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The braking system in a car is responsible for bringing your vehicle to a safe stop while you’re driving. Wear or failure to any of the brake components poses a serious threat to safety and car function.

Brake repairs can be relatively straightforward and are a necessity with them being such vital components.

Our specialist garages can also carry out brake pads and discs replacement, which is essential for all cars when the pads naturally wear down over time, which typically answers every

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Top garages for Brake Repairs (12,986 found)
Dorset (Hampshire)Response (Mobile Repairs)
306 Jobs Completed
Poole
4.9 / 5

We offer a mobile service completely covering the whole of Dorset, Hampshire, Wiltshire and Somerset. We are able to obtain massive trade discounts on parts and these are

CPS Automotive Ltd.
167 Jobs Completed
Byfleet
5.0 / 5

We are a family run business with over 15 years of experience in all vehicle makes and models. We have a good reputation and positive feedback throughout all of our custo

KAM Servicing - Derby
945 Jobs Completed
Derby
4.3 / 5

Kam Servicing, trading for approx 30 years, recognised by both the RAC and the AA for warranty repairs.We are a local, family run business with complete dealer facilities

Barkers Servicing & Repair
38 Jobs Completed
Southampton
4.9 / 5

We carry out servicing and repair on most makes and model’s in and around the Southampton area.<br /><br />We have access to the latest diagnostics equipment enabling us to carry

Marvelous Cars
60 Jobs Completed
Watford
4.7 / 5

Here at Marvelous Cars, we strive to provide the best vehicle repair and services to our customers. We are a mobile mechanic that provides on-the-go services wherever and

Formula One Autocentres - Rayleigh
147 Jobs Completed
Leigh On Sea
5.0 / 5

Established in 1974, Formula One Autocentres set out with a mission to deliver a completely new fast-fit experience to its customers. This would feature clean, modern pre

Auto works Service centre ltd
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4.9 / 5

Welcome to Auto Works, where Quality &amp; Trust come as Standard. <br /><br />We aim to offer friendly, honest &amp; personal advice to all our customers.<br /><br />We offer a quality

AutoSafetyCentre (Widnes)
573 Jobs Completed
Widnes
4.7 / 5

"We are experts in automotive parts repair including tyres, brakes, exhausts, MOT testing, car servicing, air conditioning recharge and diagnostic repair. <br /><br />We are open

Millys Garage LTD
2 Job Completed
Sandbach
5.0 / 5

We are a small family run business with over 10 years in the motor trade industry. We aim to provide a friendly and competitive service to our customers, while remaining

MZM Automotive
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Newton Abbot
5.0 / 5

We are a family run local business providing a professional and personal service, with over 20 years experience.<br /><br />We offer a complete range of automotive services to al

Hire A Guy Limited
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Stourbridge
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We aim, to offer the highest standards, <br />ensuring that we take the time to reassure <br />our customers, through out the process <br />from assisting with bookings to the appoin

Brook Street Motors Bury
559 Jobs Completed
Bury
4.9 / 5

Brook Street Motors are an established independent garage in Bury. We are Vauxhall specialists with over 10 years main agent experience under our belts. We have a wide e

DG Motors LTD
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cardiff
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DGMotors LTD is a mobile mechanic service covering Cardiff/South Wales, Surrey and South East London.<br /><br />Specialising in all range of Makes and Models.<br /><br />Over 5 years ex

Couldridge Automotive
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IN'n'OUT Autocentres Norwich
850 Jobs Completed
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At IN’n’OUT Autocentres we offer fixed prices MOTs and Servicing for any make and model of car with no hidden extras. We are proud to be a ‘Which? Trusted Trader’ so we a

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Brake Repairs Near You
Frequently asked questions
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What is a Brake Repair?

Your car's braking system is made up of the following components:

  • Brake discs, which spin with your car's wheels
  • Brake Pads, which push on the discs to slow the car
  • Brake Calipers which hold, and push, the pads
  • Brake Lines (or 'Hoses') which carry Brake Fluid
  • Brake Master Cylinder and Servo, which work to amplify the effort you use when pushing the brake pedal

Wear or failure of any one of these components will cause braking problems, requiring repair.

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Can I repair brakes myself?

Brake Pads can be changed by a skilled home mechanic, as can Brake Discs, in most cases. However, work on Brake Lines, Servo, Master Cylinder and the like is more complex. Finally, brakes are, of course, essential to the safety of you, your passengers and pedestrians, so it is always better to rely on a professional mechanic. Test
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What are the symptoms of brake problems?

Any of the following will indicate brake problems:

  • increased effort needed to stop or slow the car
  • pulling to one side when braking
  • juddering or vibration when braking
  • grinding noises when braking
  • a 'spongy' pedal, or one that can be pushed to the floor, or a brake pedal that doesn't 'spring back' when released.
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What does Brake Repair cost?

The price of Brake Repairs will depend entirely on the work required. Brake Pads can be changed for under £50, whereas a full set of pads and discs will typically cost four times more. That said, a car without a functioning braking system simply can't be driven, so these repairs are essential.
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Can Mobile Mechanics perform Brake Repairs?

A Mobile Mechanic will be able to perform the vast majority of Brake Repairs, yes. They will bring the parts for your precise vehicle with them.

Average rating for  Brake Repairs  bookings

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Brake Repair Costs

The cost to repair brakes will vary depending on what type of repair is required and for which components but you can expect to pay between £100-£250. Take a look below at the average quote on WhoCanFixMyCar.com for some of the top car makes.


Brake Repairs Cost by Car Make
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Vauxhall£315.41
Ford£291.75
BMW£513.60
Audi£354.48
Nissan£343.09
Mercedes£453.37
Volkswagen£290.34
Toyota£301.35
Peugeot£303.03
Renault£361.11
MINI£274.99
Citroen£310.32
Volvo£318.56

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 19/01/2021 and 19/04/2021.

How do car brakes work?

The braking system in a car is responsible for bringing your vehicle to a stop while you’re driving.

Modern cars have brakes on all four wheels which are operated by a hydraulic system and are made up of several components all of which are subject to stress which could result in breakage.

The front brakes in a car are typically the ones which play the greater part in bringing a car to stop as the weight of the car is thrown forward every time the vehicle comes to a stop.



Symptoms of brake problems

If you suspect you need your brakes repaired but your car is still drivable, there are some symptoms which could give you clues as to what the problem is. The brakes are often the noisiest part of a car if there is an issue which means you should be able to hear a problem which cannot be said of many other broken car parts.


Here are the tell-tale sounds and signs to look out for if your cars brakes have an issue:

Metallic grinding noise

This may be caused by worn pads. Metal will be clutching metal to stop, so the noise will not be pleasant!

Squeaking brakes

This will lead to extensive damage of the linings, drums and rotors. Although, the noise may just mean that a stone or debris stuck in between the brake caliper and the brake pad, though this is rare.

To find out why your brakes are squeaking read our dedicated guide.

Fading of low brake pedal

This can be caused by three issues: leakage in the system, air getting into the brake linings or a need to adjust the brake.

Pulling to one side

This happens when you either have a damaged brake line, worn the brake linings down or the linings are uneven. If the brakes are dragging, this is likely because contaminated fluid is in the system or the brakes not being adjusted properly.

Abnormal brake behaviour

If the brake pedal feels spongy or is slow to sink to the floor, there is a good chance that the master cylinder is to blame.

Contaminated brake fluid

If the rubber seals on a master cylinder break down over time, the debris and lack of effectiveness of the part will result in the contamination of brake fluid, which turns dark brown or black.

Check engine light switched on

If the engine warning light switches on, there are a variety of problems which could be the cause including the master cylinder. If there is a pressure change, it could be the result of the master cylinder breaking.



Brake Pads and Discs

Brake pads and discs are the most common form of brake repair. The discs spin with your car's wheels and the pads are pushed against the discs when you apply the brake pedal in order to bring your car to a halt.



Brake Caliper

Calipers hold the pads against the discs when the brakes are applied. Therefore, a car cannot come to a stop without them being fully operational.



Brake Fluid

Brake fluid problems are common when it comes to brake repairs. If the fluid drops below a certain level, a driver’s ability to bring a car to a halt will drop rapidly. This often happens due to a leak, caused by rust.

Fluid levels will always be checked during a full service or an MOT and if the level is too low, a mechanic will check for a leak.



ABS Brakes

An anti-lock braking system is used by many modern cars. This method of braking has been implemented as a safety measure as it allows a car to maintain tractive contact with the road as the brakes are applied and a car comes to a stop.

The ABS light coming on should prompt you to take the car to a garage to have the issue looked at as the system may no longer be fully operational. If the ABS light AND brake light switch are on at the same time, it is critically important that you get to a local garage as soon as possible.



Master Cylinder

The master cylinder is a vital part of the braking system as it serves as the main valve through which brake fluid is channelled to the lines and onto the calipers which in turn, grip the pads which clamp onto the disc to bring a car to a halt. A master cylinder controls the flow of brake fluid and so if there is a fault, the car will not be able to stop properly.



Brake Lines

Brake lines carry brake fluid from the master cylinder to the calipers. Brake lines are subject to deterioration as a result of rust damage and brake fluid leakage. If the lines break, then fluid cannot be carried to the calipers and you will not be able to stop your car.



Handbrake repairs

The most common form of handbrake problems is when the handbrake cable snaps and a new one needs to be fitted. A new handbrake cable is not expensive and fitting the part is not a complex job so you should not have to pay a lot in labour costs.

Rust may be a cause of the handbrake cable to weaken and snap. One of the most obvious signs that the cable is close to snapping, is that the handbrake itself will pull up higher than usual.



Top Tips for Brake Repair

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

·      When you are having your brake pads replaced, you should also have your discs replaced and ensure each axle has its own new set.

·      During the first 200km the performance of your new brakes may not be tip top as they need to ‘bed in’ you should therefore avoid heavy braking if it can be helped during this time.

·      After the installation you should also pump the brake pedal until it becomes stiff to break the new equipment in however you should also ensure the wheels freely rotate when the pedal is not pushed down.

By following this advice, you will ensure your brakes serve your vehicle in the best possible way.



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