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Brake Repairs in Coventry

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

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Top garages for Brake Repairs in Coventry (129 found)
Mr Tyre - Warwick
40 Jobs Completed
Warwick
5.0 / 5

Mr Tyre offer a comprehensive range of tyre fitting, puncture repairs and auto services from our centre in Warwick. Drawing on over 48 years of experience in the industry and an extensive range of products, we can get the best out of any vehicle. Book with us, visit our local garage and our friendly team will ensure you stay safe on the road.

Tyre Fitting
Our tyre fitting service caters for all types of vehicles. We offer an extensive range of tyres from the world’s leading brands, supporting all customers in Warwick, irrespective of price range. Whether you’re looking for high quality budget tyres or premium performance tyres, we can help. Our tyre fitters are fully equipped to provide tyre fittings with swift turnaround times, accompanied by expert advice and knowledge.

Car Servicing ( MOTs – available soon)
Car servicing and MOTs are vital in ensuring your car is compliant with all the necessary legal regulations and is safe to drive on the road. Here at Mr Tyre, we relieve all these concerns by offering comprehensive vehicle servicing packages and reliable MOT testing. Simply visit our vehicle service centre and we’ll perform a thorough assessment of your vehicle. Our expert team will then relay their findings, along with fair, transparent advice on how to remedy any issues.

Batteries, Brakes, Exhausts & Clutches
Batteries are a key component to any vehicle. We provide a thorough check of all car batteries and will provide replacements and fittings if needed. In addition, we also offer brake fitting, exhaust fitting and repair, clutch replacement and many other services. Our technicians have extensive knowledge and experience about all aspects of a car, enabling them to swiftly identify and remedy outlying issues. We can provide new brakes or a new exhaust the very same day, simply visit our autocentre in Warwick.

IN'n'OUT Autocentres Coventry
833 Jobs Completed
Coventry
4.4 / 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.

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Binley Woods Service Centre
539 Jobs Completed
Coventry
4.5 / 5

*** NOMINATED IN THE WCFMC GARAGE AWARDS 2019 ***

Our service centre provides the best quality methods used in the industry to undergo the best and most satisfying experience you will have when letting us handle all you car repairs and maintenance.

**We provide FREE collection and delivery from your work or home all across Warwickshire and surrounding areas - hassle free so you can carry on working or just relax - as long as car is drive-able WE GOT IT! ( Mon-Fri only, not available on weekends)

***We offer payment plans: split the bill over 4 equal payments - no credit check , no interest added.

We are endorsed and verified by the AA & RAC as a recommended car service repair centre, as well as being memebers of RMI - Retail Motor Industry.

We are part of UK;s largest garage network AUTO GARAGES (GAU) & APPROVED GARAGES and are also a Shell Helix motor oil centre.

We will save you time, effort & ££££

We provide you a main deal alternative and facilities without the main dealer price tag.

DMP Motors
77 Jobs Completed
Leamington Spa
5.0 / 5

...Established in 2010 serving the local area, if you looking for cheap reliable service you can depend on you have come to the right place, using dealer level software we can access all you vehicle components and carry out new coding if necessary.
We also carry our brake, clutch, alternator repairs and all major servicing including cambelt and water pump replacement.
All items change are all covered by the relevant warrantys.
We look forward to hearing from you.

Chapmans Autocentre
104 Jobs Completed
Exhall, Coventry
4.5 / 5

Chapmans Autocentre specialise in VW Audi Skoda & Seat. We also work on all makes of cars & vans. We pride ourselves on excellent customer service and transparency for customers.

Mr Tyre Ltd - Coventry
223 Jobs Completed
Coventry
3.8 / 5

Mr Tyre Ltd was established in 1971 at Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham in the West Midlands with one store. We now operate a total of 34 strategically placed fitting centres giving an incredible coverage across the central England region.

With many years’ experience in the tyre industry we have a reputation for providing high quality products at competitive prices. Being so well established has allowed us to form close relationships with virtually every major tyre manufacturer.

Alongside tyres, our stores offer most mechanical repairs including brakes, servicing, engine repairs, suspension, MOT testing, stainless steel exhausts, engine remapping and air conditioning repairs and re-gas.

We are happy to serve Coventry and its surrounding areas.

Protyre Warwick
71 Jobs Completed
Warwick
4.8 / 5

The number of services offered by the centre has gradually increased to meet customer demand including motorcycle tyres and MOT's as well as servicing. Protyre Warwick was the first centre to become a Bridgestone Gold location and is renowned for its wheel allignment technology setting up road cars for motorsport and track days. The team continue to provide tyres for car, van, 4x4 and motorcycles as well as undertaking MOTs and servicing work. Protyre Warwick also undertakes work on brakes, batteries and exhausts. Why not visit our centre to get the best advise from our experts or feel free to buy online with same day fitting available.

Vastec ltd
35 Jobs Completed
Warwick
4.2 / 5

VASTEC is a well established Warwickshire based company, we are your independent specialists for all VAG (Volkswagen, Audi, Seat and Skoda) Group vehicles. Offering servicing and repairs to dealership standards.

With a workshop that contains the latest tools and technology, it enables us to provide your with the very best in car repairs and servicing to the highest of standards. Out staff are fully trained VAG master techs with over 50 years experience in VAG vehicles

Our Strategy
VASTEC's core strength is the quality of service we provide to customers. We strive for excellent customer satisfaction, offering equivalent standards to commercial dealerships at rates more acceptable to the customer.

Formula One Autocentres - Coventry
216 Jobs Completed
Coventry
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.

MOT Coventry DRS
48 Jobs Completed
Coventry
4.8 / 5

MOT Coventry DRS are in Coventry, about 5 minutes from Ricoh Arena off Junction 3 M6. We specialise in MOT’s, Diagnostics and Repairs and Services. Our employees have over 50 years’ experience in car repairs and MOT’s so you can be sure to trust us with your vehicle. Our prices are very competitive, and we only offer the best services at our garage.

We understand you may have a busy schedule that’s why we are the ONLY MOT station in Coventry that offers after working hours MOT’s until 8pm to accommodate your needs. For after hour MOT’s we require a PayPal payment and booking in advance.

Andy Denton Motor Repairs
88 Jobs Completed
Coventry
5.0 / 5

For all your garage needs look no further than Andy Denton! We look forward to receiving your enquiries.

CM Autos
9 Jobs Completed
Bedworth
5.0 / 5

Local business service.
Pick up drop off service.
full service, mot prep work, all mechanical problems reviewed.
Private and light commercial vehicles.

AutoDiag
133 Jobs Completed
Rugby
4.6 / 5

Auto Electrical and Mechanical Specialists. All the Autodiag Technicians have to pass the grade to be employed with us. You can rest assure that all our Techs have the best qualifications and undergo strict reviews to ensure they meet our goals. Our Main goal is customer satisfaction!

From diagnostics to clutch replacements, you are guaranteed to leave our workshop feeling 100% satisfied that your vehicle has been in the best hands for its repairs and services. Our fantastic garage is home to the latest equipment and our friendly, approachable team will give you the best advice for your car.

A. INSTONE MOBILE MECHANIC
20 Jobs Completed
Rugby
5.0 / 5

With over 20 years experience in the motor trade industry and 5 years as a mobile mechanic, I apply my skills and knowledge gained to all of my work ensuring you are back behind the wheel in a roadworthy car. My aim is to provide you with a reliable, honest and efficient service leaving you 100% satisfied.

From diagnostic tests to exhaust replacements, I can carry out a range of repairs at your home or work which will remove the hassle of going to a garage.

A Car Care Centre Ltd
28 Jobs Completed
Coventry
5.0 / 5

We are a reliable family run business that covers Coventry 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.

We understand the frustration caused by not having your car, which is why our Dingle, Liverpool car mechanics work efficiently to get your car back on the road in next to no time.

We provide:
- Car Servicing
- Car Repairs
- Vehicle Air Conditioning
- Clutch Replacements
- Car Batteries
- MOT Repairs
- Engine Repair & Rebuilds
- Engine Tuning
- Car Body Repairs
- Dent Removal

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

The most common Coventry 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 Coventry 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 Coventry bookings

4.88

8 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.

Brake Specialists Near You

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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