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Brake Repairs in High Wycombe

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

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Top garages for Brake Repairs in High Wycombe (141 found)
Barnside Motors
903 Jobs Completed
Maidenhead
4.9 / 5

Welcome to Barnside Motors.
We are a garage based near Maidenhead and Slough providing large workshop, MOT and car sales facilities. We offer free collection and delivery.

We are a 6 ramp workshop, servicing more than 2000 cars and MOT 2500 cars every year. We are RMI approved and an RAC approved garage for car sales, we are part of the Trading Standards approved code of businesses and we are also a Black Circles Premier garage.

We are an authorised agent for Forte and specialists in Diesel Particulate Filter/EGR/Diesel system cleaning. We use the latest Bosch and SnapOn diagnostic equipment.

We have 105 av. 5star reviews on Google and average 5stars across Good Garage Scheme, Black Circles, RAC, WhoCanFixMyCar, Autotrader and all our social media.

Halfords Autocentre High Wycombe
3 Job Completed
High Wycombe
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.

Sannsi Automotive
129 Jobs Completed
High Wycombe
5.0 / 5

Sannsi Automotive provides Servicing, Repairs, ECU Remapping, Diagnostics & more in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire. .

Customer satisfaction is our main priority.

**When visiting please turn off Abercromby Avenue next to café , which will bring you into the estate. I am the first Unit on left after speed hump.**

JTH Performance
30 Jobs Completed
Princess Risborough
5.0 / 5

Small independent business covering a variety of aspects from full vehicle restoration/ motorsport preparation through to general service work and repairs. All work undertaken. We pride ourselves in our attention to detail, it doesn't matter if its a simple service or a full restoration.

AV Autocentre
64 Jobs Completed
Slough
4.4 / 5

Our highly skilled team here at AV Autocentre have over 40 years experience combined in a variety of repairs and car maintenance for all makes and models, however, our mechanics also specialise in BMW and Mercedes. We are committed to ensuring every customer that comes to us leaves 100% satisfied.

Our workshop has all the latest equipment which allows us to successfully carry out a wide range of repairs and services from advanced diagnostics to clutch replacements. All our parts are supplied by reputable suppliers and come with a standard manufacturer warranty.

We are a relatively new garage, however, we hold an abundance of knowledge and skills and our goal is to deliver exceptional workmanship and competitive, affordable prices. Everyone deserves a quality service and we understand how important it is that your mechanic is efficient and reliable and always provides you with the best advice.

Our collection and delivery service is available for customers within a 10-mile radius (fees apply).

VFM Vehicle Servicing
170 Jobs Completed
Taplow
4.9 / 5

I am a mobile vehicle technician, trading as VFM Vehicle Servicing. With thirty years’ experience as a vehicle technician, I have a vast amount of knowledge and skills. I am committed to providing value for money and excellent customer care. I can arrange collections and drop offs if required and I am available seven days a week, offering flexible working times for customers around their own work schedules.

I have main dealer experience in most makes of vehicles.

VFM has been trading for 5 years and is fully insured. Areas covered include Maidenhead, Taplow, Slough, Langley, Burnham, Windsor and Eton. Other areas considered.

Protyre Slough
159 Jobs Completed
Slough
3.9 / 5

Originally opened as Bath Road Tyres in 1992 before becoming part of the Protyre network in 2006. As the name Bath Road Tyres suggests the centre has concentrated on supplying tyres for cars, vans, 4x4 and motorcycles until recently. Today, customer demand has led to mechanical repairs and vehicle servicing being added to the available services for motorists. Protyre Slough continues to concentrate on tyres and related services. As well as providing tyres from all the leading manufacturers including Pirelli, Bridgestone, Michelin, Continental, Falken, Kumho and Runway. Protyre Slough boasts a state of the art Alignment machine and can inflate tyres with nitrogen and undertake suspension work. Protyre Slough also provides and fits tyres for motorcycles and scooters from all the leading manufacturers including Metzler, Pirelli, Avon and Bridgestone. Today the centre offers mechanical repairs and servicing as well as the replacement of brakes, batteries and exhausts.

ARK TECH AUTOS.
52 Jobs Completed
HIGH WYCOMBE
4.6 / 5

Ark Tech Autos is a privately owned, independent business that specializes in bodywork and mechanical work on all kinds of vehicles. We pride ourselves in delighting all our customers through the quality of our repairs and the dedication of our staff.

We specialize in all makes and models and the body-shop is equipped with everything to be able to repair and refurbish old and modern vehicles. All repairs carried out in our Body-shop have a 6 year workmanship guarantee. As well as the quality of our repairs being of the highest standard, we pride ourselves in our ability to turn the majority of vehicles we repair around in 2 to 4 days. This aspect of our business is in direct response to our customer demands.

We endeavor to keep repair costs to a minimum through prudent management of costs and productivity, as well as extensive use of our own in-house SMART repair technicians. We are prepared to discuss the most economically sensible approach to each customer’s repair, if they so wish, suited to their personal requirements.

We measure and control our performance in a very proactive manner and are constantly striving to improve as a result of what our management information tell us. We are often prepared to discuss our performance levels with work providers.

Prestwood Motors Limited
28 Jobs Completed
Great Missenden
4.5 / 5

Prestwood Motors Limited are an independent garage based in Prestwood, Great Missenden. Established in 1968 with a combined 200 years of experience among our mechanics and technicians we pride ourselves on having a proven track record servicing and repairing customers vehicles, so you can trust us to look after all of your motoring needs.

We have Auto Logic dealer level diagnostics for Audi, BMW, Ford, Land Rover, Volvo, Volkswagen Group along with the necessary technical support in addition to specialising in Four Wheel Alignment, Body Repairs and DPF Cleaning. All Labour and Parts are covered by warranty and we can also provide a wide range of additional services such as Collection and Delivery (up to about 6 miles), Courtesy Cars, Transfer to local transport links and even clean (wash/vac) your car.

Reliance Auto Test
186 Jobs Completed
High Wycombe
4.9 / 5

"Reliance Autos Test (High Wycombe) Garage has been in business for many years, providing a one stop shop for all your Cars, Vans & Motorcycle requirements. We have served local residents of High Wycombe and surrounding areas with a friendly, high quality service that has kept us in business all these years. All our staff are fully qualified engineers and we are fully insured. Many of our customers come back year after year enjoying a service that is personal and great value for money. We are open for business six days a week, Monday to Friday 8.00am - 7 pm and Saturdays from 8.30 am - 5.30 pm. Sunday only by appointment. Honesty is our best policy."

Elegant Motors Ltd
7 Job Completed
Slough
4.0 / 5

We specialise in BMW N47 Engine Rebuild & Timing Chain issues along with Audi Diesel Engine upto 2.0. We can beat any price in the area and customer satisfaction is our first priority.

Hillclimb Garage
19 Jobs Completed
Bucks
4.2 / 5

UK Garage Of The Year 2018 - The fastest growing garage in High Wycombe, we are an Independent Servicing, Repair and MOT Centre based in Downley.. Driven to provide a completely different kind of motor repair experience, with the facilities of a Main Dealer but with the prices of a much smaller garage. We use Video to communicate with you about your car, giving full transparency and confidence that your car is being looked after as you would like. Repairs, Servicing, Air Conditioning and Tyres. Courtesy Cars, Pick up and Drop off service. We also offer a fabulous range of Used Cars

Formula One Autocentres - Slough
180 Jobs Completed
Slough
2.8 / 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.

Platts of Marlow
7 Job Completed
Marlow
5.0 / 5

The team to go to for service you can trust, at a price you can count on.

Here at a Platts of Marlow we aim to provide you with an unrivalled experience when servicing your vehicle. Our service promise to you is simple: no surprises or hidden extras…and the very best people looking after your car.

Our Ford Service Promise to you:
✓Complimentary UK and European Roadside Assistance with your Service (so that when you set out on your journey, our friendly, skilled roadside help goes with you).
✓ Free FORD eCHECK (a 30-point visual electronic health check of your vehicle).
✓ All work is carried out by trusted Ford-trained technicians using the latest diagnostic tools.
✓ All published prices are recommended retail prices and include parts, labour and VAT.
✓ We’ll only use Ford quality parts fitted by specialist technicians.

Ford Motorcraft 4+
For all Ford vehicles four years or older, we’re your one-stop shop for Ford Motorcraft 4+ servicing and repairs, plus MOT and tyres. Ford Motorcraft 4+ offers complete high-quality care at an affordable price, with prices starting from RRP £125 for a Ford Motorcraft Minor Service
Prices include complimentary UK and European Roadside Assistance and a free wash for your Ford. There are many other good reasons to come to us first.

A service you can depend on…Because no one knows your Ford like a Ford Dealer does.
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VGS MOT and Service Centre
38 Jobs Completed
high wycombe
4.5 / 5

VGS MOT & Service Centre, AA CERTIFIED AND APPROVED GARAGE CENTRE.
We are proud to be one of the most reputable garages in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire and in the surrounding areas too. We are a well-run business with vast experience and qualified skills to help provide our customers with many types of quality vehicle repair, accurate servicing and MOT checks. We have a team of expert mechanics who can deal with any problem you may be experiencing, large or small, and we always make repairs in a timely fashion to minimise the time you’re without your four-wheeled friend.

We provide all types of services for Petrol, Diesels, Electric and Hybrid Vehicles
Your Annual MOT Test,
Your Interim/Annual Car, Van or 4×4 Service,
Air Con Re-gas On All Types of Cars, Vans & 4×4 Vehicles Including Hybrids,
Tyres – All Major brands Supplied from budget to high performance,
Diagnostics Work – Electrical or Mechanical,
Warranty Work Carried Out,
4 Wheel Alignment – Using the Latest Hunters 4 Wheel Alignment System for cars, Vans & 4×4,
Remapping Cars/Vans and 4x4s, Improving Fuel Economy and Performance

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

The most common High Wycombe 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 High Wycombe 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 High Wycombe bookings

4.80

5 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