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Very good service, second to none
Excellent trustworthy mechanic
I was really pleased with his service. My car's break missed a part so it made some noise. He found and fixed it very quickly. Maybe it was not the cheapest but he was very knowledable , flexible, quick and a saved a lot of time for me. I would definitely recommend this garage.
Great service, and communication. I would definitely recommend.
The car was fixed by another mechanic
Prompt and efficient MOT
Very nice people, excellent work on the MOT and change of tires.
Quick response from the garage for quote. Excellent customer service approach
Good punctual reliable service
Full servis... car drives lovely now Did you put in a new engine... Many thanks
Very direct, fast and efficient service
Very good service, slightly difficult to find, thank you.
Good and efficient service
Fantastic price and service from start to finish.
They were nice and helped sort out my problem
Speedy response, changed alternator belt and power steering belt, adjusted clutch, tyre pressure set, advised on need for oil filter change and leak of oil in gearbox. Very pleasant and did not feel pressured to accept job, would use again and would recommend.
Excellent repair and friendly service
TOP LEVEL OF THE WORK, REALLY AMAZING JOB! DEFINITELY RECOMMENDED!
Couldn't be happier, these guys are great. I'll certainly return should I swipe a pylon again.
Really helpful and easy! Will definitely use them again
Everyone at Sparrowhawk was excellent. Communication was good and Anthony did a great job.
Honest and reliable
Paul was friendly and efficient.
Honest, helpful and efficient, Id recommend!
Tab worked on my car 1 year ago and the work he did is top class! Fast and efficient!
By far the best mechanic I’ve been to in London, communication was superb I was informed during the whole process, price was very good compair to other quotations I received elsewhere. Majeed is a super star. This will be my regular garage from now on. Thanks you again.
Roy is a really great guy, he collected my car fixed my brakes and headlamps and even came to pick me up because it was raining! Amazing service and got me back on the road quickly. Totally reccomended.
100% use this guy again - on time and efficient. Friendly reliable service - definitely using him 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 Kensington 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 16/04/2019 and 15/07/2019.
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.