Brake Repairs in Castleford

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

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Top garages for Brake Repairs in Castleford (67 found)
Wilco Motosave - Castleford
98 Jobs Completed
Castleford
4.5 / 5

Wilco Motosave is one of the North's leading independent family owned motorists' stores and fitting centres.

With 26 branches located throughout Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, Manchester & Rochdale, we'll be sure to have a store near to you. Each of our depots also contains a busy fast-fit centre too, where we fit tyres, batteries, exhausts and CATs to hundreds of cars every single day throughout our region. We also carry out servicing and fit braking parts too.

We will be pleased to carry out a Free No-Obligation Check on your Tyres, Exhausts & CATS, Batteries and Brakes and then provide a very competitive quote on any necessary work.

You're welcome to pop in to any of our branches or give them a call to arrange a suitable time.
Our stores are filled with all the leading car care and accessories brands, available for much lower prices than other stores and if you are more of a pedal power person rather than horse-power, our branches also stock a large range of bikes, for all the family, and cycle accessories too.

JHM
356 Jobs Completed
wakefield
4.8 / 5

JHM are a small, independent garage that has been established since 2010. Although we are a young company, our team of 5 have many years of experience. I, James, the owner, have over 25 years of experience in the motor industry and have previously worked for a specialised Turbocharger remanufacture and a string of high profile tuning companies and still retain good connections with them.

We are a fully-fledged specialist garage that can carry out any service or repair work, however we are very well known for our turbo repairs and ECU work; remapping, tuning, engine re-building as well as our advanced diagnostic work. We have the latest state of the art diagnostic equipment and also work with many local garages that cannot pinpoint the root of the vehicles problem, who then often ask us to perform a more thorough diagnosis on their behalf. We believe in digging deeper to find the actual root of the problem and then fixing it, rather than just replacing parts as if the problem is not addressed, you may just be masking the real issue.

You can rest assured that you are leaving your vehicle in safe hands by choosing to have your work carried out with us, we take great pride in our work. We endeavour to provide competitive prices but most importantly, to have each and every customer leave our garage happy. We will never carry out any further repairs without having spoken with your first and seeking authorisation. Please get in touch for an estimate today.

K & S Autos Ltd
111 Jobs Completed
Leeds
4.9 / 5

Here at K and S autos we offer a one stop service, from purchasing to servicing. If you purchase a vehicle from us we offer an after sales package to give you peace of mind. Our professionalism and the value for money we offer is the reason why we get so much repeat business. Our technical expertise is registered with the Institute of Motor Industry, with over 30 years of experience. We run a small business which allows us to offer great prices on repairs, and lower prices on our sales cars.

All our stock is HPi clear.

We provide a personalised, servicing for all makes and models.

Our servicing will protect your warranty, ensure your service book is stamped and more importantly save you up to 70% off main dealer service prices.

Contact us today to book in or discuss your specific requirement further.

Diagnostics and electrical repairs carried out.

MOT repairs.

Air-Conditioning servicing & Repairs.

Tyres at highly competitive prices.

Hydrogen engine clean system.

We offer all aspects of paintwork, for more information and prices please contact us.

We offer a free collection & drop off service on a pre-arranged basis.

Wilco Motosave - Knottingley
39 Jobs Completed
Knottingley
5.0 / 5

Wilco Motosave is one of the north's leading independent family owned motorists' stores and fitting centres.

With 26 branches located throughout Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, Manchester & Rochdale, we'll be sure to have a store near to you. Each of our depots also contains a busy fast-fit centre too, where we fit tyres, batteries, exhausts and CATs to hundreds of cars every single day throughout our region. We also carry out servicing and fit braking parts too.

We will be pleased to carry out a Free No-Obligation Check on your Tyres, Exhausts & CATS, Batteries and Brakes and then provide a very competitive quote on any necessary work.

You're welcome to pop in to any of our branches or give them a call to arrange a suitable time.
Our stores are filled with all the leading car care and accessories brands, available for much lower prices than other stores and if you are more of a pedal power person rather than horse-power, our branches also stock a large range of bikes, for all the family, and cycle accessories too.

Clarks of Garforth
10 Jobs Completed
GARFORTH
5.0 / 5

"We provide a personalised, quality service for all makes and models. Our servicing will protect your warranty, ensure your service book is stamped and more importantly save you up to 60 percent off main dealer service prices. We specialise in many various makes, with the latest main dealer diagnostics for specific brands. Contact us today to book in or discuss your specific requirement further. - See more at: http://www.clarkstyreandbattery.co.uk/pages/servicing-and-diagnostics.we also do mot's and mot work."

DB mobile mechanic
1 Job Completed
Featherstone
5.0 / 5

I am I ford trained mechanic that has worked for main dealers for 11 years. I try my hardest to meet customers needs and provide the best service I can.

DS Auto Repairs (mobile mechanic)
16 Jobs Completed
Wakefield
5.0 / 5

We are a mobile mechanic service that comes to you for car servicing, brakes, clutches, timing belts, battery replacement, weather you are at home or work or broken down at the road side we take the hassle out of getting your car repaired by bringing the garage to you!

Silver Street Garage
17 Jobs Completed
wakefield
5.0 / 5

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Malt Kiln Body Shop Ltd
10 Jobs Completed
Castleford
5.0 / 5

"Whether you're having car trouble or if it's time for your annual service, then you need a garage that provides excellent workmanship and service everytime.

As a family-run business, Malt Kiln Bodyshop, have earned an enviable reputation for providing customers, both private and commercial, with first rate car servicing and repairs, as well as body repairs using skills that have been developed over many years.

We are bodywork specialists, approved repairers of Auto Legal Protection Services, Kindertons and Collision Solutions.

We have recently moved to new premises, which is only a short drive from our previous workshop and we are well equipped to deal with all size jobs, from single repairs to commercial fleet contracts."

Autofix
18 Jobs Completed
Featherstone
4.8 / 5

We are a reliable family run business that covers Feathersone and the surrounding towns. We repair vehicles to the highest of standards at a very low cost to yourselves. If you would like us to quote on any work then please contact us via the Who Can Fix My Car website.

Mobile Automotive Services
30 Jobs Completed
Pontefract
4.9 / 5

At Mobile Automotive Services, we can supply and fit all the parts necessary to have your vehicle back on the road as quickly as possible. We take pride in the quality of our workmanship and always charge a fair price. Our car maintenance and repair services include: Mechanical and electrical repairs Exhaust and brake repairs, Alternator and batteries, Steering and suspension, Fault finding and diagnostic testing, Arrange MOT tests, Industry standard servicing, Tyres and Wheel alignment, All of our workmanship is fully guaranteed for added peace of mind.

Thornes Lane Garage
1 Job Completed
Wakefield
5.0 / 5

"The garage for all your motoring needs! A warm welcome awaits you at Thornes Lane Garage where customer service and quality of workmanship has been the key to our success, Gareth and Mick have many years of experience in the motor trade and with their team of staff look forward to helping you with any services you require."

KJR Service and Repair.
4 Jobs Completed
knottingley
5.0 / 5

we specializ in all makes of cars and have 25 years of experiance.we are happy to give advice over the phone on all cars.we also offer a free pick up sevice.phone us on 01977 607413 or 07450470459. web adress www.kjrserviceandrepaire.co.uk

TROY AUTO POINT HALTON
8 Jobs Completed
LEEDS
4.8 / 5

"Welcome to Troy Auto Point Halton. HistoryStarting with a Motor Accessory shop in North Street, Leeds in 1965, Troy Autopoint has evolved over the years and now has two fully equipped Car Service Centres.Small jobs can often be carried out on a while you wait basis whilst customers relax in our modern air-conditioned waiting areas.In addition to our busy car servicing facility, we have built up a reputation as a leading supplier of car tyres in the Leeds area. With stock of more than 1500 tyres on the shelf and ready to fit, we aim to keep you on the road with the minimum of delay and at prices that big national companies just cannot match! Our MOT testing service is another increasingly popular part of our business. We offer a fast, efficient service at a discounted price (see Special Offers) and a no obligation quote for any repairs that may be required.From a simple oil change to a major service including cambelt changes, we have the equipment and the knowledge to offer you not just a comprehensive maintenance package but also a cost effective way to maintain your car.For a fast friendly service at a price to put a smile on your face, click on the menu above for details of how to contact us to book your car service, MOT test or repair."

M T SPECIALIST CARS
1 Job Completed
CASTLEFORD
5.0 / 5

"We are a Castleford based company specialising in German car solutions. We cater for BMW, VW, Audi, Seat and Skoda. All other makes are also welcome. We specialise in servicing, diagnostics, mechanical repairs, paint and panel repairs"

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

The most common Castleford 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 Castleford 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.

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5.00

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How much does Brake Repairs cost in Castleford?

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


Brake Repairs Cost by Car Make in Castleford
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Vauxhall£146.64

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 29/10/2019 and 27/01/2020.

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