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Went there for DPF cleaning and job was carried out to a high standard, few other issues were identified and fixed. Robert was very helpful and provided a great service. Would recommend.
Very very helpful always take the calls and call back in time best customer service i have ever seen
Rob was professional and took me through to the whole process of DPF.
I'm satisfied with this garage. Reasonable price and the job done in one day. Fully recommended.
Everything was 5 star
Good job. Will recommend.
Simple and straight forward! Job done to a pretty good standard... Good value for money
I was at first sceptical about the garage as the location of the garage was not what I expected. HOWEVER the team has well exceeded my expectation. I had a cracked rear bumper and scratched my alloy wheel on my brand new Audi which would have costed me £3k to fix in an Audi centre or other garage. MCS did it within £500 (using new part which they ordered directly from Audi) and the finishing was so good that it looked new to me. The service also came with a complementary car wash. I dropped my car with them on a Monday and got it back on Wednesday. Considering the amount of work that needed to be done, I am very impressed with their efficiency. The team was so responsive and so professional. I will definitely recommend this to anyone and will also come back in the future if needed.
I would recommend for speed. However for my own records a receipt would have been helpful should I have needed to discuss anything after the damage had been fixed
I supplied my own parts and did exactly what I wanted the mechanic to do. He even gave me feedback on what i should do to maintain my car.
They were friendly efficient on time and on price My sons car has benefited from their work I will use them again Thank you Alperton Johnnie
By far the best mechanic I’ve been to in London, communication was superb I was informed during the whole process, price was very good compair to other quotations I received elsewhere. Majeed is a super star. This will be my regular garage from now on. Thanks you again.
Great service, timely collection of vehicle
Very good and efficient service
Very friendly, very happy with the customer service and the service itself. very explanatory about other issues. Will use again if needed. Thanks a lot!
Excellent garage. Requested a time I needed my car done and they were more than happy to help me. Price was as quoted online. Definitely will be returning for future jobs.
I found the garage in this website which I had never used before. I booked a MOT and service with them based purely on the reviews other custohad left and I was not disappointed. The price was reasonable and the service was professional. I found them to be honest and open and I would definitely use them again.
Honest and reliable mechanic. Would highly recommend. Excellent value for money. I will be using this garage again.
Very quick and helpful.
Perfect repair, on time and on estimate. Good communication. Great customer service! Have already recommended C and R! Thanks guys!
Amazing experience from start to finish. The family run business were polite and always curtious. My car was finished prestigiously.
The service rendered was second to none. They did what 6 other local garage and dealer couldn’t. Very reasonable and straight forward. Special mention to Gary for his skills and knowledge and Robert for accompanying my request at the last minute. Highly highly recommended!
Really great service. Polite and professionals! Always available to contact and happy to provide any sorts of advice. I had my car on a full service and MOT. Job done within the agreed time. Will definitely return.
Everything went as it should have, car pick up was prompt and drop off as Communication was great after hours as well! Will recommend!
Polite and thorough and even offered me a cup of tea while I waited. When I asked how to proceed they called me up and arranged for the repairs to be done the same day. I didn't get a proper receipt detailing the repair for my records but other than that I have no reservations to go back again for other repairs.
Good service. Knew what they were doing. Picked up and dropped off car from my home, which was helpful.
Very friendly and professional service. Collected and dropped off the car from where I work and did the work very quickly. Would recommend to anyone!
This is the type of garage that most of us can only ever dream about! I was overly impressed with the way these fellas went the extra mile with me in everything they did, from being accountable for anything that went wrong whilst working on my vehicle due to faulty/seized parts, right up to outstanding servicing and workmanship!! :D I had new front calipers, pads, and discs installed with replacement brake fluid, and a new tyre - all for a fine deal of only £540! These fellas are not just mechanics - they are engineers!! And I thank them for taking care of both me, and my beloved Lexus IS250 on the day! Shall be returning to do repeat business.
Was very happy with Price quoted, Speed at which job was done, And saw that on arrival replacement parts were already ordered and waiting at garage to be fitted, Would use again Thank you Dave
The service I received was excellent. To have my car picked up from work and dropped back to me in time before I finished took a weight of my mind. The job was completed as described and Patrick even helped me with another niggling problem free of charge. I wouldn't hesitate to use this garage again.
Great job took a bit longer than anticipated but fantastic communication and top quality service. Would defiantly recommend and use again.
Very professional and friendly staff clear communication and they show that they really do care. Was able to solve the loud squeaking sound coming from my brakes and now my car running like new thanks a lot courtwoods. Recommended for customer looking for good value for money and a professional job done at the same time :)
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 Harrow for Brake Repairs on WhoCanFixMyCar.com for some of our top car makes.
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This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 23/08/2018 and 21/11/2018.
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.
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.
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!
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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 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.
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 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.
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 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 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.
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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