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Fab garage, that fixed my car quickly and had me back on the road ASAP. Great mechanics too, who are straight forward and honest. Very impressed. A+++++++ We will be back
I needed a mechanic who was knowledgeable with a Volvo Auto gearbox. After performing a proper plugin diagnostic at £79 Jamie was confident that the issue's I was experiencing would be solved with a gearbox oil change and a gearbox reset. He described what was involved and estimated that It would be around £330 and it should take about 2-3 hours to do. In the end he had the car for a couple of days, it turned out to be one of those jobs that needed a very good understanding of Auto gearbox's and a lot of time and patience. The Final Invoice came in at £256.00. Jamie was very polite, friendly and patient, considering the amount of questions I kept throwing at him. I have no doubt he knows his stuff and would have no hesitation in recommending his services. Thanks for a job well done Jamie, I can now sell the car knowing I'm not passing on a problem to someone else.
Took my car to a few garages hybrid did everything no hassle car is great well done very pleased will recommend anyone will use them in the future
Jamie, Jim and all the team at Medway Hybrid Centre are very professional, honest and trustworthy mechanics that know what they are doing. Even though the problem with my car was a long and costly job to repair, Jamie was upfront and explained the problem to me. I have since been back for some more work and will not go anywhere else now. The customer service from these guys is also spot on.
Very pleased would recommend him to my friends pleasant and helpful
Very friendly, helpful and most importantly found and fixed the problem quickly. I would definitely use again.
Very helpful and quick service. Will definitely use again.
Excellent garage and reasonable price. Friendly and knowledgeable. Really helpful with my two small children who is had to bring with me.
Fantastic service. Friendly staff. Very efficient. Sat and waited while having brakes done. Refreshments available. Highly recommended.
Helpful responses and excellent service. The garage were able to help quickly and at a very reasonable rate. Really happy with their work and a very friendly, helpful garage. Highly recommended.
Good location in the town centre. Good customer service. Polite and efficient. Dropnof was easy and vehicle was ready on time. Everything I wanted.
Yes, I would recommend this garage, excellent service, from the beginning to the end.
Easy to park and set back off the road so not hard to get car out like most of the garages in Maidstone. Booked in work promptly and was the price stated.
Will use again. Great garage, work done very quickly
Really friendly and helpful. Good price. Good communication. Will use again and happy to recommend to friends.
Excellent communication and service, would definitely use again.
Tom from C T Auto Repairs has been a pleasure to deal with, very knowledgeable in regards to my clutch and release bearing replacement on my VW Up, quick and easy service which I would recommend to friends and family.
Fantastic service fixed my clutch and the price was the lowest quote I had highly recommend
Very happy with the service I received. Tom was informative and helpful. Would highly recommend and will be using again.
Honest, friendly local garage. Would use again.... thank you
Excellent service by JR Vehicle Services. Josh was extremely polite and professional at all time. We have had a few anctious weeks after the head gasket failing on my daughters 207 but now carrying out checks after the works being completed but all is absolutely fine with no further water loss or oil contamination into the header bottle. Excellent service and will certainly use again.
Collected and returned my car , great service would use again
I would use this garage again keeps you updated on your car and friendly
Really pleased with the work. Nice guy. Will use again. Many thanks.
good service and price will use again
I would recommend this garage, Lee was very helpful and they did a great job at a good price. I will use them in the future.
Really good and on time picking car up and dropping it back
Excellent service, quick and very reasonably priced. Would definitely recommend. Always great to find a good garage. Thanks
Really friendly and professional. Good value for money and I will definitely be a returning customer!
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.