Brake Repairs in Doncaster

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

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Top garages for Brake Repairs in Doncaster (90 found)
IN'n'OUT Autocentres Rotherham
636 Jobs Completed
Parkgate
4.6 / 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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McGregor Mechanics
25 Jobs Completed
Rotherham
5.0 / 5

I am a small family run business operating from my home address. I have a fully furbished workshop with all the latest equipment meaning there is nothing we can't do. I have over 10 years dealership experience and forward facing customer service management. I am also trained to an NVQ lvl 3, IMI credited, DVSA registered MOT tester, Master technician, Electric vehicle technician.

Here at McGregor Mechanics we only use the best approved parts which means we comply with the vehicles manafacturer warranty but also because we only use the very best we can offer a substantial warranty on all our work which includes labour aswell as parts.

Because McGregor Mechanics is a family run business operating from my fully furbished workshop we can offer a fantastic experience at a fraction of the price.

Many thanks, Jimmy McGregor

R Turner Motor Specialist LTD
128 Jobs Completed
ROTHERHAM
4.8 / 5

My names Rob, I've been a mechanic for the past 10 years, worked for a main dealer for the past 4 years. I've worked on pretty much ever car going.

I can do anything from a service to an engine rebuild, cambelt to modifications. I am mobile for those who cant get away from work.

I'm reliable, quick and competitive. I will aim to beat all genuine quotes

Church Hall Garage Ltd
380 Jobs Completed
Thurnscoe
4.9 / 5

Established in 1975, Church Hall Garage Ltd has been maintaining and repairing cars, light vans and 4x4 vehicles to the highest possible standards.

With the fully equipt workshop we are able to carry out all aspects of servicing and repairs, including clutches, timing belts, diesel and petrol engine diagnostic's, air conditioning re-gassing and repairs, head gaskets etc.

Due to our continued investment we are able to offer the latest in diagnostics technology, which means we can repair your car at a fraction of the cost.

We offer collection and delivery within the local area, a 5 mile radius, and have 2 courtesy vehicles that are free to use for all our customers. (Age restriction do apply) (Please note collection and delivery is dependent on location. Please contact us before accepting a job.)

We pride ourselves with a fantastic reputation, with customers coming from far and wide and we aim for 100% customer satisfaction.

Thank you for viewing our profile, we look forward to hearing from you in the future.

Wilco Motosave - Doncaster
116 Jobs Completed
Doncaster
4.9 / 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.

Mill Street Autos
2 Job Completed
Armthorpe
5.0 / 5

WHY CHOOSE MILL STREET AUTOS?
Were an independent workshop with over 18 Years Experience.
Our Top of the range workshop features 2 MOT testing bays.
Latest diagnostic equipment and 5 highly trained technicians.
Our team specialises in all makes and models from diagnostics to full engine rebuilds.
All our parts and labour are fully Warranted.

PK Autos
87 Jobs Completed
Swinton
4.8 / 5

Established in 2017, PK Autos as been maintaining and repairing cars to the the highest possible standards.With over 17 years experience in a main dealer we can guarentee a main dealer experience at independent competitve pricing.

With the fully equipt workshop we are able to carry out all aspects of servicing and repairs, including clutches, timing belts, diesel and petrol engine diagnostic's, air conditioning re-gassing and repairs, head gaskets etc.

We are able to offer the latest in diagnostics technology, which means we can repair your car at a fraction of the cost.

We offer collection and delivery within the local area free of charge within 10 mile radius.

We pride ourselves with a fantastic reputation, with customers coming from far and wide and we aim for 100% customer satisfaction.

Formula One Autocentres - Doncaster
104 Jobs Completed
Doncaster
4.0 / 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.

Barnsley Road Garage Goldthorpe
19 Jobs Completed
Goldthorpe
4.6 / 5

We are a small independent garage carrying out repairs on most vehicles. Our 3 highly trained mechanics/technicians have over 25 years of combined experience.

New tyres supplied & fitted as well as puncture repairs on all sizes, small or large.
Servicing, Repairs, Clutches, Timing Belts, Welding and Air conditioning recharging are just a small number of the services we offer all at excellent prices.

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Wilco Motosave - Mexborough
43 Jobs Completed
Mexborough
4.8 / 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.

Big on Tyres Autocentres
66 Jobs Completed
Doncaster
4.8 / 5

******PLEASE NOTE OUR OPENING TIMES AFTER 18.00 ARE DROP OFF ONLY AT OUR DROP OFF LOCATION:-
BIG ON TYRES
TRAFFORD WAY
DONCASTER
DN1 3BX
OUT OF HOURS NUMBER IS ON OUR WEBSITE
PLEASE LEAVE CAR AT THE PETROL STATION AND LEAVE YOUR KEYS AT THE COUNTER, WE WILL PICK UP THE JOB THE FOLLOWING DAY.******
Big On Tyres Autocentres Doncaster Nelson Street is one of Doncaster's Fastest growing auto-centres. The company was started on the 9th of October 2007 at it's first depot in Doncaster's most central area selling just tyres, we now cater to all aspects of vehicle repairs. Tyres, servicing, exhausts, suspension, gearbox, clutches. We are looking forward to receiving your enquiry.

Auto Electrics
21 Jobs Completed
Rotherham
5.0 / 5

Auto Electricians with 25 yrs plus in the garage trade.
We can offer a mobile service available to call to your home or Work place.
We provide many services.
5 star rating on google and Yell.com
Mot work.
Welding.
Service.
Key coding.
Renault Keycard Specialist.
Ecu replacement.
Burnt wiring.
Air conditioning.
Carbon cleaning.
Bsi coding.
Milage correction.
Alternators and starters.
Batteries..call out and fit service.
Accessory fitting.
Remote locking upgrades.
Alarms and immobilisers.
Reverse sensors.

Fast Fix Mobile Mechanics
42 Jobs Completed
Doncaster
4.0 / 5

Here at Fast Fix Mobile Mechanics, we offer our customers a full vehicle repair and maintenance service carried out at your location of choice – taking the hassle out of trying to get in to a garage or arranging alternative transport to get home. We work out of fully equipped mobile workshop vans, and use the very latest Snap On diagnostic equipment which is able to read and diagnose all faults, no matter how big or small, and can also re-code.

Our technicians are fully qualified in motor repairs up to Senior ATA accreditation level. Our ATA accreditations include motor maintenance, Glazing, Hybrid, Air con and Body repairs. We have experience in Ford and Porsche main dealers and are Porsche approved. Our work is also backed by the I.M.I and we are signing up to be members of the Good Garage Scheme at present, meaning that we will adhere to a strict code of conduct and an industry standard checklist at all times.

We can carry out MOT’s in a local trusted garage which we use often when we need ramp space to carry out bigger jobs, and with our MOT service we offer a personal pick up and drop off service which ensures you aren’t stuck at the garage should your vehicle fail. Should your vehicle fail its MOT, we can carry out any required works on the same day and then re-test it for free, and drop it back off to you asap (same/next day).

We pride ourselves on our honest work ethic and will only ever carry out works on your vehicle if they are required. We know the key to a successful business is taking care of your customers and we endeavour to do just that.

Give us a call any time for unbiased advice, or to request a quote.

Dexel Tyre and Auto Centre (Bentley, Doncaster)
24 Jobs Completed
Doncaster
4.0 / 5

First established in 1961 by Harry and Peter France, Dexel is still a family owned and run business today. We operate out of 12 branches throughout South Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and North Nottinghamshire. Ten of these branches fly the Dexel flag with a further 2 branches in Sheffield trading under the names Mr Exhaust and One Stop Motorist Centre. From these sites we employ over 130 members of staff and offer a complete range of automotive and tyre services for both retail and commercial customers.

We believe it is our traditional family values and honest approach to business that have kept Dexel strong throughout the last 5 decades. We have always kept our promise that “customers will always receive a great service with honest advice, at a fair price.”

Ringways (Doncaster)
5 Job Completed
Doncaster
5.0 / 5

Utilising advanced service technology, your Kia is designed to need a minimum of maintenance. Our unique technology means that your Kia has the intelligence to monitor its own condition and pre-warn you when a service is due. So when the time comes, it’s important to know that your Kia is serviced by highly trained technicians who understand the performance engineering of your car. As an authorised Kia Dealer, Ringways Garages Ltd provide cost effective and thorough service programmes that will keep your Kia at the peak of its performance throughout its life

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

The most common Doncaster 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 Doncaster 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 Doncaster bookings

4.50

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