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Brake Pad Replacement and Brake Pads Fitting in Erdington

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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 Erdington 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 Erdington (197 found)
Heartlands Auto Centre Limited
310 Jobs Completed
Birmingham
4.8 / 5

We are a family based team that are here to help our customer’s automobile needs. We have been established for over 15 years and have built our products and services over this time.

We pride ourselves on a Fast, Value for Money & Quality service with customer satisfaction a priority. We are based in the heart of Birmingham and located near the Heartlands Hospital.

Jag Mobile Mechanic
662 Jobs Completed
Erdington
4.6 / 5

Why should you choose me?
I'm one of the best in my field, fully prioritising the customer.
I have experience working for main dealers such as FORD, VOLKSWAGEN, MERCEDES and LAND ROVER however I am able to work on other makes from experience gained at busy non franchise garages.

Providing high quality service at a low cost is my aim.
Feel free to call if you have any questions/would like a quoteI'm open 7 days a weekJag Auto Repairs

The Mechanic.
254 Jobs Completed
Birmingham
4.3 / 5

After successfully managing a MOT station and an extremely busy work shop, I decided to set up an MOT station of my own and to make it a modern looking, state of the art station.

I wanted to set up a station with the following things in mind – transparency as from experience. I have come to realise garages generally have a bad reputation with regards to what they actually do on cars, so I wanted to have a completely transparent feel. So we educated customers with exactly what was required for their vehicles and exactly what work we would carry out.

Secondly my main objective was to have customers fully satisfied with the service they would receive and feel comfortable to walk into the garage. To cater for that we have a lounge with TV, literature and free wifi, whereby customers can relax and watch the work being carried out to their vehicles.

We also have state of the art, up to date diagnostic equipment, for all vehicle manufacturers, and for certain manufacturers we have the same diagnostics equipment the dealers use.

Millennium Mobile mechanics
446 Jobs Completed
Birmingham
4.8 / 5

Independent recovery and mobile mechanic with over 20 years of experience with car mechanics.

Based in Erdington Birmingham, I offer reasonable prices for all jobs and a quick response.

ABM Autohaus Ltd
116 Jobs Completed
Birmingham
4.7 / 5

We are specialists in engine reconditioning of all makes and models. We are based in Sutton Coldfield in Birmingham, West Midlands. We carry out all general car repairs, servicing, wheel alignment, tyre replacement, wheel balancing, exhausts, welding work, head gaskets, cambelts, timing chains, engine replacements, gearbox replacements, clutches, brakes, general diagnostics and general 32 point health check services. Our three technicians have over 45 years of combined experience in this industry, and invaluable experience in working on all makes and models of vehicles.

CW Vehicle Service Centre
308 Jobs Completed
Birmingham
4.7 / 5

RAC APPROVED GARAGE
AA CERTIFIED GARAGE
TRUST MY GARAGE MEMBER
ROYAL MOTOR INSTITUTE MEMBER
VIDEO PRODUCED ON REPAIRS FOR CUSTOMER TO VIEW
FREE COLLECTION & DELIVERY SERVICE (WITH IN 7 MILES)
WASH & VAC SERVICE
PAYMENT ASSIST AVAILABLE

Formula One Autocentres - Erdington
175 Jobs Completed
Birmingham
4.2 / 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.

T&G Autos
202 Jobs Completed
Westmidlands
5.0 / 5

T&G Autos, mobile Mechanic offering servicing and repairs

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Fast Track Car Services
11 Jobs Completed
Birmingham
5.0 / 5

Hello here at fast car services we offer a personal service ,we have a great knowledge and understanding of what our customers really want,keeping them happy so they always return and recommend.
We have been Established since 2006 and have a great customer base and between us over 40 years experience in the motor trade catering for all makes and models ,old and new , our prices are very competitive, our main aim is to get the job done right first time,unlike other garages we will never fit cheap nasty parts to your car or cut any corners, at the end of the day your car needs to be safe and reliable.
Try us today weather it be a repair ,maintenance or regular servicing and mot you will not be disappointed

Highgate Autos Midland Limited
108 Jobs Completed
BIRMINGHAM
4.8 / 5

Here at Highgate Autos we have a team of fully qualified mechanics with over 20 years experience. We are driven to deliver outstanding customer service and want to make your mechanical needs a pleasant, stress-free experience.

Our services range from clutch replacements to steering and suspension. We carry out thorough diagnostics in order to successfully carry out the work needed. Our friendly team are here to talk you through every step, always keeping you in the loop before we carry out any work.

We offer Chinese speaking service as well!

We are only an 8-minute drive from Birmingham City Centre and have some fantastic local transport links so you can keep your day to day activities.

Smart MOT & Service Centre
192 Jobs Completed
Birmingham
4.8 / 5

Smart MOT & Service Centre are your local independent garage based in Aston, who take great pride in being able to offer our customers a fast, affordable and customer oriented service. We opened our doors back in 2015 and have gone from strength to strength over the last couple of years, having built up a steady loyal customer base and a good reputation in our local area. That said, however, new business is always warmly welcomed too.

We carry out class 4 MOT's in-house as well as all servicing, maintenance and repairs using only good quality O.E. spec parts to ensure you vehicle runs at optimum condition. Our team of three technicians are fully qualified and have been working in this industry for many years. We specialise in servicing work, any minor to major repairs, air conditioning service and regas, dealer level diagnostics, all your vehicle needs under one roof
We are able to offer you a lifetime warranty on suspension and steering components, so please enquire should you require any works of this kind carried out as the price difference in being able to guarantee for life is very minimal.

Being members of the Motor Ombudsman, we adhere to a very strict code of conduct at all times and are audited on a yearly basis. Our work is also backed by the RMI and IMI, which should offer you peace of mind. Should you have any qualms about choosing us to carry out your work, with us being new to this website, please have a look at our feedback online - we are 5 star rated across the board.

Collection and delivery offered within 4 miles of our garage, and have loan cars available too for free but depends on availability

Shams Autos
43 Jobs Completed
Birmingham
5.0 / 5

Shams Autos are MOT and Servicing specialists based in Balsall Heath in Birmingham. Established in 2003, we have a team of highly trained Bosch technicians with a collective experience of over thirty-five years.

Although our experienced team can cater to most vehicle repair and maintenance requirements, we specialise in servicing, vehicle diagnostics and MOTs.

At Shams Autos we believe that Servicing should be comprehensive and affordable, and while many other garages don’t, we strive to keep our servicing competitive without ever compromising on a thorough and quality service.

We benefit from strong trade links within Birmingham, namely with many large parts suppliers and four highly experienced technicians on site allowing us to carry out a quick and efficient diagnostics of motor vehicles and to help get your vehicle back on the road in a timely manner and at a fair price.

So please contact us or respond to our quotes for any further questions, we are always happy to help.

Vip auto repairs
10 Job Completed
Birmingham
5.0 / 5

We are an auto repair facility dedicated to quality service and maintenance of general, high-end and performance vehicles at affordable prices.
Based in Central Birmingham (less than 5 minutes away from The Bullring Shopping Centre), we offer a wide range of services, including but not limited to;

MOT class 4&7
Vehicle diagnostics
DPF regeneration
Oil servcice, brakes, clutches, exhaust, suspension.
Warning lights resets
Aircon regas

Oryx Automotive Resources Ltd
152 Jobs Completed
Hansworth
3.2 / 5

Oryx Automotive is a fully mobile service with extensive knowledge and skills gained over many years. Being mobile means we can come to you wherever you are so you don't need to go through the stress of going to a garage. Covering a wide range of services and repairs from overheating problems, clutch replacements, cambelt changes and much much more!

Our diagnostic services allow us to efficiently and effectively identify any issues your vehicle may have. From there we can discuss any further work required which will be carried out swiftly. You can have peace of mind knowing that your car needs will be dealt with professionally.

We strive to provide our customers with the best customer experience and want you to know you are driving away in a reliable, safe vehicle. We also have access to a fantastic workshop if required.

Boldmere Service Centre
13 Job Completed
Sutton Coldfield
5.0 / 5

Boldmere Service Centre is an independent garage based in Sutton Coldfield offering a wide range of services for any make or model. We can provide 4 wheel alignment, servicing, oil change, brake and suspension work, tyres, welding, exhausts, batteries, brakes and brake pipes, diagnostics and MOTs.

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

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 Erdington.
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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 Erdington Brake Pad and Disc repairs at my home or work?

Yes. Many of our Erdington 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 Erdington.

Average rating for  Brake Pads and Discs in Erdington bookings

4.73

77 reviews

How much does Brake Pads and Discs cost in Erdington?

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 Erdington for Brake Pads and Discs on WhoCanFixMyCar.com for some of our top car makes.


Brake Pads and Discs Cost by Car Make in Erdington
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Vauxhall£204.56
Peugeot£171.99
BMW£296.86
MINI£193.84
Audi£206.50
Ford£210.26
Renault£203.71
Mercedes£281.10
Toyota£178.50

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 07/04/2020 and 06/07/2020.

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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