RAC Approved Garage

Brake Pad Replacement.

Why is brake pad replacement so important? Brake pads are undoubtedly one of the most vital parts of your vehicle’s braking system and keeping them in good working condition is highly imperative for your safety while driving on the road.

Brake Pad Replacement –

How do I know my brakes require attention?

One of the most important features of your car is your brakes. In order for you as well as others to remain safe on the road it’s imperative that you check how well your brakes are performing.

As a rule of thumb, brake pads should be replaced about every 50,000 miles. However, every car is different and therefore at Reliance Auto Test Bicester, our professional technicians will always recommend regular vehicle servicing, as the warning signs will quickly be spotted during the service proces. 

To help identify potential problems and if your vehicle requires brake pad replacements, here are a few signs to look out for.

Squeaking or Squealing Noise Coming From Brakes

The first sign that it’s time to replace your brake pads is if you hear persistent squeaking or squealing. Although squeaky brakes can be normal in some weather conditions – rain, for example, having squeaky brakes during every weather condition indicates there may be a problem. If your brakes are squeaking persistently, then it’s time to have your vehicle brakes checked.

Vibrating Brake Pedal

Another sign that it might be time to replace your brake pads is a vibrating brake pedal. If it is challenging to stop your vehicle with your current brake pedal and it vibrates or feels unsteady as you press down, this means that your brake pads have worn out. A vibrating brake pedal is not normal and in order to avoid any further damage to your car or a potential accident, it’s important to have your car checked right away.

Deep Grinding Metal Sound

If you hear a deep grinding metal sound, that’s another indication that it’s time to replace your brake pads. On some brake pads, small metal ridges will be put into the bottom of the pad as a way to make a loud noise and alert the driver that it’s time to get new brake pads. If you hear this deep grinding sound make sure to bring your car to Reliance Bicester right away.

Reliance Bicester Brake Repairs

When you press on the brake pedal, multiple parts spring into action. Having said that, in order for the system to keep operating smoothly and without any trouble, certain pieces must be maintained and routinely replaced. Continuing to drive with worn brake pads is absolutely risky, and as the vehicle owner, you should never let your pads reach the point where you can hear metallic grinding noise as this could mean your vehicle is unroadworthy, plus it could potentially cause larger repair bills.

Additionally, regular routine servicing and brake checks are crucial for increasing your vehicles longevity and maximising its performance. Not only does it work to rectify any current wear and tear in your vehicle, but it also effectively aids in preventing further damage from presenting itself in the future.


Our Services


Vehicle MOT

Our fully-equipped garage enables us to undertake MOTs and inspections on all vehicles in the Class IV, V & VII categories and we have the technical expertise to work on models of any type and age.

Vehicle Servicing

Car servicing is essential for keeping your vehicle well-maintained and in the best possible condition. Although not a legal requirement like MOTs, full annual servicing is highly recommended to increase the life-span of your vehicle and reduce the need for major car repairs.

Wheel Alignment

If you’re concerned about your vehicles wheel alignment, our latest equipment uses advanced technology making even 4 wheel alignment more accurate.

Breaking Systems, Discs & Pads

Brakes that function and operate smoothly are extremely important to ensure a safe driving experience. Brake discs & pads are crucial components of your car’s braking system and keeping them in optimal working condition is vital for the safety of both you and other drivers around you.

Vehicle Diagnostics & Repair

If you have a vehicle fitted with an Engine Control Unit (ECU), our qualified technicians can carry-out advanced car diagnostics and run your car through an ECU code reading machine, which will produce a unique report indicating if any further work needs to be done.

Inspection & Safety Checks

If you’re vehicle is experiencing vibrations or your vehicle is pulling to one side, then it’s time to check your brakes, suspension, steering or tyres.

General Repairs

Whether it’s an electrical fault or a worn clutch, a transmission or suspension problem, our experienced technicians can quickly diagnose and repair your vehicle.

Tyre Checks & Replacement

For safety reasons, it is recommended that you replace your tyres before the legal limit is reached. As an official partner of BlackCircle tyres, let us quote you.

Regular vehicle servicing and maintenance should also be done to avoid future inconvenience and unfortunate incidents on the road like sudden breakdown etc. It is wise to schedule and book a routine service to ensure your vehicle is always running smoothly whilst also protecting your safety on the road.

Pricing & Plans

For a quote, simply drop us a message to start a conversation and explain your vehicle concerns, or give us a call. We’re here to help!

Book Appointment

To book an appointment, you can send us a message with details of the problems with your vehicle. You can reach us via Facebook & Google, or simply pick up the phone and give us a call.

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(01869) 320032