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Brake Pads and Discs Replacement

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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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Piston&Rotor The Garage
1666 Jobs Completed
Bury
4.7 / 5

We are a garage located in Bury and serving the Greater Manchester area.
We are specialised in engine and gearbox rebuilds,we do have state of the art diagnostics and 49 years of combined every day garage experience.
One single garage for all your car needs!
Service and maintenance work,clutches,timing chains and belts,automatic and manual gearbox reconditioning,engine reconditioning,all electrical work,difficult jobs undertaken,mot failures,etc!If we cant do it,nobody can!
We provide an excellent service to all our customers and we take pride in the quality of our services.
We have fully trained technicians with over 15 years of experience working above the dealer level.
All the work carried is quality checked by second tech and we offer a warranty for all our jobs.
We promise to beat in price and quality any written quote and offer a quick turnaround for all customers.
We offer a FREE no obligation diagnostic check service in some cases.

Somerset Vehicle Services
25 Jobs Completed
Bridgwater
5.0 / 5

Our fully equipped workshop offers the following services:
Full & Interim Servicing
MOT Class 4 & 7
Diagnostics
Fault code reading
Tyre fitting & balancing
Wheel alignment
Air Conditioning (Service, repair & re-gas)
Welding

..Although SVS is not yet an MOT centre you can still book your MOT with us. We work closely with local MOT centres i​n order to offer you the same great service when your MOT's due. We will drop your car off for its MOT, collect it, carry out any repairs if required and get a free retest.
Class 4 MOT's only £45
Class 7 MOT's only £49

Why choose SVS for tyres?
Immediate fitting while you wait
Huge range of new tyres in stock
Tyres ordered in the same day before 11:30am, or first thing the next day
We will beat any quote, guaranteed
Free tyre & pressure check, just pop in!

Bathwick Tyres - Team Protyre (Andover)
8 Jobs Completed
Andover
4.5 / 5

Protyre has a history going back over 50 years in the tyre industry and at Andover Protyre we pride ourselves on the level of service we provide to our customers. All our centres have comfortable reception areas, featuring product displays and helpful experienced staff. At Andover Protyre we have specialist fitters for alloy wheels, motorcycle tyres, exhausts, brakes and shock absorbers, and our rural centres also offer a 24-hour on-site agricultural breakdown service. With our huge buying power Andover Protyre are able to give impartial advice and the best prices guaranteed on an all leading tyre brands, wheels and allied products.

Pitstart
96 Jobs Completed
London
4.9 / 5

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4 Fab Wheels
473 Jobs Completed
London
4.9 / 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.

GP Autocare Ltd
206 Jobs Completed
Langley PaRk
4.9 / 5

Based in Langley Park, GP Autocare Ltd is home to a fantastic team of mechanics who have a vast amount of experience gained over many years. Our experience allows us to carry out repairs and services on all makes and models. From servicing to clutch replacements, no job is too big or too small.

We are dedicated to providing customers with fair and honest prices whilst maintaining an exceptional level of work. This is strongly reflected in our reviews and feedback. Our aim is to ensure that you receive affordable repairs and vehicle maintenance so you can rest assured knowing that our quotes and estimates are genuine.

All our parts are sourced from reputable suppliers and come with a standard manufacturer warranty, for extra peace of mind we guarantee our labour to match the parts. A collection and delivery service is available for those within a 5 mile radius, however, we are situated near transport links and local shops.

If you are looking for a reliable and honest garage for all your vehicle maintenance, you don't need to look any further.

Kerr tech Motor engineers LTD
721 Jobs Completed
Rutherglen
5.0 / 5

Our established family run business offers automotive services at great rates. Our roles include MOT's, servicing, electrical work, brakes steering and suspenison, tyres, clutch and gearbox repairs and anything a bit crazy.. Engine forging turbo upgrades boost controllers.. Project rebuilds.... ( all finished upgrading will be set at low boost and standard ignition timing , car will need to be taken to tuner for dyno run and corrective adaptions)

Andrew Hilton - MOT Tester / Mechanic / Brake Specialist
20 Jobs Completed
Chester
5.0 / 5

Qualified Vehicle Technician and MOT Tester with over 20 years experience in main dealer and independent garages. We specialise in brake disc skimming & brake repair.
Servicing & repairs on all makes of vehicles.
We look forward to welcoming you and your vehicle soon.

IN’n’OUT Autocentres Liverpool
957 Jobs Completed
Liverpool
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.

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.

Check out our latest reviews and BOOK NOW!!

Service & Recovery
494 Jobs Completed
Huddersfield
4.8 / 5

Service & Recovery is based in Huddersfield Milnsbridge (HD3 4QG) but we also can bring the garage to you with our mobile service. We understand that your vehicle is important to you - so we get it right first time, every time. No matter how big or small - we will look after you, your vehicle and your pocket.

We started our business to provide an outstanding service to you for a reasonable price. We offer a free 70 point vehicle check to give you an idea of the condition of your vehicle and we give you a report with any recommended repairs if any.

We do everything from servicing, general repairs, welding, electrical, diagnostics, clutches, exhausts, brakes, suspension, MOT failures and tyres. We also offer a roadside assistance and breakdown service.

We offer a free vehicle collection and drop off service within 10 miles of our garage. If you need to be at work we can arrange to open earlier, we can even give you a lift to work if needed. Local shopping or Huddersfield Centre is not too far away so you don't have to hang around at the garage waiting for things to get done. We are currently building a waiting area which we expect to have completed by January 2019!

Get in touch with us today so we can help you, any questions - just ask.

JHM
404 Jobs Completed
wakefield
4.8 / 5

JHM are a small, independent garage that has been established since 2010. Although we are a young company, our team of 5 have many years of experience. I, James, the owner, have over 25 years of experience in the motor industry and have previously worked for a specialised Turbocharger remanufacture and a string of high profile tuning companies and still retain good connections with them.

We are a fully-fledged specialist garage that can carry out any service or repair work, however we are very well known for our turbo repairs and ECU work; remapping, tuning, engine re-building as well as our advanced diagnostic work. We have the latest state of the art diagnostic equipment and also work with many local garages that cannot pinpoint the root of the vehicles problem, who then often ask us to perform a more thorough diagnosis on their behalf. We believe in digging deeper to find the actual root of the problem and then fixing it, rather than just replacing parts as if the problem is not addressed, you may just be masking the real issue.

You can rest assured that you are leaving your vehicle in safe hands by choosing to have your work carried out with us, we take great pride in our work. We endeavour to provide competitive prices but most importantly, to have each and every customer leave our garage happy. We will never carry out any further repairs without having spoken with your first and seeking authorisation. Please get in touch for an estimate today.

JB Auto Repairs (MOBILE MECHANICS)
248 Jobs Completed
sheffield
4.9 / 5

We are a mobile mechanics service providing a quality and professional service with convenience to customers where they can have there vehicle fixed at a location and time of their choice.

Mr Tyre - Northampton
182 Jobs Completed
Northampton
4.7 / 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.

Auto FM
495 Jobs Completed
Manchester
4.9 / 5

Hi we are specialists in mechanical repair all types of vehicles, engines, gearboxes clutches, diagnostics and electrical equipment/

BRS Automotive
631 Jobs Completed
Banbury
4.8 / 5

We are a newly formed family run independent business based in Banbury who offer customers a wide range of services including mechanical repairs, maintenance work, servicing and MOTs. We specialise in sports and performance cars (Jeep, Mercedes and Porsche), however, we have experience in working on everything from motorcycles and cars through to small vans. Customer service is of the highest importance to us and we offer our customers nothing other than the best possible service, using only good quality parts to ensure your vehicle remain in top condition.

We can provide you with a FREE vehicle collection and delivery service within 15 miles of the garage,£2.50 a mile over the 15 miles this is only if the vehicle DRIVES as well as the use of our comfortable, large waiting area which has a radio, TV, Wi-Fi and refreshments available.

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Brake Pads and Discs Replacement
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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What are anti lock brakes?

The anti-lock braking system, abbreviated to ABS. Originally designed as an anti-skid system for aircraft in the 50s, the ABS works on cars by preventing the wheels from locking up and maintaining grip with the road.
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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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When are anti lock brakes most effective?

The anti-lock braking system is most effective allowing the driver to steer the car when braking suddenly and stops all four wheels locking when the vehicle skids. ABS may be able to reduce the braking distance in an emergency however it is not to be used as a way to drive more quickly, or closer to the car in front. Ideally the correct precautions should be taken so that the ABS doesn't need to be used. It's worth noting that with ABS will not work on sheet ice and will struggle in wet conditions.
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How to stop brakes from squeaking?

Put simply brakes squeaking are caused by vibrations between the components. If the brakes only squeal sometimes it could just be rust between the components, until the rust is scraped off that will continue to be the case. However if the brakes always squeal then it's likely the pads are worn right down to the metal and need changing.
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How to check brake fluid?

The brake fluid reservoir is usually on the drivers side, near the firewall and connected to the brake master cylinder. It should be a plastic container. 1) Firstly clean the top of the reservoir while the lid is still on. This is to prevent dirt falling into the reservoir which can cause the brakes the fail. 2) Unscrew the cap of the brake fluid, however make sure you have everything ready as brake fluid soaks up moisture. If it's left open for even 15 minutes it can cause the vehicle to fail. 3) Check the colour of the brake fluid, if it's dark it is best that a mechanic takes a look and does the refill. 4) Check where the brake fluid lies, if it still has fluid in then top it up, however if it's empty the brake may need to be bled, most likely by a mechanic. Brake fluid is toxic and eats paint so clean it up quickly if you spill some.
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How long should brake discs last?

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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What is braking distance?

Braking distance is the distance travelled from when the brakes are applied to when the vehicle stops.
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What brake fluid do I need?

Brake fluid also known as hydraulic fluid is very important. There are several different types. The type depends on the age of a vehicle and whether it has ABS or traction control. The best way to check is to refer to the cars handbook.
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What is a brake calliper?

The brake calliper is designed to slow down the vehicles wheels by creating friction between the rotors. They fit over the rotor like a clamp and are one of the most important components within the braking system as they actually cause the car to stop when the brakes are pressed.
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How do car brakes work?

Brakes work by converting the kinetic energy generated from the car moving into heat, using friction. The friction is generated when the brake pedal is pressed. The pedal is connected to a lever which pushes a piston into the master cylinder which is filled with brake fluid. The fluid travels along pipes into wider cylinders that are positioned next to the brakes on each wheel. The force from the foot hitting the brake pedal is equal to the force of the brake fluid causing the vehicle to stop.
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How often should brake fluid be changed?

For more specific information refer to your vehicles handbook. Generally it's advised to change the fluid every 2 years or 20,000 miles, whichever is sooner.
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How to tell if brake discs need replacing?

1) Jack up the vehicle and remove a wheel 2) Look at the brake disc for signs of uneven wear and rust. (The brake disc is a circular metal object). You don't need to remove the callipers, just examine the visible part. Uneven wear and signs of rust will indicate that the discs need to be changed.
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What do anti lock brakes do?

ABS works on cars by preventing the wheels from locking up and maintaining grip with the road. The anti-lock braking system is most effective allowing the driver to steer the car when braking suddenly. The ABS also stops all four wheels from locking when the vehicle skids.
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How to change a brake light?

1) Firstly unscrew the casing with a screwdriver, and gently pull it forward as it comes undone. It has wires attached to it so can't fully come out however it still provides enough space to change the bulb. 2) Follow wires to the bulb holder of the bulb you want to change and gently unscrew the bulb holder. It's more of a half turn and then you should be able to remove the holder. 3) Remove the old the bulb, put the new bulb in. 4) Retrace the steps to but everything back together.
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How to top up brake fluid?

1) Firstly clean the top of the reservoir while the lid is still on. This is to prevent dirt falling into the reservoir which can cause the brakes the fail. 2) Unscrew the cap of the brake fluid, make sure you have everything ready as brake fluid soaks up moisture if it's left open for even 15 minutes it can cause the vehicle to fail. 3) Check the colour of the brake fluid, if it's dark it is best that a mechanic takes a look and does the refill. 4) Check where the brake fluid lies, if it still has fluid in then top it up, however if it's empty the brake may need to be bled. The bleeding is best done by a mechanic. Brake fluid is toxic and eats paint so if you spill any be sure to clean it up quickly.
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Why is my brake fluid low?

Brake fluid can be low either because it's being used in the vehicles braking system (which is normal) or there is a leak. If you think there may be a leak it's important to get it checked out asap. The end result will be no blake fluid which would mean when pressed the brake will be pressed all the way down however the vehicle will not stop.
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How do I know when to change my brakes?

Brakes naturally deteriorate over time and need to be changed, normally around 50 000 miles for discs and 30 000 miles for pads. With this in mind they may need to be changed before this, here are the indicators to look out for. 1) Brake warning light on the dashboard. 2) Squeaking or squealing noise 3) Pulling to the left or right when braking ( one pad may be more worn than another and will need replacing.) 4) Having to press the brake pedal all the way to the floor before the brakes are effective. If you notice any of these things when driving the brakes definitely need to be checked, if not changed.
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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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What is the difference between dot3 and dot5 brake fluid?

All brake fluid properties are set by the department of transportation DOT. The comparable properties between the different types of brake fluid are boiling point, compressibility, corrosion prevention and viscosity. DOT 3 is glycol-ether based and DOT 5 fluid is silicone base. Glycol based fluids gradually absorb moisture from the atmosphere and DOT 5 does not absorb moisture. DOT 3 and DOT 5 cannot be mixed. In addition they have different boiling points. DOT 3 dry boiling point: 205 degrees Celsius and wet boiling point: 140 degrees Celsius, and DOT 5 dry boiling point: 260 degrees Celsius and wet boiling point: 180 degrees Celsius.

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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£220.28
Ford£223.98
BMW£384.44
Volkswagen£232.10
Peugeot£218.16
Renault£238.95
MINI£233.54
Audi£259.76
Citroen£251.79
Nissan£246.63
Mercedes£334.87
Toyota£203.38
Volvo£253.06

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 31/12/2019 and 30/03/2020.

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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