Across all makes, models and locations, the average cost for repairing or replacing brake pads and discs in 2020 is £251.99 (up over £60 since 2016’s £188.21 cost). Get quotes for your cars brakes with WhoCanFixMyCar.com.

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Brake pads and discs require replacement or repair for tens of thousands of drivers in the UK each month.

By the start of 2020, we’ve provided over 1 million quotes to drivers visiting WhoCanFixMyCar to get quotes for repair on brake pads and discs.


In order to help you understand how the price of this specific service type fluctuates from one city to another as well as between car brands, we have created the following report.

Analysing tens of thousands of individual estimates, we have been able to create accurate averages for ten major UK cities while also revealing which car brands have the highest and lowest costs associated with brake pads and disc repairs.

We’ll now dive a little deeper to see how this average deviates for specific cities across the UK.


Brake Pads and Disc Repair Cost in the UK

The Average Cost of Brake Repair in UK Cities2016 Cost2020 Cost
London
£177.11
£276.61
Newcastle £159.22£248.68
Liverpool£148.62£233.26
Chelmsford
£147.49
£222.67
Lincoln
£173.10
£222.66
Salford
£183.30
£220.62
Wakefield
£158.04
£210.21
Leeds£180.88£208.89
Derby
£176.47
£208.74
Manchester
£174.90
£206.89
Bradford
£178.36
£203.04
Birmingham£131.38£201.74
Wolverhampton
£182.77
£190.97
Bangor£126.01
TBA
Glasgow£187.67£189.10
Lancaster
£151.33
TBA
Swansea
£158.89TBA
Carlisle
£159.23
TBA
Sheffield
£161.14
TBA
Stirling
£163.08
TBA
Lichfield
£166.40
TBA
Norwich
£169.63
TBA
Leicester
£172.22
TBA
Nottingham
£172.55
TBA
Aberdeen
£174.29
TBA
Oxford
£175.29
TBA
Hull
£176.78
TBA
Plymouth
£177.65
TBA
Cambridge
£178.25
TBA
Cardiff£178.43TBA
Bristol £181.21
TBA
Canterbury
£182.34
TBA
Sunderland
£185.95
TBA
Hereford
£187.53
TBA
Brighton
£187.88
TBA
Dundee
£188.67
TBA
Coventry
£189.06
TBA
Edinburgh
£189.30
TBA
Peterborough
£191.87
TBA
Glouscester
£191.96
TBA
Worcester
£194.98
TBA
Inverness
£197.88
TBA
Exeter
£199.22
TBA
Southampton
£200.36
TBA
York
£206.57
TBA
Sailsbury
£209.30
TBA
Chichester
£214.19
TBA
Preston
£214.34
TBA
Winchester
£215.75
TBA
Perth
£218.11
TBA
Newport
£218.89
TBA
Ely
£227.79
TBA
Stoke£277.05
TBA
Bath
£278.93
TBA

As you can see, on average, the cheapest place in the UK for brake repair is the Welsh city of Glasgow which is a HUGE is £90 cheaper than London, which expectedly has the highest average cost in the UK.

It is also interesting to note the 17.68% disparity between Liverpool and Manchester in 2017 has reduced to 12.74%, but its still suprising given the two cities which are only 40 miles apart.

Keep in mind that these prices are not exact prices for each city as each price has been calculated using thousands of mechanics estimates for brake pad and disc repair on every make and model of car.

The only way to find out how much it will cost you exactly, if you need a repair, is to get free and bespoke quotes from the best garages in your local area.


Brake Pads and Disc Replacment Cost Across Make/Brand Analysis

A trend that we have recognised in our other previous reports, is that the premium car brands are consistently more expensive to repair than their cheaper counterparts listed below. However, there are some exceptions:

The Top Ten Most Expensive Car Brands for brake repair2016 Price2020 Price
BMW£220.74£377.52
Nissan
£170.25
£290.00
Citroen
£171.76
£259.90
Volkswagen
£173.01
£245.42
Mercedes£206.41£358.01
Audi£214.40£252.57
Volvo£199.17£232.92
Vauxhall
£163.75
£232.82
MINI
£178.67
£224.59
Peugeot
£157.79
£222.20
Renault
£180.59
£213.92
Ford
£167.28
£211.35
Toyota
£178.14
£198.52
Jaguar£233.18TBA
Lexus£229.10TBA
Land Rover£222.17TBA
Jeep£216.14TBA
Kia£205.14TBA
Alfa Romeo£201.83TBA
Hyundai
£193.26
TBA
SAAB
£179.65
TBA
Honda
£176.44
TBA
Mazda
£175.05
TBA
Skoda
£155.84
TBA
Subaru
£154.71
TBA
SEAT
£152.00
TBA
Smart
£150.47
TBA
Fiat
£136.71
TBA

Comparing the car brand with the highest repair costs associated with brake pads and discs with the one with the lowest, there is a whopping 90% difference between BMW and Toyota.

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