Brake Pad Repair and Replacement

Brake Pad Repair and Replacement

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With every service, we provide a complimentary brake health check. Our skilled experts have received specialised training in this area, so you can be assured that you will receive excellent treatment. You don't need to look for a 'brake pad repair service or brake pads fitted near me' online; simply schedule an appointment with Car Service and Repair. We will repair your vehicle with genuine parts and back it up with a warranty. With every service, we provide a complimentary brake health check. Our skilled experts have received specialised training in this area, so you can be assured that you will receive excellent customer service.

When it comes to a car's braking system, most people aren't aware of the many components involved. One of the most crucial elements of a vehicle is the brakes. To avoid any unfortunate incidents, you must have your brakes in good operating order, thus brake repair is essential. A faulty braking system can also lead to a MOT test failure as these compromises the safety of the driver, passengers and other road users.

Brake Pads Repair and Replacement with Car Service and Repair

When should you replace your brake pads?

Brake pads should be replaced every 40,000 to 50,000 miles in most cases. This value might vary based on driving styles and situations.

What is the minimum thickness for replacing brake pads?

The friction material on a brand-new brake pad is generally 8-12mm thick, whereas worn brake pads are around 3 millimetres thick.

How much does it cost to repair or replace brake pads in the United Kingdom?

The cost of replacing your brake discs and pads is on average £252. The price ranges from £140 to £400. Replacement costs, on the other hand, are determined by a variety of criteria, including the vehicle's type and manufacture, as well as the location where you live.

How Does Brake Pad Repair and Replacement Work with Car Service and Repair?

What are brake pads, exactly?

They're the most important part of disc brakes. They are utilised in the braking systems of automobiles. Steel backing plates with friction material limited to the surface and facing the disc brake make up brake pads.

What are the functions of brake pads?

The primary function of the brake pads is to slow or stop the vehicle. They use friction to convert kinetic energy to heat energy.

What is the process of working brake pads?

When you apply pressure to the brake pedals, pressurised brake fluid goes through the brake pipe and into the callipers' pistons. The calliper will then be forced shut by the pistons. The brake pads have a friction compound and are installed within the brake calliper. When the pistons press the callipers close, the brake pads come into contact with the revolving car disc brake, slowing or stopping the vehicle.

What happens if you don't replace your car's brake pads?

If you don't replace your brake pads on a regular basis, all of the friction material will eventually wear out, and the pad metal will begin to come into contact with the brake discs. You'll eventually have metal on metal, and other braking components will also start to wear out quickly. Once the pad backing slips out, the callipers cups will try to stop the car. Both the callipers and the brake discs will be damaged as a result of this. This can result in tragic accidents, and even if you survive the ordeal, the expense of repair will be enormous.

What are the indicators that brake pads need to be replaced?

When your car's brakes need to be replaced, you can usually tell. Squealing and grinding noises from your braking system indicate that something is broken and needs to be replaced. The worn-out friction surfaces on the brake pads rub or push against the brake discs, causing the screeching sound. The following are noises that the vehicle should not make:

  • Grinding
  • Squealing
  • Screeching
  • Scraping
  • Clicking

The following are some of the additional signs and symptoms:

  • The Brake Warning Light Comes On
  • Low Brake Fluid Level
  • Depressed/Sinking Brake Pedal
  • Contaminated Brake Fluid
  • Abnormal Brake Pedal Behaviour

What should I replace first, front or rear brake pads?

You achieve balanced brakes, make sure to change both rear pads, both front pads, or all of the pads at the same time. Importantly, brake pad maintenance is required to guarantee that the braking system functions properly and effectively. Regularly service the brake pads and get the brake repair done according to the manufacturer's recommendations.

There is no additional charge for collection and delivery.

Taking a vehicle to a car repair garage is the most inconvenient element of getting it fixed. As a result, we provide our customers with a free collection and delivery service. You don't have to go out of your way to find a garage that can repair your brake pads. If you schedule a collection, one of our team members will pick up your car from the comfort of your home or workplace, drive it to our facility, do any required repairs (after consulting with you), and return it back to you at the end of the day.

Car Service and Repair operates a fleet of pool cars with dedicated drivers, so when we are collecting your vehicle, we will leave one of our pool vehicles, whether in your work parking space or if close to your house, we would need to be able to leave our car at your house or on the road with a permit if required. We'd appreciate it if you can consider about this before scheduling our free collection and delivery service.