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Friendly and professional.
Excellent service, Highly recommended
Efficient garage fitted parts required
D&G motors provided an excellent service. They replaced the clutch for less than half the price quoted by the main dealer. A week later they spent a long time diagnosing an intermittent problem with the starter, and then fixed that for a very reasonable price. Friendly, efficient, professional and helpful. What more could you ask?
Very professional, quick and lovely
I contacted Steins Garage during a bank holiday weekend and had an answer straight away to my message. Craig was very helpful and fit my car in his next working day schedule. The price end up being higher than the quote because the car needed to be serviced on top of changing the break pads and discs (initial problem). The service was fast,efficient and I am very happy with the result.
Craig was very friendly and made the whole process very easy. Good comms, dropped off the car early and it was turned around in a few hours. Car felt good as new and very happy with the experience. Thanks Craig and team! Will be back and have already recommended you to some family members!
Friendly, helpful and efficient.
Craig was amazing when fixing the clutch on my ford focus he kept me updated with what was happening in found Craig very helpful and understanding i will certainly go back if aye had any more work to be done on my car and will certainly recommend to my family and friends the price was very decent they certainly done a excellent job am well pleased with the fix plus all the staff are dead helpful with great advice for repairs so certainly five stars from me see you guys soon
Done quickly and to budget
Work carried out on time and charged what they quoted.
Although I was advised prior to booking that the cost was different from quote received it still cost extra. Overall experience though was very good. Service completed on time and car was washed and vacuumed.
The guys at QwikLube are incredible! I'd read glowing reviews and feedback and was expecting great service already but the guys went ahead and surpassed that!
Excellent service. Would use again and recommend
Nice stuff, happy of results.
Fantastic service and communication. Recommended this garage by family member and I can understand why! A+++
An unexpected priblem occurred with the car and they were able to fix it in no time. Thanks very much
Did what they said they would do and ready when I requested it
Friendly, fast and professional. Really informative too as to what was causing the issue. Top job
gave my car a full service took about 3 hours to complete I was very happy with the friendly staff there that I book my next MOT with them
Work carried out on time and to quote. Satisfied with the overall experience.
Very professional and experienced. Gave good advice and understood work van and needed to be back on road ASAP. Reception kept us informed and was polite and punctual. Would highly recommend and will definitely be using in the future, thanks D&G
Great job done and nice guy!
Car fixed less than 24hrs after contacting Pete and he done it within the hour, very impressed.
Pete couldn't fix my car due to ceased engine caused by water damage but he tried everything. Can't fault him - very polite, very helpful and very professional.
Excellent service, cane to my door as arranged and talked through everything he was doing. Friendly and easy going.
Really friendly, efficient service, managed to see us the same day!
Very helpful, fixed my car with no problems and gave me regular updates.
I was quoted 3 hours labour by 2 different garages. Peter came to my address on time and changed both front Calipers in an hour and half for quarter of the price quoted by other garages. He is very friendly, honest and professional. Would highly recommend.
Great service. The job took significantly longer than he expected due to unforseen problems, but Pete stayed late in to the evening to make sure problem was fixed before he left. Would definitely recommend.
I would like to that peter for doing all my rear brakes for doing a good job in the rain he was reliable told me exactly the problem done fab job good price defo use peter again cheers peter
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.