Brake Discs

What are Brake Discs?
Brake discs are pretty straight-forward parts, they provide a large surface area for brake pads to clamp onto to slow the car down. The larger the brake disc the larger the stopping surface area, this is why cars like Porsches and Ferraris have huge brake discs filling the inside of the wheel.

Brake discs can suffer from various problems such as corrosion and warping, continual maintenance and checks should be carried out to ensure they're in top condition, it's one of the main parts of the car that can have a direct impact on yours and other people's safety.
What problems can be caused by faulty Brake Discs?
How much does it cost to replace the Brake Discs?
An average cost to replace a full set of brake discs and pads on a car would be between £300 - £400. This clearly will vary a lot based on the type and size of car and the garage that carries out the work.

Sometimes it's not necessary to replace all the discs at the same time, you will often need only the front or rear replacing. You should try to always replace them in pairs on an axle to ensure consistent braking power and response.
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After owning this car for 2 years the clutch has gone, had to get it towed to nearest MG accepted garage in the hope the warranty would be honored. But, nope was told it will not as it's the clutch an...

2019 MG ZS 1.5 VTi-Tech-Exclusive
Posted: Nov 13, 2023
Break pad failure after 850 miles

New car bought in July 2021. 850 miles later both front brake pads failed while the vehicle was moving, with passenger side pad ripping away from the brake disc. Paid over £300 for repair, as garage ...

2021 Hyundai i10 1.2 Auto Premium
Posted: Jan 14, 2022
Brakes kicking in at low speed

when pulling off from the car standing for some time around 10mph in first it feels as if the brakes are engaging and making a grinding noise even though I am not touching the brake pedal. only last f...

2012 Vauxhall Meriva 1.4
Posted: Aug 16, 2020
ABS fault

I have recently replaced brake discs and pads all round. Since then the ABS fault light has come on. I have checked the fault code and shows C1 326 rear left wheel speed sensor. I have changed the sen...

2010 Peugeot 308 1.6 diesel
Posted: Feb 4, 2019
Brake binding

When the car sets off from cold everything is ok and the car drives great but after about 10 mins the car starts towing and the front brake discs get very hot, eventually the brakes are solid and the ...

2009 Ford Fiesta 1.25 zetec
Posted: Feb 10, 2016
Brake disks cracked

My car has just been in for a service and they have noticed that there are cracks on the brake disks , the car is just under 3 year old and only done 21,000 miles. At the service last year there was n...

2010 Vauxhall Insignia 1.8 sri
Posted: Sep 25, 2013
Burning smell from wheel and hot

Hi i have recently bought a vivaro van 2005, noticed a burning smell coming from rear drivers wheel and also the rim was very hot to touch. Has been into garage to have the handbrake checked, was told...

2005 Vauxhall Vivaro 1.9di
Posted: Jun 10, 2013
Clunking noise from brakes

when i depress the brake pedal i can hear a clunking sound from each wheel at low speed going forward only. i have just fitted brand new brake pads and brake discs all round. the noise was not there ...

2005 Audi A4 2ltr tdi sline
Posted: Apr 25, 2013
Vibration when braking

when braking the car shudders. in morning i have no problems when i leave the house. but 40 miles later when i brake for the first time the brakes cause the car to shudder. it is like this happens aft...

2003 Citroen C3 1.4 HDI
Posted: Aug 13, 2012
ABS Warning lights on the dash

hi, ive had this car for about 6 months now and its coming up for its MOT, ive been informed the ABS warning lights are a failiure. When I purchased the car I noticed from the previous MOT that it ...

2000 Citroen Saxo sx
Posted: Jan 1, 2012
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