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Brake Repairs in Glasgow

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

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Top garages for Brake Repairs in Glasgow (189 found)
Rivus Fleet Solutions - Glasgow
7 Job Completed
Glasgow,
5.0 / 5

Rivus, formerly known as BT Fleet, is the UK’s largest fleet management company with a network of fully-accredited and manufacturer-approved garages throughout the UK. Our garages are responsible for working on some of the largest fleets in the country – and they’re open to you too. Our qualified technicians have the skills and equipment to do whatever is needed to keep your vehicle moving, including servicing, maintenance, repairs and MOTs. We have a have a long history of providing award-winning services at the most competitive prices, together with network of trusted suppliers so your vehicle will only be fitted with parts of highest quality. We’re ready to help you.

Js Auto’s
1 Job Completed
Paisley
5.0 / 5

Here at Js Auto’s we offer a fully mobile service coming to you and providing a fast, reliable and honest service. Everything from brakes to servicing, covering Glasgow and surrounding areas.

Drivers Autocentre Ltd - Maryhill Road
284 Jobs Completed
Glasgow
4.7 / 5

We are a Clean, Modern and Progressive Car and Van Service and Sales Centre. We have over 15 Years Experience at our various locations across Glasgow and The West. All of our Technicians are fully qualified within the Main Dealer Network and completed various training programmes of manufacturers such as Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Ford, Mazda, Vauxhall, VW Audi Group and Nissan. We aim to be the number 1 choice for customers and as such we offer excellent levels of customer care and attention aswell as aiming to have your vehicle completed within a timely manner. We also offer the following services to help our customers take the hassle out of motoring:
• Free Vehicle Health Check
• Electronic Video of Vehicle
• Courtesy Vehicle (Booked In Advance)
• Collection and Delivery (Booked In Advance)
• Lift Home or Locally (Normally Same Day)
• Payment Assist (Spread the Cost of The Bill at no Extra Cost)
• All Repairs Come Warranted
• Full VAT Invoice Provided
• Sales Leasing and Finance
Our Sites also have Fully Equipped customer waiting areas with WIFI, Newspapers / Magazines and Comfort Facility. Myself and the team look forward to welcoming you to Drivers Autocentre and should you have any questions or queries just give us a call or message in. Thanks David Lamb Managing Director.

AVS auto solutions
234 Jobs Completed
glasgow
4.7 / 5

AVS is a newly established family run garage in the glasgow area ... we offer competitively priced service and repair on all makes and models of vehicles. We cater for all customers needs and offer a collection service at your place of work or home.

M J D Automotive
228 Jobs Completed
Glasgow
5.0 / 5

Offering a mobile service, here at MJD Automotive our aim is to provide you with a fast, efficient & reliable service. When your vehicle fails MJD Automotive prevails! At the forefront of the automotive industry, we use the top of the range equipment and have a team of highly skilled technicians with years of top line industry experience. This is what is needed to provide you with optimum 5-star consistency in the motor industry.

Being mobile means we can come to you wherever you are and at a time that is convenient to you. We provide a range of services and repairs roadside but also have access to a fantastic workshop when needed. If your vehicle needs to visit the workshop we offer a collection and delivery service. With a wealth of experience, we cover all makes and models in addition to light commercial vehicles and fleet vehicles.

All our parts are sourced from reputable suppliers and come with a standard manufacturer warranty. In addition to this, all our labour is covered by a 12-month warranty, leaving you with peace of mind. Let a reliable and highly-skilled team provide you with the service that you deserve. You can rest assured knowing your vehicle is in good hands.

S.M BRAKES
313 Jobs Completed
RENFREW
4.9 / 5

Award winning mobile brakes specialist covering Glasgow and the surrounding areas. Dedicated to providing a hassle free service at your doorstep. A first class company supplying and fitting the best quality parts and customer service. Pay less do less with S.M BRAKES.

GMC Car and Commercial Repairs
291 Jobs Completed
Paisley
4.7 / 5

GMC Car and Commercial Repairs is a local independent garage based in Paisley that has over 20 years experience in providing repairs, servicing and maintenance on all makes and models of cars, vans and trucks. Our talented and skilled technicians have a wealth of knowledge and understand how important it is you receive an honest and efficient service.

We are recognised for our diagnostic services and have all of the latest equipment and technology to correctly pinpoint any faults. This can ultimately save you a great deal of money. Once we have carried out a diagnostic assessment, we shall discuss any further work with you and talk through your options.

All our parts are of high quality and are sourced from a highly regarded supplier and come with a standard manufaturer warranty. We want all of our customers to receive a terrific experience, our friendly team will always go the extra mile for you. A collection and delivery service is available for those that are within a 10mile radius.

Kerr tech Motor engineers LTD
763 Jobs Completed
Rutherglen
5.0 / 5

Our established family run business offers automotive services at great rates. Our roles include MOT's, servicing, electrical work, brakes steering and suspenison, tyres, clutch and gearbox repairs and anything a bit crazy.. Engine forging turbo upgrades boost controllers.. Project rebuilds.... ( all finished upgrading will be set at low boost and standard ignition timing , car will need to be taken to tuner for dyno run and corrective adaptions)

Findlay's auto services
189 Jobs Completed
Glasgow
5.0 / 5

We are a local independent workshop based in Glasgow, who carry out all forms of mechanical repairs, maintenance, servicing and also in-house MOT's. Our business has been established since 2007 however we have only been in our new premises for just under a year due to needing a larger workshop to suit customers' needs.

We are a team of three technicians who have over 20 years of experience in this industry, including Citroen and Audi main dealer experience.

We can offer our customers based within 10 miles a collection and delivery service for a small fee, or the use of our comfortable waiting room which offers Wi-Fi and refreshments.

DAC Firpark
1627 Jobs Completed
Glasgow
4.7 / 5

We are a Clean, Modern and Progressive Car and Van Service and Sales Centre. We have over 15 Years Experience at our various locations across Glasgow and The West. All of our Technicians are fully qualified within the Main Dealer Network and completed various training programmes of manufacturers such as Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Ford, Mazda, Vauxhall, VW Audi Group and Nissan. We aim to be the number 1 choice for customers and as such we offer excellent levels of customer care and attention aswell as aiming to have your vehicle completed within a timely manner. We also offer the following services to help our customers take the hassle out of motoring:
• Free Vehicle Health Check
• Electronic Video of Vehicle
• Courtesy Vehicle (Booked In Advance)
• Collection and Delivery (Booked In Advance)
• Lift Home or Locally (Normally Same Day)
• Payment Assist (Spread the Cost of The Bill at no Extra Cost)
• All Repairs Come Warranted
• Full VAT Invoice Provided
• Sales Leasing and Finance
Our Sites also have Fully Equipped customer waiting areas with WIFI, Newspapers / Magazines and Comfort Facility. Myself and the team look forward to welcoming you to Drivers Autocentre and should you have any questions or queries just give us a call or message in. Thanks

Auto Solutions East LTD
1497 Jobs Completed
East Kilbride
4.8 / 5

AUTO SOLUTIONS EK Ltd is a family run garage which has been trading for over 25 years Based in East Kilbride, we are a well established and reputable company in the local area. All 3 of our time served technicians are IMI registered. We have the latest snap-on 3D wheel alignmetnt system and snap-on diagnostic equipment We cover East Kilbride and surrounding areas for car servicing and repairs, MOT testing and vehicle breakdown recovery. check our 100% feedback .

Certificates

Our certificate of registration for the Motor Industry Code of Practice means we comply with guidelines set out by the registered body. We are also a Servicesure certified garage which means we offer a national warranty.We offer low cost servicing that won't affect your warranty, meaning you won't have to pay dealership prices. This work is carried out according to the Block Exemption guidelines, which state that if car parts of a similar or better quality are used, then your warranty is unaffected. This allows us to offer you a fantastic service at a fantastic price!

MOT Testing in East Kilbride

As a VOSA registered testing station, we offer MOT testing in East Kilbride at a competitive price. Our VOSA test station registration number is VApprenticeships

We pride ourselves in offering mechanic apprenticeships on an ongoing basis. We feel it is important to bring young talent into the industry and help develop apprentices into fully qualified and professional mechanics that will provide an excellent service for you. To find out how to get involved with an apprenticeship, just send us a message!

Halfords Autocentre Clydebank
7 Job Completed
Clydebank
5.0 / 5

Halfords Autocentres is the UK’s leading chain of over 300 independent wholly owned garages, specialising in MOTs, servicing, Tyres, and all types of mechanical repairs from brakes & suspension to clutches and timing belts. Our highly trained ATA technicians have access to the latest diagnostic equipment and vehicle service data allowing us to service and repair all makes of cars to dealer standards.

We continue to invested in training to ensure we are prepared for future challenges, for example we have Hybrid trained technicians at all sites. Our extensive equipment investment ensure that we can meet the requirements of a changing vehicle parc with heavy lift capability in most sites for the growing van fleet and upgraded diagnostic equipment to handle the vast range of new drive assistance systems found on new cars.

CRD Automotive
102 Jobs Completed
Glasgow
4.4 / 5

We build on our success delivering the best prices in mots servicing and repairs. Being a family run business we offer a personal service to each of our clients and provide you with a customised service which is completely focused on individual needs. Our professional vehicle repair team will get you back on the road quickly and for minimum cost. Call us for a quote today.

Drive Motors
199 Jobs Completed
Glasgow
4.8 / 5

Drive Motors is an independent garage based in Blantyre, Glasgow specialising in motor repairs, servicing, mechanical work, body work, MOT's and car diagnostics. Not only we offer car repairs in Blantyre but also in further afield, such as in Hamilton, Bothwell and beyond.

We have been trading for over 20 years and are an established business offering fast, friendly and efficient service with all our parts and work guaranteed. We cover the areas of Blantyre, Hamilton, Cambuslang, East Kilbride, Rutherglen, Motherwell, Airdrie and Coatbridge.

Do you have a dodgy oil light? Have you put diesel in your petrol fuel tank? At Drive Motors, we can sort everything from your engine to your exhaust. Our highly trained technicians can carry out all sorts of mechanical repairs to all vehicle makes and models.

Our work includes: Engine; Brakes; Transmission; Steering; Airbags; Suspensions; Electrical; Clutches; Tyres; Wheel Alignment; Wheel Refurbishment; Exhausts; Air Conditioning. We provide detailed quotes for parts and labour for your approval prior to commencing any work.

We are a local business servicing clients throughout the local area, stretching throughout the central belt of Scotland. We rely on our reputation and we can provide numerous testimonials to support our outstanding work.

At Drive Motors you can relax and enjoy Billy's Snack Shack in our comfortable waiting area. Why not drop in for a Krispy Kreme doughnut? And that's not all next door there is LB’s Hair and Beauty studio. Offering unisex hair and beauty services including make-up, nails & eyebrow waxing.

We look forward to giving you a warm welcome - and make sure to take a look at our latest reviews, too. It truly is a "one stop autoshop"

Bishopbriggs Mot Centre
459 Jobs Completed
Bishopbriggs
4.8 / 5

Is your car due an MOT test or service? We are an official DVSA MOT testing station, Air conditioning in need of a re-gas or check? Then why not come on down to Bishopbriggs MOT Centre where you are guaranteed to get a first class service at excellent prices. All our technicians are reliable and approachable, with over 50 years of industry experience, qualified city & guild time served, who prize your satisfaction above all else. Why not get in contact to find out more about our excellent range of services.
We are certified to operate and repair for the AA and RAC which is the highest level of membership possible to achieve

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

The most common Glasgow 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 Glasgow 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 Glasgow bookings

4.92

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How much does Brake Repairs cost in Glasgow?

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


Brake Repairs Cost by Car Make in Glasgow
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Vauxhall£253.81

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 07/03/2020 and 05/06/2020.

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