How Much Does It Cost to Repair Brakes?

Ellie Dyer-Brown, 4 months ago

5 min read

  • Repair
  • Cost
  • Brakes
A mechanic repairing car brakes.

WhoCanFixMyCar reveals how much you can expect to pay for brake repairs on average.

A car's braking system comes under a lot of strain from daily use, which means that eventually, some components fail - often the brake pads and discs. When that happens, the repair typically involves replacing the worn-out parts with new ones.

Read on to find out how much you can expect to pay for brake repairs on average.

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How much does it cost to replace brake pads and discs?

The average price for different car makes

Common brake problems

Top tips


How much does it cost to replace brake pads and discs?

Across all makes and models, the average price of replacing brake pads and discs is £439.51.

Checking car brakes

The brakes are one of the most important safety systems in your car, so you should check them often to ensure they're in good working order.

These guides can help you identify and fix problems:


The average price for different car makes

Car MakeAverage Price
Audi£491.72
BMW£688.04
Citroen£426.20
Ford£381.83
MINI£367.28
Mercedes£577.94
Nissan£364.91
Peugeot£443.96
Renault£458.08
Toyota£352.25
Vauxhall£408.91
Volkswagen£385.20
Volvo£480.28

Common brake problems

When your brake system stops working correctly, you might experience:

Find out more about common brake problems and how to fix them in this guide.


Top Tips

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When you have your brakes repaired, it is also important to ensure that the following points are kept in mind:

  • During the first 200 or so miles the performance of your new brakes may not be perfect as they need to ‘bed in’, so you should avoid heavy braking during this time.

  • Gentle braking is better than heavy braking, and more braking is better than less; it will help your new brakes bed in faster.

This guide explains how long you can expect your brakes to last.


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Written by Ellie

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Ellie is WhoCanFixMyCar’s Content Writer. She has a BA in English literature from Durham University, a master’s degree in creative writing, and three years of experience writing in the automotive industry. She currently drives a Suzuki Swift.

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