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Brake Repairs Near You

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Top garages for Brake Repairs (12,252 found)
Piston&Rotor The Garage
1666 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.

Somerset Vehicle Services
25 Jobs Completed
Bridgwater
5.0 / 5

Our fully equipped workshop offers the following services:
Full & Interim Servicing
MOT Class 4 & 7
Diagnostics
Fault code reading
Tyre fitting & balancing
Wheel alignment
Air Conditioning (Service, repair & re-gas)
Welding

..Although SVS is not yet an MOT centre you can still book your MOT with us. We work closely with local MOT centres i​n order to offer you the same great service when your MOT's due. We will drop your car off for its MOT, collect it, carry out any repairs if required and get a free retest.
Class 4 MOT's only £45
Class 7 MOT's only £49

Why choose SVS for tyres?
Immediate fitting while you wait
Huge range of new tyres in stock
Tyres ordered in the same day before 11:30am, or first thing the next day
We will beat any quote, guaranteed
Free tyre & pressure check, just pop in!

Bathwick Tyres - Team Protyre (Andover)
8 Jobs Completed
Andover
4.5 / 5

Protyre has a history going back over 50 years in the tyre industry and at Andover Protyre we pride ourselves on the level of service we provide to our customers. All our centres have comfortable reception areas, featuring product displays and helpful experienced staff. At Andover Protyre we have specialist fitters for alloy wheels, motorcycle tyres, exhausts, brakes and shock absorbers, and our rural centres also offer a 24-hour on-site agricultural breakdown service. With our huge buying power Andover Protyre are able to give impartial advice and the best prices guaranteed on an all leading tyre brands, wheels and allied products.

Pitstart
96 Jobs Completed
London
4.9 / 5

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4 Fab Wheels
473 Jobs Completed
London
4.9 / 5

4 Fab Wheels is a newly formed company based in the heart of Wembley. We own a very large garage which includes a tyre bay, an in-house car wash and valet bay and a bodyshop/accident section complete with a jig and spray paint booths. We also have on-site storage facilities for up to 80 vehicles. Our team of 10 technicians (6 bodywork, 4 mechanical) are all fully qualified and very experienced in their specific field. We have specialist knowledge of German, English and Japanese vehicles, however we do work on all makes and models on a daily basis.

We guarantee all work, and can offer customer a collection and delivery service at an additional cost within 20 miles, as well as the use of our comfortable waiting room which has Wi-Fi and refreshments available.

GP Autocare Ltd
206 Jobs Completed
Langley PaRk
4.9 / 5

Based in Langley Park, GP Autocare Ltd is home to a fantastic team of mechanics who have a vast amount of experience gained over many years. Our experience allows us to carry out repairs and services on all makes and models. From servicing to clutch replacements, no job is too big or too small.

We are dedicated to providing customers with fair and honest prices whilst maintaining an exceptional level of work. This is strongly reflected in our reviews and feedback. Our aim is to ensure that you receive affordable repairs and vehicle maintenance so you can rest assured knowing that our quotes and estimates are genuine.

All our parts are sourced from reputable suppliers and come with a standard manufacturer warranty, for extra peace of mind we guarantee our labour to match the parts. A collection and delivery service is available for those within a 5 mile radius, however, we are situated near transport links and local shops.

If you are looking for a reliable and honest garage for all your vehicle maintenance, you don't need to look any further.

Kerr tech Motor engineers LTD
721 Jobs Completed
Rutherglen
5.0 / 5

Our established family run business offers automotive services at great rates. Our roles include MOT's, servicing, electrical work, brakes steering and suspenison, tyres, clutch and gearbox repairs and anything a bit crazy.. Engine forging turbo upgrades boost controllers.. Project rebuilds.... ( all finished upgrading will be set at low boost and standard ignition timing , car will need to be taken to tuner for dyno run and corrective adaptions)

Andrew Hilton - MOT Tester / Mechanic / Brake Specialist
20 Jobs Completed
Chester
5.0 / 5

Qualified Vehicle Technician and MOT Tester with over 20 years experience in main dealer and independent garages. We specialise in brake disc skimming & brake repair.
Servicing & repairs on all makes of vehicles.
We look forward to welcoming you and your vehicle soon.

IN’n’OUT Autocentres Liverpool
957 Jobs Completed
Liverpool
4.4 / 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!!

Service & Recovery
494 Jobs Completed
Huddersfield
4.8 / 5

Service & Recovery is based in Huddersfield Milnsbridge (HD3 4QG) but we also can bring the garage to you with our mobile service. We understand that your vehicle is important to you - so we get it right first time, every time. No matter how big or small - we will look after you, your vehicle and your pocket.

We started our business to provide an outstanding service to you for a reasonable price. We offer a free 70 point vehicle check to give you an idea of the condition of your vehicle and we give you a report with any recommended repairs if any.

We do everything from servicing, general repairs, welding, electrical, diagnostics, clutches, exhausts, brakes, suspension, MOT failures and tyres. We also offer a roadside assistance and breakdown service.

We offer a free vehicle collection and drop off service within 10 miles of our garage. If you need to be at work we can arrange to open earlier, we can even give you a lift to work if needed. Local shopping or Huddersfield Centre is not too far away so you don't have to hang around at the garage waiting for things to get done. We are currently building a waiting area which we expect to have completed by January 2019!

Get in touch with us today so we can help you, any questions - just ask.

JHM
404 Jobs Completed
wakefield
4.8 / 5

JHM are a small, independent garage that has been established since 2010. Although we are a young company, our team of 5 have many years of experience. I, James, the owner, have over 25 years of experience in the motor industry and have previously worked for a specialised Turbocharger remanufacture and a string of high profile tuning companies and still retain good connections with them.

We are a fully-fledged specialist garage that can carry out any service or repair work, however we are very well known for our turbo repairs and ECU work; remapping, tuning, engine re-building as well as our advanced diagnostic work. We have the latest state of the art diagnostic equipment and also work with many local garages that cannot pinpoint the root of the vehicles problem, who then often ask us to perform a more thorough diagnosis on their behalf. We believe in digging deeper to find the actual root of the problem and then fixing it, rather than just replacing parts as if the problem is not addressed, you may just be masking the real issue.

You can rest assured that you are leaving your vehicle in safe hands by choosing to have your work carried out with us, we take great pride in our work. We endeavour to provide competitive prices but most importantly, to have each and every customer leave our garage happy. We will never carry out any further repairs without having spoken with your first and seeking authorisation. Please get in touch for an estimate today.

JB Auto Repairs (MOBILE MECHANICS)
248 Jobs Completed
sheffield
4.9 / 5

We are a mobile mechanics service providing a quality and professional service with convenience to customers where they can have there vehicle fixed at a location and time of their choice.

Mr Tyre - Northampton
182 Jobs Completed
Northampton
4.7 / 5

Whether you’re in need of tyres, MOTs or car servicing, throughout Central England you can rely on Mr Tyre to meet all your needs. Since 1971, we’ve been the premier car garage of choice for drivers across the country, and now you too can benefit from our expertise and friendly services.

Mr Tyre are an independent business, meaning we’re able to find and offer to you the very best deals on vehicle products. We aim to provide the highest quality products and services at the most competitive prices. As such, you can rest assured that our top priority will be your complete satisfaction and peace of mind.

Auto FM
495 Jobs Completed
Manchester
4.9 / 5

Hi we are specialists in mechanical repair all types of vehicles, engines, gearboxes clutches, diagnostics and electrical equipment/

BRS Automotive
631 Jobs Completed
Banbury
4.8 / 5

We are a newly formed family run independent business based in Banbury who offer customers a wide range of services including mechanical repairs, maintenance work, servicing and MOTs. We specialise in sports and performance cars (Jeep, Mercedes and Porsche), however, we have experience in working on everything from motorcycles and cars through to small vans. Customer service is of the highest importance to us and we offer our customers nothing other than the best possible service, using only good quality parts to ensure your vehicle remain in top condition.

We can provide you with a FREE vehicle collection and delivery service within 15 miles of the garage,£2.50 a mile over the 15 miles this is only if the vehicle DRIVES as well as the use of our comfortable, large waiting area which has a radio, TV, Wi-Fi and refreshments available.

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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

950 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£256.71
Ford£213.05
Volkswagen£283.41
BMW£492.03
Renault£358.60
Mercedes£447.08
Audi£391.04
MINI£265.10
Peugeot£237.31
Citroen£254.73
Nissan£316.00
Toyota£261.81
Volvo£271.81

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 30/12/2019 and 29/03/2020.

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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You can then compare the quotes and read reviews from previous customers to find the best deal in your area, before booking the local brake repair online.

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