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Excellent and prompt service - price as quoted and even came to collect the car and drop it back afterwards at no extra charge - highly recommended
Absolutely fantastic service, this garage is a gem of a find, will be using for all my car needs moving forward!
Very good service. Car collected and returned on time. Job done without any issues.
Great service and fair priced
I dont go because i dont have time but i use AJH Vehicle Repairs in the past for other mechanical problems and i was happy a
The flywheel needed to be changed as well so total price did go up to £850 but I considered it a fair price. Paul was a top communicator throughout the whole experience. Very good customer service including picking up the car from my house. When I got the car back, there was a whistling sound from a burst pipe from a tight bolt. I was initially deflated as I thought that they should have picked this up before delivery but when I called Paul, he promptly sent someone out who sorted it out. I’d be happy to recommend this garage.
I had an amazing experience with Paul at AKI Motors. He replaced the clutch & flywheel using the same parts BMW use. His cost was £900. BMW's quote was £2,400! He picked my car up and even squeezed an MoT in while he had it. I'm very particular about my car. Paul even made a point of saying what good condition it was in, which gave me confidence that his team would look after it. They did! It came back without a scratch and the gear changes are smoother than they've even been in the 4 years I've owned the car. Paul's communications were fantastic. He called me several times during the 2 days just to update me. I've always been dubious about using non-BMW approved garages, but I'll definitely be using AKI Motors again. I can't fault any of the service I received, and it saved me £1,500 on a BMW garage repair!
Easy booking. Reasonably priced service. Excellent customer service. Left my car there all day and just collected when I was ready. Would definitely use these guys again.
Very friendly and polite garage. Job was done quickly and garage changed one of my bulbs free of charge. Can recommend the business and will definitely use it again.
Price changed from the original quote as I asked for the rear shocks to be replaced. A couple of other small items done at no extra cost. Car was collected and returned as agreed, everything done properly and politely. Will definitely use again.
Within 12 hours or messaging they contacted and we booked a date. They arranged to collect my car from Oxford CIty centre and within 2 hours called to say the work was completed and delivered back. Highly recommended.
Very good garage. I will be using now for Full Service
Friendly service. I booked it online for an MOT and couldn't add a major service to the order, but left the car overnight with a request to call me for details. Someone called and after some initial confusion I got it booked in for it all. An update by the end of the day would have been helpful as I called just after they'd closed to see what the status was. They rang the next morning to update. The rest was smooth and they gave me various price options to repair the things that had failed the MOT, and highlighted issues that will need attention soon.
Happy with the work, communication and service provided.
Fast turnaround for a brake caliper replacement. Highly recommended.
Mark is an experienced and professional mechanic he came to our home and replaced break pads & discs he was very through and cleaned each section. Tested the car afterwards. Payment by card. Invoiced via email. I will be using him again for the fair price, skills, and convenience.
Great service, very informative telling me everything that was done on the car. Would definitely recommend.
The work was easy to schedule, the final price was as quoted, and staff were helpful and friendly
Prompt. Curtious and very straight forward with honest open opinions regarding your vehicles welfare. Highly recommended. Will continue to use this independent local garage !
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.
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