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Thank you guys. You did everything you said you would, for the price you quoted and completed the work a day early. 1st class service & very pleasant people to deal with. Deserve 5 stars. My engine sounds now like a brand new, recommend this garage, very professional.
Full service done very efficiently.
Professional, Friendly and know what they’re talking about! Would recommend
Ivy is very helpful and kind, thanks to her and her mechanic my car's AC is working very well now! definitely will recommend her garage.
This garage is really trustworthy Ivy send you pictures and videos of all the work being carried out the garage I used before to carry out repair on my car actually butcher it they did so cowboy repair but Ivy and her team was able to correct all the faults done by previous garage and I am happy with the work done
Good quote achieved. Great service provided
Fantastic service. Came to my house and fixed what was needed there and then at the price quoted. Would happily recommend.
Very kind , extremely easy to talk to all in all overall service was brilliant I would 100% recommend this company - I was explained every thing step by step really nice guy thanks Justin
additional cost as part of the brake caliper was seized
Excellent service - changed my brakes over very quickly and at a very reasonable price
Great realiable service
Excellent realisable service
When arrived at garage was told that it was labour only and had no choice but to pay extra, nowhere on quote did it say parts were not included.
Great customer service and great value too, would highly recommend
Took in for MOT, unfortunately it failed! However, I was advised on the issues and my car was booked in for the next day. The technician was veery helpful and the car was fixed, passed the MOT and was on the road next day. Very impressed with their professionalism, friendliness and service. Would highly recommend.
Great collection/drop off service am very pleased
Great service and a very good price
Good experience. They picked up my car for MOT and service at a better price I could find anywhere else. They advised me on some work that needed doing, carried out the work, and I had the car dropped back to me the next day. Can't fault the service or prices offered at all. Thanks
Great service, fitted me in on day that suited, collected and returned, kept in touch, no pushy sales stuff...just did the job!
Can't fault the service at all. Came and picked my car up from work and dropped it back on the same day in good time so I had to waste absolutely none of my day. Great stuff.
Excellent prompt service.
I have used this garage on many occasions now and I can honestly say these guy's are fantastic always happy to help will continue to use for all my repairs
pleasant staff friendly and helpful
No problems. Would use again
Took care of repair in a timely fashion.
Carl of a2bWatford fixed my car on a same-day service. He was punctual, did a great job and was exceptionally an interesting and good to talk with guy. I'd strongly recommend them.
Nice bloke, cleared most fault codes for me as requested but diagnostic tool did not cover my vehicle, but appreciate the journey made for me on saturday morning.
Great service, very friendly and gave lots of helpful advice.
Very knowledgeable, helpful, prompt and went the extra mile when the job didn't turn out as easy as it first appeared. Highly recommended.
Very helpful and knowledgeable service, would recommend to others
Would definitely recommend work was done quickly and seems to be all good
Very friendly and professional service. Collected and dropped off the car from where I work and did the work very quickly. Would recommend to anyone!
Great Service. After being unable to make first appointment he picked the car up and returned it to me on the same day on a bank-holiday. Also
Would highly recommend. managed to squeeze me in under short notice. great price, great job.
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 St Albans for Brake Pads and Discs on WhoCanFixMyCar.com for some of our top car makes.
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This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 21/03/2019 and 19/06/2019.
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.