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Excellent service as always, good cumnnication and prompt service will happily use again.
Excellent from start to finish highly recommended
Great job done fast at an affordable price, Clutch fixed including flywheel. Good customer service.
Bit costlier for a full service than other garages. Good job overall.
The garage was very professional, they took my car into the garage and 45 mins later the job was done,no fuss highly recommend
I have just picked my car up after a cam belt and water pump replacement. Very honest and efficient service. Thank you
Work completed quickly and efficiently. Very competitive price. Recommended.
I would recommend this garage to anyone very pleased with the work carried out and the price
Excellent service ..fixed another problem with car same day no fuss..would definitely recommend this garage
Excellent service thanks
took my car for an mot excellent service
Was given a discount as the car before mine took much longer than expected so had to wait for quite a while. The customer service was quite good.
It was ok.
Mot failed. Repair cost betwin 200 and 600. Not very helpfully.
A bit slow but job done i think they are a busy company need more employers
Very good work to a high standard done with in 24hrs, courtesy car too very high standard customer service. Will be going back for some more work.
Excellent job very helpful and did a few extras for no charge
Jeff is thorough and did a top class job and explained all the work he had done and what he thought was the best option for my car. He gave the car a full check over and pumped up the tires. He did a quick and thorough job and I would highly recommend.
Great feedback from Jeff and hints and tips on prolonging my service and parts. Good customer service. would recommend
great service, Jeff was very helpful and gave good advice, sorted a squeak at no extra charge. timing belt and water pump changed, car drives like a dream now. highly recommend and will definitely be taking my car back there, courtesy car was a bonus too!
Job took 1hr longer than I was advised. Not sure the sensors are well positioned, two are too prominent. Minor scratches on rear bumper where work took place, Boot was a mess, tools not put back in proper place.
The most honest garage I have ever visited! Very efficient, excellent customer service and fantastic work ethic. I have already strongly recommended to a few friends and will continue to do so. To all the staff at Automax, I say thank you
Friendly, helpful. Somewhere comfortable to wait, and complimentary hot drinks and biscuits- very welcome on a cold morning. I was there a little over 2 hrs while I had all my pads and discs changed and the place was non stop busy. New brakes working well. Would definitely use again.
The service was good, within the time specified before the repair. No hidden costs were added.
Excellent price on fixing a puncture. Didn't try to upsell a new tyre or anything. Did exactly as they said and fixed it quickly. I turned up without appointment and they had the car fixed while I returned to work. They called shortly after to let me know it was ready. Came to collect with my car ready and waiting. Efficient and friendly team. Highly recommended.
Great work and fast
Good service, friendly staff and very competitive price
I like to thank all the staff for their help and professionalism, Wow what a great company and service they offer. Highly recommended. Thanks once again.
Were able to fit me in on the same day and they were very good!
Excellant communication with James, competitive price, a job well done, recommended.
Outstanding service, highly recommend this garage. James offered the best quote and delivered, job was done in the time quoted while I waited. Friendly guy, will be returning to him when I need other work carried out.
Great service from a great friendly bunch of lads and lasses. Would definitely recommend and use again. Awesome team, honest and friendly. Well done Plaisters
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.