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excellent service and very co-operative
Umberto was very good, kept me up to date and helped where he could. It took longer than hoped but he resolved the issues.
Absolutely fantastic experience! We travelled from Yorkshire to view a car in Ashford. We booked a pre-purchase inspection with Umberto. He was extremely thorough with his inspection and went above and beyond for us. He is extremely knowledgeable about all cars, especially German cars. Umberto helped us identify key hidden issues with the car and its previous maintenance which could have given us some seriously expensive problems in the future. Umberto gave an honest and impartial assessment of this car. This car inspection if far superior to any provided by the AA/RAC and other mechanics I have used in the past! The price was £60 but Umberto was and truly deserving of the tip!
Umberto contacted me to check on type of gas in car. Regassing went smoothly
Very good price
Very efficient all at a reasonable cost
Absolutely fantastic service. I will definitely recommend to friends and family and will definitely use again.
Got my cambelt and water pump changed aswell as a full engine service. They came to my house at the time they said and got the work done at a fast pace and were very friendly and proffessional. I would definitely reccomend and will be using them again in the future.
Absolutely recommend. Superb experience from start to finish. Friendly, professional and well priced.
Very friendly. Very efficient. Highly recommend.
The man i spoke to was great all dne in the time he said he gave me feed bk very polite & helpful.
Very quick and helpful garage will use again
Very helpful and customer service was very good
Polite and professional felt at ease whilst waiting for the mot to be complete.
Car needed some extra work in order to pass its MOT. Friendly staff. Good service. Will use again.
Excellent service and very trustworthy mechanic. Would definitely recommend and will use again in future.
Dan was brilliant would highly recommend him to family and friends:)
very proffesional and efficient, great communication, there was no mess made at all, will definatley be using again, and will definatley recommend.
First class service. Very efficient.
Very pleased with the service received today. Bang on time. Diagnosed problem and even helped me get replacement part I needed. Thanks Dan. I can confidently recommend DJ Motors
New front brake pads fitted. Excellent price, prompt and efficient service. Would recommend
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 obvious. But you can check faulty brake symptoms here.
Brake pads are a critical component of a car and a vehicle cannot come to a halt without them functioning properly. Brake pads are fitted to the brake calipers which push the pads into the brake 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 car down.
A high amount of heat energy is created from the resulting friction as explained above and over time, this will wear brake pads down.
Brake pad replacement is a common job, the work to remove a worn-down-set is not complex so if you require a brake pad replacement, the repair will not be a lengthy one.
If you would like to understand how to tell when your brakes need servicing read our dedicated guide.
Brake discs are fitted to the car wheel itself and they are gripped by the brake pads.
Brake discs replacement is more expensive; the parts are more expensive than pads. Often pads are placed at the same time the discs are replaced.
If a mechanic advises you to replace your brake discs, they will likely suggest replacing the pads at the same time due to a the low cost of the part and the little extra labour time needed.
The cost of brake pad replacement may vary depending on the car make and model. This is because there are different sizes of brake pads and the cost increases as they get bigger. For example, a Land Rover will require a bigger set of brake pads as opposed to a Fiat Punto.
We have written a brake price comparison guide if you want to learn more.
If you want a good brake pad deal, you can compare quotes from garages near you by entering you details at the top of the page.
If you specifically require brake disc replacement, the work will take a similar amount of time to a brake pad replacement.
However, as highlighted above, the cost will be more expensive that pads due to the parts pricing.
Brake pads are changed by removing the wheel and unscrewing the bolts which hold the part in place. The part is then simply taken off the brake caliper and a new brake pad is fitted. The same process will be applied for each of the pads that need to be replaced.
There are many other common issues which can arise with the braking system which are not connected to brake pads and discs issues. The brake lines are susceptible to leakage as brake fluid can leak from the system if rust is untreated. The master cylinder is also a part of the braking system which can become faulty. If you would like to understand more we have a dedicated page for brake repairs.
If you want to know how brakes work, we have created a dedicated guide.
There are several obvious signs that your brake 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 with your brakes.
Other signs of faulty brake pads and discs are;
If you would like to learn more about the signs of brake problems we have written a dedicated guide.
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