Brake Repairs in Birmingham

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Brake Pad, Brake Disc and ABS work is essential to your safety, but can be pricey, which is where we come in. Tell us what's required, and friendly, reviewed and rated garages in Birmingham will competitively quote for the work required - so you can be sure of getting great value. We also offer Birmingham Clutch Replacement and Birmingham Servicing.

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Top garages for Brake Repairs in Birmingham (398 found)
Autotrics Vehicle Repair
500 Jobs Completed
Wolverhampton
4.8 / 5

- Same Day Repair Service - Collection & Delivery - Free vehicle Collection (up to 5 miles) - Easy Monthly Payment Options - Town Centre Location.
- Morning / Afternoon Appointments - For Customers Convenience
- Mechanical Vehicle Diagnostic
- Auto Electrical Vehicle Investigation
- Free Vehicle Collection Option - 5 mile radius from Garage address WV146AF
(We also collect and deliver up to a 10 mile radius from our garage address and further if required) - See further details and pricing at bottom of page.
- Car Key Drop Box Facility - for early or late work shift / breakdown recovery etc
- Waiting room
- Friendly Staff
- NHS / ARMED FORCES / STUDENT / BLUE LIGHT CARD DISCOUNTS

Wear and tear is unavoidable in life, and this is especially true of your vehicle. Fortunately, we're on hand to get you up and running again.

Finding us is easy J10 M6 / just off Black Country Route (Sat Nav - WV14 6AF ).
We are conveniently situated located opposite Bilston Town Centre & Market Place.
Indoor and outdoor market: Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
With a 24 hr taxi base / Tram stop & Bus station a stones throw away from the garage.

If you bring your vehicle to us for a service or minor repairs you can wait or visit the town and market place shopping or maybe grab a bite to eat until your vehicle is repaired.

MONTHLY PAYMENT OPTION UP TO £1000
UK REGISTERED DEBIT CARD REQUIRED
Did you know that we offer Interest Free Credit on vehicle repair bills with No credit checks ?
Pay just 25% deposit on the day, drive away with your vehicle repaired then pay the balance over the following three months. Simple!
Spread the cost of unexpected repairs over four months!
Available on ALL repairs over £149.99 - no exceptions
Open to anyone with a UK registered debit card.
Simply pay your 25% deposit with a debit card and the remaining three payments will be automatically taken over the following three months - we can do this over the phone or in person.

Example: total bill £200
Deposit in-centre 1st March £50
Second payment 1st April £50
Third payment 1st May £50
Final payment 1st June £50


VEHICLE COLLECTION AND DELIVERY
Ever had to take an afternoon off work, reschedule an important meeting, or rely on your partner to give you a ride, all because you've had to take your car to the garage because its broken down requires service or m.o.t ?
Autotrics makes this a thing of the past!
We send a mechanic to collect the vehicle leaving you with more time to get on with the important things in life.
We will repair and keep you updated then call when your vehicle is ready for collection.
* Free Vehicle Collection service available from home/work up to 5 miles!
- Delivery back will incur a £25 surcharge. -
We collect your vehicle on our very own vehicle transporter, it will always be a Mechanic collecting your vehicle not just a driver!

Vehicle Collection up to 5 Miles Free
Vehicle delivery up to 5 miles £25
Vehicle Collection & Delivery 5 - 10 miles £50
Please call us if you are further away we can still arrange vehicle collection and delivery :)

Mobile card reader available to pay via card on delivery of your vehicle along with digital repair invoice and payment receipt.


Vehicle Service - A well-maintained vehicle can take you hundreds of thousands of miles, and with regular, thorough servicing you might be surprised how much life you can get out of even heavily used vehicles.

Our experience extends to any kind of repair you may need for your car, so you can rest assured we will be able to help you out,It's always helpful to have a skilled mechanic just a call away. It's always helpful to have a skilled mechanic just a call away.

Additionally, we offer free repair estimates and ensure that there are no surprises when it comes to the price.

It's always helpful to have a skilled mechanic just a call away.
Visit our website www.autotrics.co.uk you can also find our business page on Facebook / Google / Instagram / Nhs Website / Yell.com and Thomson local.

Auto works Service centre ltd
727 Jobs Completed
Birmingham
4.9 / 5

We aim to offer friendly, honest & personal advice to all our customers.

We offer a quality service with quality parts fitted, we believe in doing it right the first time and every time.

We are a little family run business that goes the extra mile helping customers out.

We are building a future for us and our customers, Auto Works will be a one stop shop for all repairs, we are a garage that is invested with moving forward and strive to be the best we can be.

You can be rest assured your car is in the best hands, if its a little car or a super car we will take the same love and care of your vehicle.

Are you looking for high quality vehicle servicing in South Birmingham? You have come to the right place. We have the experience and the expertise to resolve all your motoring requirements. We pride ourselves on our great levels of customer satisfaction and believe in building long lasting relationships with our customers.

Our customers are not just a number to us, we have no sales targets to meet so offer a honest service to all, we have many plans for the future and offer you to join us on this incredible journey.

Your car is safe in our hands

IN'n'OUT Autocentres Wednesbury
1516 Jobs Completed
Wednesbury
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.

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RPS Garage Services
124 Jobs Completed
BIRMINGHAM
4.9 / 5

With over 25 years of experience in the vehicle repairs and services industry, R.P.S Garage Services Ltd are known for providing a high standard of workmanship in Birmingham and the surrounding areas. Visiting a garage for car repairs can be a time consuming and sometimes costly trip. At R.P.S Garage Services Ltd you can work with mechanics that understand your vehicle requirements, ensuring your repairs are completed promptly! You can expect a very high level of service and very competitive prices for repairs.

Along with providing quality service we also have a very friendly demeanor. Ask our car mechanics any question about your vehicle or servicing and we will be happy to answer. You can also take comfort with the fact that R.P.S Garage Services Ltd is listed with Trusted Trader. We are always ready to help and serve your automotive needs! A collection and delivery service is available for those within a 10-mile radius which is free of charge.

Millennium Mobile mechanics
261 Jobs Completed
Birmingham
4.9 / 5

Independent recovery and mobile mechanic with over 20 years of experience with car mechanics.

Based in Erdington Birmingham, I offer reasonable prices for all jobs and a quick response.

T&G Autos
173 Jobs Completed
Westmidlands
5.0 / 5

T&G Autos, mobile Mechanic offering servicing and repairs

Jag Mobile Mechanic
586 Jobs Completed
Northfield
4.6 / 5

Why should you choose me?
I'm one of the best in my field, fully prioritising the customer.
I have experience working for main dealers such as FORD, VOLKSWAGEN and LAND ROVER however I am able to work on other makes from experience gained at busy non franchise garages.

Providing high quality service at a low cost is my aim.
Feel free to call if you have any questions/would like a quote.
I'm open 7 days a week.

Formula One Autocentres - Erdington
143 Jobs Completed
Birmingham
4.0 / 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 premises, high-tech equipment and highly trained technicians; far removed from the kind of service normally associated with the industry.

Forty years down the line, we have grown to become one of the UK’s largest independent autocentre chains. The business remains family owned and continues to uphold its original commitment to delivering the highest quality service at the most competitive prices.

That commitment has proved incredibly popular with motorists, creating many thousands of loyal customers who continue to put their trust in Formula One Autocentres.

As a result, the company has gone from strength to strength, currently boasting over 85 state-of-the-art branches across England, with over 500 highly trained staff working seven days a week to provide a full range of services including tyres, exhausts, batteries, brakes, clutches, MOT's and servicing.

We remain resolutely independent, and as a family owned business, avoid being tied down to any single manufacturer or supplier. This gives us the freedom and flexibility to offer the biggest deals on the widest possible range of top branded products, making the company a viable, attractive and cost-effective alternative to both the big national chains and smaller local independent outlets. Quite simply, Formula One Autocentres provides cost-conscious motorists with the most reliable and affordable means of maintaining their vehicles.

We defend our position at the forefront of the fast-fit industry by constantly evolving and developing innovative new products and services to meet the ever-changing demands of our customers. With an ongoing expansion programme and by regular investment in technology, we continue to provide unbeatable fast-fit service along with the very best value prices. In fact, we can confidently claim that no other company is better equipped to face the motoring challenges of the future.

A1 Clutch Centre Birmingham
377 Jobs Completed
Digbeth
4.8 / 5

At A1 Clutch Centre in Birmingham,our state of the art workshops are fully equipped to provide the best clutch repair services in the Midlands. We have a talented team of highly qualified and experienced technicians using the latest diagnostic equipment, specialist tools, and the best quality parts so that you can be sure of our work and safe in the knowledge that your vehicles performance is in good hands.We offer a free no obligation check on your clutch while you wait by one of our highly skilled technicians, this only takes minutes so there is no need to book.

Call in TODAY to any of our branches during opening hours. We are LUK, Borg and Beck approved as well as being a part of Clutch Centre Point. If you have a problem with your clutch rest assured that we can help. We offer a same day clutch fitting service, whatever the make and model. All our clutches come with a 2 year warranty and we will not be beaten on price. If you would like to know more please call one of our branches, or just simply drive in.

Emerald House of Cars - Service Centre
10 Job Completed
Wednesbury
5.0 / 5

Not only do the Emerald Grease Monkeys carry out an amazing job in preparing vehicles for sale, the doors are also open to the general public for MOT, servicing and repair work.

Emerald are a real family run business and we treat our customers like family.
The same ethos that allowed us to win the UK Independent Dealer of the year carries over into our service department; we are committed to giving the best service our customers have ever received.

Main dealer quality and service but without the hefty price tag.
We pride ourselves on providing not only great value, but also transparency through video health checks and upfront quotations.

Need to have some urgent work done on your vehicle but don't have the cash right now? We understand! That's why we have 0% interest payment plans available for all the work that we do.

A1 Clutches Tipton Centre
226 Jobs Completed
Tipton
4.8 / 5

At A1 Clutch Centre in Tipton, our state of the art workshops are fully equipped to provide the best clutch repair services in the Midlands. We have a talented team of highly qualified and experienced technicians using the latest diagnostic equipment, specialist tools, and the best quality parts so that you can be sure of our work and safe in the knowledge that your vehicles performance is in good hands. We offer a free no obligation check on your clutch while you wait by one of our highly skilled technicians, this only takes minutes so there is no need to book.

Call in TODAY to any of our branches during opening hours. We are LUK, Borg and Beck approved as well as being a part of Clutch Centre Point. If you have a problem with your clutch rest assured that we can help. We offer a same day clutch fitting service, whatever the make and model. All our clutches come with a 2 year warranty and we will not be beaten on price. If you would like to know more please call one of our branches, or just simply drive in.

Northfield Car Care Centre
82 Jobs Completed
Birmingham
4.8 / 5

Northfield Car Care Centre is a family run business that has been established since 1990. Situated on Bristol Road South, South West Birmingham. We have a team of fully qualified mechanics with over 60 years experience, with 3 fully qualified MOT technicians. We have built up a good reputation and we come highly recommended within the local area. Initially a small garage with one ramp only, we now run 3 ramps and have recently signed up to work with the prestigious AutoCare Garage Network, the only service in a fifty mile radius affiliated with Autocare.

Providence Street Garage
49 Jobs Completed
Halesowen
5.0 / 5

Established over 25 years ago, Providence Street Garage is an independent garage based in Halesowen. Our friendly, approachable team are here to give you honest advice and reliable, quality repairs. With over 30 years experience on all makes and models, you can rest assured that your vehicle is in good hands.

Our workshop has many loyal, regular customers and we pride ourselves on delivering and maintaining the same excellent level of professionalism and workmanship to new and existing customers.

We want to deliver you with exceptional repairs and services and we achieve this by giving thorough diagnostics using both the latest diagnostic equipment and a tremendous amount of knowledge. In addition to this, we offer affordable and competitive prices.

We offer a collection and delivery service for customers within a 3 miles radius, however, if you are dropping your vehicle to us we are situated near some very handy local transport links so you are able to go about your day to day activities.

SMB Autocentre
118 Jobs Completed
Cradley Heath
4.9 / 5

"SMB Autocentre is located on the corner of Chester Road, Cradley Heath right next to the railway station and specialises in vehicle servicing and repairs. We can service All cars and light commercial vehicles at a fraction of main dealer prices using original equipment quality parts. Please call us today for a competitive price on a quality service. Just some of the services we offer include the following.....- Servicing including Interim and full service- MOT Repairs- MOTs - Tyres- Puncture Repairs-
Wheel Balancing- specialist wheel alignment also arranged- Diagnostics- Using latest computerised scanning - Air con service and repair- Timing belts- Clutches- Batteries- Exhausts- Brakes- Valeting"

Hayers Motor Repairs
407 Jobs Completed
Wednesbury
4.7 / 5

I have 30+ years experience in the motor trade most of it I have worked for kwikfit for 25 years. We take pride in the work we do. All work fully guaranteed with the best skilled mechanics for your everyday car needs. We are family run business ,customer care to us is everything ,warrantee work Allways our priority ,we are cheaper then all major chain garages ,guaranteed to get skilled worker on your car .We are friendly, reliable and trustworthy. We even provide free refreshments. We will beat any genuine Quote.we will quote you an honest price with no hidden charges.thank you for you business

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Brake Repairs in Birmingham
Frequently asked questions
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How much do Brake Repairs in Birmingham cost?

Brake Repair prices will vary depending on whether you need brake pads, brake discs, ABS Sensors or something more involved. The average price in Birmingham is around £130.
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What are the most common Birmingham Brake Repairs?

The most common Birmingham Brake Repairs are Replacement Brake Pads and Replacement Brake Discs. If your ABS Light is on then you may need an ABS Sensor correction as well. Finally issues with your Brake Servo or Brake Master Cylinder are rare, but not unheard of.
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How long do Birmingham Brake Repairs take?

A set of Brake Pads can be fitted in under one hour, and the same is true of brake discs. However we advise not to rush these things as brakes are an essential safety item on your car.
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How can I prolong the life of my brakes?

Prolonging brakes is all about your driving style. Under braking, your brake pads and brake disc (or brake drum on some cars) rub together, creating friction and slowing the car. The less braking in your driving, the slower your brakes will wear. You should 'coast' or use engine braking where you can, and avoid sudden braking. Finally if your brake pads are worn, they will wear your brake discs faster, and vice versa, so don't leave them to wear prematurely.

Average rating for  Brake Repairs in Birmingham bookings

4.74

57 reviews

How much does Brake Repairs cost in Birmingham?

The cost of servicing, MOT and repairs differ across the country and Brake Repairs is not any different. Labour rates will be higher or lower depending on where in the country you are. Take a look below at the average quote in Birmingham for Brake Repairs on WhoCanFixMyCar.com for some of our top car makes.


Brake Repairs Cost by Car Make in Birmingham
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Ford£360.83
Vauxhall£181.03
BMW£455.25

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 27/11/2019 and 25/02/2020.

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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Gary from Complete Mechanics talks through the process of changing brake pads and discs