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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...



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...


16th March 2022
“Very pleased with the work they completed, yes friendly and I would say very knowledgeable”

PETER, Bristol

Volkswagen Transporter • Brake pads replacement - front (all)


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...



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...



366 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...



5 Reviews

R E Vehicle Services

Mobile mechanic in Bristol, 18 years of experience

At R E VEHICLE SERVICES, it’s our dedication to our customers and our service that differentiates us from others don't be fooled by people offering cheep mobile repairs for cash by un qualified and un insure...



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...



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 ...



14 Reviews

Td Garage Services Ltd

Garage in Bristol, 16 years of experience

At TD Garage Services Ltd, we take care of all car makes and models. Whether you have a Ford, a Fiat, a Honda or a BMW, you can trust us to carry out all the work in a skilled & professional manner. We have ...


10th April 2019
“Fantastic service, friendly and on time. Thanks for all your help and the excellent work completed on my van.”

STEVE, BRISTOL

Peugeot Partner • 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...


Want to learn more about Brake Pads replacements in Bristol?

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

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.

What does a brake pad replacement involve?

  • 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.

Can you replace brake pads by yourself?

Unless you are a qualified mechanic with the required skills, training and equipment to do the job, we strongly recommend a brake pads 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 pads?

  • 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.

How long does a brake pads replacement take?

A brake pads replacement usually takes around 1 hour, but can take less or more time. Ultimately, the time that the job will take 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 should I replace the brake pads?

A brake pads replacement is probably the second most common requirement after servicing. The pads will wear depending on your driving style and the environment where you drive (in the city or in the countryside for example). 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.

How can you tell if your brake pads need replacing?

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.

Can you drive with worn brake pads?

If the brake pads have worn beyond the legal limit or the manufacturer recommended limit or have otherwise worn and been compromised and no longer are able to guarantee optimal brake performance and safety then book a mechanic to check and replace the brake pads where necessary. If you experience any untoward characteristics in your braking, book a diagnostic inspection immediately and do not drive the vehicle. Driving with bad brake pads can impair brake performance and safety, and can be lethal.

At what percent should brakes be replaced?

Usually when brakes need attention you wouldn't replace 'brakes' but rather parts of the brakes (brake system), that have wear. For brake pads a technician may say that the brake pads need replacing when you still have 50% of the pads left. When they need replacing ultimately will depend on a number of factors including suggested service intervals for brake pads as stipulated by the vehicle manufacturer and legislation. If you have any concern about the condition of the brakes then book an inspection with a mechanic immediately to get the issue checked.

Can you replace just the front brake pads?

Yes, you can just replace the front brake pads if it is just the front pads that have worn, this has been professionally diagnosed and is safe to do so. A professional mechanic can advise on which brake pads need replacing, they can check the brakes and advise on the next steps for your brake repair.

How much does it cost to fix brakes that are grinding?

If the brakes are grinding, or develop noises under braking, it could be that the brake discs are worn or damaged. Cost for a front brake discs and pads replacement is on average £185, with pricing ranging from around £130 to £375. A rear brake discs pads replacement cost varies from £125 to £350, with an average of £175. Ultimately, cost depends on your location, car and what parts your car's manufacturer recommends using for the replacement.

Do I need to replace the brake discs every time I replace brake pads?

No, 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.

How do I know which brakes need to be replaced?

If you suspect there is any issue with your brakes or are concerns about the age or condition of its components, book an inspection with a professional mechanic immediate effect. Driving with bad brakes can impair brake performance and safety, and can be a major safety hazard.

How many miles do car brakes usually last?

Different components of the brake system will need replacing at different intervals. For example, the brake pads can last between 25,000 to over 50,000 miles. How long the brake pads can last does depend on a number of factors, like the vehicle make and model, quality of the brake pads and how you use the car and how you brake.

Are worn brake pads an MOT failure?

Yes, worn brake pads can cause an MOT failure. For example, if they have worn below the legal limit of 1.5mm or wear indicator, or are contaminated (with grease or oil) or are incorrectly mounted.

How much does a Brake Pads replacement cost in Bristol?

Find out how much you'd pay at a franchise dealer or independent garage, and see the average price in Bristol for a Brake Pads replacement through ClickMechanic. We use industry standard data & millions of data points so you know what you should be paying.

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. We have quotes for the top 58 manufacturers.

Name ClickMechanic Click Mechanic average Franchise dealer estimate

Alfa Romeo

£85 £106 - £174 Get exact price

Aston Martin

£311 £403 - £437 Get exact price

Audi

£136 £146 - £266 Get exact price

Austin

£68 £104 - £151 Get exact price

Bentley

£186 £257 - £278 Get exact price

BMW

£136 £159 - £249 Get exact price

Cadillac

£103 £160 - £181 Get exact price

Chevrolet

£87 £111 - £180 Get exact price

Chrysler

£89 £104 - £170 Get exact price

Citroen

£78 £118 - £156 Get exact price

Dacia

£81 £125 - £155 Get exact price

Daewoo

£69 £102 - £142 Get exact price

Daihatsu

£68 £87 - £156 Get exact price

Daimler

£82 £112 - £155 Get exact price

Dodge

£76 £83 - £170 Get exact price

DS

£72 £112 - £145 Get exact price

Ferrari

£90 £123 - £164 Get exact price

Fiat

£74 £99 - £157 Get exact price

Ford

£79 £111 - £161 Get exact price

Great Wall

£106 £173 - £178 Get exact price

Honda

£79 £116 - £159 Get exact price

Hyundai

£78 £97 - £164 Get exact price

Infiniti

£71 £101 - £134 Get exact price

Isuzu

£92 £105 - £197 Get exact price

Iveco

£91 £143 - £170 Get exact price

Jaguar

£134 £179 - £231 Get exact price

Jeep

£81 £94 - £165 Get exact price

Kia

£82 £104 - £167 Get exact price

Lamborghini

£120 £187 - £192 Get exact price

Land Rover

£106 £126 - £209 Get exact price

LDV

£80 £106 - £169 Get exact price

Lexus

£80 £101 - £166 Get exact price

Lotus

£71 £121 - £125 Get exact price

Maserati

£99 £150 - £174 Get exact price

Mazda

£77 £99 - £159 Get exact price

Mercedes-Benz

£115 £149 - £215 Get exact price

MG

£68 £100 - £145 Get exact price

MINI

£99 £126 - £193 Get exact price

Mitsubishi

£76 £106 - £162 Get exact price

Nissan

£78 £96 - £167 Get exact price

Perodua

£103 £152 - £201 Get exact price

Peugeot

£76 £105 - £158 Get exact price

Peugeot Talbot

£103 £176 - £178 Get exact price

Porsche

£194 £213 - £338 Get exact price

Proton

£90 £143 - £182 Get exact price

Renault

£74 £92 - £160 Get exact price

Rover

£74 £119 - £148 Get exact price

Saab

£82 £114 - £164 Get exact price

SEAT

£96 £127 - £188 Get exact price

Skoda

£92 £122 - £184 Get exact price

Smart

£67 £91 - £144 Get exact price

Ssangyong

£89 £132 - £173 Get exact price

Subaru

£76 £97 - £154 Get exact price

Suzuki

£81 £111 - £164 Get exact price

Toyota

£79 £114 - £159 Get exact price

Vauxhall

£94 £128 - £184 Get exact price

Volkswagen

£99 £127 - £193 Get exact price

Volvo

£88 £132 - £168 Get exact price

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  • Pontiac
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  • Moskvich
  • Ford US
  • Aixam
  • FSO
  • Maybach
  • Rolls-Royce
  • Santana
  • Tata
  • Piaggio
  • Lada
  • Lancia
  • London Taxi's International

Estimates on repair costs, such as the above results for a brake pads 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 Pads 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.

£110.90

Brake pads replacement - front (all)

Alfa Romeo Giulietta
Bristol
£85.17

Brake pads replacement - front (all)

Volkswagen Golf
Bristol
£81.61

Brake pads replacement - rear (all)

Vauxhall Vivaro
Bristol
£114.96

Brake pads replacement - front (all)

Land Rover Discovery Sport
Bristol