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Brake Pad Replacement and Brake Pads Fitting in Swansea

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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 Swansea 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 Who Can Fix My Car with trusted mechanics near you. 

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Top garages for Brake Pads and Discs in Swansea (57 found)
Keep Driving Auto Ltd
522 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 Swansea Enterprise Park.

NGS Swansea
156 Jobs Completed
Swansea
5.0 / 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 you back on the road as soon as possible. However, we don’t think a quick turnaround should mean that quality and customer service should suffer as a result.

Our technicians have an extensive background working to high standards with premium main dealers on executive vehicles. This experience and expertise mean that we can offer a comprehensive and efficient level of service at prices affordable to all.

We specialise in vehicle servicing and MOTs but can offer most mechanical repairs or services.

We’re conveniently located a short journey from Swansea city-centre and very close to junction 47 for the M4 corridor.

We offer 12-month warranties on parts and labour as standard and always try to source our parts from reputable part suppliers.

As part of our on-going commitment to deliver a high level of customer service we also offer a collection and delivery service for customers within 10-miles of the garage.

Important:
In light of the Covid19 pandemic we also offer:

Collection and Delivery
Contactless payment
Full PPE equipment for all staff
Social distancing measures in place and adhering to Government hygiene guidelines
Key drop off box on site
We also offer NHS staff discounts.

Contact us today for any inquiries, we’re always happy to assist.

The Car Clinic Swansea
52 Jobs Completed
Fforestfach
5.0 / 5

***PAYMENT ASSIST AVAILABLE***

“We are an established local independent garage and are proud to be members of Autofirst Network – a nationwide network of independent garages operating to the Network’s 6 core values of Capability, Consistency, Care, Clarity, Cost Effectiveness and Customer Focus. For your added peace of mind we are members of the Motor Ombudsman service which is approved by The Trading Standards Institute.

We are a terraclean service center, DPF specialists and Veizu Remapping Specialists.

We also do Payment Assist Plans where we can spread the cost of your bill, giving you the peace of mind that your car is safe and helping your spread the cost. Pay just 25% deposit and then pay the balance over three further monthly payments.

Ron's Recovery & Repair Ltd
45 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 as one of South Wales's most affordable, friendly & attentive garage & recovery service. We welcome both trade & public customers and are proud to uphold fleet contracts nationally. We feel our dedication to customers, our fresh & inviting workshop & excellent customer service makes us stand out as the preferred recovery agent & repair business in South Wales, don't believe us? Come and see what everyone is talking about!

To make this process easier we also offer a collection and delivery service within 2 mile raduis of Swansea, with all our repairs we provide a 12 months warranty on parts and Labour.

We are proud to offer our customers a clean, fully equipped workshop featuring state of the art diagnostic computers. Our workshop can repair any vehicle size, make or model from small services to full engine replacements. We pride ourselves on maintaining a clean workshop and comply to all health and safety regulations, we ask all visitors to report to reception as the workshop is only accessible to mechanics unless stated otherwise. Each of our mechanics offers over 10 year experience within the motor trade. They offer services both inside the workshop as well as at the roadside meaning you'll never find yourself at a loss. When choosing our team we looked for individuals that had the same mind set as ourselves - providing our customers with the best service while keeping our prices affordable. Each member of our team is approachable, friendly and always willing to help! (They also make a good cup of tea..)

Tai Auto Limited T/A Ensign Garage
24 Jobs Completed
Swansea
5.0 / 5

Ensign motors successfully trading in business for over 30 years. combined experience in used auto car sales and car repair. Ensign Garage Ltd was founded on the belief that playing fair with customers will bring repeated sales and service work.

Harris Brothers Swansea - Team Protyre (Richardson Road)
76 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 free cup of coffee while they carry out a complete check on your vehicle and advise you on any requirements. As part of the refurbishment the centre now offers vehicle servicing, diagnostics as well as batteries, exhausts, brakes and suspensions.

Harris Brothers Swansea (Ystrad Rd) - Team Protyre
88 Jobs Completed
Swansea
3.9 / 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 supporting the annual cash 4 kids appeal for the last 12 years and are delighted to continue to provide much needed support to this local charity and to be the principal sponsor again in 2015. Having helped raise over £250,000 over the years. The aim is to go even further this year. The Swansea Fforestfach centre houses over 20,000 square foot of space and is divided into 4 divisions servicing, motorists, tyre retailers and garages and the haulage industry. The size of the building means that at any time 16,000 tyres are in stock from all the leading manufacturers including Bridgestone, Pirelli, Michelin, Continental and Goodyear Dunlop. A fleet of 18 vans are based at the centre delivering to garages and tyre fitters throughout South Wales. The centre also provides. Also offering a tyre service to local hauliers with a tyre management service for trucks, tractor units and trailers. Robert and his expert team of truck tyre fitters are on call 24 hours a day 365 days a year for emergency call out. The retail operation overseen by David Melbourne offer a tyre fitting and mechanical service for domestic drivers of cars, vans, 4x4s and SUVs. The centre also supplies and fits motorcycle tyres for all makes and riding styles.

The mechanical business will undertake mechanical repairs and servicing and has two operational MOT lanes for class 4 and class 7 vehicles. The centre has also gained a reputation for offering repairs, tyres and MOTs for caravans and mobile homes. David will be pleased to advise motorists of the best tyres for their driving needs. The centre only provides and fits new tyres because of the safety implications of part worn tyres. Full alignment facilities are available in the Ystrad Road centre.

Gorseinon Tyre & Service Centre.
48 Jobs Completed
Swansea
5.0 / 5

Gorseinon Tyre & Service Centre is a family run business and we have over 30 years experience within the motor trade offering our customers high quality service at affordable prices.

We specialise in servicing all makes of cars and vans and we have the latest diagnostic tools to quickly identify and resolve your vehicle problems.

We have two garages located in walking distance from one another. Our Tyre garage and our Main Workshop and MOT station.

We stock a large amount of tyres so no appointment is necessary - just call in and we will take care of it.

We offer a friendly waiting area for customers.

In addition to this we also specialise in exhausts, batteries, clutches, brakes, car repairs, engine diagnostics, auto electrical.

We offer a local drop off and collection service to our customers so if you are living in the area of working and can’t get back- please just give us a call and we will take care of it!

Elite Mobile Autocare
10 Jobs Completed
Swansea
5.0 / 5

We are a mobile mechanic based in Swansea, South Wales. We cover all aspects of car repair and maintenance at a place and time convenient to our clients.

Tancock Motors
19 Jobs Completed
Swansea
4.8 / 5

We have been in business for 38 years will a wealth of experience on all makes of cars, we are a Mot test station, Car servicing centre and Car air conditioning centre, just off the Swansea city centre.
Our mechanics are all experienced highly qualified technicians.
We are also listed in the Trust my Garage directory.

Interserve Auto Repairs
270 Jobs Completed
Swansea
5.0 / 5

Independent Garage specialising in cam belts, clutches, brakes and engine work. We also offer diagnostics to most makes and models, general repairs, class 4, class 5 and class 7 MOT tests. Tyres and four wheel alignment, Servicing for all makes of car and light commercial vehicles. We also have a dedicated plant service team and a small tools department offering hire and repairs to electrical and mechanical applications. PAT testing available.

Manselton MOT Centre
8 Job Completed
Manselton
5.0 / 5

We are an established local independent garage and are proud to be members of Autofirst Network – a nationwide network of independent garages operating to the Network’s 6 core values of Capability, Consistency, Care, Clarity, Cost Effectiveness and Customer Focus. For your added peace of mind we are members of the Motor Ombudsman service which is approved by The Trading Standards Institute.

A P Motor Repairs
13 Jobs Completed
Neath
5.0 / 5

Bringing the garage to you!

At AP Motor Repairs, it’s our dedication that differentiates us from other car repair garages. We’re continuously training to provide the highest levels of technical expertise for our customers. AP Motor Repairs believes in getting you back on the road as soon, and as safely, as possible. We have 15 years' combined main dealer and independent experience in the trade, with no job being to big or small. We are mainly mobile so coming to you is not a problem and are flexible so can work around you.

All parts and labour is guaranteed for 12 months and we are available to work on Saturdays, subject to priorly agreed booking.

Please have a look at our 5 star feedbacks on our Facebook for your peace of mind.

HiQ - Plasmarl Swansea
4 Job Completed
Swansea
5.0 / 5

The team to go to for service you can trust, at a price you can count on.

Here at HiQ Plasmarl we are C. E. M. Day Limited we aim to provide you with an unrivalled experience when servicing your vehicle.

Our service promise to you is simple: no surprises or hidden extras…and the very best people looking after your car.

At HiQ Plasmarl we offer a complete range of car services, including; tyres, MOT, batteries, exhausts, servicing, wheel alignment, brakes, clutches, accessories, oil + filter, air conditioning, air conditioning top up, shocks & suspension, air bags, steering, vehicle health check, tyre pressure monitoring, and much more. Our highly-trained specialists will treat your car as if it’s their own. So you can be sure you’ll get the best possible service and leave with your car in tip top condition.

A&S Tyres
12 Jobs Completed
Swansea
3.7 / 5

A&S Tyres is a successful family run business, with the ability to solve any of your motoring needs. We supply selected tyres with a lifetime warranty, offering you a new tyre if we cant repair your old one. We have friendly staff who are always keen to show their knowledge and help you to the best of their ability, to choose a tyre brand best suited to your driving needs.

We are a Delphi diesel specialist, with all the equipment to find out why your car is not running like it was before.

We offer full garage services from an engine service to an MOT ,timing belts to engine rebuilds, all with a labour and parts warranty. We can give you a free air con check to keep your screens clear in the winter and you cool in the summer.

We post many offers on our facebook page - just like 'A&S Tyres' for our latest prices on tyres.


Thank you
A&S Team

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

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

Yes. Many of our Swansea 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 Swansea.

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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.

If you want to know how brakes work, we have created a dedicated guide.

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

To find the best Brake Pads and Discs Replacement service available in your region;

  • Enter your car registration number
  • Give us a few details about your car and your requirements
  • We’ll send you a great selection of quotes from mechanics and garages in your area

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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