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

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Top garages for Brake Repairs in Horsham (76 found)
GOODFELLAS AUTOZ LTD
1768 Jobs Completed
Horley
4.8 / 5

We at Goodfellas Autoz Ltd are based in Gatwick Businness in Horley near Gatwick Airport and provide full garage services such us car repairs , computer diagnostics , air conditioning full vehicle services and complete tyres services.
We are also a certified Terra Clean service centre.

Fosters mobile auto repairs
9 Job Completed
Horely
5.0 / 5

Were a small independent mobile car repair business bringing the workshop to you.

Westbourne Motors - Hickstead
166 Jobs Completed
Hassocks
4.7 / 5

The Westbourne brand is the South’s leading repairer for household names such as Green Flag, AA & RAC.

For the majority of repairs we can offer a mobile service with over 70 fully trained mechanics ready to fix your car at home or work, saving you the time and fuss of driving to a garage.

For major jobs we also operate repair workshops and offer courtesy cars to use whilst we fix your car.

The Westbourne name is synonymous with convenience, efficiency, courtesy and great value and all of our repairs carry a nationwide guarantee.

We are ready 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to respond to your call.

MSC Wisborough Limited
33 Job Completed
Wisborough Green
5.0 / 5

WE ARE OPEN, BUSINESS AS USUAL. We are an honest, friendly and reliable independently run business. We specialize in Servicing, MOT's and all repairs on vehicles. We have a brilliant team of technicians whom are hardworking and honest. We are located in Wisborough Green. During COVID-19 we are following all guidelines put in place by the health of England. We are offering free collection and delivery for anyone within a 15 mile radius. At MSC Mot and service centre we believe that customer service and satisfaction is our number one priority. We are part of the Good Garage Scheme, and the RAC. We take pride in our reputation and helping others. We wish you all the best during COVID-19.

Teutonics ltd
6 Jobs Completed
Barnes green
4.7 / 5

New automotive repair shop 2019 - We carry out diagnostic repairs, service and maintenance on all car makes and models. We are a local, highly trained and friendly garage who are always willing to help.

Formula One Autocentres - Crawley
268 Jobs Completed
Crawley, West Sussex
3.8 / 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.

MES - Mechanical Engineering Services
59 Jobs Completed
Cranleigh
4.8 / 5

Welcome To MES. We are a leading Independent Garage covering Surrey and West Sussex, which has been formed on an ethos of high-quality servicing and repair at a fair price to the public.

We are fault finding specialists, who also perform servicing and repair to all makes of vehicle daily. We have the latest Manufacturer approved diagnostic kit for almost all vehicle brands, and are able to carry out the more complex programming and coding that most others cannot. We have a total staff of 14, meaning we have the capability to get you back on track fast, and we all pride ourselves on treating each customers vehicle as if it were our own. We own and operate the latest Hunter Hawkeye Wheel Alignment machine, so if your vehicle requires alignment, it can all be carried out in-house.

We try very hard to go the extra mile on every visit, and believe that our customer feedback record has proved this. You can meet the team or find out more about us, who we are and what we can offer at http://mescranleigh.co.uk .

We have 11 Courtesy Cars and 2 Courtesy Vans available at short notice, meaning you can be kept on the road whilst your vehicle is with us. Every vehicle seen is fully valeted inside and out, and Collection from Home or Work is also free of charge should you require it.

Give us a call now onto find out what we can do for you. Thank You.

New Street Garage
93 Jobs Completed
Horsham
4.8 / 5

New Street Garage is a family run business that has been established in Horsham, West Sussex for over 19 years. We are conveniently situated within a 5 minute walk from Horsham town centre which makes it easy for dropping your car off. We have a team of fully qualified technicians with a vast amount of knowledge in the motor trade.

J A Autos
19 Jobs Completed
Crawley
3.3 / 5

Looking for a reliable mechanic? Then look no further! J A Autos offers a fast and honest service to new and existing customers.

Works undertaken include MOT's, Brakes, Clutches, Servicing, Transmission, Engine repairs, Steering, Suspension, Cambelts, Head Gaskets, Diagnostics and Alternator Repairs.

No job to big or to small!

Have no idea whats wrong with your car - that's fine. Bring it down; we won't charge you to take a look.

Open Monday to Friday but available to take calls any time even after closing and at weekends, its also possible to carry out works at the weekend if needed.

G.R Car & Commercial Ltd
24 Jobs Completed
charlwood
5.0 / 5

Independent garage business, established for over 17 years serving Crawley, Charlwood and the surrounding areas.free collection and delivery services available in these areas.

AMK Gatwick Ltd
49 Jobs Completed
Crawley
4.9 / 5

AMK Gatwick Ltd is an Independent Garage located in Lowfield Heath, Crawley, West Sussex and is run by the only lady owner of an independent garage in Crawley.

AMK Gatwick is a class 4 MOT testing station – that means we can mot test cars and light commercials up to 3 ton. At present our rate is just £30 of Free if carried out on the same day as having a Major Service. AMK can MOT test motorcycles too. Our test fee is just £25 per test.

AMK Gatwick can service all makes and models of vehicles, it has the data that will enable the technicians to service in accordance to the manufactures recommendations, this ensures that vehicles that are serviced with AMK Gatwick during their warranty period still have a valid warranty.

Regassing your air conditioning here at AMK Gatwick for a very competitive rate of just £45 inclusive will also include a FREE clean and purifier to get rid of that ‘nasty’ bacteria hidden in the air con system worth £9.99.

We have an extensive range of diagnostic equipment in order to carry out checks for your engine management systems, once we obtain the fault codes we can then quote to rectify the fault , this equipment also helps turn the service lights of where necessary.

We can also carry out major repairs such as engine changes, cambelts , clutches, turbos to smaller repairs such as brakes, exhausts, steering and suspension components.

So if you needs a one stop garage the AMK Gatwick is perfect for you!

Lynx Auto Centre Ltd
6 Jobs Completed
Faygate Near Crawley
5.0 / 5

At the Lynx Auto Centre, we always go the extra mile for our customers. We are a traditional, family-run business and have had the pleasure of carrying out MOT testing and car repairs for customers in Horsham, Crawley and all surrounding areas since 1992.

Our customers and their vehicles are our number one priority, a factor which has earned us a deserved reputation for being the local garage you can genuinely trust.

CCM GATWICK LTD
89 Jobs Completed
CRAWLEY
4.6 / 5

Here at CCM GATWICK we're not just about MOT's.

We can service, repair and maintain your car. We have all the up to date diagnostic equipment and we are happy to provide estimates and quotes before any work is carried out.

Good Garage Scheme members working to Motor Industry Code Of Practice. VOSA/DVSA Authorised Testing Facility, also Automotive Technician Accreditation.

We employ 8 mechanics and 4 mot testers over our 2 depots and have been established for over 20 years.

We service and repair all makes and models, for more information about us check out our main website at CCMHelp.

Remember we will always quote before we do the work so YOU control the budget.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Crawley Autofit Ltd
17 Jobs Completed
Crawley
5.0 / 5

"We are a family run business and have been in the motor trade for over 40 years. We pride ourselves on providing honest and friendly service. We offer a prompt and professional service on all type of repairs including Servicing, clutches , Timing belts, Exhausts, Brakes, Air con and MOT Tests.

Choice Mobile Mechanics Crawley
4 Jobs Completed
Crawley
5.0 / 5

"Choice Mobile Mechanics Crawley have a team of mechanics working across the South of England, from Bristol to Maidstone. They offer convenient on-site servicing and repairs while you work or at your home. For larger repair jobs such as clutch replacements, they conduct work in their workshops while offering free collection and delivery. Their fixed price structure means that what they quote is what you pay - every time!"

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

The most common Horsham 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 Horsham 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.

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How much does Brake Repairs cost in Horsham?

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


Brake Repairs Cost by Car Make in Horsham
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
BMW£631.83

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 05/09/2020 and 04/12/2020.

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