Top Mechanics For Brake Pads Replacement & Repairs in St Austell
Mobile mechanic serving St Austell, 22 years of experience
I completed my apprenticeship at a BMW independent garage in Coventry and spent 6 years building great knowledge before moving to Rugby Autobodies as a mechanic for 2 years then moved to EvoBus (bus/coach di...
ANTONY, SAINT AUSTELL • 5th May 2019
Garage serving St Austell, 18 years of experience
I began my career studying Automotive Engineering in School and then went onto college. My first job was at St just garage and I've had many other jobs since then. I have worked in a few fast-fit garages to...
COLIN, SAINT AUSTELL • 4th February 2017
Garage serving St Austell, 20 years of experience
We are mobile mechanics based within Mid Cornwall serving the County for all of your mechanical needs including; Breakdowns, Clutch replacement, Servicing, Welding, MOT repairs, Brakes, Tyres and Diagnostics...
PETER, Cornwall • 6th February 2022
Ford Transit Custom • Brake pads replacement - front (all)
Garage serving St Austell, 15 years of experience
I began my career in computers and IT before taking a career change and worked in diagnostics from 2007 as a specialist and over the years integrated mechanics into the business and in 2012 the business was ...
EGIJA, SAINT AUSTELL • 11th July 2020
Mobile mechanic serving St Austell, 6 years of experience
Worked in accident repair/mechanics for about 6 years. Made the transition to just mechanics in the last 3 years whilst doing private work for mostly friends and family.
MARK, Cornwall • 5th January 2023
Garage serving St Austell, 34 years of experience
I have been in the automotive repair industry for 30 years. I first began to learn the trade in 1986. I worked with Volvo until 2004, learning the industry and gaining experience. I have also worked for vau...
Mobile mechanic in Bodmin, 25 years of experience
Andy Tomkins mobile mechanic I carry out all forms of on site vehicle repair work and servicing on all makes and models around the Cornwall and Devon area. I have been working in this industry for over 2...
Garage in Plymouth, 25 years of experience
Whites Autocentre was started by Mr Bill White who started the company in 1975. We are a local Car garage based in Plymouth. On Bills retirement in October 2010 the business was purchased by Mr John Kiely, t...
Garage in Devon, 9 years of experience
9 years working in a busy local independent garage. now turned mobile mechanic big or small our van is kitted out for any job. Clutches Cambelts Diagnostics Servicing Brakes Any maintenance Mot work...
MICHELLE, Devon • 28th June 2022
Peugeot 3008 Crossover • Brake pads replacement - front (all)
Garage in Newton Abbot, 15 years of experience
I completed my apprenticeship at Totnes Autos and subsequently spent 7 years there working on all make & model of car that came into the workshop. Throughout my time as a mechanic I have always had my own cu...
Mobile mechanic in Newton Abbot, 8 years of experience
I began my career with dad's friend working in his garage for a period of time and then underwent my apprenticeship in South Devon College and worked in conjunction with Devon Motor Homes and was with busine...
ANDREW, TOTNES • 23rd October 2018
Garage in Newton Abbot, 10 years of experience
DA Autos has been operating since 2015 offer full garage services in the Newton Abbot area as well as a mobile mechanic facility if required. The workshop is fully kitted out with 2 ramps and all the latest ...
CLIVE, Brixham • 29th June 2020
Mobile mechanic in Crediton, 10 years of experience
I began my career with a Hyundai main dealer in Exeter where I spent 3 years which included my apprenticeship. The dealership went into receivership & I moved to Exeter Gearbox Centre for 10 months before m...
JEREMY, Paignton • 2nd November 2018
Garage in Newton Abbot , 15 years of experience
Experienced vehicle technician with a background in both main dealerships and independent workshops. Specialising in automotive diagnostics and electrical fault finding.
Mobile mechanic in Exeter, 36 years of experience
I have been in the trade for over 38 years, and I have served my time as opposed to going down the academic route. I was originally involved with the Hometune franchise for a number of years before the franc...
Frequently asked questions about brake pads replacement & repairs in St Austell
Read our answers to questions about brake pads replacement costs, symptoms and more.
What does a brake pad replacement in St Austell 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 St Austell?
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 St Austell garages offer home collection and delivery for brake pads replacement?
Yes, many garages in St Austell 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 St Austell.
Can St Austell mobile mechanics do brake pads replacement at my home or office?
Yes, St Austell 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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He arrived within the specified time, and cracked on with the job at hand, a very pleasant bloke, and seemed to be knowledgeable about what was needed to be done.
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