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Brake Pads Replacement

 


What are Brake Pads and how it works?

Brake pads use friction to convert the vehicles ' kinetic energy into thermal energy.  In disc brakes, each tyre usually has two brake pads per disc; brake pads are material for friction, joined with metal backing, and held in position using a calliper. Once the foot brake is applied, callipers that hold brake pads are pushed by a hydraulic system, and hence brake pads are pushed against the brake disc which causes friction, and the whole process helps to slow down and stop the car quickly and safely. The brake pads must usually be replaced regularly to prevent brake fade. Most modern cars have a brake wear sensor embedded in the pads that displays information on the dash when its time to replace them.


Signs of faulty brake pads

When your vehicle starts making abnormal sounds, feelings and smells its time to investigate the issue sooner somewhat later to avoid further damage, here are some signs of worn brake pads.

  • Screeching, grinding, squealing or rubbing noises.
  • Pulse or vibration in the steering wheel or brake pedal.
  • Further travel of brake pedal.
  • Car does not slow down as it should.
  • Brake warning light on the dash.
  • Car pulls to one side when brakes are applied.
  • Poor braking performance. 

When should you consider replacing Brake Discs and Brake Pads?

Most vehicles are fitted with brake wear sensors to detect when its time to replace front or rear brakes pads and with help from above signs one can visually inspect and decide that its time to replace brake disc or pads on the vehicle. Brake pads are usually 4-5 mm thick and can last from 25,000-35,000 miles or more which depends on the quality of the parts and the use of brakes and driving conditions. When brake pads are worn out, they will cause excessive wear and damage to discs or drums that can lead to replacing expensive brake discs or rotors. So it's important to replace brake pads on regular intervals.


How to extend the lifetime of brake pads?

  • Being aware of traffic ahead, keeping your speed constant, anticipating braking situation can help in applying brakes steadily and gradually will likely to lengthen the parts life.
  • By avoiding high-speed driving which results in sharp and excessive braking.
  • Removing heavy items in the car that are not required can help prolong the life of brakes.
  • Renewing brake fluid helps extend brake's life.

brake pads replacement

 

Brake Pads replacement cost?

Cost of brake pads replacement depends on your car and quality of part as recommended by the manufacturer.  There are several different kinds of brake pads on the market.

  • Non – metallic material.
  • Semi-metallic material.
  • Fully metallic material.
  • Ceramic material.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Cost of brake pads replacement depends on your car and quality of part as recommended by the manufacturer. There are several different kinds of brake pads on the market. Non – metallic material, Semi-metallic material, Fully metallic material and Ceramic material.


here are some signs of worn brake pads. Screeching, grinding, squealing or rubbing noises, Pulse or vibration in the steering wheel or brake pedal, Further travel of brake pedal, Car does not slow down as it should, Brake warning light on the dash, Car pulls to one side when brakes are applied and Poor braking performance.


Most vehicles are fitted with brake wear sensors to detect when its time to replace front or rear brakes pads and with help from above signs one can visually inspect and decide that its time to replace brake disc or pads on the vehicle. Brake pads are usually 4-5 mm thick and can last from 25,000-35,000 miles or more which depends on the quality of the parts and the use of brakes and driving conditions.


Cost by make for Brake Pads Replacement

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Volvo £83.98 Compare Quotes
Vauxhall £78.95 Compare Quotes
Renault £80.98 Compare Quotes
Bmw £93.99 Compare Quotes
Volkswagen £89.98 Compare Quotes
Citroen £86.58 Compare Quotes
Audi £93.89 Compare Quotes
Ford £86.56 Compare Quotes
Mini £83.85 Compare Quotes
Mercedes-benz £93.89 Compare Quotes
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Nissan £85.20 Compare Quotes
Hyundai £83.89 Compare Quotes
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