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Excellent service and a job well done. Despite Euro Car Parts sending me the wrong parts, Swanmore lent me a car to go to get the right ones and solved my problem. Well Recommended. Thanks
Paid exactly what was quoted. Car collected, returned and repaired with no issues.
Service was quick and excellent. Aircon is now very cold. No complaints whatsoever.
Great service throughout. The only garage to pick up the phone after they had sent me the initial quote and then to confirm the booking on the day Pleased with the service and work, would recommend
Did the work really well and fast, lovely people with good customer service
Excellent service very helpful and courteous and reasonable cost
Easy, quick and fairly cheap job done without any issues.
yes very pleased
Everything was perfect!
Great job! Would recommend!
Flexible, competent, and efficient. Definitely recommended!
Friendly staff and quick turn around
Very good service although pick up time of the car was delayed as they were particularly busy that day. I had requested additional work to be carried out during/ after the service and this was not charged due to the delay. Overall very impressed and would use them again.
Great service, came on time, good quality brake pads. Will use again.
Used the website expecting a few emails. ELITE stood out as the only garage that text. Due to being mobile was easy to use, as they come to you. Great customer service and regular text updates. Will use again! Thanks
James was on time, friendly and efficient. Have asked for a full service quote, as I was extremely impressed today.
Communication was excellent! Great advice. Work done was no hassle at all. I would recommend to anyone and will 100% use again. complete confidence in the mechanic, being a friendly nice chap always helps. 5 STARS
Great communication and friendly service. Professional and competent. Would recommend and use again. Thank you.
Nathan was brilliant. Came within 48 hours and was the first to respond to our request. He came out after normal work hours once we were home from work. Will definately use again.
clean, tidy, no work done which didn't need doing.
There was a fault with the pad sensor so they didn’t need changing... so pleased as done mechanics may have just gone ahead and casnged them ,..would definitely recommend Nathan to anyone who needs a mechanic.
Excellent, worked around my work shifts and fixed a day earlier. Highly recommended!
Great experience, did extra work I needed done. Excellent communication throughout the process, and picked up and delivered my car to my work. Would use again
Good quick service provided at a sensible cost. would recommend
Fantastic, open and honest garage/mechanic/owner. Front pads, discs, oil and filter change all at a very good price. Will be going back for future repair work, will be recommending to family and friends. Five stars.
Excellent customer service at a very fair price, car feels like new after the clutch and flywheel were replaced. Couldn’t recommend enough and will be returning for future work!
Really decent guy, worked hard to get my clutch fixed and when I realised I had another fault after he fixed that, booked me in that week to fix that. Was really helpful, reasonably priced, explained everything in detail and did a great job. Also stuck to the quoted price and didnt mess me about like some mechanics out there would. Would highly recommend, and will be using again if I need work done. Clutch feels better than it ever has! Thank you!
Good price. Excellent service. Loan car available with no fuss or paperwork. Ready when they said it would be. Brilliant experience. No idea how good the disc and pad parts are as I'm not a mechanic, but the brakes work well and I have every reason to believe they'll last 0000's of miles. Likely to use again. Well done SCC!
Started working on my car as soon as we arrived, and in a little over two hours job done, very pleased with the price and the quality of work I had to add an extra job that I had not put in the original quote but this was also done without any fuss.
Cheap quotes doesn’t always mean that work done are not to professional level in this case small car services was the cheapest quote i got for a brake disc and pads change. Being a full time student this was under my budget and the past reviews was really good therefore i gave it a chance. Dean was really helpful even went ahead to find me a replacement caliper as mine had seized . Friendly and fast service done to high standard and professional. I’ll definetly come back to get some work done on my honda civic ep3 type r. Cheers
Arrived on time. Completed the work in quick time considering the weather was very rainy. Very impressed with work would highly recommend.
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.