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The brake system enables the car to come to a safe stop and is made up of many components, most importantly the brake pads and discs.

These wear down naturally overtime, making a replacement inevitable. The job is relatively inexpensive and straightforward, but necessary for safety.

If you don’t need a replacement you can access brake repairs and have your suspension inspected as it is often impacted by brake problems.

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Top garages for Brake Pads and Discs (12,935 found)
Smile Servicing & Repairs
609 Jobs Completed
Hilsea
4.9 / 5

At Smile Servicing & Repairs we offer car repairs in Hilsea, Portsmouth, and further afield, such as Cosham, Copnor and beyond. We have a wealth of knowledge and experience to be able to service and repair your vehicle to a high standard. We are a one stop shop for all your vehicle needs including MOT, Tyres, Smart paint repairs and Air con re-gas and repairs.
We have factory trained Technicians who can cover the entire Citroen car and light commercial range including C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, DS3, Picasso, Dispatch and Berlingo.
As a specialist repairer we can service and repair to the manufacturers specifications. We can update Mazda digital service records and carry out anti- corrosion checks. We have factory trained technicians who specialise in MazdaRX8 and MX5 models and Nissan 350ZX models. We are also experts in Nissan 4x4 models including Navara, Pathfinder and X Trail and the Primastar commercial. We have the latest diagnostic equipment. Any servicing carried out by us does not affect your warranty.
We also specialise in all MINI models, using the latest techniques and equipment. From servicing to repairs we can fulfil all of your requirements. Finally and most importantly, we guarantee to beat any like for like service or repair quote from any franchised dealer.
We look forward to giving you a warm welcome - and make sure to take a look at our latest reviews, too.

Allan Howard Motors LTD
17 Jobs Completed
london
4.3 / 5

Allan always has a can-do attitude when faced with an automotive challenge. Qualifying as a mechanic in 1968, Allan has seen various changes in technologies, building an immense knowledge over 40 years; invaluable in identifying and repairing a vehicle.
Founded in 1975, Allan Howard Motors has always been in North West London to best serve a loyal client base.
Over the years Allan’s attitude, honesty and friendly manner has helped to build strong relationships between his clients and suppliers.
Over the years Allan’s attitude, honesty and friendly manner has helped to build strong relationships between his clients and suppliers.

David has been a certified mechanic for over 8 years having completed a three-year GNVQ vocational course in light vehicle motor mechanics, levels 1 to 3 at the College of North West London.
David has worked on a high range of cars from a Nissan Micra to a Porsche Carera.
David has a great passion for working with cars, enjoying both the mental challenge of problem solving and the hands-on elements involved in repairing a vehicle; a perfect combination.
We can meet your needs for
Interim Service
Full-Service
MOT
Brakes
Clutch Change
Head Gasket
Timing Belt
Alternator
Suspension
Body Work
Electrical RepairsAll Engine Work
Exhausts
Tyre Changes

Continental Motors
1152 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.

We are your local Official Brembo Brake Specialist Garage.. Ensuring you the highest quality Brembo Brakes at great prices!

We are very proud to announce that we we have been awarded the best garage in the East Midlands!!

Suit all budgets, one year parts warranty on all new parts with customer satisfaction guaranteed!

TVMPL
151 Jobs Completed
Barking
4.9 / 5

15 years of mechanical experience. C&G certified. We take on all types of mechanical repair & warranty work, incl: General maintenance & repair. Servicing. Brakes. Clutch. Cambelts. MOT failures. Head gasket replacements etc. No job too big or small.
All our staff are friendly, patient & polite. And you're vehicle and time are probably even more important to us than they are to you..

We specialize in a prompt & efficient fast fit service.

P.S.
In the event of any issues arising, be assured that The Vehicular Maintenance Program will do all within its utmost to rectify any issues potentially caused by ourselves.
We encourage all customers and users of our services to immediately get in contact with us regarding any matters they aren't pleased with, before leaving negative feed back.

Thank you so much.

We look forward to working with you.

Wilco Motosave - York
140 Jobs Completed
York
4.7 / 5

Wilco Motosave is one of the North's leading independent family owned motorists' stores and fitting centres.

With 26 branches located throughout Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, Manchester & Rochdale, we'll be sure to have a store near to you. Each of our depots also contains a busy fast-fit centre too, where we fit tyres, batteries, exhausts and CATs to hundreds of cars every single day throughout our region. We also carry out servicing and fit braking parts too.

We will be pleased to carry out a Free No-Obligation Check on your Tyres, Exhausts & CATS, Batteries and Brakes and then provide a very competitive quote on any necessary work.

You're welcome to pop in to any of our branches or give them a call to arrange a suitable time.
Our stores are filled with all the leading car care and accessories brands, available for much lower prices than other stores and if you are more of a pedal power person rather than horse-power, our branches also stock a large range of bikes, for all the family, and cycle accessories too.

RPS Garage Services
157 Jobs Completed
Birmingham
4.9 / 5

With over 25 years of experience in the vehicle repairs and services industry, R.P.S Garage Services Ltd are known for providing a high standard of workmanship in Birmingham and the surrounding areas. Visiting a garage for car repairs can be a time consuming and sometimes costly trip. At R.P.S Garage Services Ltd you can work with mechanics that understand your vehicle requirements, ensuring your repairs are completed promptly! You can expect a very high level of service and very competitive prices for repairs.

Along with providing quality service we also have a very friendly demeanor. Ask our car mechanics any question about your vehicle or servicing and we will be happy to answer. You can also take comfort with the fact that R.P.S Garage Services Ltd is listed with Trusted Trader. We are always ready to help and serve your automotive needs! A collection and delivery service is available for those within a 10-mile radius which is free of charge.

Westbourne Motors Mobile - Epsom
234 Jobs Completed
Epsom
4.3 / 5

The Westbourne brand is the South’s leading repairer for household names such as Green Flag, AA & RAC.

For the majority of repairs we can offer a mobile service with over 70 fully trained mechanics ready to fix your car at home or work, saving you the time and fuss of driving to a garage.

For major jobs we also operate repair workshops and offer courtesy cars to use whilst we fix your car.

The Westbourne name is synonymous with convenience, efficiency, courtesy and great value and all of our repairs carry a nationwide guarantee.

We are ready 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to respond to your call.

Automotive Services (Eastern) Ltd
111 Jobs Completed
Bedford
4.3 / 5

Welcome to Automotive Services, we have many years' experience in all aspects of the motor trade. Our team is highly experienced and fully trained to provide a service which is second to none. Our fully equipped workshops cater for the repair and service of cars, vans and light commercial vehicles, any make or model, any age, without affecting your manufacturer's warranty. We can also mechanically service your classic car, moped and scooter, Quad bike and your power tools. As an independent garage service in Bedford, Bedfordshire we can provide tailored maintenance solutions to match your personal, business and fleet requirements. We strive to offer outstanding workmanship and customer service at unbeatable prices, whether you require a bulb, tyre, car servicing and MOTs or a complete engine, we will go that extra mile. We offer a free collection and delivery service from your home or workplace and free courtesy vehicles upon request to make life easier.

M&A Mot and Repair Centre
37 Jobs Completed
rochdale
4.3 / 5

With more than 30 years experience in the motor trade we have the knowledge to give our customers excellent service.

Based in Rochdale we offer a wide range of garage services to a wide range of vehicles, including cars, light commercial, and fleets.

We provide a comprehensive diagnostic service as well as servicing and repairs including brakes, clutches, gearbox & engine swaps, suspension systems, body work and much more.

FastFit Autocentres
61 Jobs Completed
NOTTINGHAM
4.7 / 5

FastFit Autocentres is a newly established Family business based in Long Eaton, specialising in Tyres, Brakes and Servicing. Customer satisfaction is paramount here and we can't wait to get your vehicle and set our passionate mechanics to work.

Formula One Autocentres - Cowley
53 Jobs Completed
Cowley
4.6 / 5

Established in 1974, Formula One Autocentres set out with a mission to deliver a completely new fast-fit experience to its customers. This would feature clean, modern premises, high-tech equipment and highly trained technicians; far removed from the kind of service normally associated with the industry.

Forty years down the line, we have grown to become one of the UK’s largest independent autocentre chains. The business remains family owned and continues to uphold its original commitment to delivering the highest quality service at the most competitive prices.

That commitment has proved incredibly popular with motorists, creating many thousands of loyal customers who continue to put their trust in Formula One Autocentres.

As a result, the company has gone from strength to strength, currently boasting over 85 state-of-the-art branches across England, with over 500 highly trained staff working seven days a week to provide a full range of services including tyres, exhausts, batteries, brakes, clutches, MOT's and servicing.

We remain resolutely independent, and as a family owned business, avoid being tied down to any single manufacturer or supplier. This gives us the freedom and flexibility to offer the biggest deals on the widest possible range of top branded products, making the company a viable, attractive and cost-effective alternative to both the big national chains and smaller local independent outlets. Quite simply, Formula One Autocentres provides cost-conscious motorists with the most reliable and affordable means of maintaining their vehicles.

We defend our position at the forefront of the fast-fit industry by constantly evolving and developing innovative new products and services to meet the ever-changing demands of our customers. With an ongoing expansion programme and by regular investment in technology, we continue to provide unbeatable fast-fit service along with the very best value prices. In fact, we can confidently claim that no other company is better equipped to face the motoring challenges of the future.

Ewood Motor Services
353 Jobs Completed
Blackburn
4.9 / 5

Ewood Motor services is conveniently based in Blackburn near Ewood Park. Our garage is home to the latest equipment and facilities enabling us to carry our repairs and services to a high standard. Providing a free collection/delivery for local customers within 5 miles is just one of the many great services we offer.

We cover a range of mechanical services from brakes and exhausts to steering and suspension. Our mechanics have gained a variety of skills over the years and aim to make sure your car care needs is a swift, smooth running experience.

Our diagnostic equipment helps us pinpoint problems which means we can successfully carry out any work needed so you can be back on the road in no time. Our comfortable waiting room is there if you wish to wait while we work on your car, or we have some very handy local transport links if you wish to go about your day to day activities,

We also have a fully kitted out body shop on site for all body work repairs

Euro Testing Centre Ltd
601 Jobs Completed
Cardiff
4.7 / 5

We are a family owned garage in Cardiff, who is prides itself on the quality of work done. We have a four-ramp Garage and MOT Test centre able to help with MOTs and repairs to all makes of car or van in Unit 12 Clydesmuir Industrial Estate.

Unlike most Garages we look at the motorist as a client, not an unnecessary nuisance, our customer lounge is waiting for you with free coffee/Wifi.

Our commitment is to offer an unrivalled level of service coupled with dedication and excellence. We learn from listening to our customers and constantly changing how we do things to serve you better and more affordable.

Findlay's auto services
195 Jobs Completed
Glasgow
5.0 / 5

We are a local independent workshop based in Glasgow, who carry out all forms of mechanical repairs, maintenance, servicing and also in-house MOT's. Our business has been established since 2007 however we have only been in our new premises for just under a year due to needing a larger workshop to suit customers' needs.

We are a team of three technicians who have over 20 years of experience in this industry, including Citroen and Audi main dealer experience.

We can offer our customers based within 10 miles a collection and delivery service for a small fee, or the use of our comfortable waiting room which offers Wi-Fi and refreshments.

Ross Motors (Streatham) LTD
831 Jobs Completed
Lambeth
4.6 / 5

Ross Motors (Streatham) LTD provide full garage services, car repairs, dealer level diagnostics, tyres, bodywork and MOT's. We are based in Streatham, south west London. We are proud to have been trading since 1994, providing customers with the highest quality of service. Our main customers are the general motoring public to whom we offer car servicing and mechanical repairs at affordable prices, as well as trade customers whose vehicles we maintain at scheduled intervals. We have established a large customer base within the London area and perform all types of mechanical work whether it be big major engine rebuilds or small jobs such as changing a blown bulb we suit all budgets. We have a top of the range workshop boasting facilities such as 4 vehicle lifts, a dedicated A/C re-gassing station, Tyre bay, a pit for commercial vehicle repairs and our state of the art diagnostic centre which consists of main dealer diagnostic machines for 15 car manufactures, capable of advanced fault finding and dealer only functions like coding and reprogramming of components, modules and keys.

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Brake Pad Replacement and Brake Pads 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£209.91
BMW£365.61
Ford£210.33
MINI£237.46
Peugeot£234.22
Volkswagen£229.04
Audi£259.79
Mercedes£325.10
Toyota£213.64
Nissan£246.45
Renault£251.08
Citroen£299.85
Volvo£261.35

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 07/05/2020 and 05/08/2020.

Brake Pads and Discs

The brakes system enables the car to come to a safe stop.

They get rid of the kinetic energy that helps the car to move by friction to convert this motion of energy 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 work to amplify the effort you use when pushing down on the pedal.


Wear or failure of any one of these components 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 comes to a stop.


There are different systems used for braking which suit the needs of the vehicle size and function. The most common system is the hydraulic which 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 assistance which helps to reduce the amount of effort required to apply stopping power.

 

 

Brake Pads

Brake pads are a critical component of a car and it cannot come to a halt without them functioning properly. Pads are fitted to the calipers which push the pads into discs which are fitted to a 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.


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 replacing the pads at the same time due to the low cost of the part and the little 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 simply 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 price comparison guide if you want to learn about the costs of pad replacement.



Symptoms of faulty pads and discs

There are several obvious signs that your pads and discs are not operating properly. If your car is taking much longer to come to a stop, it will be clear that there is a problem.

Other signs of faulty pads and discs are:

·      Burning smell

·      Spongy pedal

·      Screeching noise

·      Grinding noise

·      Pulling to one side

·      Squeaking noise



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