Typical Cost: Low
Mobile Repair? Yes, this can be done at your location
Typical Lead Time: 2 - 24 hours due to part availability
Brake discs provide the surface for the brake pads to come into contact with in order to slow the motion of the wheel.
A brake disc is usually either a solid mild steel disc that is mounted between the road wheel and the vehicle's wheel hub or two solid discs cast together with fins in between them to keep them cool under braking. These latter discs are known as vented discs. Some high end vehicles now use carbon or ceramic rather than mild steel as these are generally lighter and more robust - although a lot more expensive!
Some discs are manufactured with a groove pattern or have drilled holes in them, this aids cooling but the main reason is to allow the escape of the gasses produced by the friction between the disc and pads under heavy or prolonged braking.
When the brakes are applied, the two brake pads either side of the disc are forced into the disc surface and “clamp” on to it. The friction slows the speed in which the disc is rotating and thereby slows the vehicle.
Please note, if you see a surface of fine rust on a mild steel disc after rain, this is quite normal and will rub off once the brakes are used a couple of times.
Changing brake discs and pads is a routine repair for all mechanics and can be done both kerbside as well as in the workshop, providing it is safe to do so.
Whilst there are variations between manufacturers, the basics are pretty similar.
The mechanic will;
Unless otherwise stated, the quote for your brake pads and discs to be replaced will cover;
Brake pads replacement - front (all)
Brake pads replacement - rear (all)
Brake discs and pads replacement - front (both)
Brake discs and pads replacement - rear (both)
Premium brake upgrade (front and rear discs and pads)*
The cost of a brake disc's and pads replacement depends on your car and what parts your car's manufacturer recommends.
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*subject to availability
No, we will not fit customer supplied parts unless they are a brand new item, purchased from a dealership with the receipt as proof of purchase. There is no flexibility over this due to insurance and warranty issues.
In this scenario, the mechanic will provide a no obligation quote for the correct repair. Should you accept this, the mechanic can alter the booking accordingly. If you decide not to go ahead with the alternative repair, the mechanic can change the booking to a call out and diagnostic booking and charge according to the time spent with the vehicle and call out.
Unequivocally no! The brake pads will have worn to the wear pattern of the old discs. If these pads were fitted to new, flat surfaced discs, the pad contact area would be severely reduced and that could be potentially lethal. Therefore, new pads are always fitted to new discs.
Brake pads replacement - front (both)
Brake pads replacement - rear (both)
Brake caliper replacement - front (driver side)
Brake caliper replacement - front (passenger side)
Brake caliper replacement - rear (driver side)
Brake caliper replacement - rear (passenger side)
Brake pipe replacement - front (driver side)
Brake pipe replacement - front (passenger side)
Brake pipe replacement - rear (driver side)
Brake pipe replacement - rear (passenger side)
Brake hose replacement - front (driver side)
Brake hose replacement - front (passenger side)
Brake hose replacement - rear (driver side)
Brake hose replacement - rear (passenger side)
Bleed Hydraulic brake system
Brake master cylinder replacement