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Top garages for Volkswagen Brake Pads and Discs (10,785 found)
Piston&Rotor The Garage
1665 Jobs Completed
Bury
4.7 / 5

We are a garage located in Bury and serving the Greater Manchester area.
We are specialised in engine and gearbox rebuilds,we do have state of the art diagnostics and 49 years of combined every day garage experience.
One single garage for all your car needs!
Service and maintenance work,clutches,timing chains and belts,automatic and manual gearbox reconditioning,engine reconditioning,all electrical work,difficult jobs undertaken,mot failures,etc!If we cant do it,nobody can!
We provide an excellent service to all our customers and we take pride in the quality of our services.
We have fully trained technicians with over 15 years of experience working above the dealer level.
All the work carried is quality checked by second tech and we offer a warranty for all our jobs.
We promise to beat in price and quality any written quote and offer a quick turnaround for all customers.
We offer a FREE no obligation diagnostic check service in some cases.

Fix First Motors Ltd
17 Jobs Completed
London
4.8 / 5

My name is Oscar and I am a mobile mechanic offering to come at a time and location to suit you to carry out your service or repair. I am main dealer trained and have worked at various main dealers over the years including Fiat, JEEP and Alpha Romeo. You can trust that your vehicle is in safe hands when I am working on it, as I will treat it as if it were my own. All supplied and fitted parts generally come with a 12 month / 12,000 miles warranty, and I shall match my labour warranty to this for your peace of mind.

If you have any questions or need any advice, please do not hesitate to give me a call.

RAD Auto Services Ltd
178 Jobs Completed
Waterlooville
4.9 / 5

We are an established local independent garage and are proud to be members of Autofirst Network – a nationwide network of independent garages operating to the Network’s 6 core values of Capability, Consistency, Care, Clarity, Cost Effectiveness and Customer Focus. For your added peace of mind we are members of the Motor Ombudsman service which is approved by The Trading Standards Institute. In short, we are a local garage you can trust offering you the support and service guarantees of a national network, giving you complete peace of mind.
We cover Waterlooville and surrounding areas and offer a free collection and delivery service.

Outwood Motors Ltd
41 Jobs Completed
Radcliffe
5.0 / 5

We are a newly set up garage in the centre of Radcliffe. After working as a qualified mechanic for the past 10 years, I have decided to go self-employed to offer my customers more flexibility and open up my own garage. We specialise mostly in head gaskets, clutches and timing belts/chains but will carry out pretty much all servicing and repair work as required. I think customers should choose Outwood Motors as we are always striving for perfection, making sure that our customers vehicles are treated as if they were our own and all work is completed to a high standard. My main aim is to ensure every customer
leaves the garage happy, as customer service is my highest priority.

We offer collection and delivery within 20 miles to customers, however, a fee shall apply to vehicles collection further than 8 miles away from the garage.

Jag Mobile Mechanic
621 Jobs Completed
Erdington
4.6 / 5

Why should you choose me?
I'm one of the best in my field, fully prioritising the customer.
I have experience working for main dealers such as FORD, VOLKSWAGEN and LAND ROVER however I am able to work on other makes from experience gained at busy non franchise garages.

Providing high quality service at a low cost is my aim.
Feel free to call if you have any questions/would like a quote.
I'm open 7 days a week.

Vasstechnik
21 Jobs Completed
Westham,Pevensey
5.0 / 5

"We are an independent Volkswagen, Audi, Skoda and Seat specialist with factory trained technicians and equipment to match the dealers. We offer a wide range of vehicle services as well as a free collection and delivery service or courtesy car if required. MOT tests and bodywork repairs can also be arranged."

CPS Automotive Ltd.
44 Jobs Completed
Byfleet
5.0 / 5

We are a family run business with over 15 years of experience in all vehicle makes and models. We have a good reputation and positive feedback throughout all of our customers. Delivery and collection services are also available locally.

Our services range from MOT’s, MOT repairs, servicing on all manufacturers, clutches, timing belts/chains, engine replacement, latest diagnostics testing and equipment, air conditioning fault finding, re-gas, exhaust welding, body panel welding, laser wheel alignment, DPF regeneration and cleaning.

Automotive Components Specialist Ltd
1487 Jobs Completed
Cheshunt
4.9 / 5

Welcome to our organisation, our aim is to provide solutions for all your motoring needs with the aim to reduce your cost of ownership of your motor vehicle. We specialise in new motor vehicle components for all makes and models, O.E.M (Original Equipment Manufactured/Pattern), O.E (Original Equipment/Genuine), we can advice on advantages and disadvantages of both product ranges. We stock a wide range of parts and specialise in all makes and models. We provide the highest level of customer services and our aim is to be the best, so if you are looking for a garage in Enfield for car repairs or an MOT, look no further than the quality services on offer at Automotive Components Specialist Ltd. With many years of experience in the trade, you can count on us to repair and service your car to the highest possible standard. We are VW Audi Specialists but can offer the same high standard of service for all makes and models.

Sparrowhawk Motors IV LTD
178 Jobs Completed
Chelsea
4.5 / 5

From a convenient location in West London Sparrowhawk motors Garage has been offering a full range of garage services for over 20 years to customers from all over London.
Whatever work your car needs, the team of qualified mechanics will carry out great work for a reasonable cost. In addition, we can assure your expectations will be exceeded whatever your requirements may be.
If you are looking for car repairs or service in the London area, then Sparrowhawk motors can meet your needs at a competitive price. The convenient location makes it ideal for the Londoners to find us.

CSR autos
86 Jobs Completed
Leek
4.7 / 5

Hi, I’m Colin, I have been a mechanic since leaving college over 12 years ago. I opened up my own business, along with my wife Sami, 5 years ago. CSR-Autos is a mobile company, we carry out all types of repairs to all makes and models at a time and place that best suits the customer. We pride ourselves on our workmanship and also our friendliness and time keeping skills.
We are based in Staffordshire but we cover a 40 mile radius. No job too big or too small.

A.T. Mobile Auto Repairs Ltd
370 Jobs Completed
Cornwall and South Devon
4.9 / 5

My name is Andy Tomkins mobile mechanic
I carry out all forms of on site vehicle repair work and servicing on all makes and models around the Cornwall and Devon area.

I have been working in this industry for over 20 years, fully insured and qualified. My level of workmanship is second-to-none and as you can see by the feedback - I go out of my way to ensure customers are happy and back on the road ASAP.

Being mobile you can see all work as and when it is carried out, as well as parts removed, at a time and place convenient to yourself.

GMC Car and Commercial Repairs
273 Jobs Completed
Paisley
4.7 / 5

GMC Car and Commercial Repairs is a local independent garage based in Paisley that has over 20 years experience in providing repairs, servicing and maintenance on all makes and models of cars, vans and trucks. Our talented and skilled technicians have a wealth of knowledge and understand how important it is you receive an honest and efficient service.

We are recognised for our diagnostic services and have all of the latest equipment and technology to correctly pinpoint any faults. This can ultimately save you a great deal of money. Once we have carried out a diagnostic assessment, we shall discuss any further work with you and talk through your options.

All our parts are of high quality and are sourced from a highly regarded supplier and come with a standard manufaturer warranty. We want all of our customers to receive a terrific experience, our friendly team will always go the extra mile for you. A collection and delivery service is available for those that are within a 10mile radius.

Protyre - Sittingbourne
80 Jobs Completed
Sittingbourne
4.8 / 5

Protyre Sittingbourne was originally opened as Tyremark in 2009 before joining the Protyre network in June 2014. Protyre Sittingbourne on Eurolink way has gained a reputation for fitting tyres to performance vehicles and more recently the skills gained by the team at Sittingbourne have been extended to match the needs of all motorists. Protyre Sittingbourne sells and fits tyres from all the leading manufacturers including Pirelli, Bridgestone, Continental, Michelin and Goodyear. Protyre Sittingbourne also have a comprehensive range of mid range tyres from GT and economy tyres from Runway. Damian and the team will be pleased to advise customers of the best tyres to meet your driving needs and purse.

As a result of customer demand Protyre Sittingbourne have extended their range of services to include brake, exhaust and battery replacement and most recently car, van and 4x4 servicing. The centre also stock and can order alloy wheels from leading brands including Calibre and Dolz. Protyre Sittingbourne boast two wheel alignment systems a computerised Proalign system and a JOhn Beam Laser Alignment. For the time poor the centre opens on Sundays for any motoring requirements.

ASJ Mobile Mechanic
401 Jobs Completed
Bracknell
4.9 / 5

Welcome to ASJ Mobile Mechanic. Myself (Jay) and fellow mechanic Allen have over 35 years experience combined in delivering quality repairs on all makes and models of cars. We are here to deliver you with a friendly, efficient, reliable service whether you are at home or work.

We operate over across a large area of London, Middlesex, Berkshire and Surrey.

Card payments accepted!

IN'n'OUT Autocentres Spalding
216 Jobs Completed
Spalding
4.3 / 5

At IN’n’OUT Autocentres we offer fixed prices MOTs and Servicing for any make and model of car with no hidden extras. We are proud to be a ‘Which? Trusted Trader’ so we are really a garage you can trust. We also have a 5 Star Trustpilot reviews rating. We provide OEM parts and 12 months warranty on all parts and servicing. We only use premium Castrol oils in all servicing. Our Spalding autocentre can also MOT testing for class 4, 5 & 7 vehicles.

Our services are all completed ‘while-u-wait’ so you have never have the inconvenience of losing your car for the day. You can watch your car as it is being worked on through the viewing window or sit back and relax in our clean and comfortable customer lounges with FREE Wi-Fi and coffee and read the latest magazines.

Check out our latest reviews and BOOK NOW!!

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Volkswagen Brake Pads and Discs Specialist Garages Near You
Frequently asked questions
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How do I know if my brake pads are worn?

Brake pads make a distinctive noise when they need to be replaced. You may hear a screeching or squealing noise that doesn’t go away when you release the pedal. When braking, listen for a grumbling or grinding sound from your Volkswagen.
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Do my brake pads need replacing if they are worn?

Ignoring the noises your brakes are making can lead to an expensive repair job that includes new calipers and discs (sometimes called ‘rotors’). And, of course, worn pads reduce your Volkswagen’s stopping power.
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How do I know if my brake discs are worn or warped?

Typically Volkswagen brake discs don’t need to be replaced as often as brake pads. However worn brake pads pressing against a brake disc can cause increased wear or ‘scoring’ of the surface - which is why it’s so important to replace pads when you spot signs of wear.
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How far can I drive on warped or worn brake discs?

Worn or warped brake discs will affect your ability to stop your Volkswagen. This is serious, so we’d always advise you to get your brake discs replaced as soon as you notice they are worn.
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How dangerous are warped brake discs?

The vibrations caused by warped brake discs can damage calipers, bolts, brake pads and other essential components of your Volkswagen's braking system. Given that an effective braking system is essential for road safety, brake wear cannot be ignored.
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What are anti lock brakes?

The anti-lock braking system, abbreviated to ABS. Originally designed as an anti-skid system for aircraft in the 50s, the ABS works on cars by preventing the wheels from locking up and maintaining grip with the road.
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What is brake fade?

Brake fade is the temporary reduction or complete loss of brake power. It's caused by a build up of heat, which causes friction on the surface of the brake pads preventing the pads from working correctly. For example if brakes are continuously pressed when going down a steep hill you may get to the bottom and realise the brakes are no longer working. Brake fade is extremely dangerous because while pressing your brakes it may feel like they are still working. Unexpected behaviour within the braking system such as increased stopping distance is a good indicator. To avoid brake fade it's best to drive steadily and reduce the gear rather than continuously press down on the brakes. If brake fade happens reduce gear to get to a speed where you can safely pull over. The brakes will be very hot from overheating but should be back to normal after cooling down for an hour. 
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When are anti lock brakes most effective?

The anti-lock braking system is most effective allowing the driver to steer the car when braking suddenly and stops all four wheels locking when the vehicle skids. ABS may be able to reduce the braking distance in an emergency however it is not to be used as a way to drive more quickly, or closer to the car in front. Ideally the correct precautions should be taken so that the ABS doesn't need to be used. It's worth noting that with ABS will not work on sheet ice and will struggle in wet conditions.
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How to stop brakes from squeaking?

Put simply brakes squeaking are caused by vibrations between the components. If the brakes only squeal sometimes it could just be rust between the components, until the rust is scraped off that will continue to be the case. However if the brakes always squeal then it's likely the pads are worn right down to the metal and need changing.
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How to check brake fluid?

The brake fluid reservoir is usually on the drivers side, near the firewall and connected to the brake master cylinder. It should be a plastic container. 1) Firstly clean the top of the reservoir while the lid is still on. This is to prevent dirt falling into the reservoir which can cause the brakes the fail. 2) Unscrew the cap of the brake fluid, however make sure you have everything ready as brake fluid soaks up moisture. If it's left open for even 15 minutes it can cause the vehicle to fail. 3) Check the colour of the brake fluid, if it's dark it is best that a mechanic takes a look and does the refill. 4) Check where the brake fluid lies, if it still has fluid in then top it up, however if it's empty the brake may need to be bled, most likely by a mechanic. Brake fluid is toxic and eats paint so clean it up quickly if you spill some.
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How long should brake discs last?

Brake discs can last anywhere between 25 000 and 60 000 miles. This is dependent on the type of driving the vehicle is used for. You can expect brake discs to be changed at 25 000 with busy town centre driving, however if a vehicle is used on the motorway it can do up to 60 000 before needing to be changed. What you may also find is that the front discs will probably need to be changed fist as they carry most of the weight when braking.
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What is braking distance?

Braking distance is the distance travelled from when the brakes are applied to when the vehicle stops.
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What brake fluid do I need?

Brake fluid also known as hydraulic fluid is very important. There are several different types. The type depends on the age of a vehicle and whether it has ABS or traction control. The best way to check is to refer to the cars handbook.
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What is a brake calliper?

The brake calliper is designed to slow down the vehicles wheels by creating friction between the rotors. They fit over the rotor like a clamp and are one of the most important components within the braking system as they actually cause the car to stop when the brakes are pressed.
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How do car brakes work?

Brakes work by converting the kinetic energy generated from the car moving into heat, using friction. The friction is generated when the brake pedal is pressed. The pedal is connected to a lever which pushes a piston into the master cylinder which is filled with brake fluid. The fluid travels along pipes into wider cylinders that are positioned next to the brakes on each wheel. The force from the foot hitting the brake pedal is equal to the force of the brake fluid causing the vehicle to stop.
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How often should brake fluid be changed?

For more specific information refer to your vehicles handbook. Generally it's advised to change the fluid every 2 years or 20,000 miles, whichever is sooner.
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How to tell if brake discs need replacing?

1) Jack up the vehicle and remove a wheel 2) Look at the brake disc for signs of uneven wear and rust. (The brake disc is a circular metal object). You don't need to remove the callipers, just examine the visible part. Uneven wear and signs of rust will indicate that the discs need to be changed.
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What do anti lock brakes do?

ABS works on cars by preventing the wheels from locking up and maintaining grip with the road. The anti-lock braking system is most effective allowing the driver to steer the car when braking suddenly. The ABS also stops all four wheels from locking when the vehicle skids.
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How to change a brake light?

1) Firstly unscrew the casing with a screwdriver, and gently pull it forward as it comes undone. It has wires attached to it so can't fully come out however it still provides enough space to change the bulb. 2) Follow wires to the bulb holder of the bulb you want to change and gently unscrew the bulb holder. It's more of a half turn and then you should be able to remove the holder. 3) Remove the old the bulb, put the new bulb in. 4) Retrace the steps to but everything back together.
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How to top up brake fluid?

1) Firstly clean the top of the reservoir while the lid is still on. This is to prevent dirt falling into the reservoir which can cause the brakes the fail. 2) Unscrew the cap of the brake fluid, make sure you have everything ready as brake fluid soaks up moisture if it's left open for even 15 minutes it can cause the vehicle to fail. 3) Check the colour of the brake fluid, if it's dark it is best that a mechanic takes a look and does the refill. 4) Check where the brake fluid lies, if it still has fluid in then top it up, however if it's empty the brake may need to be bled. The bleeding is best done by a mechanic. Brake fluid is toxic and eats paint so if you spill any be sure to clean it up quickly.
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Why is my brake fluid low?

Brake fluid can be low either because it's being used in the vehicles braking system (which is normal) or there is a leak. If you think there may be a leak it's important to get it checked out asap. The end result will be no blake fluid which would mean when pressed the brake will be pressed all the way down however the vehicle will not stop.
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How do I know when to change my brakes?

Brakes naturally deteriorate over time and need to be changed, normally around 50 000 miles for discs and 30 000 miles for pads. With this in mind they may need to be changed before this, here are the indicators to look out for. 1) Brake warning light on the dashboard. 2) Squeaking or squealing noise 3) Pulling to the left or right when braking ( one pad may be more worn than another and will need replacing.) 4) Having to press the brake pedal all the way to the floor before the brakes are effective. If you notice any of these things when driving the brakes definitely need to be checked, if not changed.
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Why is my brake warning light on?

There are 2 lights on the dashboard relevant to the brakes. The ABS warning light which refers to the anti-lock braking system. It could just be an issue with the sensor and in most cases will be safe to drive as long as there's no noise coming from the wheels, however it should be checked at some point by a mechanic. The brake warning light which looks like an exclamation mark again could be caused by a sensor issue, the brake pads or discs may need replacing or there's a leak. As long as the braking distance hasn't increased you can manage a trip to the mechanic. If both the ABS and brake warning lights are on at the same time the vehicle is unsafe to drive and there could be a major fault with the brakes.
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What is the difference between dot3 and dot5 brake fluid?

All brake fluid properties are set by the department of transportation DOT. The comparable properties between the different types of brake fluid are boiling point, compressibility, corrosion prevention and viscosity. DOT 3 is glycol-ether based and DOT 5 fluid is silicone base. Glycol based fluids gradually absorb moisture from the atmosphere and DOT 5 does not absorb moisture. DOT 3 and DOT 5 cannot be mixed. In addition they have different boiling points. DOT 3 dry boiling point: 205 degrees Celsius and wet boiling point: 140 degrees Celsius, and DOT 5 dry boiling point: 260 degrees Celsius and wet boiling point: 180 degrees Celsius.

Average rating for  Volkswagen Brake Pads and Discs  bookings

4.78

232 reviews

How much does a Volkswagen Brake Pads and Discs cost?

The cost of Brake Pads and Discs will likely differ greatly depending on which Volkswagen model you have. Combining the varying cost of parts and the difference in labour hours needed to complete the job, different Volkswagen models will cost different amounts for Brake Pads and Discs. Take a look below at the average quote for Brake Pads and Discs on WhoCanFixMyCar.com for some of the top Volkswagen models.


Brake Pads and Discs Cost by Volkswagen Model
Volkswagen ModelAverage PriceGet Quotes
Volkswagen Polo£208.18
Volkswagen Golf£298.48
Volkswagen Fox£155.16
Volkswagen Up£169.49

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 29/12/2019 and 28/03/2020.

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.

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