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Great honest customer service, hell of a lot cheaper than most garages! Great to see openings & closings hour’s outside the usual 9-5s
Saved me a fortune on Lexus main dealer price for the water pump on my GS450h. Good honest lads.
Good quick service would use again
Carried out the work professionally would definitely use the garage again
Overall very good service. They had some personal problems at the time, which meant they were stretched and tired but they offered the best offer I could find in Newcastle and Sunderland and a very good service. They also offered some great advice for making sure the car was fixed and stayed good for long to come hopefully.
Excellent and efficient service, second time I’ve used this garage would recommend!
Friendly and knowledgeable.
The staff were very friendly and welcoming, It was great on the way home being able to have air con working. Again a big thank you to everyone. John Pate
Very reasonably priced, brilliant customer service.
Quick quotes and excellent service. Would recommend this garage.
well where do I start with my praise for everyone at VRS REPAIR SERVICES who go that extra mile to put their customers first, after being totally ripped off quote wise by the big high street exhaust companies one of which refused my car because the manifold bolts were seized,VRS came to my help within minutes of posting on the site, cost was quarter than the high street exhaust places and an extremely fast turnaround. before paying any expensive high street fitting centre costs give VRS a call you will not be dissappointed, am so pleased to find these guys. VRS = VALUE RELIABLE SERVICE. Thank you VRS your a credit to the auto trade
Great service from this Garage. Very personable staff great information and explanation every step of the way. As a single woman did not feel unsure of honest quote which happens frequently and in fact felt very secure throughout the repair. Will certainly use again and would definitely recommend them. Thank you VRS.
I was quoted 96 And was on way to give car but my car had other ideas... So now car is in scap heap heaven Theses lads where fully understandable and everyone knows cars are unpredictable when ya need them not to be. So my work didn't get done but the manner on which I was handled at was brilliant 100% will hopefully get another car back on road and theses guys will get my business Thanks guys for fully understanding not many garages would
superb job would definitely recommend and i did'nt leave the house
Would recommend to everyone. Friendly fast service at a fair price. Thank you
He did a great job. I would certainly use again in future. A+
Spot on. Great communication. Honest advice and solid work. Can't fault the lad.
Both front suspension springs replaced. Fast and friendly service. Recommend
Everything was fine
Did a very good job, managed to squeeze me in the same day
Great garage, great service would have no problem recommending Cartech.
Super garage great communication from all staff could not have been nicer, highly recommended this garage would not hesitate in taking my car back.
Great service got booked in within a couple of days, friendly and helpful staff, would recommend
Friendly guys, sorted the full set of break disks and pads, front and rear. Honest pricing compared to quotes I had received from other garages for either cheaper or same parts. Did the work in a few hours. Would use them again.
Really good service and so useful to have them be able to collect and drop off my car while I am at work. Kept me up to date and very friendly and helpful. Would recommend to anyone!
Unreal service from a top lad. Came to my house less than 24 hours after I put the request through and fitted new pads and disks. He was extremely professional, good craic and undertook the work promptly and offered great value for money. I will 100% be getting further work done by Liam, if ever needed. After completing the work he asked when my MOT was due and checked under the car and gave everything the once over and offered advice. Top lad. Would definitely recommend getting him to do any work you need done.
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.