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Brake Repairs in Bromley

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

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Top garages for Brake Repairs in Bromley (121 found)
Apollo Car Services
681 Jobs Completed
London
4.7 / 5

Apollo Car Services

CKAutoCare
24 Jobs Completed
Bromley
4.9 / 5

CK AutoCare offer a fully insured and guaranteed mobile mechanic service in Bromley and its surrounding areas. With 30 years’ dealer experience and training specializing in BMW and Mini, you can now enjoy the high service standard of a dealership with the added convenience of a mobile service.

Offering the most up to date and high-quality diagnostic equipment, on the rare occasion we can’t resolve your issue on site, we also offer a breakdown and recovery service to our workshop.

Being mobile we give our customers the convenience of coming to you wherever you are, and our flexible working hours mean we can accommodate most requirements.

For any further inquiries please request a quote and get in touch!

eltham test centre
56 Jobs Completed
London
4.9 / 5

We are a family run workshop which has been established for over 30 years and prides itself on quality workmanship and fantastic customer service, utilising its team of honest and reliable staff. As your local garage, we focus on working with you to provide friendly, trustworthy, quality car care with a customer focussed approach, keeping both you and your car happy.

All our mechanics are highly trained and skilled technicians and we try not to hide behind a lot of technical jargon. If something isn’t right with your car, we have the equipment and knowledge to give you an honest and professional answer on how to fix it and we will always ensure any work required is discussed with you before it is carried out. We offer the best industry standard approved diagnostics and repairs for petrol and diesel cars, 4x4’s and vans.

Sanu motors and Mobile Mechanics
509 Jobs Completed
Bromley
4.9 / 5

Sick of having to drag your car over to the garage to get it checked or repaired?
We at Sanu motors provide you the service of having your car inspected and carrying out repairs at your doorstep saving our customers time and effort with our Qualified Mechanics working 24/7 around the clock to provide you with the best service possible.
What to expect? Our team will appear in our own fully fitted mobile workshop, enabling us to carry out all necessary tasks at your location of choice be it at home or at work.
We are very trustworthy and, as you can see from our feedback, we go that extra mile where possible to ensure customer satisfaction at all times.

So why not give us a go at Sanu mobile mechanic.

R&d engine rebuild
54 Jobs Completed
London
5.0 / 5

I’m mobile mechanic based in south east London.im specialist in engines and transmissions with over 18 years of experience .

A R A
74 Jobs Completed
London
4.8 / 5

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MC Son Autos
57 Jobs Completed
croydon
4.7 / 5

I began my mechanical career with Vauxhall where I completed my apprenticeship and worked over the course of 8 years before I went into the family business with my father back in the 90s, named MC Son Autos. I now run and own the business solely as a mobile mechanic using the latest diagnostic equipment as well as a wide variety of testing tools.

With being mobile, I am able to come and carry out all works at your location of choice, be it at work to ease transportation issues or on your driveway, meaning you don’t even have to leave the comfort of your own home.

I have specialist knowledge of Vauxhall, Land Rover, Mercedes, Ford, Jaguar, BMW and Volkswagen vehicles, however, having more than 20 years of experience in the motor industry means that I have worked on all makes and models over the years with ease. I am a level 2 IMI qualified technician who holds a clean licence as well as a trader’s policy insurance and public liability insurance.

I work from 8am to 8pm Monday to Friday. With prior booking, I may be able to accommodate Saturday and even Sunday appointments.

All major debit and credit cards accepted; Visa, V Pay, Maestro, Master Card and American Express.

W J King Hyundai
4 Job Completed
BROMLEY
5.0 / 5

As an established Hyundai dealer, we're proud to represent the philosophy of New Thinking, New Possibilities.

We believe in challenging conventions, not for the sake of being different, but because it makes us better. And for us, that starts with you.

We're dedicated to providing a full spectrum of aftersales care, including maintenance and servicing. And naturally, all work is carried out to the highest standard by our team of Hyundai trained technicians, using only genuine parts.

D&S Auto Solution
31 Jobs Completed
South Norwood
4.6 / 5

We are based in south norwood providing a friendly professional service to all our customers. We carry out Mot testing, servicing , repairs and diagnostics on makes of cars. We also offer free courtesy cars and a local collection and delivery service.

Kirby Auto Services
7 Job Completed
Lewisham
5.0 / 5

Kirby Autos is a long established, independant business with a goodreputation throughout the local community. We offer a wide range of services to all makes of cars, light commercial vehicles and 4X4, both petrol and diesel, also vintage and classic cars.

Competitive Prices

Proffesionaly Trained and Insured

100% Customer Satisfaction

Quality Workmanship

Unbeatable Quotes

Over 15 Years Experience

Bromley Kia
10 Job Completed
Beckenham
5.0 / 5

The Chinese Garage Sales Service and Parts for Kia Cars mot''s and servicing all makes Tyres Family owned in the Beckenham area the unique building is home to the service reception for both the up and coming Kia franchise and the established Peugeot brand. The Kia showroom is behind the reception area with a full range of new and used Kia cars on display Peter Browne Sales Manager and his team are always available to give advice on the exciting Kia range.

Brockley Auto & Tyres
12 Jobs Completed
Lewisham
4.2 / 5

Brockley Auto & Tyres are your One Stop shop for everything automotive!
With over 25 years in the business, our family run garage offers tailor made solutions for all your needs.

Conveniently located between Forest Hill and Brockley overground stations, feel free to enjoy a complimentary cup of tea or coffee whilst you wait for your repair to be carried out or jump on the train and head into Central London - within 15 minutes reach.

Please don´t hesitate to get in touch and we look forward to welcoming you to our garage soon.

Orpington Honda
22 Jobs Completed
Orpington
5.0 / 5

We are available for the lifetime of your vehicle to provide a range of aftersales care including servicing, certified MOT testing, and many forms of repair. We offer this support at competitive prices to add value to your purchase, something that Lookers dealerships have developed a reputation for across the country.
Our manufacturer trained engineers work to the highest possible standards using only genuine parts, so we can guarantee the longevity and quality of the work undertaken. We also participate in the car makers 'MOT, Servicing and Repairs Promise', where we pledge to match the aftersales costs of any other garage within 10 miles of each Lookers Honda dealership.

VGS
5 Job Completed
Croydon
5.0 / 5

VGS is an Volkswagen & Audi Group specialist.
We specialise in Volkswagen, Audi, Seat and Skoda.
Typically, Our customers come to us as an independent Volkswagen Group specialist because we have:
• Expertise in Volkswagen Group vehicles that is above and beyond what is normally found in the independent repairer marketplace
• We offer a 2 year guarantee on all work and a 4 year/60,000 mile guarantee on cambelts
• A passion for your brand of vehicle
• Specialist knowledge built up over many years
• Access to specific technical information about your vehicle and vehicles parts Access to, and knowledge of, the genuine parts that will help keep your vehicle the way it was built
• Experience of your particular model or engine, which helps keep your bill to a minimum.
Our aim is to bring the professionalism and expertise of a main dealership to your doorstep but on a much friendlier level and at a fraction of the cost.

Bromley Vehicle Test Centre Ltd
1 Job Completed
Bromley
5.0 / 5

We at Bromley Vehicle Test Centre, located in Bromley, Kent, are a family run business offering Good Old Fashioned Service with over 35 years experience in the garage trade.We offer MOT Testing to all class iv vehicles including diesels, servicing and repairs to the highest standards to most makes of car & light commercial vehicles.The Vehicle Test Centre is one of the oldest MOT stations in England and has been carrying out testing since the 1960s from the same premises and became Bromley Vehicle Test Centre Ltd in 2010.

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

The most common Bromley 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 Bromley 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 Bromley bookings

4.81

21 reviews

How much does Brake Repairs cost in Bromley?

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 Bromley for Brake Repairs on WhoCanFixMyCar.com for some of our top car makes.


Brake Repairs Cost by Car Make in Bromley
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Vauxhall£262.28
BMW£420.77
Mercedes£323.19
Renault£473.64
Ford£371.84
MINI£355.56

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 29/02/2020 and 29/05/2020.

How do car brakes work?

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

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

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

There are different systems used for braking from one car to the next which suits the needs of the vehicle size and function.

The common hydraulic system uses fluid to apply pressure to pistons in the car close to its wheels to bring the car to a halt.

Some cars also have power brake assistance which helps to reduce the amount of effort required to apply stopping power.

Brake Fault Symptoms

If you need to have your brakes repaired there are several issues that could have caused the problem and several things that could be affected.

If you suspect you need your brakes repaired but your car is still drivable, there are some symptoms which could give you clues as to what the problem is.

The brakes are often the noisiest part of a car if there is an issue which means you should be able to hear a problem which cannot be said of many other broken car parts.

Here are the tell-tale sounds and signs to look out for if your cars brakes have an issue.

Metallic grinding noise

This may be caused by worn out brake pads. If they are so worn down, metal will be clutching metal to stop, so the noise will not be pleasant!

Squeaking brakes

This is caused if there is friction being created from the linings of the brakes which will lead to further damage being caused to the brake pads, brake linings, brake drums and rotors.

If you have squeaking brakes you could even have a stone or debris stuck in between the brake caliper and the brake pad, though this is rare.

If you would like to know more about why my brakes are squeaking, we have written a full guide for you to understand what do do and how much the repair would be to fix squeaking brakes.

All you have to do to find out why your brakes are squeaking is clicking here

Fading of low brake pedal

This can be caused by three issues, leakage in the system, air getting into the brake linings or there is a need to adjust the brake.

You will know if there is a problem if you need to pump the brakes to just stop the car, alternatively if the pedal sinks all the way to the floor when the car is stopped the problems listed above are the most likely to be causing issue.

Pulling to one side

This happens when you have a damaged brake line, have worn the brake linings down or have uneven linings.

If you can feel brakes dragging, this is likely to be caused by contaminated fluid being in the system or the brakes not being adjusted properly.

Abnormal brake behaviour

If the brake pedal feels mushy, spongy or is slow to sink to the floor, there is a good chance that the master cylinder is to blame. The cylinder is the part responsible for applying pressure to the brakes so when that pressure is not there, there is a high chance that the master cylinder is the problem.

Contaminated brake fluid

If the rubber seals on a master cylinder break down over time, the debris and lack of effectiveness of the part will result in the contamination of brake fluid, which turns dark brown or black in the eventuality of seal degradation.

Check engine light switched on

If the engine warning light switches on, there are a huge variety of problems which could be the cause including the master cylinder. Modern cars carry a huge number of pressure sensors to detect issues within the engine. If there is a pressure change, it could be the result of the master cylinder breaking.

As soon as you notice any of these problems, it is vital that you address the issue.

A mechanic is best qualified to carry out checks due to the variety of components, fluids and materials used to make up a braking system.

If you choose to ignore a drop in performance, you are putting your vehicle and everybody inside at risk.

Top Tips for Brake Repair

When you have your brakes repaired, it is also important to ensure that you and your mechanic keep the following points in mind.

When you are having your brake pads replaced, you should also have your discs replaced and ensure each axle has its own new set.

During the first 200km the performance of your new brakes may not be tip top as they need to ‘bed in’ you should therefore avoid heavy braking if it can be helped during this time.

After the installation you should also pump the brake pedal until it becomes stiff to break the new equipment in however you should also ensure the wheels freely rotate when the pedal is not pushed down.

By following this advice you will ensure your brakes serve your vehicle in the best possible way.

Brake Pads and Discs

Brake pads and discs are the most common form of brake repair. The brake discs spin with your car's wheels and the brake pads are pushed against the discs when you apply the brake pedal in order to bring your car to a halt.

For more information visit our brake pads and discs page.

Brake Caliper

Brake calipers hold the brake pads against the discs when the brakes are applied so a car cannot come to a stop without them being fully operational.

The brake caliper acts like a clamp when bringing the car to a stop and it needs to be able to grip the disc properly and apply enough pressure to work properly.

Brake caliper repair can consist of fixing the existing part, however, there is a high chance that the brake caliper will be replaced if there is a major problem as refurbishing a brake caliper or attempting to apply a fix may not completely repair the part.

Brake Fluid

Brake fluid is critical for the brake system and brake fluid problems are common when it comes to brake repairs. If the brake fluid drops below a certain level, a drivers ability to bring a car to a halt will drop rapidly. This often happens due to a leak as a result of rust.

Brake fluid will always be checked during a full service or an MOT and if the level is too low, a mechanic will check for a leak as this is the most common cause of low brake fluid.

If you have not had a full service and you are not due an MOT for a good while, it is always good practice to check your own car fluid levels, including brake fluid levels. The brake fluid container is located beneath the hood of the car and close to the bottom of the windshield. Check the brake fluid level by unscrewing the lid and peering into the container. Our fluid levels guide gives more information on checking your brake fluid.

ABS Brakes

An anti-lock braking system is used by many modern cars. This method of braking has been implemented as a safety measure as it allows a car to maintain tractive contact with the road as the brakes are applied and a car comes to a stop.

If you are wandering how do you use ABS brakes, then don’t worry, the ABS braking system is automatically applied to a car when the brakes are pressed, you don’t need to do anything different.

Cars with an ABS system will also be subject to the ABS light coming on at one time or another and if this happens, you need to take the car to a garage to have the issue looked at as the system may no longer be fully operational. If the ABS light AND brake light switch are on at the same time, it is critically important that you get to a local garage as soon as possible.

Brake Rotors

Brake rotors is another name for brake discs and if you would like more information on this subject, we have an entire page dedicated to brake pads and discs.

Master Cylinder

The master cylinder is a vital part of the braking system as it serves as the main valve through which brake fluid is channelled to the brake lines and onto the brake calipers which in turn, grip the brake pads which clamp onto the brake disc to bring a car to a halt.

A master cylinder controls the flow of brake fluid and so if there is a fault, the car will not be able to stop properly.

Brake Lines

Brake lines carry brake fluid from the master cylinder to the brake calipers. Brake lines are subject to deterioration from the result of rust damage and brake fluid leakage. If the brake lines break, then fluid cannot be carried to the brake calipers and you will not be able to stop your car. That is why it is so important to keep an eye on a drop in performance of your braking power as a reduction may highlight a problem with the brake lines.

Backing Plates

Backing plates hold brake discs in place and are what they are mounted upon. There is not a huge amount of problems when it comes to backing plates as the part is simply there to hold another part in place. The biggest issue could be that the part becomes dislodged from the result of an impact.

Handbrake repairs

The most common form of handbrake problems is when the handbrake cable snaps and a new one needs to be fitted. A new handbrake cable is not expensive and fitting the part is not a complex job so you should not have to pay a lot in labour.

If you think your handbrake is close to snapping, it is critical that you take your car to a garages as soon as possible. If you leave your car parked on an incline and the handbrake cable snaps while you are away from the vehicle, it could suddenly start rolling down a hill and pose a serious risk to pedestrians and other drivers.

The handbrake cable is made of metal and so, being exposed to the elements, will deteriorate over time. Rust may be a cause of the handbrake cable to weaken and snap.

One of the most obvious signs that your handbrake cable is close to snapping, is that the handbrake itself will pull up higher than usual.

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

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