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Our expert insights into front brake pads replacement in Birmingham

Our expert insights into front brake pads replacement in Birmingham

What are brake pads?

Brake pads are a key component of any vehicle’s braking system. When you use your brakes, the pads hydraulically squeeze the brake discs, slowing your car down through friction and pressure.

Symptoms of malfunctioning brakes pads

A loud screeching or grinding noise when you apply the brakes or feeling your car vibrating under braking is a clear indicator that new pads are required.

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How much does it cost to fix my car?

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

What happens when we replace your brake pads?

  • Our efficient and fully qualified mechanics will establish which brake pads need to be replaced and fit new ones as necessary.
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What are brake pads?

Brake pads are a key component of any vehicle’s braking system. When you use your brakes, the pads hydraulically squeeze the brake discs, slowing your car down through friction and pressure.

Symptoms of malfunctioning brakes pads

A loud screeching or grinding noise when you apply the brakes or feeling your car vibrating under braking is a clear indicator that new pads are required.

View more symptomsView more symptoms

How much does it cost to fix my car?

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

What happens when we replace your brake pads?

  • Our efficient and fully qualified mechanics will establish which brake pads need to be replaced and fit new ones as necessary.
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Daniel, from London

Hey Fixter, how often should front brake pads need replacing?

Daniel
Terry

Terry, Fixter in-house mechanic expert

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How much does front brake pads replacement cost in Birmingham?

How much does front brake pads replacement cost in Birmingham?

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Car make and modelDealers
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DS Ds4

1.6 litres

£128.41 £103.1420%

Audi A1 Sport Tdi

1.6 litres

£124.46 £105.1216%

Citroen Berlingo M S

1.6 litres

£129.43 £104.1320%

Audi A1 Sport Tfsi

1.4 litres

£129.60 £107.1017%

BMW 116d Sport

2 litres

£127.76 £106.1117%

Citroen Berlingo Mspace Forte

2 litres

£127.37 £102.1520%

Audi A2 Se

1.4 litres

£126.97 £102.1520%

Fiat 500 Lounge

1.2 litres

£122.98 £106.1114%

BMW 116 I Sport

1.6 litres

£118.29 £100.1615%

Audi A3 138 Tdi

2 litres

£123.76 £103.1417%

DS Ds4

1.6 litres

£128.41 £103.1420%

Audi A1 Sport Tdi

1.6 litres

£124.46 £105.1216%

Citroen Berlingo M S

1.6 litres

£129.43 £104.1320%

Audi A1 Sport Tfsi

1.4 litres

£129.60 £107.1017%

BMW 116 I Sport

1.6 litres

£118.29 £100.1615%

* The cost of your front brake pads replacement depends on your car make and model and may vary depending on your location.

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Your front brake pads replacement is in safe hands with our top-rated mechanics

Fixter mechanics

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

Fully qualified mechanics with 10+ years’ experience 👨‍🔧

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

Manufacturer-equivalent parts only ⚙️

Identical to your manufacturer’s, but much cheaper!

In-house experts approve all work personally 🔍

Every service carried out by our partner garages is fully reviewed.

12-month warranty on parts and labour 🛠

Any additional work needed will be carried out for free.

Want to learn more about front brake pads replacement in Birmingham?

Want to learn more about front brake pads replacement in Birmingham?

Birmingham

Birmingham is the second-most popular city in the UK, located in the Midlands with a population of over 4.3million.

Originally a market town in the medieval period, Birmingham is now an international commercial centre and an important transport, retail, events and conference hub.

A centre for culture, Birmingham is home to the Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, the Birmingham Royal Ballet and the Birmingham Repertory Theatre.

Birmingham has also played its part in sporting history; home to Aston Villa FC and Birmingham City FC, it was Birmingham resident and Aston Villa director William McGregor who founded the Football League.

Birmingham will also be the host city for the 2022 Commonwealth Games, expected to take place in July and August 2022.

The most popular cars in Birmingham

Possibly due to the rise in industry and commerce, and its handy functionality in city traffic, the Mercedes A-Class is estimated to be the most popular car in Birmingham, according to data provided between 2012 to 2018 by ownership and postcode.

Close on its heels—and in order of popularity—are the Ford Fiesta, Volkswagen Golf, Nissan Qashqai and the Land Rover Discovery Sport.

Vehicle numbers in Birmingham

There are approximately 3 million licensed vehicles in the Birmingham area, with some of the most popular models including the Mini, Kia Sportage and the Ford Focus.

Fixter garages in Birmingham

There are a total of 49 Fixter garages in the Birmingham 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 Birmingham area:

  • B1, B2, B3 & B4: City Centre, Birmingham
  • B6: Aston & Witton, Birmingham
  • B10: Small Heath, Birmingham
  • B15: Edgbaston, Birmingham
  • B8: Washwood Heath, Birmingham

- B13: Moseley, Birmingham

Front brake pad replacement

How do front brake pads work?

Brake pads are a key component of any vehicle’s braking system. They’re flat parts made of semi-metallic, organic or ceramic materials, with a metal backing. When you use your brakes, the pads hydraulically squeeze the brake discs, slowing your car down through friction and pressure. The pads absorb some of the biggest forces involved in daily driving.

Most cars have two pads per brake disc, although some high-performance models can have more.

How often should front brake pads need replacing?

As a rough guide, your brake pads should last for 50,000 miles, but there are a number of variables, including driver behaviour, the weight you carry, speed and the type of pads used. Not to mention that nearly 20% of MOT failures are caused by faulty brakes.

The law, vehicle regulations and your MOT

Incorrect brake operation, damaged or excessively worn discs or pads are considered unsafe for your vehicle performance and will cause your car to fail an MOT.

The cost of replacing front brake pads

The typical cost of replacing front brake pads is around £100.

For example, a BMW 116d M Sport would have a dealer price of £133.13, yet Fixter will carry out the same work for only £107.10—a 20% saving!

Changing the rear brake pads on a Fiat 500 C Lounge will cost you £120.59 with your dealer, but only £99.17 with Fixter—a superb saving of 18%!

When you choose Fixter to find you a great deal and a premium mechanic to carry out your rear brake pad replacement, you can expect to save around £20–£25 from an average dealer price. That’s a typical saving in the region of 15–20%.

What happens when we replace your brake pads?

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

What causes your brake pads to stop working correctly?

While your brake pads will keep you safe over thousands of miles, they won’t last forever. Eventually, the abrasive surface on them wears down, and they will need to be replaced, ideally while you still have around 25% capacity of the pads left.

Given that they take most of the load, front brake pads will probably need replacing first. They also have a bigger surface area to increase friction.

To make your brake pads last longer:

  • Try avoiding driving at high speeds so that you’re less likely to need to brake quickly and heavily, which puts extra pressure on the pads.
  • Anticipate traffic and hazards ahead so you can brake steadily and gradually.
  • Heavy loads also put stress on brake pads – don’t carry unnecessary weight.

Symptoms of malfunctioning brakes

Your brake callipers make unusual noises

A loud screeching or grinding noise when you apply the brakes is a clear indicator that new pads are required.

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 could be warped if the pedal vibrates when you press down on it.

The brake pad is worn down

Look through the wheel’s spokes for a visual check—the outside pad is pressed against a metal rotor, and you should be able to see at least 3mm of the pad.

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 detected an issue and activated the system.

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