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Brake Repairs in Chorley

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

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Top garages for Brake Repairs in Chorley (25 found)
Autoserve Mobile
170 Jobs Completed
Leyland
4.8 / 5

Autoserve provides a mobile mechanic service covering the Northwest. All our friendly fully qualified mechanics have a minimum of 10' years experience & travel to your WORK or HOME with fully equipped vans including the latest diagnostics.

Everything we offer comes with an unconditional 12 month warranty on parts & labour.

If you would like to know more you can visit our website at:
www.autoservemobile.co.uk

www.facebook.com/autoservemobile

S & R Miller - Independent Audi Centre Ltd
53 Jobs Completed
Wigan
5.0 / 5

Independent VW Audi group specialists. Genuine parts used, VAT registered garage, fully qualified Audi technician with dealer diagnostic equipment. Recently opened by fully qualified Audi technician Stuart Miller, 32. Working at an Audi dealership for the previous 8 years, Stuart found an unmet consumer need for a more reasonably priced alternative to the main dealer. Based in Standish Wigan.

Barry & Wilkinson Tyre & Exhaust Leyland - Team Protyre
43 Jobs Completed
Leyland
2.8 / 5

The Barry and Wilkinson Tyre and Exhaust Centre in Leyland was opened in the 1980s and joined the Protyre network in 2009. The centre was extensively refurbished in 2014 to improve customer facilities. Chris and his team will carry out a free vehcicle safety check on your car, van or 4x4, checking tyres, brakes, batteries, under bonnet fluids along with lights and wiper blades. Barry & Wilkinson Tyre & Exhaust Leyland - Team Protyre holds an extensive stock of tyres from all the leading manufacturers including Pirelli, Bridgestone, Michelin, Continental, Falken and GT Radial. The centre also undertakes MOTs, servicing, diagnostics as well as the replacement of brakes, batteries, exhausts and repairs to suspensions.

Moores Mobile Auto Repairs
9 Jobs Completed
Chorley
5.0 / 5

Carry out work on a mobile basis , both mechanical and body repairs , brakes , cam belts, alternators , servicing etc etc ( no clutches ) also repair bumpers and other panels , painted to a high standard
All this at a time convenient time to the customer , all repairs carried out in 1 day or less both mechanical and body repairs

Zoo Performance Ltd
34 Jobs Completed
Chorley
4.9 / 5

Zoo Performance Limited was formed in early 2015 by a group of individuals that have vast main dealer experience.
Looking for a new challenge we joined forces and produced ZOO
We deal prodominantly in sports and performance vehicles but we cater for everyone with a wide selction of general cars also.
We have a fully equiped workshop on site and a Ex- Audi/VW Master Mechanic equipped with state of the art SNAP-ON Diagnostic tools.
We aim to give the general public a good experiance when the unfortunate event of a breakdown etc takes place. We aim to make it as easy as possible for you by offering a collection and delivery service within a certain radius and by offering great rates on Parts and Labour. WE WILL BEAT ANY GENUINE LIKE FOR LIKE QUOTE.

Protyre - Leyland Barry and Wilkinson
7 Jobs Completed
Leyland
5.0 / 5

Steve and the team welcome you to the best local independent garage/fast fit centre in the area.

We are pleased to offer: car, van, truck and 4x4 tyres; mobile tyre fitting, exhausts, MOTs, batteries, servicing, brakes, wheel alignment, engine diagnostics, suspension and air conditioning at very competitive prices.

We are often 40% cheaper than the major chains and dealer networks. We have a comfortable reception area and our highly qualified team of technicians look forward to seeing you soon.

Perrys Leyland
Member since 15 October 2014
Leyland

Welcome to Perrys Leyland, where the price of servicing is comparable with the prices you pay at a local fast fit. That said, choosing a franchised dealer will mean that you'll get a great deal more. With Perrys, we don't fast fit. Instead we use care and attention to ensure that you receive the right fix, at the right price, first time around. Our time-served technicians are all manufacturer-trained using the latest diagnostic equipment and technology, with all of our work guaranteed for 12 months or 10,000 miles. Also, you will be safe in the knowledge that we use trusted and official parts.We offer a wide range of alternative transport options from Courtesy Cars to Collection and Delivery. If you prefer, you can while you wait for your vehicle to be repaired or serviced in one of our sites comfortable reception areas, which have free Wi Fi and refreshments.We look forward to hearing from you.

Otra Ltd
Member since 08 August 2019
Bamber Bridge

OTRA Ltd is a family business with a background of over 40 years' experience as vehicle repair specialists. We offer an all-round service for your car or company fleet, providing the full range of mechanical and auto electrical repair and maintenance as well as offering year-round support for contract clients to suit any needs.
OTRA Ltd was established in 2015, originally specialising in on-the-road auto electrical repair and maintenance for contract clients such as Lancashire Fire and Rescue and Highways England. Thanks to a growing reputation, we began providing all-round automotive support for various other businesses and private clients, eventually expanding into our new premises on Walton Summit in Bamber Bridge, near Preston inBy providing second-to-none service, helped by the wealth of knowledge of our growing team, we are proud that the OTRA name quickly became synonymous with quality and reliability among our customers. This has allowed us to grow into the trusted and fast-growing business that OTRA is today as we continue to offer the best service available to all our customers.

Clock Garage
Member since 22 February 2016
CHORLEY

We are a Renault and Dacia main dealer with the knowledge, specific tooling and diagnostic equipment to efficiently repair and maintain all Renault and Dacia vehicles. We have also sold and repaired numerous other makes over the 30 years we have been in business. So can confidently repair vehicle from most manufacturers. With expert servicing from £99 inclusive and MOT's for £39 and special discounted labour rates for vehicle over 4 years old. If you live within 10 miles of our dealership, we are able to provide you with our collect and deliver service. or the facility to wait while your car is being repaired. We complete a free vehicle health check on every car that enters the workshop to provide total peace of mind. In addition, all our work comes with a 12 month guarantee.

Chorley Nissan
Member since 23 November 2011
Chorley

Nissan main dealer. Fixed price servicing From -ú99.00 Free courtesy cars. Free wash and vac. Free collection and delivery radius 10 miles.Free Pan european roadside assistance with every Nissan service.

INL Autobody Specialists
Member since 02 December 2012
Chorley

"INL Autobody Specialists, has over 15 years experience in the Vehicle Bodywork Repair sector. INL covers all aspects of bodywork repairs and paint refinishing to both Trade and Private customers throughout the local area of Chorley, Lancashire.Your local autobody repair specialists provides local people with a professional Vehicle Repair and Paint refinishing service from the fully fitted workshop. The experienced staff ensure customers recieve an efficient and excellent service. The service is intended to be cost effective every time.Examples of work undertaken includes:- Paint refinishingPanel repairs and panel replacementWheel restorationAll aspects of WeldingSill repairsSmart repairsRestore faded paint work without the need for re-paintingPlastic bumper repairs and so much more The processes are suitable for all makes and models of vehicles. The processes are tailored to each vehicle and can help avoid paying out for expensive insurance excesses.INL has a professional and qualified Senior ATA Panel Technician / Painter."

White Hill Garage
Member since 16 March 2012
Chorley

WE ARE ON THE A6, JUST OUTSIDE BUCKSHAW VILLAGE!
Brakes, Clutches, Exhausts, Servicing, Diagnostics, Economy Tuning & much more.

RCJ MOTORS
Member since 16 April 2016
chorley

We specialise in servicing, brakes, diagnostic, tyres, MOT, Their not much we cant do. Give us a try you will not be disappointed.

J&N recovery and repairs
Member since 25 May 2019
Chorley

I am a mobile mechanic with over 26 yrs experience served my apprenticeship at the audi factory in Germany but I specialise in all makes and models of all petrol and diesel cars from servicing to repairs/clutches/timing belts/brakes/exhausts/tyres/welding/engine changes and engine rebuilds etc

Oakwell Garage
Member since 24 August 2017
Leyland

Oakwell was founded in June 1983 by Paul Oakley and Brian Welsh. The original aim was to provide a high quality local auto electrical repair facility reconditioning alternators, starter motors and dynamos for the motor trade.
This was very quickly established and customers happy with our re conditioning services soon asked us to provide auto electrical repair and diagnostic services on their vehicles. We have always listened to customer requests and we soon expanded into mechanical repairs and MOT testing as requested.

All our expansion over the last 30 + years has been achieved by training our own apprentices from school and continually supporting them through the investors in people standard. Unlike a lot of garages we have retained and invested in our staff and are now able to offer you some of the best trained and competent engineers in the country. When people tell you garages do not repair cars any more please pay Oakwell a visit.

All our technicians have started as auto electricians and we have developed their skills according to their preferred interests. We now have specialist Diagnostic Technicians, Engine Re-Manufacturing Technicians, On Site Repair Technicians, Welding and Fabrication Engineers and MOT tyre and exhaust fitters.

We can repair or replace any part of your car or light commercial vehicle, our work is constantly monitored through our ISO9002 quality control system and we are Trading Standards approved.

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

The most common Chorley 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 Chorley 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 Chorley bookings

5.00

2 reviews

How much does Brake Repairs cost in Chorley?

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


Brake Repairs Cost by Car Make in Chorley
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Ford£304.44

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