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Well done job so far so good
very good price nice staff very clean waiting room free coffee what moor can you want
Had a very nice experience with in and out. Phoned about having my cars air conditioning re gassed and spoke with Danny. When I turned up Danny greeted me very professionally and politely. Was offered tea and coffee while I waited to have work done. The job was done lovely and in good time. I would definitely reccomed this garage to have work done and will go there again in the future. 10/10. Thank you very much.
Had MOT & full service. Excellent customer service & value for money. They estimated it would take 2 hours but did it in 1.5 :-)
Work completed quickly and efficiently while I waited. Would recommend and use again.
The job I booked it in for was not needed. They were very good at communicating with me the actual problem and offering advice. I will definitely be using them again.
Good service with the work done at my house. Diagnostics included with changes to Battery and a new starter motor fitted in just a couple hours work.
Hard to fault, he had experience of the problem and even came out on a Saturday when his Friday jobs overrun.
Great service, very efficient and fast. Would definitely come back.
Price higher that quoted but lot more work need and all done in one day very happy
Work was completed at price quoted (cambelt). I asked for other work to be done at same time (brakes) as pricing seemed to be good value. Updates were provided during day, and service was efficient and professional. Happy with this garage. Would go back again.
Excellent service, booked on monday, they collected on Tuesday morning, fixed it and then drove me to the garage Tuesday afternoon after the repair! Checked and topped up all other fluids on car, checked and balanced tyre pressure. Excellent service would highly recommend and use again!
Amazing. Work completed quickly and great communication. Had a little oil leak after but was fixed without charge, and was no fault of their own. Will be back!
Excellent and thorough work at a competitive price . This mechanic knows his stuff
Very good customer service, knows what he was doing. Diognaised my car correctly and nothing has gone wrong with it again. Very helpful mechanic
Amazing job! Was very pleased with the whole experience. Lovely little waiting room too! :)
Excellent Garage, Lewis was great.
Fantastic service very helpful staff. Would highly recommend.
Excellent service,kept updated throughout and was given good advice. Very thorough and would definitely recommend.
Nice and polite chaps,very happy with service.Guys done it more than i expected and more than competitors where they do not give you SH*T. Now my A/C working spot on - has gas pressure issue and safety valve lockout compressor. Only restart compressor through clear code.Thanx guys and see you soon :)
A good and quick job! I recommend!
Would have liked to have been kept up dated as to what was happening to my Tyre
Great service by Lewis. Easy communication when arranging the job and also on the day. Far cheaper than any of the main garages and yet better service than I have had from the main garages in the past.
great service, came out the same evening and faultless work! highly recommend
Brilliant. Very helpful and fixed the problem quickly. Adviced that I didn't need to fit another part too which saved me money. Highly recommended and trust me I'm fussy.
Top lads done the job really quickly and was here dead on time will 100% use there services again
The cost of servicing, MOT and repairs differ across the country and Brake Pads and Discs is not any different. Labour rates will be higher or lower depending on where in the country you are. Take a look below at the average quote in Basildon for Brake Pads and Discs on WhoCanFixMyCar.com for some of our top car makes.
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This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 21/03/2019 and 19/06/2019.
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.
To find the best Brake Pads and Discs Replacement service available in your region;
You can then compare the quotes and read reviews from previous customers to find the best brake pads and discs deal in your area, before booking online.