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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 (394 found)
Jag Mobile Mechanic
742 Jobs Completed
Erdington
4.5 / 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, MERCEDES 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 quoteI'm open 7 days a weekJag Auto Repairs

Hayers Motor Repairs
552 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

Vip auto repairs
16 Jobs Completed
Birmingham
5.0 / 5

We are an auto repair facility dedicated to quality service and maintenance of general, high-end and performance vehicles at affordable prices.
Based in Central Birmingham (less than 5 minutes away from The Bullring Shopping Centre), we offer a wide range of services, including but not limited to;

MOT class 4&7
Vehicle diagnostics
DPF regeneration
Oil servcice, brakes, clutches, exhaust, suspension.
Warning lights resets
Aircon regas

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

Welcome to Auto Works, where Quality & Trust come as Standard.

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 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

We offer payment Assist for those unexpected vehicle repairs, this service allows you to spread the cost over 4 payments interest free.

We also now offer a video service to all customers, this maybe for a service or a Vehicle health check (VHC), This has been introduced to help our customers feel at ease when their vehicle is in the garage with us.

Be rest assured we work to find and fix the faults with your vehicle and aim for a first time fix every time.

Heartlands Auto Centre Limited
470 Jobs Completed
Birmingham
4.8 / 5

We are a family based team that are here to help our customer’s automobile needs. We have been established for over 15 years and have built our products and services over this time.

We pride ourselves on a Fast, Value for Money & Quality service with customer satisfaction a priority. We are based in the heart of Birmingham and located near the Heartlands Hospital.

One Stop Garage Walsall Ltd
107 Jobs Completed
Walsall
4.1 / 5

We are a 5 ramp garage offering MOT's, Diagnostics, Bodywork, Repairs, Servicing and Tyres. Our experienced staff have years of experience and our customer service is second to none. We have fully refurbished out 5000 sq ft site and will look forward to being of service to you the customer.

Formula One Autocentres - Lye
108 Jobs Completed
Lye
4.5 / 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.

Halfords Autocentre Olton
20 Job Completed
Olton
5.0 / 5

Halfords Autocentres is the UK’s leading chain of over 300 independent wholly owned garages, specialising in MOTs, servicing, Tyres, and all types of mechanical repairs from brakes & suspension to clutches and timing belts. Our highly trained ATA technicians have access to the latest diagnostic equipment and vehicle service data allowing us to service and repair all makes of cars to dealer standards.

We continue to invested in training to ensure we are prepared for future challenges, for example we have Hybrid trained technicians at all sites. Our extensive equipment investment ensure that we can meet the requirements of a changing vehicle parc with heavy lift capability in most sites for the growing van fleet and upgraded diagnostic equipment to handle the vast range of new drive assistance systems found on new cars.

ABM Autohaus Ltd
360 Jobs Completed
Birmingham
4.4 / 5

We are specialists in engine reconditioning of all makes and models. We are based in Sutton Coldfield in Birmingham, West Midlands. We carry out all general car repairs, servicing, wheel alignment, tyre replacement, wheel balancing, exhausts, welding work, head gaskets, cambelts, timing chains, engine replacements, gearbox replacements, clutches, brakes, general diagnostics and general 32 point health check services. Our three technicians have over 45 years of combined experience in this industry, and invaluable experience in working on all makes and models of vehicles.

Auto Solutions & Parts Limited
38 Jobs Completed
Birmingham
5.0 / 5

1) All mechanical work including MOT, Servicing, Brake Discs & Brake Pads, Automatic Gearbox Service, DPF Regen, Welding work so you do not always have to buy new parts if your old parts are repairable, etc.
2) Latest 3D Four Wheel Alignment ( Tracking ) on very competitive prices
3) New & Part worn Tyres on very good prices
Special offer on selected tyre sizes on new ones
4) Body work including Paint & Spray

The reason to use us is that once you come to us you do not need to go to different garages for your vehicle repairs as we do everything under one roof

IN'n'OUT Autocentres Wednesbury
2144 Jobs Completed
Wednesbury
4.3 / 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!!

Bennett's Service Centre
1352 Jobs Completed
Stourbridge
4.5 / 5

We have been established since 2008 and was based in Kidderminster, but at the start of 2014 we relocated to Halesowen and now from August 2016 Have moved to Stourbridge, Lye, to a new Unit. We pride ourselves on the quality of work and value we offer our customers and no job is too small or too big. Our professional technicians are skilled in a wide range of makes and models. Customer service is a high priority, we like to make sure our customers return to us year after year. Our reliable and honest service ensures that we always give the best advice for your car. We take all of our customer’s feedback very constructively and strive to satisfy all our customer's needs. We are now offering many more services than ever before including MOT, Servicing, clutch replacements, timing belts/chains and many more. Why not call in and join our loyalty program, Free safety check and battery test. If you need to do some shopping or fancy something to eat whilst we work on your car, the Merry Hill Shopping Centre is local. We look forward to seeing you.

RPS Garage Services
195 Jobs Completed
Birmingham
4.8 / 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.

Halfords Autocentre Erdington
13 Jobs Completed
0
5.0 / 5

Halfords Autocentres is the UK’s leading chain of over 300 independent wholly owned garages, specialising in MOTs, servicing, Tyres, and all types of mechanical repairs from brakes & suspension to clutches and timing belts. Our highly trained ATA technicians have access to the latest diagnostic equipment and vehicle service data allowing us to service and repair all makes of cars to dealer standards.

We continue to invested in training to ensure we are prepared for future challenges, for example we have Hybrid trained technicians at all sites. Our extensive equipment investment ensure that we can meet the requirements of a changing vehicle parc with heavy lift capability in most sites for the growing van fleet and upgraded diagnostic equipment to handle the vast range of new drive assistance systems found on new cars.

Highgate Autos Midland Limited
176 Jobs Completed
BIRMINGHAM
4.6 / 5

Here at Highgate Autos we have a team of fully qualified mechanics with over 20 years experience. We are driven to deliver outstanding customer service and want to make your mechanical needs a pleasant, stress-free experience.

Our services range from clutch replacements to steering and suspension. We carry out thorough diagnostics in order to successfully carry out the work needed. Our friendly team are here to talk you through every step, always keeping you in the loop before we carry out any work.

We offer Chinese speaking service as well!

We are only an 8-minute drive from Birmingham City Centre and have some fantastic local transport links so you can keep your day to day activities.

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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

4.72

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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
Vauxhall£277.99
Volkswagen£252.79
Ford£401.37

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 27/10/2020 and 25/01/2021.

How do car brakes work?

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

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

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

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