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Vauxhall£159.43
Ford£164.86
BMW£220.33
Volkswagen£172.25
Renault£176.99
Peugeot£159.26
Citroen£169.98
Audi£207.06
Mercedes£215.42
Toyota£162.36
Nissan£177.46
MINI£175.54
Volvo£220.06

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 23/08/2017 and 21/11/2017.

Brake Pads and Brake Discs

A brake, or brake pad is a system that safely enables a car to stop. Brakes get rid of the kinetic energy that helps the car move, which is done by using force of friction to convert this motion of energy into heat. Your car's braking system is made up of the following components: Brake discs, which spin with your car's wheels, Brake Pads, which push on the discs to slow the car, Brake Calipers which hold, and push, the pads, Brake Lines (or 'Hoses') which carry Brake Fluid, and your Brake Master Cylinder and Servo, which work to amplify the effort you use when pushing the brake pedal. Wear or failure of any one of these components will cause braking problems, requiring repair.

Modern cars have brakes on all four wheels which are operated by a hydraulic system and are made up of several components all of which are subject to stress which could result in breakage.

The front brakes in a car are typically the ones which play the greater part in bringing a car to stop as the weight of the car is thrown forward every time the vehicle comes to a stop.

There are different systems used for braking from one car to the next which suits the needs of the vehicle size and function.

The common hydraulic system uses fluid to apply pressure to pistons in the car close to its wheels to bring the car to a halt.

Some cars also have power brake assistance which helps to reduce the amount of effort required to apply stopping power.

If you need to have your brakes repaired there are several issues that could have caused the problem and several things that could be affected.

If you suspect you need your brakes repaired but your car is still drivable, there are some symptoms which could give you clues as to what the problem is.

The brakes are often the noisiest part of a car if there is an issue which means you should be able to hear a problem which cannot be said of many other broken car parts. Therefore noticing the need for a car brake repair should be pretty obvious.

Brake Pads and Discs Replacement Cost

A brake change can vary in cost depending on what exactly you are having done but the average price is around £180. A brake pad replacement will cost less than replacing brake pads and discs. This is because the cost of brake pads is less than the cost to replace brake pads and brake discs. Brake discs replacement is more expensive because the brake discs cost more than brake pads and usually brake pads are changed at the same time brake discs are changed.

New brake pads can vary in price depending on the brand used, so make sure you ask your mechanic what brand of parts they are using. Remember, cheapest is often not the best!

A brake service is offered by some garages and often comprises of a quick check of all the components involved with powering your brakes before concluding whether or not replacing brake pads, brake discs or both is the best course of action. Often a brake service will cost you nothing but can cost a small amount for the garages time. But if the garage finds a problem, they will often waive the brake service cost if you have the worked completed with them. The brake repair cost is what makes it worthwhile the garage waiving the fee for the brake service. Although your Brake Pads or Discs may not need replacing there are other brake repairs that may be required.

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Finding a mechanic you can trust to do a good job and charge a fair price, is not always easy which is why we have simplified the process.

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Signs that your Brake Pads and Discs need Replacing

  • Metallic grinding noise
  • Squeaking
  • Fading of low brake pedal
  • Pulling to one side

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