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Was made aware of the extra cost because of something that needed to be replaced that wasn't included in the initial quote. Was extremely expressed with the customer care and cost and friendliness of Steve, will be spreading the word about the garage and the quote site
great service competent staff unfortunately price quoted on line was changed because specialist oil required, disappointed that web site did not give correct payment.
Very quick service and happy the brakes feel so much better
Great guy ..fixed my car clutch
Great friendly reliable, used those guys a few times, quality services.
Great service, highly recommend this garage. Very competitively priced and allroud sound and friendly service.
great thanks ,did while I waited about an hour.
Great price, straight in and done in about 40 minutes. Nice bunch of guys, would definitely recommend.
I would Highly recommend this garage. I’m a returning customer
James was courteous and welcoming he did a great job and finished the job on time the price was good and I was very satisfied would recommend this garage to anyone.
Fantastic Service from James at Automotive. Extremely friendly, kept me undated and was done on no time! Will definitely be returning. Thanks James!
Very good service
Good service pick up from train station
Excellent and reliable work , value for your money . the owner is honest and very professional at what he does. . He can pick up and drop off your car if you needed it. I would definitely use his services again
Great service. They collected my car like we have spoken. They sent me a video doing the job and another when they finished it. Really high recomendation, friendly, polite and really good price. We definally use this garage for ours car next time. Thank you!
great Great service, nice and polite guy
They responded with a quote really quickly and it seemed reasonable. I called them in the morning and someone was round to collect my car (as it wouldn't start) within about an hour, which I was very impressed with. They diagnosed it was just the battery, replaced it and, also repaired my puncture. What I thought would be a massive headache was actually quite easy. I would definitely recommend them, they were a pleasure to deal with.
Very prompt service. The garage kept me updated, and made the experience easy from start to finish. Things were explained in detail about things that could arise. The worker was friendly and efficient, and all the paperwork was signed and ready upon collection. 1st class service.
Cannot fault the work done (replacing my MR2s rear brake discs ans pads). Quick and easy to arrange car drop off and work was done on the same day
Mark was a really nice guy and great mechanic will use regular
Quick and professional. Highly recommend.
Mark was really quick to get in touch - and did a full service - including replacing the rear brake pads and calipers which were needed and everything I asked for in the notes for the request. It was a little more expensive than just the service - but I feel they did a good job.
Very efficient and very professional and what made it better were the very good staff
Good service very friendly
Helpful staff in terms of booking car in and they did what was asked of them
Great service. Our A/C is now working a dream!
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.
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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.