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Happy with the work
Polite and courteous, not condescending at all, courtesy car was available for me to use whilst my car was in the garage.
I have used a few garages over the years but I have found Plaisters to be honest, good value, reliable and helpful. They are always polite , friendly and give you all the details you need so you know what you are paying for highly recommend. Wouldn't go anywhere else now.
Great service fitted new exhaust straight away showed me what he had done once job completed would definately recommend them
Plaisters Autos called me up to get me in same day, inspected my vehicle, gave me an honest breakdown of what was required. Everything sorted while i waited, friendly staff all the way from reception to the mechanics involved, I will be coming to you guys next time I need any work done on my vehicle, Highly recommended! Thanks Plaisters Autos.
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
Fantastic service. Great communication to book the job in. Was done in the time that had said it would be done in. Kept to the original price which is fantastic. Would definitely recommend and definitely use the garage again. 5star service
J & J stepoed inafter another mechanic let me down... He fitted a new timing belt, water pump and changed the fuel filter... All done in just over 3 hours. Everything done perfectly, very pleased. Will be using again in the future for a new clutch...
Brilliant garage . excellent service . i done my cam belt and drive belt week ago. James is such a nice and very professional mechanic . best garage in Swindon.
Amazing, will use James again and would highly recommend him.
Can’t recommend enough! The job was done to a high standard at very reasonable cost I will be using J&J for all my repairs and services even though it is located just over 20miles from my home the money saved the standard of work and speed of turn around will be worth the drive over
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!
Jeff provides a far more helpful and friendly service than i have experienced before, i would recommend him to anyone and will certainly be back! 10 year old car driving great again, cheers Jeff.
The service was good, within the time specified before the repair. No hidden costs were added.
Very efficient at diagnosing the problem and providing a quote to get this fixed.
I used Automax in Swindon, they provided an excellent service and would recommend them to anyone.
Very professional, very quick and very friendly. I would recommend to everyone, 5out of 5
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.
Can't fault them, they were really good, did a good job.
Friendly service from the team good value.
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.