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Our expert insights into brake discs & pads replacement in Southampton

Our expert insights into brake discs & pads replacement in Southampton

What are brake discs?

The brake disc is a metal plate mounted on the wheel hub that is clamped between 2 brake pads when braking is applied; this causes friction and slows the vehicle down.

Symptoms of malfunctioning brakes discs

Loud screeching or grinding noises from your brakes is an indication that there is a problem with either your brake discs or pads. You can also look through the wheel for a visual check.

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How much does it cost to fix my car? brake-discs-pads-replacement/southampton

Save up to 30% on your brake discs & pads replacement in Southampton. See our table below to browse our honest, upfront prices.

What happens when we replace your front brake discs?

Our efficient and fully qualified mechanics will establish which brake discs & pads need to be replaced and fit new ones as necessary.

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What are brake discs?

The brake disc is a metal plate mounted on the wheel hub that is clamped between 2 brake pads when braking is applied; this causes friction and slows the vehicle down.

Symptoms of malfunctioning brakes discs

Loud screeching or grinding noises from your brakes is an indication that there is a problem with either your brake discs or pads. You can also look through the wheel for a visual check.

View more symptomsView more symptoms

How much does it cost to fix my car? brake-discs-pads-replacement/southampton

Save up to 30% on your brake discs & pads replacement in Southampton. See our table below to browse our honest, upfront prices.

What happens when we replace your front brake discs?

Our efficient and fully qualified mechanics will establish which brake discs & pads need to be replaced and fit new ones as necessary.

Learn more

Daniel, from London

Hey Fixter, how often should brake discs need replacing?

Daniel
Terry

Terry, Fixter in-house mechanic expert

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Our trusted and certified garages in Southampton

ACE AUTOMOTIVE SOUTHERN LTD

Southampton, UK
stars-5
19 reviews
We are located in Southampton, UK and handle your vehicle's MOT, Servicing and Repairs for all car makes and models.

L&D STANLEY

SOUTHAMPTON, UK
stars-5
11 reviews
L&D STANLEY and their team of qualified mechanics at SOUTHAMPTON, UK look after your cars MOT, Servicing and Repairs

BADMINSTONS HYTHE LTD

Southampton, UK
stars-4
12 reviews
We are located in Southampton, UK and handle your vehicle's MOT, Servicing and Repairs for all car makes and models.

BEST AUTOCENTRE EASTLEIGH

Eastleigh, UK
stars-5
21 reviews
BEST AUTOCENTRE EASTLEIGH and their team of qualified mechanics at Eastleigh, UK look after your cars MOT, Servicing and Repairs

Boarhunt

Fareham, UK
stars-4
23 reviews
Boarhunt and their team of qualified mechanics at Fareham, UK look after your cars MOT, Servicing and Repairs

BEST AUTOCENTRE WINCHESTER

Winchester, UK
stars-4
22 reviews
We are located in Winchester, UK and handle your vehicle's MOT, Servicing and Repairs for all car makes and models.

Here’s what our customers have to say…

  • LC
    from London
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    Got my front and rear brake pads and discs changed with Fixter over the Summer and it was such a great and easy experience. Their Fixter Hero Emmanuel called me in the morning to say he had arrived, took a few pictures to check car, I was called during the day to confirm work was done and my car was...

  • LC
    from Milton Keynes
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    Got my front and rear brake pads and discs changed with Fixter over the Summer and it was such a great and easy experience. Their Fixter Hero Emmanuel called me in the morning to say he had arrived, took a few pictures to check car, I was called during the day to confirm work was done and my car was...

  • Kevin Hargreaves
    from Stockport
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    The service I got was excellent the car was picked up and brought back everything is looking good with my car many thanks to them

  • NEIL WHEELER
    from Manchester
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    Exceptional service, value, and communication.

  • Mr Jack Edwards
    from Huddersfield
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    fast, reliable and very convenient

  • Naj Khan
    from London
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    Great service and friendly staff

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We personally select every local garage based on our unique 25-point criteria, which includes staff qualifications, equipment standards and customer ratings.

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Your car is in the UK’s safest expert hands.

Manufacturer-equivalent parts only ⚙️

Identical to your manufacturer’s, but much cheaper!

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Any additional work needed will be carried out for free.

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Want to learn more about brake discs & pads replacement in Southampton?

Want to learn more about brake discs & pads replacement in Southampton?

Southampton

Southampton is 70 miles south-west of London and 15 miles north-west of Portsmouth. It is the largest city in Hampshire and also in the south-east of England, with an estimated population of 250,000.

Boasting many medieval heritage buildings, Southampton hosts some of the longest surviving stretches of medieval walls in England.

It’s also home to a multitude of museums, including the Tudor House and Southampton Maritime museums. The SeaCity Museum is located in the west wing of the Civic Centre and focuses on the city’s trading history and the famous ocean-going passenger liner, The Titanic.

The Guildhall (currently branded The O2 Guildhall) has played host to a mass of musical talent in its time: Pink Floyd, David Bowie, The Killers, Amy Winehouse and Lostprophets have all played here, as well as the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and Southampton Philharmonic Choir.

The most popular cars in Southampton

One of the major players in the growth of the SUV market, the Nissan Qashqai is estimated to be the most popular car in Southampton, according to data provided between 2012 to 2018 by ownership and postcode.

Close on its heels—and in order of popularity—are the Volkswagen Golf, Volkswagen Tiguan, Ford Fiesta and the Mercedes A-Class.

Vehicle numbers in Southampton

There are approximately 175,000 licensed vehicles in the Southampton area, with some of the most popular models including the Ford Focus, Vauxhall Corsa and the VW Polo.

Fixter garages in Southampton

There are a total of 14 Fixter garages in the Southampton area, all ready and waiting to provide you with a fantastic quote for your car service, MOT and a wide range of vehicle repairs.

Fixter garages service the following postcodes and more, in and around the Southampton area:

  • S01: Bargate, Millbrook & Freemantle, Southampton
  • SO14: Bevois & Bitterne Park, Southampton
  • SO15: Freemantle, Shirley & Redbridge, Southampton
  • SO16: Swaythling & Bassett, Southampton
  • SO17: Portswood, Southampton
  • SO18: Bitterne Park, Southampton

How do front brake discs work?

The brake disc is a metal plate mounted on the wheel hub that is clamped between **2 brake pads **when braking is applied; this causes friction and slows the vehicle down.

How often should brake discs need replacing?

As a rough guide, your brake discs should last between 50k and 70k miles, but there are many variables that could affect this, including driver behaviour, the weight you carry and the speed you travel.

The law, vehicle regulations and your MOT

Incorrect brake function, damaged or excessively worn discs or pads are considered unsafe for your vehicle performance and will cause your car to fail its MOT. Nearly 20% of MOT failures are caused by faulty brakes.

What happens when we replace your front brake discs?

  • Our efficient and fully qualified mechanics will inspect the brake system for signs of wear, damage and breakage.
  • They will establish which brake discs need to be replaced and fit new ones as necessary.
  • You will be advised if any of the brake pads need to be replaced for the best operation and health of your vehicle.
  • Once the brake discs have been replaced, our mechanics will test them thoroughly to ensure the correct operation of the new parts, and make any adjustments required for premium performance.

What causes brake discs to stop working correctly?

Brake discs wear out over time from continual use. The friction applied by the brake pads, and the intense heat generated, will eventually deform the disc, causing it to become thinner and less effective when performing its job.

Extended use can also cause brake discs to crack, rendering them ineffective. Scars and rust on the disc can be caused by debris thrown from the road and poor weather conditions; this is also effective in reducing the operation of your brake discs.

Symptoms of malfunctioning brakes discs

Braking causes unusual noises

Loud screeching or grinding noises from your brakes is an indication that there is a problem with either your brake discs or pads.

When your car pulls to one side under braking

If only one brake is working correctly, it can cause your car to pull in the direction of the functioning brake.

The car vibrates under braking

Your brake pads or discs could be warped if the pedal vibrates when you press down on it.

The front brake disc shows signs of damage

Look through the wheel for a visual check—if the disc’s surface isn’t smooth, or it displays cracks, grooves, spots or a blue colourisation, then the disc is quite likely damaged.

Your brake warning light on the dashboard is illuminated

If any of your dashboard warning lights are illuminated, the sensor that detects problems or worn out parts and components has identified an issue and activated the system.

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