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369 Reviews

L&G Auto Mobile Mechanic

Garage in Bristol, 24 years of experience

I began my career on the YTS scheme through an independent Ford garage. I spent some time working in independent garages gaining experience on a range of makes & models. I moved into a dealership environmen...



158 Reviews

Westbourne Motors

Garage in Bristol, 53 years of experience

The Company’s Roadside Assistance brand is now the preferred choice for the South of England and has become synonymous with efficiency, punctuality and courtesy resulting in all the major motoring organisati...


14th December 2020

JESSICA, Bristol

Nissan Micra • MOT with collection & delivery


78 Reviews

Akb

Mobile mechanic in Bristol, 25 years of experience

I began my mechanic career with an Austin Rover dealership and in my time there it changed to Rover and I worked in the business for around 4 years. For a number of years I worked in various businesses doing...



46 Reviews

Carcraft

Garage in Bristol, 40 years of experience

Carcraft Servicing and repairs has been operating since 1980 The garage offers a 5 bay workshop and an additional MOT bay for class 4 testing. We offer alloy and steel welding inc alloy wheel repairs , servi...


6th December 2016

MILAN, Bristol

Ford Mondeo • Car Won't Start Inspection


35 Reviews

D&S Autos Bristol Ltd

Garage in Bristol, 22 years of experience

D & S Autos (Bristol) Ltd have been in operation for 20 years and counting! We service the local Bristol area. At D & S Autos (Bristol) Ltd, our experts will provide you with top quality vehicle servicing to...



23 Reviews

Monster Dent

Garage in Bristol, 15 years of experience

We are an independent 5 star garage with high experienced technicians that will take care of your vehicle, we cover a wide range of repairs like: MOT repairs Servicing Air Con Regas Air Con Recharge Bra...



32 Reviews

Chris Palmer Auto Services Ltd

Garage in Bristol, 30 years of experience

Chris Palmer Motor Sport has been operating for over 20 years and although we are Subaru specialists we work on all makes/models & repairs. The team are all fully qualified up to City & Guilds Level 3 for yo...



22 Reviews

The Mot Station

Garage in Bristol, 10 years of experience

The MOT Station has been around for 10 years but has had a name change but still offers the same great service and is ran by Simon Trotman, The MOT Station offers full workshop facilities with a 3 ramp work...



13 Reviews

S&l Auto's

Mobile mechanic in Bristol, 16 years of experience

I began my career with a VW/Audi specialist in Redland (Bristol) called Karley Kars where I completed my apprenticeship and was with the business for just over 4 years. I moved to work with Bristol Audi for ...


18th October 2018

ALEX, Bristol

Vauxhall Corsa • Premium Pre-purchase Inspection


39 Reviews

K And C Garage

Garage in Bristol, 14 years of experience

K & C Garage was formed in 2015 by Matt Roxburgh. Owner Matt has been in the trade for over 15 years working in various garages and comes with a wealth of experience and the team are all fully qualified to c...


9th February 2017

ANTHONY, AVON

Mitsubishi Lancer • Brake discs and pads replacement - front (both) [Autodata]

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Read our short guide with information on costs, symptoms and more.

What are brake discs?

Brake discs provide the surface for the brake pads to come into contact with in order to slow the motion of the wheel.

What does a brake discs replacement involve?

  • Mechanic will inspect the brake discs.
  • If necessary, the brake discs will be replaced along with new brake pads.
  • Mechanic will check the brake system and, if deemed safe, will do a test drive.

Can you replace brake discs yourself?

Unless you are a qualified mechanic with the required skills, training and equipment to do the job, we strongly recommend a brake discs replacement is only carried out by a professional mechanic. ClickMechanic can help get you a vetted and local mechanic to carry out the work. Just enter your postcode and your car's registration number at the top of this page and select the work needed to get an instant fixed price up front.

What are the symptoms of worn brake discs?

  • If you experience vibration whilst braking.
  • If the car start to pull to one side under braking.
  • If you notice (or are advised on an MOT) that the disc surfaces have developed scores, pit holes or cracks.

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.

How long does it take to replace brake discs and pads?

On average, brake discs and pads replacement times can range from around 1 hour to 2 hours with an average of around 1 hour. The time that the job takes will depend on a number of factors, like your vehicle's make and model, year, as well as other factors. Select your car at the top of this page for information on job time and cost for your vehicle through ClickMechanic.

How often do you need to change brake discs?

Due to the wear and tear on the surfaces, discs are frequently changed during the life time of a vehicle. Usually this is mileage related, but also the vehicles use and weight can mean more frequent changes.

You should expect to have it done once your car has covered anything between 15,000 and 50,000 miles.

A visual examination of the braking system of your car is included every time it is serviced

How can I extend the lifetime of my brake discs?

As with most parts of your car, the less pressure you put on any part of your car’s brakes, the longer they will last. If you carry heavy loads frequently, or tow a caravan for example, your brake system will come under greater pressure than it would otherwise and as such the discs may wear prematurely. Therefore, removing unnecessary weight from the vehicle will not only improve your fuel consumption, it will reduce the wear on the brakes.

Also consider your driving style. Anticipating the road conditions ahead, keeping your speed as constant as possible, and thereby avoiding sharp braking are all likely to lengthen the interval between brake disc replacements.

How do I know if my brakes need to be replaced?

Brake discs will gradually become thinner due to the friction between them and the brake pads.

This wear and tear can be hastened by inappropriate brake pads being fitted, worn brake pads and excessive hard braking. If you can see a rough surface you brake pads will feel it! It will be like running the pads over a cheese grater and they will wear out very quickly!

If the brake discs have worn out prematurely or if you are experiencing trouble under braking, it is advisable to seek the help of an expert to investigate the problem and, if necessary, replace the discs as soon as possible. Driving with brakes that do not function properly can, of course, lead to dangerous situations on the road.

Brake discs are supplied and fitted in axle pairs (i.e. front or rear). It is equally important to have new brake pads fitted at the same time otherwise any wear pattern on the pads from the previous discs could severely reduce the contact area between the two. This is so important that no mechanic would consider doing otherwise.

How can I extend the lifetime of my brake discs?

As with most parts of your car, the less pressure you put on any part of your car’s brakes, the longer they will last. If you carry heavy loads frequently, or tow a caravan for example, your brake system will come under greater pressure than it would otherwise and as such the discs may wear prematurely. Therefore, removing unnecessary weight from the vehicle will not only improve your fuel consumption, it will reduce the wear on the brakes.

Also consider your driving style. Anticipating the road conditions ahead, keeping your speed as constant as possible, and thereby avoiding sharp braking are all likely to lengthen the interval between brake disc replacements.

Can you drive with a worn brake disc?

If you experience any untoward characteristics in your braking, or if you suspect there is any issue with a brake disc or there are concerns about its age or condition, book a diagnostic inspection immediately and do not drive the vehicle. If the brake discs are worn to a point at which brake performance and safety is impaired then it is important to get these replaced immediately and do not drive the vehicle. A mechanic can diagnose any issues and provide advice on any brake repairs required.

Should you replace brake pads and discs together?

Yes, if you are told the brake discs need replacing then this will need to be done in conjunction with the brake pads. If it is has been professionally diagnosed that just the brake pads are worn and have caused no damage to the discs then it is not always needed to replace the discs at the same time. At ClickMechanic we offer brake discs and pads replacements as well as brake pads replacements. If you are unsure which brake parts need replacing then book with a professional mechanic who can check the brakes and advise on next steps. If you experience any untoward characteristics in your braking, book a diagnostic inspection immediately and do not drive the vehicle.

Do you have to replace brake pads when replacing discs?

Yes, if you are replacing the discs then you will also need to replace the pads at the same time. At ClickMechanic brake discs are always fitted with new brake pads, no matter how new the pads are. It is a major breach of road safety ethics not to do so as it will seriously degrade your braking ability. If you don’t replace brake discs and pads together, your brand new discs will wear unevenly and can get damaged.

What is the average life of disc brakes?

The average life of brake discs will depend on a number of factors, generally disc brakes should last at least 75,000 miles. The way you use your vehicle, how you brake, the quality of the brake parts used and workmanship will ultimately all have an effect on how long brake discs will last so the lifespan can be shorter or longer than average.

Are worn brake discs an MOT failure?

Yes, brake disc surfaces can develop scores, pit holes or cracks and can lead to a condition in which they are seriously weakened. If this impedes with the safe operation of the brakes an MOT failure may follow.

What is the difference between Disc Brakes and Drum Brakes?

The differences can be summed up as follows:

  • Disc brakes have calipers that grip the discs directly whereas drum brakes have shoes that press against the drum.
  • Disc brakes are generally considered more modern and effective than drum brakes due to their advanced design.
  • Disc brakes are usually more expensive than drum brakes.

Can Bristol garages offer home collection and delivery for brake disc replacement?

Yes, many garages in Bristol are able to offer collection and delivery for a brake disc replacement. With ClickMechanic collection & delivery is free if your vehicle is drivable. Once booked a mechanic will pick up the vehicle on the day and time of your choice, do the work, and return the vehicle at a time convenient to you. Simply enter your vehicle registration number and postcode to get an upfront price for a brake disc replacement in Bristol.

Can Bristol mobile mechanics do brake disc replacement at my home or office?

Yes, Bristol mobile mechanics can do a brake disc replacement at your home or office, provided there is a safe and sufficient space to conduct the repair or replacement. With ClickMechanic, once booked for a date and time of your choice, your booking will be offered to vetted mobile mechanics in your area.

How much does a Brake Disc replacement cost in Bristol?

The average cost of a Brake Disc replacement in Bristol is on average between £171 and £225. Ultimately the cost for a Brake Disc replacement in Bristol depends on the make and model of your car. Check out the ClickMechanic price below, and find out what you'd pay at a franchise dealer in Bristol. We use industry standard data & millions of data points so you know what you should be paying.

We have quotes for the top 58 manufacturers.

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Aixam

£143 £220 - £220 Get exact price

Alfa Romeo

£188 £217 - £323 Get exact price

Aston Martin

£666 £786 - £909 Get exact price

Audi

£269 £266 - £467 Get exact price

Austin

£145 £162 - £320 Get exact price

Bentley

£1,118 £986 - £1,803 Get exact price

BMW

£315 £307 - £545 Get exact price

Cadillac

£242 £307 - £367 Get exact price

Chevrolet

£183 £187 - £337 Get exact price

Chrysler

£198 £209 - £340 Get exact price

Citroen

£181 £221 - £329 Get exact price

Dacia

£156 £214 - £262 Get exact price

Daewoo

£135 £171 - £268 Get exact price

Daihatsu

£154 £211 - £279 Get exact price

Daimler

£174 £255 - £255 Get exact price

Dodge

£172 £184 - £302 Get exact price

DS

£166 £240 - £266 Get exact price

Ferrari

£237 £283 - £372 Get exact price

Fiat

£149 £176 - £275 Get exact price

Ford

£171 £214 - £293 Get exact price

Great Wall

£157 £230 - £237 Get exact price

Honda

£171 £216 - £288 Get exact price

Hyundai

£178 £204 - £306 Get exact price

Infiniti

£210 £252 - £337 Get exact price

Isuzu

£227 £284 - £383 Get exact price

Iveco

£296 £400 - £479 Get exact price

Jaguar

£277 £313 - £448 Get exact price

Jeep

£205 £225 - £343 Get exact price

Kia

£179 £211 - £304 Get exact price

Land Rover

£243 £266 - £425 Get exact price

LDV

£172 £169 - £331 Get exact price

Lexus

£199 £248 - £330 Get exact price

Lotus

£179 £264 - £278 Get exact price

Maserati

£493 £323 - £953 Get exact price

Mazda

£172 £193 - £296 Get exact price

Mercedes-Benz

£261 £320 - £460 Get exact price

MG

£144 £191 - £283 Get exact price

MINI

£184 £230 - £302 Get exact price

Mitsubishi

£181 £226 - £315 Get exact price

Nissan

£177 £194 - £310 Get exact price

Perodua

£168 £206 - £301 Get exact price

Peugeot

£177 £215 - £320 Get exact price

Peugeot Talbot

£255 £400 - £427 Get exact price

Porsche

£376 £414 - £607 Get exact price

Proton

£175 £243 - £293 Get exact price

Renault

£216 £246 - £377 Get exact price

Rover

£160 £220 - £307 Get exact price

Saab

£193 £235 - £326 Get exact price

SEAT

£185 £209 - £328 Get exact price

Skoda

£171 £204 - £302 Get exact price

Smart

£163 £199 - £303 Get exact price

Ssangyong

£263 £292 - £484 Get exact price

Subaru

£182 £203 - £310 Get exact price

Suzuki

£161 £184 - £289 Get exact price

Toyota

£177 £217 - £309 Get exact price

Vauxhall

£184 £213 - £325 Get exact price

Volkswagen

£218 £242 - £396 Get exact price

Volvo

£209 £235 - £364 Get exact price

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Estimates on repair costs, such as the above results for a brake disc replacement, are created by combining data from multiple third-party sources. The actual cost of using your local repair providers may be outside of the estimated range. We provide estimates on repair costs for information only and accept no liability for any inaccuracies or errors. If you think an estimate is incorrect, please contact us to let us know.

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Recent Brake Disc replacement quotes in Bristol

These recent quotes were taken from our quote engine which uses third-party industry standard data on repair times, along with a live parts retailer, and a regional labour rate to build an accurate free quote. We are constantly improving our quote engine, so please let us know if a price seems incorrect.

£219.51

Brake discs and pads replacement - rear (both)

Vauxhall Vivaro
Bristol
£151.92

Brake discs and pads replacement - rear (both)

Ford Grand C-MAX
Bristol
£182.48

Brake discs and pads replacement - rear (both)

Citroen Grand C4 Picasso
Bristol
£117.79

Brake discs and pads replacement - front (both)

Citroen C1
Bristol