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

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 a essential repair for all cars when the pads naturally wear down over time.

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Top garages for Brake Repairs (13,086 found)
C.G.automotive
120 Jobs Completed
Aldershot
5.0 / 5

C.G.automotive delivers 5* customer service. Mobile mechanic so no fuss for our customers. With 10 years experience in servicing, braking systems and welding. We can also take care of your vehicle after a costly MOT fail and give competitive quotes to get you back on the road.

Mr Tyre Ltd - Coventry
255 Jobs Completed
Coventry
3.9 / 5

Mr Tyre Ltd was established in 1971 at Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham in the West Midlands with one store. We now operate a total of 34 strategically placed fitting centres giving an incredible coverage across the central England region.

With many years’ experience in the tyre industry we have a reputation for providing high quality products at competitive prices. Being so well established has allowed us to form close relationships with virtually every major tyre manufacturer.

Alongside tyres, our stores offer most mechanical repairs including brakes, servicing, engine repairs, suspension, MOT testing, stainless steel exhausts, engine remapping and air conditioning repairs and re-gas.

We are happy to serve Coventry and its surrounding areas.

Niche Motor Sales Limited
304 Jobs Completed
Bradford
4.6 / 5

We provide one of the best services for MOT tests at our Garage in Bradford. By using highly experienced staff and equipment you can be assured your car is in good hands to be inspected.

At Niche Motor Company we offer the best deals around and we pride ourselves on our customer care and offer an excellent personal service. We offer a wide range of services including Bodywork, MOT's and Servicing and Air Conditioning Regas/Recharge services.

A small investment in routine servicing, plus a good inspection programme, results in a good return on that investment.

Niche Motor Sales have fully qualified and experienced staff that can supply and fit brakes for all makes and models at competitive prices.

In addition to the above, we also offer repairs and services for air conditioning, suspension repairs, electrical and battery repairs and much more!

We are Car, Van And Truck air conditioning specialist covering the whole of West Yorkshire.

We have Invested Thousands of pounds in State of the art Car Air Conditioning Regas and car Air Conditioning service machinery to give our customers the best service for their money

We service both Air Gas types: R134A & HFO123YF

Please call in for your Car, van and Truck Air Conditioning Recharge/Regas and be seen with in 20 minutes guaranteed

NO appointments ever needed.

See you soon

City Auto Solutions
38 Jobs Completed
Sunderland
4.0 / 5

If you are looking for a garage that you know you can trust and rely on, look no further! We are a family run business who have been serving the Southwick area since we first opened our doors back in 2009. Husband and wife team David and Louise will ensure that your vehicle receives the best possible care whilst in our workshop.

We employ 6 technicians, each with their own area of expertise within this industry, and who have many years of experience between them. To keep your vehicle in its top condition, we use good quality manufacturer specification parts. This also means that should your vehicle be under any warranties, they will remain intact. We also supply the new air con gas R1234YF as well as the old R1348 gas and are RAC approved to carry out their repair work on breakdowns.

To help ease transportation issues, we can offer you a free vehicle collection and delivery service within 6 miles of the garage, or the use of our comfortable waiting area which has Wi-Fi and refreshments readily available.

Delilahs Mobile Mechanics
624 Jobs Completed
Wokingham
4.9 / 5

Established in 2016, Delilahs Mobile Mechanics has been the leading and award winning mobile repair service of South East England.
There is no job too big, no job too small. All servicing and repairs are under taken at your workplace or home address to minimise your inconvenience.

We pride ourselves on the work we do and only fit original equipment manufacture parts with a minimum of 12 months warranty.

We now have a number of vans ready for dispatch to aid you with any service or repair.

For the bigger jobs such as clutches and engine work we have a fully equipped and insured workshop located on the edge of Jennets Park, Bracknell.

M E Autoparts Ltd T/A Mister Exhaust
278 Jobs Completed
GRIMSBY
4.8 / 5

Business Description:
Mister Exhaust was established in 1981. We are locally owned company in Grimsby that offer a full range of motor vehicle repairs, specialising in Exhaust, Tyres, Brakes, Suspension, Clutches and servicing.

Westbourne Motors Mobile - Bath
67 Jobs Completed
Bath
4.3 / 5

The Westbourne brand is the South’s leading repairer for household names such as Green Flag, AA & RAC.

For the majority of repairs we can offer a mobile service with over 70 fully trained mechanics ready to fix your car at home or work, saving you the time and fuss of driving to a garage.

For major jobs we also operate repair workshops and offer courtesy cars to use whilst we fix your car.

The Westbourne name is synonymous with convenience, efficiency, courtesy and great value and all of our repairs carry a nationwide guarantee.

We are ready 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to respond to your call.

Protyre - Bushey
239 Jobs Completed
Bushey
4.6 / 5

Offering vehicle tyres from many manufacturers including Pirelli, Michelin, Bridgestone, GT Radial, Goodyear and Falken with same day fitting available on a selection of tyres Protyre Bushey can meet all your motoring needs. As well as car tyres the centre offers tyres for vans, motorbikes and 4x4 vehicles. Other services offered include MOTs, servicing, exhausts, batteries, brakes, suspension and wheel alignment.

Critchley Car & Commecials Ltd
123 Jobs Completed
Worsley
4.5 / 5

Here at Critchley car and commercials Ltd we are a family run independent garage based in Worsley, Lancashire established in the year 2000. Our three highly trained technicians have over fifty years of combined experience ensuring only the highest standard of work is conducted on your vehicle.

We are specialists when it comes to BMW and diesel vehicles and at providing specialty DPF and Carbon cleaning. We are also AA certified and RAC approved so you can be assured that your vehicle is in safe hands with us.

In addition to the high quality of work we guarantee we also offer a range of additional services such as collection and delivery of your vehicle (in a 10 mile radius of our garage), provision of courtesy cars and transfers to local transport links so that our customers are never left stranded whilst we work on their vehicles, free customer WiFi and a customer car cleaning service.

Give us a call today for all your vehicle maintenance and servicing needs.

Church Hall Garage Ltd
479 Jobs Completed
Thurnscoe
4.9 / 5

Established in 1975, Church Hall Garage Ltd has been maintaining and repairing cars, light vans and 4x4 vehicles to the highest possible standards.

With the fully equipt workshop we are able to carry out all aspects of servicing and repairs, including clutches, timing belts, diesel and petrol engine diagnostic's, air conditioning re-gassing and repairs, head gaskets etc.

Due to our continued investment we are able to offer the latest in diagnostics technology, which means we can repair your car at a fraction of the cost.

We offer collection and delivery within the local area, a 5 mile radius, and have a courtesy vehicle that is free to use for all our customers. (Age restriction do apply) (Please note collection and delivery is dependent on location. Please contact us before accepting a job.)

We pride ourselves with a fantastic reputation, with customers coming from far and wide and we aim for 100% customer satisfaction.

Thank you for viewing our profile, we look forward to hearing from you in the future.

Kam Servicing - Hucknall
95 Jobs Completed
Nottingham
5.0 / 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 and also an accredited member of The Good Garage Scheme. Kam Servicing - Hucknall is a one stop shop for all your vehicle's needs, including MOT/Servicing, Air-con, Full Engine Diagnostics, free courtesy cars, local collection and delivery service.

Fife Autocentre - Dunfermline
461 Jobs Completed
Dunfermline
4.6 / 5

Fife Autocentre has since 1993, become a household name and is now established as Fife's leading dealer and distributor of tyres, brakes, servicing, mot’s, batteries, exhausts and much more. During this time Fife Autocentre has built on its reputation with a range of new products and services, expanding its field of expertise in to the repair and replacement of brakes, suspension, shock absorbers and battery systems, not to mention air conditioning recharge and stainless steel exhausts.

Fife Autocentre now offers a complete air conditioning recharge service, operated on a drive-in basis. The process can also include a system de-bug to clear bacterial build up from within the system, which will remove any unpleasant odours.

Fife Autocentre is the Fife's largest chain of car servicing specialists and VOSA - approved MOT testing centres. Furthermore, for motorists interested in proactively maintaining their vehicles between service intervals, Fife Autocentre offers an Oil Service.

When it comes to getting a little extra power from your car’s performance there’s no better way to start that tuning process than with a performance exhaust. Fife Autocentre have teamed up with Longlife and can now supply and fit these high performance exhaust systems at our Glenrothes and Dunfermline branches.

To enhance our customers’ experience when they visit Fife Autocentre we provide all the little extras that make a motorist’s life easier and more comfortable. Fife Autocentre can supply window wipers, car mats, car wash & wax, air fresheners, screen wash and more.

Galaxy Auto Centre Garage
631 Jobs Completed
Welham Green
4.8 / 5

Galaxy Auto Centre Garage is based in Welham Green, Hertfordshire, AL9 7DY. We started trading in 2013, and now we have two ramps and two mechanics. We carry out servicing, brake work, exhausts, clutches, manual gearbox re-conditions, welding, timing belt/chain, engine rebuild/replacement.

Js Auto’s
38 Jobs Completed
Paisley
4.8 / 5

Here at Js Auto’s we offer a fully mobile service coming to you providing a fast, reliable and honest service. Everything from repairs to servicing, covering Glasgow and surrounding areas.

Mersey Garage
591 Jobs Completed
Liverpool
4.8 / 5

We set up in 2016 as a garage to repair vehicles because we have been appalled at some of the horror stories we have seen and heard about garages with customers vehicles.

We are an honest, transparent and open garage who will always repair your car with as little cost to yourself as possible.

Once you've had your car repaired with us, you'll bring your family and friends here too, we guarantee it!

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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

958 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
Ford£240.03
BMW£472.99
Vauxhall£252.41
Volkswagen£275.54
Renault£337.81
Mercedes£439.47
Toyota£294.52
MINI£286.75
Audi£396.42
Peugeot£183.53
Volvo£290.58
Citroen£195.59
Nissan£318.43

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 16/05/2020 and 14/08/2020.

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.



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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