Jan 21, 2020
The braking system is one of the most important features of your car, and if you’re experiencing problems with your brakes, you need to get them looked at right away.
If your brake performance is hindered in any way possible, you are putting you and other road users at risk.
In general, it can be hard to know whether you need to change your brake pads or discs without checking them visually.
Pads are the key to any braking system, they are flat parts with a metal backing, and they protect the more expensive components like your brake discs and rotors. Most of the time, simply replacing your brake pads can enhance braking performance without causing a huge dent in your bank balance.
Check your brake discs by looking through the wheel spokes. Look for the shiny exterior on the disc facing you, check for grooves, scoring or rough spots, which normally suggest the brake disc has worn down past the recommended thickness. Look for uneven wear resulting from metal on metal contact with worn pads.
If you’re needing to replace your discs, many mechanics will recommend changing your brake pads at the same time, otherwise, the new discs will wear unevenly. This will only result in more damage than necessary and cause you to fail your MOT test.
If you’re experiencing problems with your brakes, don’t take any chances. Worn braking parts lead to increased stopping distances, unreliable braking ability, and heightened risks of an accident.
The average cost of brake replacement in the UK can be anywhere from £50 to £500, depending on the make, model and age of your car, as well as how much work you need to be done. If your brakes are needing to be replaced, we can gather quotes from local mechanics in your area.