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Top Mechanics For Brake Pads Replacement & Repairs in Dorset

27 Reviews

Mobile mechanic in Dorset, 13 years of experience

I am an ex Porsche mechanic, I generally only do small jobs like brakes, diagnostics, sensors and servicing. I started at working on cars at 14 through my local college and went on to do my apprenticeship wi...

76 Reviews

Garage in Dorset, 20 years of experience

Starting my love for cars watching my father repair cars since I was very young, then I went to a SENAI technical school of mechanics where I studied for 2 years and automotive electrical for another 2, afte...

25 Reviews

Mobile mechanic in Dorset, 17 years of experience

When you stop We get going by sending out a FULLY equipped mobile workshop vehicle to you that can perform ANY job your usual garage can but without the hassle! Main dealer & independent garage experienc...

11 Reviews

Mobile mechanic in Dorset, 30 years of experience

30yrs experience fully qualified to level 3 with national craftsman certification on all makes and models

19 Reviews

Garage in Dorset, 26 years of experience

I did my apprenticeship with Bristol Truck and Bus and attended college for 6 years up to HNC level. I then worked for Daf trucks for 5 years before going to work in Germany for 12 months on US Army vehicles...

6 Reviews

Mobile mechanic in Dorset, 20 years of experience

With twenty years experience mainly focused in prestige German dealerships, High voltage and diagnostic tech All repairs and work carried out from inspection, service, repair and diagnostics.

26 Reviews

Garage in Dorset, 12 years of experience

Qualified and fully insured, at Gentlemec Motor Services we specialise in routine servicing, engine management diagnostics and vehicle repair and maintenance at our Bournemouth based garage. We also offer a ...

PETER, Dorset 22nd February 2023

Mercedes-Benz C-Class • Additional work following previous booking

14 Reviews

Garage in Dorset, 73 years of experience

We are a village garage and have been providing garage services to the local area since 1949 we are a family run business. Our services include: All vehicle repairs, Mot’s, servicing, winter checks and diagn...

82 Reviews

Garage in Dorset, 21 years of experience

We are an independent family run business. We believe in providing our customers with high-quality service at low prices. We undertake all aspects of vehicle maintenance and restoration. We appreciate th...

32 Reviews

Garage in Dorset, 38 years of experience

We guarantee fast and reliable repair for your car. From simple oil changes to complex restorations, our highly qualified mechanics will do whatever it takes to get your treasured vehicle looking like new.

89 Reviews

Mobile mechanic in Dorset, 19 years of experience

Auto Electrix Covering the Bh post code area... We provide advanced diagnostics, faulting, and vehicle inspections. Specialists in auto electrical and fault finding using the very latest equipment al...

50 Reviews

Mobile mechanic in Dorset, 9 years of experience

I have 9 years of experience in the auto repair industry. iv worked for a variety of garages for several years and have now decided to further pursue the mobile side of the industry. I can repair all makes &...

58 Reviews

Garage serving Dorset, 12 years of experience

I have worked as a mechanic for twelve years started out as HGV mechanic for five years moved on to cars for the last seven years.my duties included were engine strip down and rebuild,clutches,timing chain a...

97 Reviews

Mobile mechanic serving Dorset, 5 years of experience

Why visit a garage? when you can opt for the convenience of a mechanic that comes to you, whether at home or at work. The range of work carried out includes (but is not limited to) servicing, brakes, batteri...

10 Reviews

Garage serving Dorset, 21 years of experience

Welcome to S.W MOTORS, a professional and reliable motor mechanic located near Taunton, We provide a wide variety of services and repairs for cars, motorcycles, and other engines. Our experienced mechanics a...

Frequently asked questions about brake pads replacement & repairs in Dorset

Read our answers to questions about brake pads replacement costs, symptoms and more.

What does a brake pad replacement in Dorset 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.

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 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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Can Dorset garages offer home collection and delivery for brake pads replacement?

Yes, many garages in Dorset are able to offer collection and delivery for a brake pads 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 pads replacement in Dorset.

Can Dorset mobile mechanics do brake pads replacement at my home or office?

Yes, Dorset mobile mechanics can do a brake pads 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.

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