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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 Tunbridge Wells 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 Tunbridge Wells (46 found)
G & R Autos LTD
135 Jobs Completed
Tunbridge wells
4.8 / 5

We have over 17 years previous experience within the motor trade. We take on all makes and models of cars and short wheel-base vans.

We can do anything from:

Bulbs, brakes, exhausts, servicing, cambelts, welding, MOT’s and much more!

We offer collection and delivery service within a 5 mile radius to reduce inconvenience you your working day.This service has to be booked in advance.

For your no obligation quote call us!

Lifestyle Ford Tonbridge
6 Job Completed
Tonbridge
5.0 / 5

We at Lifestyle in Tonbridge are a main Ford and Renault dealer. We offer a collection and delivery as a customer drop off and collect. Courtesy cars available upon request. We have the facilities to Service, MOT and all type of repairs we are also able to supply and fit new tyres at the best rates.

I. G. Collins
22 Jobs Completed
Tunbridge
5.0 / 5

If you are looking for a car servicing from an independent garage that you know will be able to deliver good results, then you have come to the right place. IG Collins take great pride in our work and our ability to deliver only the very best results when it comes to car servicing. We also know that getting your car serviced regularly be someone who is reliable is very important to keep your car running at its best. Not only do we have some of the very latest equipment in order to get the job done properly, but we also have some of the best mechanics in the business. No matter what, we will always deliver the very best results for you and your vehicle.

Paddock Wood MOT Service & Repairs Ltd
2 Job Completed
Paddock Wood
5.0 / 5

We are a family run business that was established over 40 years ago in South London. We relocated to Paddock Wood in 2009.

Since 2009 we have established a good customer base and have built up a good reputation with all our customers. We are happy to have and continue to have excellent recommendations from our customers, and due to this we now provide services to members of families, friends, neighbours and local businesses.

We are 2 minutes walk from Paddock Wood Train Station, which means dropping off and picking up your vehicle is not a problem. We also provide a local collect and deliver service for those customers that are unable to get to our garage.

We have excellent mechanics and MOT testers that have been in the garage business for many years and whom work to a very high standard. We also provide an apprentice scheme and work closely with the local college.

We also sell low cost second hand vehicles, which are always fully serviced and always have a brand new MOT. These vehicles are advertised on our website and on Autotrader.

Our aim is to be Paddock Wood's premier MOT Garage, providing an efficient and effective customer service, with the highest quality of workmanship, in relation to MOT's and other company products and services. Always ensuring that the work is carried out in line with Company and Ministry procedures.

Paddock Wood MOT Service & Repairs Ltd is certified by the Retail Motor Industry Federations Independent Garage Association as an approved member of Trust My Garage.

MTMC
9 Jobs Completed
TONBRIDGE
5.0 / 5

We are an independent garage based in Tonbridge, specialising in the service and repair of all makes of cars. Our services include:
Servicing,
Supply & fit of tyres,
3D Wheel Alignment using the Hunter Elite TD Wheel Aligner,
Diagnostics,
MOT's,
Clutches, Brakes, Exhausts and much more.
Our fully qualified technicians have many years combined experience and our prices are very competitive.
Whatever work is required on your vehicle it will be explained to you and you can be assured you won't be blinded with jargon!

LADDINGFORD GARAGE SERVICES LTD
4 Job Completed
GRAVELLY WAYS
5.0 / 5

"FAMILY RUN WORKSHOP WITH 40 YEARS EXPERIENCE. ALL MAKES AND MODELS REPAIRED. LATEST TOOLS AND DIAGNOSTICS. ROUND THE CLOCK SUPPORT.
EVERYTHING FROM CLASSICS TO MODERN DAY VEHICLES.
SPECIALIST ELECTRICAL REPAIRS"

Lifestyle Ford Tunbridge Wells
1 Job Completed
Tunbridge Wells
5.0 / 5

We at Lifestyle in Tunbridge Wells are a main Ford, Suzuki and Subaru dealer. We offer a collection and delivery as a customer drop off and collect. Courtesy cars available upon request. We have the facilities to perform fast fit services and tyre work.

MOTORVATION SAAB
2 Jobs Completed
Tonbridge
4.5 / 5

"Founded by Chris Wilkinson we have always sought to establish ourselves as professional, friendly and above all honest. As Independent Saab Specialists we have always relied upon our reputation for referral of new customers by existing ones for Saab Servicing, Saab Repairs and Saab Parts. People and their Saabs are our business. We have many longstanding clients from as far away as Holland,Bristol,Devon,& the Midlands. We have avoided the temptation to get too big, preferring to stay small & personal, away from the high street and the "dealer image". Thus we have been able to keep prices low whilst not compromising on our ability to keep up to date with the latest models and technology. We get to know our customers personally and want you to get to know us too.With the sad demise of Saab Canterbury, please remember we are not too far away. We are located near Pembury,just off the A21 between Tunbridge Wells, Tonbridge and Sevenoaks and within easy reach of Maidstone, Canterbury, and the Medway Towns. "

Approved Car Services
9 Jobs Completed
East Peckham
4.8 / 5

We are a family owned Business and have been in business for a long time, we have a wealth of experience and pride ourselves on being honest reliable and fair. We endeavor to rectify your vehicles problems and get you back on the road as soon as possible. Please give us a call and our team will be pleased to help you.

Laurel Garage
Member since 17 December 2018
Tunbridge Wells

" Laurel Garage has been trading now for 37 years and prides itself on customer care. 99% of our new customers visit us via personal recommendations which speaks for itself! The team at Laurel Garage are dedicated to providing the highest possible standards of service providing excellent workmanship at a competitive price. We are one of the leading independent vehicle repair, servicing MOT test centres in this area, and as a registered member of the Good Garage Scheme quality is assured and regulated. Within our large workshop we have a team of experienced and professional technicians who offer a courteous and friendly service.We carry out all aspects of repairs, service and diagnostic investigation to all makes of car and light commercial vehicles, the experience we have occurred over the years ensures your vehicle is in the best possible hands."

Topmech73 Ltd
Member since 20 May 2018
Kent

Topmech73 Ltd is MOBILE MECHANIC service and was established in 2014. From day 1 we have consistently delivered our customers with a top-quality service. With over 25 years experience, we have an impressive amount of knowledge on many makes and models. From breakdown recovery to bodywork, no job is too big or small.

Being mobile means we can come to you wherever you are leaving you with peace if mind that we can cover any repairs, services and breakdowns you may encounter.

We have access to a fantastic workshop where we carry out a lot of our work including clutch replacements and gearbox repairs. We always provide every customer with honest, competitive quotes and understand how important it is you receive quality work at affordable prices.

Halfords Autocentre Tunbridge Wells
Member since 28 April 2020
Tunbridge Wells

Halfords Autocentres is the UK’s leading chain of over 300 independent wholly owned garages, specialising in MOTs, servicing, Tyres, and all types of mechanical repairs from brakes & suspension to clutches and timing belts. Our highly trained ATA technicians have access to the latest diagnostic equipment and vehicle service data allowing us to service and repair all makes of cars to dealer standards.

We continue to invested in training to ensure we are prepared for future challenges, for example we have Hybrid trained technicians at all sites. Our extensive equipment investment ensure that we can meet the requirements of a changing vehicle parc with heavy lift capability in most sites for the growing van fleet and upgraded diagnostic equipment to handle the vast range of new drive assistance systems found on new cars.

Lifestyle (Tunbridge Wells)
Member since 19 January 2016
Tunbridge Wells

Lifestyle Europe have multiple service locations in the South East offering Main Dealer Servicing and Repairs for Ford, Mazda, Renault, Kia, Subaru and Isuzu. This location in Tunbridge Wells is a Renault and Kia Main Dealer. We have highly qualified and experienced technicians and offer servicing on all makes and models. We offer a full range of services from tyres to MOT's and look forward to welcoming you soon!

Halfords Autocentre Tonbridge
Member since 28 April 2020
Tonbridge

Halfords Autocentres is the UK’s leading chain of over 300 independent wholly owned garages, specialising in MOTs, servicing, Tyres, and all types of mechanical repairs from brakes & suspension to clutches and timing belts. Our highly trained ATA technicians have access to the latest diagnostic equipment and vehicle service data allowing us to service and repair all makes of cars to dealer standards.

We continue to invested in training to ensure we are prepared for future challenges, for example we have Hybrid trained technicians at all sites. Our extensive equipment investment ensure that we can meet the requirements of a changing vehicle parc with heavy lift capability in most sites for the growing van fleet and upgraded diagnostic equipment to handle the vast range of new drive assistance systems found on new cars.

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

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

Yes. Many of our Tunbridge Wells 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 Tunbridge Wells.

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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
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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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