Brake Pad Replacement and Brake Discs Fitting

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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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IN'n'OUT Autocentres Warrington
1192 Jobs Completed
Warrington
4.4 / 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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RPM Performance car / motorcycle
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4.8 / 5

We are a garage that like to cater for all car motorcycle repairs at a affordable prices, to keep customers coming back.we are happy to work on any make or model we take pride in our work and also run a racing team we are experts on all clutches
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Top Autos Aldershot
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We are a newly formed, family owned, friendly garage based in Aldershot who take pride in offering our customers a very personalised service. We carry out all forms of mechanical repairs, maintenance work, servicing and class 4 MOTs, with no job being too big or too small.

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We also provide customers with a free collection and delivery service within 10 miles, or the use of our comfortable waiting room which has Wi-Fi and refreshments readily available.

Ds mechanics
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3.7 / 5

We are a family run business with Iver 10 years experience we cover all aspects of work from engine changes to servicing work per not checks
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Mr Tyre - Northampton
348 Jobs Completed
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4.6 / 5

Whether you’re in need of tyres, MOTs or car servicing, throughout Central England you can rely on Mr Tyre to meet all your needs. Since 1971, we’ve been the premier car garage of choice for drivers across the country, and now you too can benefit from our expertise and friendly services.

Mr Tyre are an independent business, meaning we’re able to find and offer to you the very best deals on vehicle products. We aim to provide the highest quality products and services at the most competitive prices. As such, you can rest assured that our top priority will be your complete satisfaction and peace of mind.

LEVOFIX LTD
78 Jobs Completed
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4.9 / 5

I am a specialist car mechanic with a wide range of experience. I have been a mechanic for 14 years and have experience working on all car types. I love my job and enjoy helping people. No job is too small. I work on Sundays and bank holidays.

IN'n'OUT Autocentres Leeds
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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.

Our services are all completed ‘while-u-wait’ so you have never have the inconvenience of losing your car for the day. You can watch your car as it is being worked on through the viewing window or sit back and relax in our clean and comfortable customer lounges with FREE Wi-Fi and coffee and read the latest magazines.

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Bracknell Tyre & Battery - Team Protyre
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4.2 / 5

Bracknell Tyre & Battery, team Protyre was originally opened in 1982 before becoming part of the Protyre network in 2009. Protyre Bracknell has been extensively refurbished to add additional tyre fitting and mechanical bays, they have installed a ProAlign 4 Wheel laser alignment system and improve the waiting area for customers. Today the Bracknell Tyre & Battery centre on Longshot lane provides tyres from all the leading manufacturers including Michelin, Pirelli, Continental and Bridgestone.

By leveraging the buying power of the Protyre network to ensure the most competitive tyre prices around. The services the centre provides includes work on exhausts, batteries and brakes and the installation of an air-conditioning recharding machine. Raf and his team will work on cars, vans, 4x4s and SUVs and they will be pleased to advise on the best tyres to meet any driving style.

Niche Motor Sales Limited
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4.7 / 5

We provide one of the best services for MOT tests at our Garage in Bradford. By using highly experienced staff and equipment you can be assured your car is in good hands to be inspected.

At Niche Motor Company we offer the best deals around and we pride ourselves on our customer care and offer an excellent personal service. We offer a wide range of services including Bodywork, MOT's and Servicing and Air Conditioning Regas/Recharge services.

A small investment in routine servicing, plus a good inspection programme, results in a good return on that investment.

Niche Motor Sales have fully qualified and experienced staff that can supply and fit brakes for all makes and models at competitive prices.

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Trade Tyre and Service Centre
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4.9 / 5

Trade Tyre and Service Centre are experienced repairing all makes of cars . We have dealer level trade technicians so you can have total peace of mind when your vehicle comes to us, that it's in good hands .

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ID Coachworks Specialists Ltd
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4.8 / 5

ID Coachworks Ltd where established in 2007, being one of the largest bodyshops in the north east. Our specialty is cars, commercial and HGV’s. We are credited with BS10125 (equivelant to PAS125), ISO9001, Vosa and autofirst network.

All of our technicians are ATA qualified and have over 20 years experience in the coachworks business.

We can repair from minor to major damage on all vehicles. Currently we have contracts with Newcastle city council, MAN truck and bus, Port of Tyne, Manheim and Mercedes Bells trucks.

Our Services

Accidental Repair

ID Coachworks carry out retail, fleet and insurance work. Our experience in dealing with car insurers means that we make the process of dealing with your vehicle accident repair as quick and straight forward as possible. We are approved by many major insurance companies.

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Whatts Autos
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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.

Dorset Response (Mobile Repairs)
180 Jobs Completed
Poole
4.9 / 5

***We will beat any genuine quote by a VAT registered garage by 5%***

We offer a mobile service completely covering the whole of Dorset, Hampshire, Wiltshire and Somerset. We are able to obtain massive trade discounts on parts and these are passed on to you.

We have been serving NHS staff and care-worker car needs at discounted rates for many years.

We now offer this to all WCFMC customers.

Our staff are fitted with body cameras to ensure their work is to a high standard.

- We specialize in mobile brake repair and car servicing.

- We never fit or carry out work not needed or increase the price when we arrive.

- Our reputation we are proud off and put that before profit.

Mr Tyre Ltd - Mansfield
246 Jobs Completed
Mansfield
4.8 / 5

Mr Tyre Ltd was established in 1971 at Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham in the West Midlands with one store. We now operate a total of 34 strategically placed fitting centres giving an incredible coverage across the central England region.

With many years’ experience in the tyre industry we have a reputation for providing high quality products at competitive prices. Being so well established has allowed us to form close relationships with virtually every major tyre manufacturer.

Alongside tyres, our stores offer most mechanical repairs including brakes, servicing, engine repairs, suspension, MOT testing, stainless steel exhausts, engine remapping and air conditioning repairs and re-gas.

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Mechanicco
77 Jobs Completed
Nottingham
4.7 / 5

Your first choice for all vehicle repairs and maintenance. Local independent garage with low prices and top quality work. Putting you and your vehicle first!

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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.

Average rating for  Brake Pads and Discs  bookings

4.83

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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
BMW£426.84
Vauxhall£254.20
Ford£222.72
Volkswagen£248.73
Mercedes£360.65
MINI£282.09
Toyota£217.72
Citroen£221.38
Peugeot£236.77
Renault£240.35
Audi£310.48
Nissan£281.09
Volvo£273.12

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 23/10/2020 and 21/01/2021.

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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