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The brake system is made up of many components, most vital of which is the brake pads and discs, which enable your car to come to a safe stop.

These parts wear down naturally overtime, making a replacement inevitable at some point in your vehicle’s life-cycle.

The job is relatively inexpensive and straightforward, but necessary for safety.

If you don’t need a full replacement, you can get prices for brake repairs as well as have your suspension inspected as it is a system often impacted by brake problems.


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4 Fab Wheels
651 Jobs Completed
London
4.8 / 5

4 Fab Wheels is a newly formed company based in the heart of Wembley. We own a very large garage which includes a tyre bay, an in-house car wash and valet bay and a bodyshop/accident section complete with a jig and spray paint booths. We also have on-site storage facilities for up to 80 vehicles. Our team of 10 technicians (6 bodywork, 4 mechanical) are all fully qualified and very experienced in their specific field. We have specialist knowledge of German, English and Japanese vehicles, however we do work on all makes and models on a daily basis.

We guarantee all work, and can offer customer a collection and delivery service at an additional cost within 20 miles, as well as the use of our comfortable waiting room which has Wi-Fi and refreshments available.

Auto Solutions East LTD
1608 Jobs Completed
East Kilbride
4.8 / 5

AUTO SOLUTIONS EK Ltd is a family run garage which has been trading for over 25 years Based in East Kilbride, we are a well established and reputable company in the local area. All 3 of our time served technicians are IMI registered. We have the latest snap-on 3D wheel alignmetnt system and snap-on diagnostic equipment We cover East Kilbride and surrounding areas for car servicing and repairs, MOT testing and vehicle breakdown recovery. check our 100% feedback .

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Nest Autos
1240 Jobs Completed
Eccleshill
4.8 / 5

At Nest Autos Ltd we know your car is more than a tool that gets you from A to B, it’s your freedom. Your car lets you complete essential daily activities such as travelling to and from work, buying groceries, and picking up the children from school. You depend on it, so it’s important your car receives quality repairs and service.

When you bring your car to Nest Autos Ltd, we make sure your car leaves trouble-free so you can have your freedom, and your peace of mind. With over 75 years experience repairing and maintaining cars and 3 years combined experience building, engineering and running a racing car our passion for cars is enormous. We know you care about your car, and so do we. Our technicians will strive to ensure you receive the best support and service for you and your car.

We can drop you off where you need to go while we work on your car and pick you up again when the job has been completed.

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Whatts Autos
98 Jobs Completed
York
5.0 / 5

I am a Mobile mechanic that provide the following repairs Services, Engine repairs, Clutches, Brake replacement, Exhausts and Fault finding Diagnostics. No need to drive to a garage the garage comes to you and main dealer trained. I am willing to travel about 25 miles from Full Sutton.

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4.8 / 5

Services provided:

-- Can build and assemble machines or mechanical components according to requirements
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Experience:

Proven experience as Mechanic for 12 years.
Excellent knowledge of machinery and hydraulic, electrical and other systems and their components.
Experienced in using various precision tools (I have equipment to perform most mechanical work).
Will follow established procedures and practices with a strong commitment to health and safety.
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BTEC national diploma motor vehicles (2 year course)
HNC motor vehicles (1 year course)
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4 Cars (up to 8 passenger seats)
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4 Dual purpose vehicles
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5 Private passenger vehicles and ambulances (more than 16 passenger seats)
5 Playbuses
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7 Goods vehicles (over 3,000kg up to 3,500kg design gross weight

Redline Garage Ltd
151 Jobs Completed
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4.9 / 5

Established in 2011, our independent workshop based in Barking Industrial Park is home to a team of highly skilled mechanics who are committed to ensuring every customer receives an exceptional experience. Having access to fantastic diagnostic software allows us to identify any faults swiftly which assists us in getting you back on the road promptly. Being a mechanical and performance specialist means we cover a wide range of services including clutch repairs, brake and exhaust repairs, MOTs, servicing, Hybrid repairs and dual clutch transmissions and much more.

Our garage is well-equipped, so we can accommodate light commercial vehicles and fleet vehicles in addition to a variety of makes and models. We have a customer waiting room where you can enjoy some refreshments from a local store nearby. Conveniently situated near bus routes and Upney Station means you can still go about your day to day activities. All our parts are OE quality and all come with a standard manufacturer warranty.

Galaxy Auto Centre Garage
652 Jobs Completed
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4.8 / 5

Galaxy Auto Centre Garage is based in Welham Green, Hertfordshire, AL9 7DY. We started trading in 2013, and now we have two ramps and two mechanics. We carry out servicing, brake work, exhausts, clutches, manual gearbox re-conditions, welding, timing belt/chain, engine rebuild/replacement.

Heartlands Auto Centre Limited
398 Jobs Completed
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4.8 / 5

We are a family based team that are here to help our customer’s automobile needs. We have been established for over 15 years and have built our products and services over this time.

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Niche Autos LTD
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OFFICE CONTACT NUMBER IS (WAKEFIELD) 362 072 Established for many years, we are a family run business that believes in great customer service to encourage repeat business with every customer. Our pricing is very competitive and all of our mechanics have the best equipment at their disposal to get the job done correctly and efficiently. We undertake all aspects of vehicle repairs, MOT tests, Clutches, Brakes, Exhausts just to name a few as well as very competitive rates on vehicle detailing using only the very best products

Andy Mobile Mechanic
59 Jobs Completed
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5.0 / 5

My name is Andy and I own and run my own mobile mechanic business. Being mobile, I can come to carry out all work at your location of choice, be it at work or home, saving you the hassle of trying to get into a garage. Out of working hours and Sunday appointments are also available. I am a City & Guilds trained mechanic and I am also a BMW master tech having worked there for over 20 years. Having also worked as a roadside assistant helping with breakdowns, as well as at Ford, MINI and Aston Martin/Jaguar/Land Rover I have experience with most makes and models all round.

Continental Motors
1262 Jobs Completed
Leicester
4.8 / 5

Family run independent garage est 1987. Honest & trustworthy helpful staff. Highly reputable garage specialising in MOT's & Servicing/Repairs for all your passenger and light commercial vehicles throughout Leicestershire.

All other repairs undertaken also, including: clutches, brakes, steering & suspension, diagnostics/fault finding, batteries, exhausts, welding, timing belts, light bodywork, Air con servicing & re-gas and 4 wheel computerised alignment to all makes and models.

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MDK Vehicle Repairs Ltd
49 Jobs Completed
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4.8 / 5

Hello
.MDK Vehicle Repairs Ltd offers a mobile solution for your vehicle repairs, some of the services we offer are Alternators, Batteries, Brakes, Drive Belts, Pre-Purchase Vehicle Inspections, Servicing, Starter Motors, Suspension and General Repairs. .Having over 40 years experience in the Motor Trade working in main dealers and large independent garages, I also worked for the RAC for 12 years from 2003 as a patrol and was one of the top 50 patrols in the Company. I am City & Guilds qualified and I keep myself up to date with the latest technology. Quality of work and delivering excellent customer satisfaction is extremely important to me. I work mobile and can come to either your home address or place of work if you require.

I also offer preparation of classic vehicles for touring rallies, for many years I have been the mechanical support on the Liege - Brescia - Liege Rally and have provided running repairs to numerous makes of classic vehicles from 2 stroke Berkleys, Micro Cars,, Triumph TR 2's TR 6's, E Type and XK Jags, TVR's to name a few.

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IN'n'OUT Autocentres Northampton - Towcester Road
737 Jobs Completed
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4.3 / 5

At IN’n’OUT Autocentres we offer fixed prices MOTs and Servicing for any make and model of car with no hidden extras. We are proud to be a ‘Which? Trusted Trader’ so we are really a garage you can trust. We also have a 5 Star Trustpilot reviews rating. We provide OEM parts and 12 months warranty on all parts and servicing. We only use premium Castrol oils in all servicing.

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Halfords Autocentre Trowbridge
12 Job Completed
Trowbridge
5.0 / 5

Halfords Autocentres is the UK’s leading chain of over 300 independent wholly owned garages, specialising in MOTs, servicing, Tyres, and all types of mechanical repairs from brakes & suspension to clutches and timing belts. Our highly trained ATA technicians have access to the latest diagnostic equipment and vehicle service data allowing us to service and repair all makes of cars to dealer standards.

We continue to invested in training to ensure we are prepared for future challenges, for example we have Hybrid trained technicians at all sites. Our extensive equipment investment ensure that we can meet the requirements of a changing vehicle parc with heavy lift capability in most sites for the growing van fleet and upgraded diagnostic equipment to handle the vast range of new drive assistance systems found on new cars.

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Brake Pad Replacement and Brake Discs Fitting
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 car.

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How do I know if I need new brake discs?

Typically, discs don’t need to be replaced as often as 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 often do you need to change brake discs?

Brake discs can last anywhere between 25 000 and 60 000 miles. This is dependent on the type of driving the vehicle is used for. You can expect brake discs to be changed at 25 000 with busy town centre driving.

However if a vehicle is used on the motorway it can do up to 60 000 before needing to be changed. What you may also find is that the front discs will probably need to be changed fist as they carry most of the weight when braking.

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How do I check my car’s brake pads?

Brakes naturally deteriorate over time and need to be changed, normally around 50 000 miles for discs and 30 000 miles for pads. To check them and thus work out whether they need replacing first see if the Brake warning light has illuminated on the dashboard.

Secondly, any squeaking or squealing noises are a sign replacement is required. The vehicle pulling to the left or right when braking (one pad may be more worn than another and will need replacing.) is another sign of a problem. Additionally, having to press the brake pedal all the way to the floor before the brakes are effective is a check which will tell you whether repair or replacement is required. 

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What is brake fade?

Brake fade is the temporary reduction or complete loss of brake power. It's caused by a build up of heat, which causes friction on the surface of the brake pads preventing the pads from working correctly. For example if brakes are continuously pressed when going down a steep hill you may get to the bottom and realise the brakes are no longer working. Brake fade is extremely dangerous because while pressing your brakes it may feel like they are still working.

Unexpected behaviour within the braking system such as increased stopping distance is a good indicator. To avoid brake fade it's best to drive steadily and reduce the gear rather than continuously press down on the brakes. If brake fade happens reduce gear to get to a speed where you can safely pull over. The brakes will be very hot from overheating but should be back to normal after cooling down for an hour. 

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Why is my brake warning light on?

There are 2 lights on the dashboard relevant to the brakes. The ABS warning light which refers to the anti-lock braking system. It could just be an issue with the sensor and in most cases will be safe to drive as long as there's no noise coming from the wheels, however it should be checked at some point by a mechanic. The brake warning light which looks like an exclamation mark again could be caused by a sensor issue, the brake pads or discs may need replacing or there's a leak. As long as the braking distance hasn't increased you can manage a trip to the mechanic. If both the ABS and brake warning lights are on at the same time the vehicle is unsafe to drive and there could be a major fault with the brakes.

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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£210.16
Ford£215.09
Volkswagen£234.90
Mercedes£296.42
BMW£356.42
Audi£256.29
Toyota£261.70
Renault£230.74
Peugeot£219.57
Nissan£245.75
Citroen£218.51
MINI£228.14
Volvo£235.48

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 21/07/2020 and 19/10/2020.

Brake Pads and Discs

To bring your car to a safe stop, the brakes get rid of the kinetic energy that helps the car to move by friction; converting this energy from the car’s motion into heat.

Your car's braking system is made up of the following components:

·      Discs which spin with your car's wheels

·      Pads which push on the discs to slow the car

·      Calipers which hold and push the pads

·      Lines (or 'Hoses') which carry Brake Fluid

·      Master Cylinder and Servo, which amplify the effort used when pushing down on the pedal.


The wear or failure of any one of these parts will cause extensive problems, making a repair or replacement necessary.

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 that may result in breakage.

The front set play the greater part in bringing a car to stop. This is because the weight of the car is thrown forward every time the vehicle brakes.

 

 

Brake Pads

Brake pads are a critical vehicle component as the car cannot come to a safe halt without them functioning properly. Pads are fitted to the calipers which push the pads into discs which are fitted to the car wheel. When a car is moving, the pads grip the discs to slow down the wheel and thus slow the whole car down. A high amount of heat energy is created from the resulting friction, which wears the pads down overtime.


Regular maintenance of brakes is imperative to keep safe and spot any damage that may require repair. If you would like to find out more about when your brakes need servicing read our dedicated guide.



Brake Discs

Brake discs are fitted to the wheel and are gripped by the pads. Replacement of the discs is more expensive than that of the pads. If a mechanic advises you to replace your discs, they will likely suggest changing the pads at the same time due to the low cost of the pad parts and the small amount of extra labour time needed.



How to change pads

Firstly, the wheel is removed, then the mechanic will unscrew the bolts which hold the part in place. The part is then taken off the caliper and a new pad is fitted. The same process will be applied for each of the pads that need to be replaced.

We have written a brake repair and replacement price comparison guide if you want to learn about the costs involved across different car makes.



Symptoms of faulty pads and discs

There are several signs that your pads and discs are not operating properly. If your car is taking much longer to come to a stop, that is the most obvious indication there is a problem present.


Other signs include:

·      Burning smell

·      Spongy pedal

·      Screeching noise

·      Grinding noise

·      Pulling to one side

·      Squeaking noise



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