Brake Pad Replacement and Brake Pads Fitting in Port Talbot

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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 Port Talbot 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 WhoCanFixMyCar with trusted mechanics near you. 

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Top garages for Brake Pads and Discs in Port Talbot (71 found)
Battery Centre Ltd
49 Jobs Completed
Swansea
4.5 / 5

We are members of the Bosch Car Service Network which is a national network of independent garages. Our objective is to provide you with a friendly and professional servi

C G AUTO REPAIRS
76 Jobs Completed
Langdon Road
4.8 / 5

Here at C&G AUTO REPAIRS we have over 20 years experience in Diagnostics and repairs on all make and model vehicles. we can do anything from timing belt renewals to

Rent-A-Tech Vehicle Services Limited
252 Jobs Completed
Bridgend
4.8 / 5

We pride ourselves on our customer satisfaction and good quality of work. We have been trading for over 12 years with over 20 years' experience from franchised main deale

NGS Swansea
409 Jobs Completed
Swansea
4.9 / 5

At NGS Swansea we offer a wide variety or vehicle maintenance and repair services. We can usually offer our customers a quick turnaround, meaning we always strive to get

Harris Brothers Swansea (Ystrad Rd) - Team Protyre
250 Jobs Completed
Swansea
4.0 / 5

The Swansea Fforestfach centre was originally opened in 2005 and became part of the Protyre network in 2011. The team at Harris Brothers in Fforestfach have been supporti

Harris Brothers Swansea - Team Protyre (Richardson Road)
233 Jobs Completed
Swansea
5.0 / 5

The newly refurbished Harris Brothers Tyre and Mechanical centre has been serving customers for over 70 years. Chris and the team will be pleased to welcome you with a fr

BDAutos
8 Jobs Completed
swansea
5.0 / 5

We are a small family running business operating in the swasnsea area, we thrive to bring quality workmanship at affordable prices We have a Facebook page BDAutos if

Keep Driving Auto Ltd
1043 Jobs Completed
Swansea
4.9 / 5

Here at Keep Driving Auto we provide a first rate, friendly garage service. Serving the Swansea area, located in Llansamlet within easy reach of both the city Centre and

Betts Automotive
15 Jobs Completed
skewien
5.0 / 5

Welcome to Betts Automotive listed bellow are our core services Key Cutting/Programming Whether it's a spare key or you've lost your only one, we've got you covered.

Eastlake Garage
440 Jobs Completed
Bridgend
4.7 / 5

We are a well-established company which has been in operation since 2010. As well as being a fully stocked garage, we also have fully stocked mobile workshop vans and w

Halfords Autocentre Swansea (Samlet Rd)
38 Jobs Completed
Swansea
4.0 / 5

Halfords Autocentres is the UK’s leading chain of over 300 independent wholly owned garages, specialising in MOTs, servicing, Tyres, and all types of mechanical repairs f

Halfords Autocentre Swansea (New Cut Rd)
55 Job Completed
Swansea
4.0 / 5

Halfords Autocentres is the UK’s leading chain of over 300 independent wholly owned garages, specialising in MOTs, servicing, Tyres, and all types of mechanical repairs f

The Mobile Mechanic Swansea
50 Jobs Completed
Swansea
4.6 / 5

We are a fully equipped Garage and Mobile Vehicle Repair service covering all aspects of repairs from Diagnostics injector coding key coding ,servicing , brakes, suspens

Ron's Recovery & Repair Ltd
55 Jobs Completed
Swansea
4.1 / 5

Established by Daniel Aspland in 2017, we currently have 3 mechanics with a combined experience of 25 years. 'Ron's Recovery & Repair' has quickly implemented itself

Swansea Tyre Clutch & MOT Centre
456 Jobs Completed
Swansea,
4.4 / 5

Swansea Tyre & Clutch & MOT Centre does a lot more than just fit tyres and clutches & MOT's! In 2017 we have won both BEST AUTOMOTIVE GARAGE (SME Business Awards) and

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

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

Yes. Many of our Port Talbot 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 Port Talbot.

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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.


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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