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What are brake pads?

Brake pads are quite simply the friction material that is pressed against the brake disc in order to slow the rotational speed and therefore the wheels, in order to reduce the vehicle’s speed.

How do brake pads work and what are the components?

The compound of brake friction material varies between manufacturers to produce different results in terms of durability and resistance. The friction material is cast to a specific shape for the application area of the brake discs and that is then mounted onto a steel backing plate, which again is cast to precisely fit the brake calipers and sliders that it is going to be used in.

The friction material is typically a mixture of chalk, bronze powder, graphite, vermiculite, resin, steel and rubber. There are other materials too, but they vary widely.

Without being too technical, the brake pad when pushed against the disc creates kinetic and thermal energy through friction. When the pads heat up, they coat the disc in a micro film of the friction material, when this occurs the pads and the discs now have the same friction material. This then literally binds together and slows the rotation of the disc.

The previous paragraph also explains why you get brake dust, which is the discarded coating and also, obviously, explains why brake pads wear out!

There are obviously many different combinations of material, sizes and even the number of brake pads on vehicles, to go into all the details of each would be a document of some length, but the basics are pretty similar.

How do you know there is something wrong with a brake pad?

  • Brake system warning lights appear on the dashboard.
  • Noises under braking.
  • Inadequate braking .
  • Pulling to one side under braking.
  • Vibration under braking.
  • You have an MOT advisory warning on brake pad wear.
  • Worn brake pads have been picked up on during a service.

When should you consider replacing a brake pad?

The pads will wear depending on your driving style and the environment where you drive (in the city or in the countryside for example). If the brake pads 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 pads as soon as possible.

Driving with brakes that do not function properly can, of course, lead to dangerous situations on the road. You should always replace either both the front pads, both the rear pads or all the pads together to ensure balanced brakes.

How common is a brake pad replacement?

Brake pads replacement is probably the second most common requirement after servicing. When you consider that your brake pads are a couple of small pieces of relatively soft material, it’s inevitable that, in time, they will wear away. Just like your tyres, the harder you drive and the more you use your brakes, the more often you will need to have the brake pads changed.

How can I extend the lifetime of my brake pads?

The way you drive can have a significant effect on how long you can drive between two brake pad replacements.. Using common sense, driving carefully, and anticipating the hazards on the road ahead are the best ways of doing this.

The earlier you can brake when you need to slow down or stop, the less pressure you will need to apply on your foot brake, and so the less pressure you put on your brake pads, and the more slowly they will wear.

Frequent, hard or emergency braking will always take a greater toll on the compound of your brake pads and lead to the risk that you will need to replace the brake pads more often.

What happens during a brake pad replacement?

  • Mechanic will inspect the brake system.
  • Mechanic will establish whether the front, rear or both sets of brake pads require replacement.
  • If necessary, the mechanic will replace the brake pads.
  • Mechanic will inspect the brake system and, if deemed safe, will test drive the car.

How much does a brake pad replacement cost?

The cost of a brake pad replacement depends on your car and what parts your car's manufacturer recommends using for the replacement. Find out what you could save by having your brake pad replaced by ClickMechanic, by selecting your car at the top of this page!

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These estimates may include Front brake pads including sensor, Rear brake pads including sensor, Front brake pads, Rear brake pads, Front brake pad wear sensor and/or Rear brake pad wear sensor

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Alfa Romeo

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Austin

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Bentley

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Ferrari

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Ford

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Great Wall

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Honda

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Hyundai

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Infiniti

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Isuzu

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Kia

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LDV

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Lexus

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Lotus

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Porsche

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Renault

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Rover

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Saab

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Skoda

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£134.33

Brake pads replacement - front (all)

Land Rover Range Rover Sport
Tadworth
£85.71

Brake pads replacement - front (all)

Mercedes-Benz A-Class
Bishop's Stortford
£78.50

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Renault Scenic
Manchester
£72.74

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Audi A3
Battersea