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Brake Repairs in Blackpool

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Get your brakes sorted FAST with one of our Blackpool Braking specialists.



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 Blackpool will competitively quote for the work required - so you can be sure of getting great value. We also offer Blackpool Clutch Replacement and Blackpool Servicing.

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Top garages for Brake Repairs in Blackpool (59 found)
JD Automotive
9 Jobs Completed
Blackpool
5.0 / 5

JD Automotive your local service Center, proudly boasting over 20 years main dealer experience .

Benefit from our expertise in everything including air conditioning, servicing and diagnostics. We are equipped with the latest diagnostic equipment.

Protyre - Poulton, Barry & Wilkinson
82 Jobs Completed
Blackpool
4.8 / 5

Barry and Wilkinson Tyre and Exhaust Poulton became part of the Protyre network in 2010. The Poulton-Le-Fylde centre is situated opposite the Blackpool and Fylde College.
The centre has been extensively refurbished since 2013 in a £250,000 investment programme and now sports the Protyre blue and red colour scheme. The investment has been undertaken to improve services and facilities for customers and includes over £30,000 spent on resurfacing the car park and a new reception area. The centre was originally a window manufacturing and sales outlet. A number of additional services were added including the introduction of motorcycle tyres and MOTs designed to serve the vibrant motorcycle community in and around Blackpool.

Protyre Poulton holds an extensive range of tyres for car, van and 4x4 including Michelin, Bridgestone, Pirelli and Continental. The centre also provides a truck tyre fitting service for local hauliers. As well as selling and fitting tyres Protyre Poulton, Barry and Wilkinson undertake MOT's, carry out servicing and will change brakes, batteries,exhausts, check and maintain suspensions and carry out diagnostics. Buy online or vist our Protyre Poulton and one of our friendly team will be happy to help with all your motoring needs.

Trident Motor Group LTD
192 Jobs Completed
ST ANNES
4.8 / 5

Trident Motor Group are based in Lytham St Annes. We offer all types of vehicle repairs from bodywork to servicing.
Our Bodyshop holds manufacturer approvals for Renault, Hyundai, Nissan, Kia, Fiat, Alfa Romeo, Jeep/Dodge/Chrysler and Suzuki. We have the facilities to carry out insurance repairs for all insurance companies and are the only Aviva Commercial approved repairer on the Fylde Coast. Along with general retail work we also carry out de-fleeting of cars and vans for large and small fleets.
The Service Centre offers all types of Servicing, MOTS and repairs on cars and vans. We hold approvals from the Good Garage Scheme, Motor Codes and the AA. We are also a 5* fitting centre for Alloygator wheel protection.

Autofix Blackpool
188 Jobs Completed
Blackpool
4.8 / 5

At Autofix in Blackpool, we are a medium sized independent garage specialising in the service and repair of all modern cars and light commercial vehicles. We offer car repairs in Blackpool and further afield, such as in South Shore, Hawes Side and beyond. For over 25 years, Autofix has built a wealth of knowledge that's difficult to match and a reputation of being a professional, honest and reliable garage. Simon Watkinson, the proprietor, and his small team of technicians, are all qualified and very capable of servicing and repairing all of today’s modern vehicles to main dealer standards at a fraction of the cost. Our workshops are well equipped with the latest equipment and staff are continuously trained ensuring they are up to date with the latest technologies. Autofix prides itself on a reputation as reliable, thorough and trustworthy, specialising in MOT testing and servicing of all makes.
Although we specialise in the modern Renault vehicles, we service all makes and models. We cover the whole range of vehicles from small petrol vehicles to large diesel engine vehicles and all work is in line with manufacturers’ recommendations, therefore your manufacturer’s warranty will remain valid.
We also carry out all types of mechanical and electrical repairs to all cars and light commercial vehicles from minor tasks to full engine overhauls. Additionally, the business covers a wide range of repairs such as braking systems, exhausts, clutches, suspensions and much more. With Autofix you can always rely on a first class service with a smile!
We are happy to help to fix your car and welcome you to our garage!

Press Road Garage
117 Jobs Completed
St Annes
4.9 / 5

Press Road Garage is a recently established garage based in St Annes which is home to a highly skilled team of mechanics who have over 10 years’ experience in providing customers with outstanding customer service and repairs. Our family run workshop strives to ensure you leave 100% satisfied and we do this by delivering transparent and competitive prices for efficient and excellent workmanship.

We cover a range of services, repairs and car maintenance from brake repairs to cambelt changes, no job is too big or too small. Our knowledge on all makes and models allows us to give you honest advice, you can rest assured knowing that you and your vehicle are in good hands. Situated within a 5-minute walk from St Annes train station means you can drop your car to us and go about your daily activities, however, we do have a customer waiting room if you want to wait around where you can enjoy tea, coffee, and other refreshments. A collection and delivery service are also available for customers within a 5-mile radius.

Our parts suppliers are well-recognized and come with a standard manufacturer warranty.

Carleton Autos Ltd
32 Jobs Completed
Poulton-le-fylde
5.0 / 5

Carleton Autos Ltd

BAR MOT CENTRE
51 Jobs Completed
POULTON-LE-FYLDE
4.9 / 5

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The Garage (Blackpool)
45 Jobs Completed
Blackpool
4.8 / 5

We are dedicated to providing superior value in all parts installed and services performed. Quality and our desire for excellence are at the heart of this commitment. We use advanced technology and the quality products we offer create a positive car care experience. Many drivers have trusted us to keep their vehicles running well.

Our teams of auto care advisors and service technicians take pride in understanding cars and they understand the people who drive them. We back up our services and repairs with a flexible warranty that is oriented to the needs and expectations of our customers.

We strive to develop long-term relationships with customers, to provide the best customer service and the most appropriate solutions for your auto care needs. In addition, we always try to answer your questions and explain our work to you so you feel comfortable every step of the way.

AMP Motors
16 Jobs Completed
Blackpool
5.0 / 5

Im an independent garage with 25yrs + experience i do everything from mechanical repairs / diagnostics / mot repairs etc
Will try and compete with most prices etc
Not mobile but can arrange a collection / delivery service where required ( at slightly extra cost depending on service required )

we can now also accept cards payments from most providers including apple pay and google pay (subject to a small processing fee)

Mobile Vehicle Services
12 Jobs Completed
Blackpool
5.0 / 5

Mobile Vehicle Services offers service with a personal touch where you will find friendly helpful staff and free collection and delivery. As well as the private motorist we cater for fleet servicing and repair. We can service and repair all makes of cars and light commercials, we offer welding and MOT preperation, chassis repairs, 24 hr recovery and roadside assistance, motorcycle recovery, special rates for vehicles recovered back to our workshop for repair. All work is fully guaranteed.

Fylde coast mobile mechanic
6 Job Completed
Blackpool
5.0 / 5

A mobile mechanic that comes to you, latest equipment on van, professional attitude. Lower labour costs with the same outcome.,

FTR Service Centre
9 Jobs Completed
Weeton
4.4 / 5

FTR Service Centre in Blackpool can service and repair all makes and models of vehicle. We work on all vehicles from small cars to light commercial vehicles / vans. Some of the services we offer include Servicing, Repairs, Engine Replacement, Clutch Replacement, Safety Inspection, Timing Belts, Brake Repairs & Diagnostics. We are fully insured and qualified to work on your vehicle. We offer a collection and delivery service from your home or workplace.

RH Motors
Member since 09 February 2020
Blackpool

RH Motors was established in 1944 and it has remained in the same family for 3 generations. We are a small, friendly family run business which offers servicing, tyres, mot repairs, brakes and exhausts.

This garage is probably one of the longest established garage services in Blackpool

WHAT WE DO
Servicing
MOT's
Mot Repairs
Brakes
Exhausts
Tyres
Authorised Dealer for Top Gear Tuning
Performance Parts supplied

QuickLane Poulton
Member since 03 March 2016
Blackpool

Providing tyres, repairs & maintenance for all makes & models of cars and vans.

While-you-wait service available - Fully trained, experienced technicians will ensure your vehicle is maintained to the highest standards.

We are open 7 days a week.

Quicksave Motorist Centre
Member since 05 September 2013
Lytham St Annes

"Quicksave Motorist Centre in Lytham St Annes is a local, independent garage serving Lytham St Annes and the surrounding area. We are open Mon-Sat 8.30-5.30pm. We offer a wide range of services and use Unipart parts that are of Original Equipment 'matching quality' as defined by the Block Exemption regulation 1400/2002. This means we can carry out servicing and repair on your car without invalidating the vehicle manufacturer's warranty because we also follow the vehicle assembler's servicing schedule."

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Brake Repairs in Blackpool
Frequently asked questions
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How much do Brake Repairs in Blackpool 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 Blackpool is around £130.
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What are the most common Blackpool Brake Repairs?

The most common Blackpool 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 Blackpool 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 Blackpool bookings

4.33

3 reviews

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.

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