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Top garages for Brake Repairs (12,276 found)
In Town Automotive
387 Jobs Completed
Rothersthorpe Rd Ind Est
4.1 / 5

In Town Automotive is one of the largest independently owned vehicle servicing and repairs garage in Northampton.

Not only are we RAC approved, a Bosch service centre and a Foxy lady approved garage, we are committed to delivering a high standard of service, friendly advice and top quality parts.

We are based in Northampton and cover all surrounding areas including:
Kellmarsh
Daventry
Towcester
Wellingborough

Our team of expert technicians provide a range of garage services for all makes and models including:
Diagnostics
MOTs
Full & part servicing
Clutches
Cambelts
Tyres

Here at In Town Automotive we are growing from strength to strength, so for a competitive price and a quality service every time, post your job on whocanfixmycar.com today!

MC Autos
558 Jobs Completed
CROYDON
4.8 / 5

MC Autos offers car repairs & maintenance in Croydon (near Ikea). Not only do we offer mechanical car repairs, servicing etc. we also offer computer diagnostics, auto electrical & programming / coding. Please visit our website for more information on the services we offer.

We provide a high quality, convenient and comprehensive automotive repair service, that also offers value for money. The most important aspect of our business is trust. We aim for 100% customer satisfaction in regards to quality, communication, friendliness, timely completion and to discover new ways to exceed the expectations of our customers.

We strive to provide a fantastic service for all our customers, alongside our well equipped workshop, comfortable tidy waiting area, free guest Wifi, tea's & coffee's, we also offer a free local collection / drop off service, this provides our customers a more convenient & flexible way to manage their automotive needs. For customers needing to commute, Therepia Lane tram & Bus stop is a 2 minute walk from our workshop.

We understand that a visit to the garage can often be daunting, but we're here to help. We cater for most makes of car & light commercial vehicles and provide our service to the general public, the trade & fleet operators. We go the extra mile, so you can too.

As much as we want to satisfy all our customers needs, please do not ask us to cut corners or provide 'bodge jobs' as we only know how to do things the right way! The MC Autos way!

We look forward to giving you a warm welcome - and make sure to take a look at our latest reviews, we are the only garage in Croydon with over 80 FIVE Star Google reviews!

DK AUTOS LIMITED / DK PAINT AND REPAIR
3 Job Completed
Caterham
4.0 / 5

DK Autos specialise in all aspects of vehicle repairs, servicing and MOT's, with 24hour recovery breakdown service. We offer a vehicle collection and return service for all of our customers. We appreciate that you are busy and that dropping off and collecting your vehicle sometimes does not fit with your daily lifestyle, work and other activities. We are happy to take this responsibility away from you and collect and return at a time that suits you.

We cover most areas, we are based in Caterham and service Warlingham, Whyteleafe, Kenley, Croydon, Godstone, Smallfields, Lingfield just to name a few. We cover all areas for breakdown recovery services. If you find yourself as we all do from time to time in a situation that requires us to need a recovery then please do get in touch with us any time day or night.

MES - Mechanical Engineering Services
36 Jobs Completed
Cranleigh
4.8 / 5

Welcome To MES. We are a leading Independent Garage covering Surrey and West Sussex, which has been formed on an ethos of high-quality servicing and repair at a fair price to the public.

We are fault finding specialists, who also perform servicing and repair to all makes of vehicle daily. We have the latest Manufacturer approved diagnostic kit for almost all vehicle brands, and are able to carry out the more complex programming and coding that most others cannot. We have a total staff of 14, meaning we have the capability to get you back on track fast, and we all pride ourselves on treating each customers vehicle as if it were our own. We own and operate the latest Hunter Hawkeye Wheel Alignment machine, so if your vehicle requires alignment, it can all be carried out in-house.

We try very hard to go the extra mile on every visit, and believe that our customer feedback record has proved this. You can meet the team or find out more about us, who we are and what we can offer at http://mescranleigh.co.uk .

We have 11 Courtesy Cars and 2 Courtesy Vans available at short notice, meaning you can be kept on the road whilst your vehicle is with us. Every vehicle seen is fully valeted inside and out, and Collection from Home or Work is also free of charge should you require it.

Give us a call now onto find out what we can do for you. Thank You.

Piston&Rotor The Garage
1549 Jobs Completed
Bury
4.7 / 5

We are a garage located in Bury and serving the Greater Manchester area.
We are specialised in engine and gearbox rebuilds,we do have state of the art diagnostics and 49 years of combined every day garage experience.
One single garage for all your car needs!
Service and maintenance work,clutches,timing chains and belts,automatic and manual gearbox reconditioning,engine reconditioning,all electrical work,difficult jobs undertaken,mot failures,etc!If we cant do it,nobody can!
We provide an excellent service to all our customers and we take pride in the quality of our services.
We have fully trained technicians with over 15 years of experience working above the dealer level.
All the work carried is quality checked by second tech and we offer a warranty for all our jobs.
We promise to beat in price and quality any written quote and offer a quick turnaround for all customers.
We offer a FREE no obligation diagnostic check service in some cases.

QCD Autocentre
84 Jobs Completed
Milton Keynes
3.8 / 5

PROVIDING STRAIGHTFORWARD QUALITY AUTOMOTIVE CARE

QCD Autocentres has been established to offer customers quality workmanship, cost-effective solutions and delivery on-time. With our first branch opening in Milton Keynes, our mission is to deliver a new level of transparent service and experience for customers not usually familiar to the vehicle repair and maintenance industry.

All our workshops are fully equipped with the latest tools and hi-tech equipment, so vehicles are maintained to exacting manufacturer standards. We believe in providing customers with cost-effective automotive solutions and complete service transparency.

We invest in the latest technologies to bring you a high-level of service. Our offering includes convenient hassle-free online bookings for MOTs, vehicle servicing and easy to use ordering system for tyres.

Our workshop is equipped with the latest tools and hi-tech equipment, so vehicles are maintained to exacting manufacturer standards. We believe in providing customers with cost-effective automotive solutions and complete service transparency.

MTECH Auto Services
260 Jobs Completed
Caterham
4.9 / 5

Hi, my name is Kevin and I am a fully accredited ATA technician who has been working in this industry for almost 20 years. I operate as a mobile mechanic covering Surrey Sussex and Kent, coming to carry out repairs and servicing at a location and time to suit you. With being mobile, I have less overheads and so I can offer you a more competitively priced quote without compromising on the quality of my workmanship. I use good quality parts and all supplied parts come with a parts and labour warranty for your peace of mind.

I first started out working with main dealer Toyota, where I completed my apprenticeship and continued to work for 13 years. During my time there, the garage became a duel franchise of both Toyota and Citroen, and so I would say I have specialist knowledge of these two makes of cars.

Following my time there, I worked for a well-known local independent garage as a Senior Technician before deciding to start up my own garage. I developed my garage to a point where I had 5 staff working for me, however, I felt that this was not nearly as hands on as I enjoy and so I sold my business and have now decided to work alone as a mobile mechanic.

IN'n'OUT Autocentres Wigan
529 Jobs Completed
Wigan
4.1 / 5

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 are really a garage you can trust. We also have a 5 Star Trustpilot reviews rating. We provide OEM parts and 12 months warranty on all parts and servicing. We only use premium Castrol oils in all servicing.

Our services are all completed ‘while-u-wait’ so you have never have the inconvenience of losing your car for the day. You can watch your car as it is being worked on through the viewing window or sit back and relax in our clean and comfortable customer lounges with FREE Wi-Fi and coffee and read the latest magazines.

Check out our latest reviews and BOOK NOW!!

Keep Driving Auto Ltd
368 Jobs Completed
Swansea
4.9 / 5

Here at Keep Driving Auto we provide a first rate, friendly garage service. Serving the Swansea area, located in Llansamlet within easy reach of both the city Centre and Swansea Enterprise Park.

Many Autos
1111 Jobs Completed
Reading
4.6 / 5

About Us

Many Autos is an independent car repair business and has been serving the community since 2001. We deal with all vehicle makes and models, so whatever the issue, Many Autos can get you back on the road. We also offer a free collection and delivery service from your home or work address.
You may need anything from just a bulb to a full engine change or the common repairs such as brakes, clutch, exhausts or new tyres. We can help with all kind of repairs and regular maintenance.
We offer exceptionally competitive prices for our service plans and ensure your car is serviced in accordance to (or even better than) your manufacturer’s guidelines. In addition you can rest assured that our servicing does not affect the manufacturer warranty as we make sure our work and parts meet the stringent standards required. How do we do this? All our service, repair and diagnostic work is carried out to the highest of standards using only OE (original equipment) parts and engine oil.
We maintain a strict standard of work that means we can carry out service and repair work even if your vehicle is within its manufacturer warranty. This saves you a trip to the manufacturer for the service and also saves you a lot of money.
Not only do we have highly skilled technicians in the workshop, we also have all the latest servicing, wheel alignment, diagnostic and hybrid car servicing equipment.
There are several car maintenance measures that you must do to keep your car at its best, it is important to bring your car to the nearest Many Autos Centre and have it checked.

Second 2 None Vehicle Repairs
50 Jobs Completed
Faringdon
4.4 / 5

Conveniently located in central Faringdon Oxfordshire, Second 2 None Vehicle Repairs Ltd is a family owned company operated by Bob Hopgood and his staff. We specialise in any make, any model vehicle servicing and repairs, MOTs and are proud to be one of Oxfordshire’s leading suppliers to the retail tyre trade.

With fully trained mechanics and technicians, we can offer a complete one stop service including laser 4 wheel alignment, supply and free fitment of exhaust systems, battery supplies along with air-conditioning servicing and repairs and complete vehicle repair service.

With over 25 years of qualified experience, we provide a first class service rivalling all main vehicle dealer repairs and servicing to maximise major savings throughout and we take great pride in ensuring any purchase made is of the very best quality and at the very best prices.

Mobile Mechanics and Tyres
1276 Jobs Completed
Barnet
4.9 / 5

Services provided:

-- Can build and assemble machines or mechanical components according to requirements
-- Able to Inspect machines, engines, transmissions etc. and run diagnostic tests to discover functionality issues
-- Will aim to troubleshoot reported problems and resolve them in a timely manner
-- Will perform thorough maintenance on machinery, equipment and systems
-- Will clean and apply lubricants to components
-- Will replenish engine fluids and components
-- Will provide consultation on correct maintenance and preventative measures
-- Can also undertake other duties (e.g. repair of hydraulic systems)
-- Can provide logs of work and report on issues

Experience:

Proven experience as Mechanic for 12 years.
Excellent knowledge of machinery and hydraulic, electrical and other systems and their components.
Experienced in using various precision tools (I have equipment to perform most mechanical work).
Will follow established procedures and practices with a strong commitment to health and safety.
Very good communication skills with problem-solving capabilities.
Very good physical strength and stamina

Qualifications:

BTEC national diploma motor vehicles (2 year course)
HNC motor vehicles (1 year course)
HND motor vehicles (1 year course)
IMI (Institute of the Motor Industry) MOT Certification NT / AE / Site Manager

Classes of Vehicles tested:

Class Descriptionwheeled vehicles (over 450kg unladen weight)
4 Cars (up to 8 passenger seats)
4 Motor caravans
4 Quads (max unladen weight 400kg - for goods vehicles 550kg and max net power of 15kw)
4 Dual purpose vehicles
4 Private hire and public service vehicles (up to 8 seats)
4 Ambulances and taxis
4 Private passenger vehicles and ambulances (9 to 12 passenger seats)
4 Goods vehicles (up to 3,000kg design gross weight)
4a Class 4 vehicles (9 to 12 passenger seats) with a seat belt installation checkPrivate passenger vehicles and ambulances (13 to 16 passenger seats)
5 Private passenger vehicles and ambulances (more than 16 passenger seats)
5 Playbuses
5a Class 5 vehicles (13 to 16 passenger seats) with a seatbelt installation check
5a Class 5 vehicles (more than 16 passenger seats) with a seatbelt installation check
7 Goods vehicles (over 3,000kg up to 3,500kg design gross weight

East Midlands Auto
229 Jobs Completed
Leicester
4.9 / 5

Hi and Welcome to East Midlands Auto - Highly sought after
'Approved Service & Repair Centre' Renowned for for high Customer Service throughout the car Industry. Offering Main Dealer Service - Not Main Dealer Prices.

Timing belts - clutches - exhausts - servicing - repairs - diagnostics

Registered by the good garage scheme

V.A.G service & diagnostic specialists

Rest assured of a very warm welcome, expert advice & value for money.

IN'n'OUT Autocentres Cardiff
624 Jobs Completed
Cardiff
4.2 / 5

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 are really a garage you can trust. We also have a 5 Star Trustpilot reviews rating. We provide OEM parts and 12 months warranty on all parts and servicing. We only use premium Castrol oils in all servicing.

Our services are all completed ‘while-u-wait’ so you have never have the inconvenience of losing your car for the day. You can watch your car as it is being worked on through the viewing window or sit back and relax in our clean and comfortable customer lounges with FREE Wi-Fi and coffee and read the latest magazines.

Check out our latest reviews and BOOK NOW!!

PS AUTO SERVICES LTD
7 Jobs Completed
MORECAMBE
5.0 / 5

We are a local independent garage serving Lancaster/Morecambe and the surrounding areas who carry out all aspects of repairs and servicing to all makes and models of cars and light commercial vehicles, from the individual owner to company fleets. Our team of three technicians are fully qualified and have over 40 years of combined motor industry experience, We understand that there is nothing more important when caring for your vehicle than knowing it is in the hands of someone you can completely trust. Here at PS Auto Services Ltd we believe in an open and honest communication policy, backed up by competitive pricing and excellent customer service.

We can provide local customers a FREE vehicle collection and delivery service within 10 miles of the garage, or the use of our comfortable waiting area which has Wi-Fi and refreshments readily available.

All supplied and fitted parts come with a manufacturer's’ warranty, and we shall provide you with a matching labour warranty for your peace of mind. . We are so confident in our work that we will happily offer you a 12-month warranty on both our labour and supplied and fitted parts.

We also have our MOT department for your peace of mind one stop Auto needs.
We are also an approved/accredited RAC Repair Garage

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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

4.81

947 reviews

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£212.31
Ford£215.81
BMW£434.33
Toyota£264.59
Volkswagen£276.24
Citroen£198.86
Peugeot£218.69
Mercedes£389.04
MINI£246.82
Renault£358.99
Audi£396.07
Nissan£249.26
Volvo£207.29

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 29/10/2019 and 27/01/2020.

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.

There are different systems used for braking from one car to the next which suits the needs of the vehicle size and function.

The common hydraulic system uses fluid to apply pressure to pistons in the car close to its wheels to bring the car to a halt.

Some cars also have power brake assistance which helps to reduce the amount of effort required to apply stopping power.

Brake Fault Symptoms

If you need to have your brakes repaired there are several issues that could have caused the problem and several things that could be affected.

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 out brake pads. If they are so worn down, metal will be clutching metal to stop, so the noise will not be pleasant!

Squeaking brakes

This is caused if there is friction being created from the linings of the brakes which will lead to further damage being caused to the brake pads, brake linings, brake drums and rotors.

If you have squeaking brakes you could even have a stone or debris stuck in between the brake caliper and the brake pad, though this is rare.

If you would like to know more about why my brakes are squeaking, we have written a full guide for you to understand what do do and how much the repair would be to fix squeaking brakes.

All you have to do to find out why your brakes are squeaking is clicking here

Fading of low brake pedal

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

You will know if there is a problem if you need to pump the brakes to just stop the car, alternatively if the pedal sinks all the way to the floor when the car is stopped the problems listed above are the most likely to be causing issue.

Pulling to one side

This happens when you have a damaged brake line, have worn the brake linings down or have uneven linings.

If you can feel brakes dragging, this is likely to be caused by contaminated fluid being in the system or the brakes not being adjusted properly.

Abnormal brake behaviour

If the brake pedal feels mushy, spongy or is slow to sink to the floor, there is a good chance that the master cylinder is to blame. The cylinder is the part responsible for applying pressure to the brakes so when that pressure is not there, there is a high chance that the master cylinder is the problem.

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 in the eventuality of seal degradation.

Check engine light switched on

If the engine warning light switches on, there are a huge variety of problems which could be the cause including the master cylinder. Modern cars carry a huge number of pressure sensors to detect issues within the engine. If there is a pressure change, it could be the result of the master cylinder breaking.

As soon as you notice any of these problems, it is vital that you address the issue.

A mechanic is best qualified to carry out checks due to the variety of components, fluids and materials used to make up a braking system.

If you choose to ignore a drop in performance, you are putting your vehicle and everybody inside at risk.

Top Tips for Brake Repair

When you have your brakes repaired, it is also important to ensure that you and your mechanic keep the following points 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.

Brake Pads and Discs

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

For more information visit our brake pads and discs page.

Brake Caliper

Brake calipers hold the brake pads against the discs when the brakes are applied so a car cannot come to a stop without them being fully operational.

The brake caliper acts like a clamp when bringing the car to a stop and it needs to be able to grip the disc properly and apply enough pressure to work properly.

Brake caliper repair can consist of fixing the existing part, however, there is a high chance that the brake caliper will be replaced if there is a major problem as refurbishing a brake caliper or attempting to apply a fix may not completely repair the part.

Brake Fluid

Brake fluid is critical for the brake system and brake fluid problems are common when it comes to brake repairs. If the brake fluid drops below a certain level, a drivers ability to bring a car to a halt will drop rapidly. This often happens due to a leak as a result of rust.

Brake fluid 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 as this is the most common cause of low brake fluid.

If you have not had a full service and you are not due an MOT for a good while, it is always good practice to check your own car fluid levels, including brake fluid levels. The brake fluid container is located beneath the hood of the car and close to the bottom of the windshield. Check the brake fluid level by unscrewing the lid and peering into the container. Our fluid levels guide gives more information on checking your brake fluid.

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.

If you are wandering how do you use ABS brakes, then don’t worry, the ABS braking system is automatically applied to a car when the brakes are pressed, you don’t need to do anything different.

Cars with an ABS system will also be subject to the ABS light coming on at one time or another and if this happens, you need 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.

Brake Rotors

Brake rotors is another name for brake discs and if you would like more information on this subject, we have an entire page dedicated to brake pads and discs.

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 brake lines and onto the brake calipers which in turn, grip the brake pads which clamp onto the brake 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 brake calipers. Brake lines are subject to deterioration from the result of rust damage and brake fluid leakage. If the brake lines break, then fluid cannot be carried to the brake calipers and you will not be able to stop your car. That is why it is so important to keep an eye on a drop in performance of your braking power as a reduction may highlight a problem with the brake lines.

Backing Plates

Backing plates hold brake discs in place and are what they are mounted upon. There is not a huge amount of problems when it comes to backing plates as the part is simply there to hold another part in place. The biggest issue could be that the part becomes dislodged from the result of an impact.

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.

If you think your handbrake is close to snapping, it is critical that you take your car to a garages as soon as possible. If you leave your car parked on an incline and the handbrake cable snaps while you are away from the vehicle, it could suddenly start rolling down a hill and pose a serious risk to pedestrians and other drivers.

The handbrake cable is made of metal and so, being exposed to the elements, will deteriorate over time. Rust may be a cause of the handbrake cable to weaken and snap.

One of the most obvious signs that your handbrake cable is close to snapping, is that the handbrake itself will pull up higher than usual.

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