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Brake Pads and Discs in London

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Top garages for Brake Pads and Discs in London (1,800 found)
Fix First Motors Ltd
17 Jobs Completed
London
4.8 / 5

My name is Oscar and I am a mobile mechanic offering to come at a time and location to suit you to carry out your service or repair. I am main dealer trained and have worked at various main dealers over the years including Fiat, JEEP and Alpha Romeo. You can trust that your vehicle is in safe hands when I am working on it, as I will treat it as if it were my own. All supplied and fitted parts generally come with a 12 month / 12,000 miles warranty, and I shall match my labour warranty to this for your peace of mind.

If you have any questions or need any advice, please do not hesitate to give me a call.

CPS Automotive Ltd.
44 Jobs Completed
Byfleet
5.0 / 5

We are a family run business with over 15 years of experience in all vehicle makes and models. We have a good reputation and positive feedback throughout all of our customers. Delivery and collection services are also available locally.

Our services range from MOT’s, MOT repairs, servicing on all manufacturers, clutches, timing belts/chains, engine replacement, latest diagnostics testing and equipment, air conditioning fault finding, re-gas, exhaust welding, body panel welding, laser wheel alignment, DPF regeneration and cleaning.

Automotive Components Specialist Ltd
1487 Jobs Completed
Cheshunt
4.9 / 5

Welcome to our organisation, our aim is to provide solutions for all your motoring needs with the aim to reduce your cost of ownership of your motor vehicle. We specialise in new motor vehicle components for all makes and models, O.E.M (Original Equipment Manufactured/Pattern), O.E (Original Equipment/Genuine), we can advice on advantages and disadvantages of both product ranges. We stock a wide range of parts and specialise in all makes and models. We provide the highest level of customer services and our aim is to be the best, so if you are looking for a garage in Enfield for car repairs or an MOT, look no further than the quality services on offer at Automotive Components Specialist Ltd. With many years of experience in the trade, you can count on us to repair and service your car to the highest possible standard. We are VW Audi Specialists but can offer the same high standard of service for all makes and models.

Sparrowhawk Motors IV LTD
178 Jobs Completed
Chelsea
4.5 / 5

From a convenient location in West London Sparrowhawk motors Garage has been offering a full range of garage services for over 20 years to customers from all over London.
Whatever work your car needs, the team of qualified mechanics will carry out great work for a reasonable cost. In addition, we can assure your expectations will be exceeded whatever your requirements may be.
If you are looking for car repairs or service in the London area, then Sparrowhawk motors can meet your needs at a competitive price. The convenient location makes it ideal for the Londoners to find us.

Am Repairs
465 Jobs Completed
Welling
4.8 / 5

Services,mot's and repairs to all makes and models.
Free collection and delivery service from home or work around our local area in DA, SE and BR postcodes only and within a 5 mile radius.
We could still collect from further afield but would charge a £25 fee for doing so
We have large and loyal customer base due to our great customer service and strive to keep our customers as happy as can be.

Dynes Motor Group
20 Jobs Completed
Erith
4.6 / 5

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Westbourne Motors Mobile - Slough
36 Jobs Completed
Slough
5.0 / 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.

Fair price repairs
158 Jobs Completed
Staines
4.7 / 5

Local mobile mechanic specialist in German vehicles most carried out diagnostics wealding service and repairs on all vehicles

KMK Automotive
127 Jobs Completed
Leatherhead
5.0 / 5

When you choose KMK Automotive, you’re guaranteed an excellent service from one of the most esteemed companies in Leatherhead

Covering a 40 mile radius, we undertake a wide range of services for clients, including car servicing, diagnostic repairs, and much more, ensuring that your domestic, commercial, or industrial vehicle is safe and fit for purpose.

Choose us now for a superior service from dedicated experts.

Sierra Garage Limited
54 Jobs Completed
Grays
4.8 / 5

Sierra Garage Ltd are an independent workshop based in Essex. We believe in providing our customers with the very best customer experience, as we pride ourselves on our extensive knowledge of all thing’s car related and building a good local reputation as a garage that cares. We also provide customers with a 12-month warranty on all work undertaken for your peace of mind.

We carry out most repairs and services including (but not limited to); diagnostics, engine repairs, clutch and timing chain (belt) changes, vehicle MOT preparation, head gaskets, brake work, suspension, cooling system, problem solving, manual gearbox repairs, DSG auto gearbox repairs, vehicle servicing and car vinyl wrapping.

Mobile Mechanics and Tyres
1416 Jobs Completed
Barnet
4.9 / 5

Services provided:

-- Can build and assemble machines or mechanical components according to requirements
-- Able to Inspect machines, engines, transmissions etc. and run diagnostic tests to discover functionality issues
-- Will aim to troubleshoot reported problems and resolve them in a timely manner
-- Will perform thorough maintenance on machinery, equipment and systems
-- Will clean and apply lubricants to components
-- Will replenish engine fluids and components
-- Will provide consultation on correct maintenance and preventative measures
-- Can also undertake other duties (e.g. repair of hydraulic systems)
-- Can provide logs of work and report on issues

Experience:

Proven experience as Mechanic for 12 years.
Excellent knowledge of machinery and hydraulic, electrical and other systems and their components.
Experienced in using various precision tools (I have equipment to perform most mechanical work).
Will follow established procedures and practices with a strong commitment to health and safety.
Very good communication skills with problem-solving capabilities.
Very good physical strength and stamina

Qualifications:

BTEC national diploma motor vehicles (2 year course)
HNC motor vehicles (1 year course)
HND motor vehicles (1 year course)
IMI (Institute of the Motor Industry) MOT Certification NT / AE / Site Manager

Classes of Vehicles tested:

Class Descriptionwheeled vehicles (over 450kg unladen weight)
4 Cars (up to 8 passenger seats)
4 Motor caravans
4 Quads (max unladen weight 400kg - for goods vehicles 550kg and max net power of 15kw)
4 Dual purpose vehicles
4 Private hire and public service vehicles (up to 8 seats)
4 Ambulances and taxis
4 Private passenger vehicles and ambulances (9 to 12 passenger seats)
4 Goods vehicles (up to 3,000kg design gross weight)
4a Class 4 vehicles (9 to 12 passenger seats) with a seat belt installation checkPrivate passenger vehicles and ambulances (13 to 16 passenger seats)
5 Private passenger vehicles and ambulances (more than 16 passenger seats)
5 Playbuses
5a Class 5 vehicles (13 to 16 passenger seats) with a seatbelt installation check
5a Class 5 vehicles (more than 16 passenger seats) with a seatbelt installation check
7 Goods vehicles (over 3,000kg up to 3,500kg design gross weight

HD Motor Sports LTD
105 Jobs Completed
Swanscombe
4.6 / 5

HD Motor Sports LTD

A garage for all your car solutions with a very high and respectful reviews rating though the high level of client's, that we have built up over the years we have been running a garage.

London Motor Sports Ltd
170 Jobs Completed
London
4.9 / 5

London Motor Sports professional garage with great experience in the car industry, based in White-City London W127AH.

Our main focus has always been to deliver best quality service to our customers. We provide our customers best deals on MOT, Wheel Alignment, Mechanical Servicing, Diagnostic, Body Work Repairs and any other car related problem.

London Motor Sports is capable of fixing all types of repairs, and can set up accounts with professional industries such as Taxi Companies.

We make sure that all the repairs completed are up to the Manufacturers Standards and guarantee on all work completed by us.

North One
249 Jobs Completed
London
4.3 / 5

We would like to welcome you to our friendly specialist service centre ideally situated in North London's Tufnell Park. We are 5 minutes walk from Tufnell Park Underground Station (Northern Line).

We provide London with a fully comprehensive service for all your vehicle needs. We are committed to providing our customers and their vehicles with outstanding levels of care and service.

North One offers our customers a fully comprehensive facility which includes Servicing, MOT Testing, After-Sales Accessories, Cosmetic and Full Body repairs, approved extended Warranties and Service Plans for your vehicle.

We particularly specialise in Aston Martin, BMW, Ford, Jaguar, Land Rover, Lotus, Mercedes Benz, VAG Product and Vauxhall. We welcome all other vehicles.

We offer collection/delivery and loan vehicle services to our customers within a 5 mile radius of the business postal code (subject to availability).

We take all major credit cards with the exception of American Express. We can also offer Payment Assist Plans to assist with spreading the costs of those unwanted repairs (terms and conditions apply).

We look forward to welcoming you to our Service Centre.

AJ Servicing & Repairs.
15 Jobs Completed
Hornchurch
4.0 / 5

AJ Servicing and Repair centre (formerly Moorings Garage) was taken over in 2013 by a group of main dealer management and technical personnel. The team have over 100 years of main dealer experience between them and offer the best main dealer alternative for all makes and models.

AJ Servicing & Repairs provide Car MOT, Car Service, Car Repair services and Tyres in and around Essex including Harold Wood, Harold Hill, Romford, Gidea Park, Brentwood, Cranham, Hornchurch, Upminster, Billericay, Ingrave, Dunton, Bulphan, Warley, Herongate, Ingrave, Essex and beyond!

The workshop has to hand the latest computerised technology and testing equipment for all makes of vehicles and is authorised under the government block exemption ruling to service all vehicles and still validate manufacturers warranties.

We provide all types of car tyres and van tyres at very competitive prices and include wheel balancing services as well.

We take pride in our quality workmanship and honest pricing policy and ensure that our highly trained technicians carry out all works not leaving the servicing to apprentices or semi skilled mechanics.

All parts fitted are guaranteed and only the best quality parts are fitted . No additional work is carried out without prior approval thereby not giving any shocks on collection.

Services available at this garage are :

MOT Test (by appointment only)
Engine tuning
Suspension
Servicing all makes
Electronics
Gearboxes
Brakes
Diagnostics
Automatic transmission
Exhaust
Steering

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Brake Pads and Discs in London
Frequently asked questions
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How much do Brake Pads and Discs cost to repair in London?

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

Yes. Many of our London 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 London.

Average rating for  Brake Pads and Discs in London bookings

4.78

523 reviews

How much does Brake Pads and Discs cost in London?

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


Brake Pads and Discs Cost by Car Make in London
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
BMW£401.99
Vauxhall£241.81
Peugeot£214.77
Volkswagen£302.01
Renault£268.54
Ford£253.40
Nissan£272.40
Mercedes£410.34
Toyota£188.46
Citroen£242.15
Audi£294.70
MINI£271.04

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 30/12/2019 and 29/03/2020.

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

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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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