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A very professional and excellent service. Ben was a very competent mechanic who had my vehicle sorted quickly. I'm very pleased to have found a garage that I can trust and will definitely use again.
Excellent service, dropped my car off picked up the courtesy car. Ben kept me up to date and fixed the car promptly and was picked up at the time wanted. Fair pricing and will be going back when required.
very good. excellent job and good communication. highly recommended
Very good service. Had used these guys before for servicing and never had issues. Very professional, efficient and competitive on price.
Excellent service from both website and kennedys......⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Received the quote, made a call and the car was booked in....everyone that I spoke to at Kennedy brothers were polite and extremely helpful. The cost as quoted and the service and work exemplary. When things need fixing in the future Kennedy brothers will be my first port of call. ...Thank you
Highly recommend, quickly identified and fixed the problem. Will definitely use them again!
Excellent quick service and very friendly team too. Thank you for the quick fix on my car
Great service, would recommend to anyone
I got what was told so great
very good experience
Fantastic place. Did the job just when I wanted, took just the amount of time they estimated. Less than half the price of some garages for the same job. Fast, efficient, friendly and very good value. I would recommend them to anyone, and I shall certainly be going back.
Very happy with the service and will be returning there to have the rest of the work done by them next month.
Done great job will use again no problem
a very friendly, prompt, and helpful business who helped diagnose the problem with my car and hopefully will get the parts to fix it.
Brilliant - very organised, helpful and flexible and very competitive quote
I was apprehensive at first not knowing what to expect. But after watching James perform the repair I can confidently say he is a professional with years of experience. He did the brake job thoroughly including applying the proper anti-seize lubricants and tightening everything using a torque wrench like you're supposed to. He even helped me perform some additional checks as I was getting the car ready for an MOT. The price he quoted is very reasonable especially since he has to travel to your house (which in my case was 18 miles away!). Nevertheless, he arrived on time and I would definitely recommend him to my family and friends. Thanks for all the help James!
Really good and professional. Would highly recommend and would definitely use again.
Great Service, Freindly, Tidy, really knew his stuff would 100% reccomend a lot cheaper and a lot more customer orientated than one off the main garages. Am going to use again for sure.
Great guy did the job even though it was handful to do and complete will be using again.
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.