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Brake Pad Replacement and Brake Pads Fitting in Bristol

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Your vehicle’s brakes are imperative for safe driving, therefore any issues should be deal with promptly to reduce risk of accident or further damage to the car’s components. So, if your brakes are worn (e.g. squeaking or grinding noises, or a 'spongy' brake pedal) make sure to act fast and get booked in at a top-rated Bristol garage to carry out the work. 

As well as getting new brakes fitted you can also book in for suspension and brake repairs today with Who Can Fix My Car with trusted mechanics near you. 

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Top garages for Brake Pads and Discs in Bristol (82 found)
Soundwell Service & Repair Centre
53 Jobs Completed
St George
4.9 / 5

We are a local independent garage serving Kingswood, St George and the surrounding area. Our friendly and professional staff will be happy to help with all your motoring services from MOTs and exhausts to air-conditioning and shock absorbers.

IN'n'OUT Autocentres Bristol
1229 Jobs Completed
Bristol
4.3 / 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.

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Monster Dent Garage
280 Jobs Completed
Bristol
4.9 / 5

We are an independent 5 star garage with high experienced technicians that will take care of your vehicle, we cover a wide range of repairs like:
MOT repairs
Servicing
Air Con Regas
Air Con Recharge
Brakes
Clutches
Timing belt / chain replacements
Welding
Diagnostics
Engine repairs / replacement

Drive in with no appointment. If you wish to wait while your car is being repaired we have a luxury waiting area with TV, Wi-Fi and free hot drinks. Our garage is a comfortable place for you and your vehicle.

TBD vehicle care
335 Jobs Completed
Bristol
4.9 / 5

Welcome to TBD Vehicle Care. We are an independent garage based in Bristol dedicated to providing an exceptional standard of workmanship. With over 25 years experience in repairs and services, our highly skilled friendly mechanics are here to deliver you with an honest and efficient service.

We cover a wide range of car repairs and services from clutch replacements to diagnostics using quality parts and the latest equipment. Our goal is for all our customers to leave 100% satisfied in a reliable roadworthy car.

If you wish to wait while we work on your car we have a comfortable waiting room where our staff can offer you some complimentary refreshments and wifi.

Formula One Autocentres - Bristol
378 Jobs Completed
Bristol, Avon
4.5 / 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.

Westbourne Motors - Bristol
162 Jobs Completed
Bristol
4.7 / 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.

Halfords Autocentre Bristol (Downend Road)
13 Jobs Completed
Bristol
5.0 / 5

Halfords Autocentres is the UK’s leading chain of over 300 independent wholly owned garages, specialising in MOTs, servicing, Tyres, and all types of mechanical repairs from brakes & suspension to clutches and timing belts. Our highly trained ATA technicians have access to the latest diagnostic equipment and vehicle service data allowing us to service and repair all makes of cars to dealer standards.

We continue to invested in training to ensure we are prepared for future challenges, for example we have Hybrid trained technicians at all sites. Our extensive equipment investment ensure that we can meet the requirements of a changing vehicle parc with heavy lift capability in most sites for the growing van fleet and upgraded diagnostic equipment to handle the vast range of new drive assistance systems found on new cars.

Protyre Bristol (Church Rd)
243 Jobs Completed
Bristol
4.5 / 5

The Protyre Bristol centre on Church Road, Lawrence Hill has had a mixed history. Originally built as a cinema before being demolished in the late 1950's and redeveloped as a department store. Protyre Bristol joined the Protyre network in 2005 along with Protyre Gloucester. Protyre Bristol has developed a reputation for its motorcycle ride in ride out tyre fitting service. Providing all the leading makes of motorcycle tyres including Avon, Michelin, Pirelli and Bridgestone. Protyre Bristol also provides tyres for car, van and 4x4 customers and will undertake all mechanical servicing and diagnostics work to compliment its MOT and servicing facility.

JSMechanics
79 Jobs Completed
Bristol
5.0 / 5

JS Mechanics is your local mobile vehicle technician who can supply a multitude of vehicle diagnostic, service & repair services.Our service is provided as an "on site" basis. We can come to your place of work, home, or place of your choice

Vehicle safety checks
Yearly & 6 monthly vehicle servicing
Electrical diagnostics
Mechanical diagnostics & repair
Exhaust repair and replacement
Brake servicing & repair
Clutch & flywheel
Batteries
General vehicle audio / interior repairs
And anything vehicle related you may require

Formula One Autocentres - Longwell Green
224 Jobs Completed
Longwell Green, Bristol
4.5 / 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.

Brunel Tyres & Autocare
121 Jobs Completed
BRISTOL
4.6 / 5

We are a family owned independent garage located a mile from Bristol city centre. We have always prided ourselves in putting our customers first and have always been focused on providing the highest levels of customer service. Since recently joining the prestigious HiQ network we also have the added support of a global manufacturer. In short, we are a good honest local company who are always looking to go the extra mile.

Plev Garages
76 Jobs Completed
Bristol
4.5 / 5

Looking for great value car servicing? Need a reliable MOT test centre?
We are specialists offering car servicing and MOTs at great prices. We pride ourselves on our excellent service and our trained mechanics will be happy to answer all of your questions regardless of your vehicle make or model.

Autospeed Servicing and MOT
140 Jobs Completed
Bristol
4.8 / 5

Here at Autospeed we offer our customers a fast, friendly service at very competitive prices. We carry out all forms of repairs, maintenance work, servicing and MOT’s with no job being too big or too small. We have a team of technicians who are main dealer trained to NVQ level 3 level with years of experience. VOSA approved MOT testers, who have many years of combined experience within the motor industry working on all makes and models of vehicles.

Using only good quality OE approved parts ensures your vehicle remains in top working condition, and allows us to guarantee our work.

We offer our customers a FREE vehicle collection and delivery service within 7 miles, as we know how stressful it can be trying to arrange alternative transport.

Surecar Ltd
43 Jobs Completed
Bristol
3.0 / 5

Independent garage established over 40 years ago, based in the heart of Fishponds. We offer FOC Collection & Delivery within a ten mile radius.
We also offer FOC Courtesy vehicles whilst yours is in for repair if preffered.
We can also Price Match any quotes like for like.

Winners of the Good Garage Scheme awardswe pride ourselves on our trustworthy team and positive work ethic.

We also offer:
Mot Testing for Class 4 and Class 7.
All types of repairs for all types of makes/models
Discounted labour rate for business fleets
60 days payment terms for business accounts
Third Party Breakdown recovery service
Over the phone advice to drivers when needed
The latest Diagnostic equipment to serve all models of vehicles
Vehicle Sales Department

T.D Garage Services
81 Jobs Completed
Bristol
4.2 / 5

At TD Garage Services Ltd, we take care of all car makes and models. Whether you have a Ford, a Fiat, a Honda or a Hyundai, you can trust us to do a quality job. We are well known as a reliable local garage that provides a range of services including car repairs, servicing as well as MOT testing.

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Brake Pad Replacement and Brake Pads Fitting in Bristol
Frequently asked questions
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How much do Brake Pads and Discs cost to repair in Bristol?

Brake Pad and Disc replacement prices will vary depending on make and model, part quality and which components are being replaced. Our overall average repair price is around £170 in Bristol.
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What is a Brake Pad?

Your car's Brake Pad works in the same way as the rubber brake blocks on a bicycle. When your car's wheels turn, a brake disc (or sometimes drum) turns with them. When you press the brake, you are pushing your car's brake pads against the discs, causing friction, and slowing the car.
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What is a Brake Disc?

Your brake disc performs the same job, in principle, as the metal rim of a bicycle wheel under braking. When you brake, you push your brake pads against brake discs, which spin with your wheels. The friction on between the pads and discs slows the car.
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What is the difference between Disc Brakes and Drum Brakes?

Brake discs and Brake drums perform exactly the same job: they spin with your car's wheels and, when you brake, your brake pads push against the brake discs or brake drums to slow the car. The difference is simply in the design. Drum brakes are an enclosed braking system in which brake pads (or shoes) push outwards on the inside of the drum. Disc brakes are exposed, with the pads pushing inwards against the disc.
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Can I get Bristol Brake Pad and Disc repairs at my home or work?

Yes. Many of our Bristol garages are happy to come to your home or office to repair your car. Alternatively they may offer to collect your car, at little or no extra cost, across Bristol.

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Brake Pads and Brake Discs

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.

What are Brake Pads?

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.

What are Brake Discs?

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.

Brake Pad Replacement Cost

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.

Brake Disc Replacement Cost

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.

How to change brake pads

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.

Common Brake Repairs

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.

Signs of faulty brake pads and discs

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;

  • Burning smell
  • Spongy brake pedal
  • Screeching noise
  • Grinding noise
  • Pulling to one side
  • Squeaking noise

If you would like to learn more about the signs of brake problems we have written a dedicated guide.

Local garages for brake pads and discs

To find the best Brake Pads and Discs Replacement service available in your region;

  • Enter your car registration number
  • Give us a few details about your car and your requirements
  • We’ll send you a great selection of quotes from mechanics and garages in your area

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.

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