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Brake Repairs in Lewisham

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Get your brakes sorted FAST with one of our Lewisham Braking specialists.



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

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Top garages for Brake Repairs in Lewisham (214 found)
OMD AUTOS LTD
552 Jobs Completed
Camberwell
4.1 / 5

For excellent, professional service.... OMD AUTOS have a reputation throughout London for always delivering the very best care, repair, maintenance, MOT services. We are proud to be a members of the Good Garage Scheme, RMI, Motorcodes, AA garage guide. This gives all customers the peace of mind that OMD AUTOS always has your best interests at heart and operates according to a strict code of conduct. Call us & see what we can do for you.

Apollo Car Services
681 Jobs Completed
London
4.7 / 5

Apollo Car Services

Creekside Auto Repair Centre
3 Jobs Completed
Greenwich London
3.0 / 5

MOT station, Vehicle repair centre, Clutch & gearbox centre Servicing, Diagnostic, Home start, Relay and roadside assistance

TVMPL
108 Jobs Completed
Barking
4.9 / 5

15 years of mechanical experience. C&G certified. We take on all types of mechanical repair & warranty work, incl: General maintenance & repair. Servicing. Brakes. Clutch. Cambelts. MOT failures. Head gasket replacements etc. No job too big or small.
All our staff are friendly, patient & polite. And you're vehicle and time are probably even more important to us than they are to you..

We specialize in a prompt & efficient fast fit service.

P.S.
In the event of any issues arising, be assured that The Vehicular Maintenance Program will do all within its utmost to rectify any issues potentially caused by ourselves.
We encourage all customers and users of our services to immediately get in contact with us regarding any matters they aren't pleased with, before leaving negative feed back.

Thank you so much.

We look forward to working with you.

Ade Auto Repairs
1367 Jobs Completed
London
4.5 / 5

Welcome to Ade Auto Repairs.
We understand that in society today people depend a lot on their vehicles, and if they breakdown, you want the repair and maintenance of your car to be of the highest quality, making sure that your vehicle performs to its highest standard.
Ade Auto Repairs is a friendly and efficiently run business with over 30 years of experience in the trade.
We believe in providing the highest level of service and repair, an unbeatable service at a competitive price.most of our customers visits us as a result of the recommendation of previous customers, so when you need a garage you can rely on, come to us. Knowing that when your vehicle is off the road, you want it back in action as soon as possible without compromising the safety and standard of repair.

Executive Motor Services
634 Jobs Completed
Camberwell
4.4 / 5

Executive Motor Services is a high quality establishment, offering car service to customers across South East London which was established over 30 years ago and specializes in all models of cars. Our dedicated business has a wealth of experience and knowledge plus all the latest diagnostic tools and equipment with a fully fitted workshop and fully qualified staff, the company provides all kind of professional car body works. We offer comprehensive car maintenance to the general public, which hopefully will be cost effective for everyone and our friendly staff allowing customers to get back on the road safely and quickly. We also do special offer of collecting and returning car from home around South East London;

eltham test centre
56 Jobs Completed
London
4.9 / 5

We are a family run workshop which has been established for over 30 years and prides itself on quality workmanship and fantastic customer service, utilising its team of honest and reliable staff. As your local garage, we focus on working with you to provide friendly, trustworthy, quality car care with a customer focussed approach, keeping both you and your car happy.

All our mechanics are highly trained and skilled technicians and we try not to hide behind a lot of technical jargon. If something isn’t right with your car, we have the equipment and knowledge to give you an honest and professional answer on how to fix it and we will always ensure any work required is discussed with you before it is carried out. We offer the best industry standard approved diagnostics and repairs for petrol and diesel cars, 4x4’s and vans.

Fix First Motors Ltd
20 Jobs Completed
London
4.8 / 5

My name is Oscar and I am a mobile mechanic offering to come at a time and location to suit you to carry out your service or repair. I am main dealer trained and have worked at various main dealers over the years including Fiat, JEEP and Alpha Romeo. You can trust that your vehicle is in safe hands when I am working on it, as I will treat it as if it were my own. All supplied and fitted parts generally come with a 12 month / 12,000 miles warranty, and I shall match my labour warranty to this for your peace of mind.

If you have any questions or need any advice, please do not hesitate to give me a call.

Majestic Service Centre
165 Jobs Completed
Dockyard Industrial Estate
4.1 / 5

Hi there! We are an independent garage run out of South East London. We pride ourselves on our excellent customer service and can assure you a seamless experience when working with us. We are professionals specializing in Brakes, Batteries, Exhausts, Air-Cons, Services, Tyres, Wheel Balancing, Wheel Alignment and much more. We are very excited to see how we can help!

Sanu motors and Mobile Mechanics
509 Jobs Completed
Bromley
4.9 / 5

Sick of having to drag your car over to the garage to get it checked or repaired?
We at Sanu motors provide you the service of having your car inspected and carrying out repairs at your doorstep saving our customers time and effort with our Qualified Mechanics working 24/7 around the clock to provide you with the best service possible.
What to expect? Our team will appear in our own fully fitted mobile workshop, enabling us to carry out all necessary tasks at your location of choice be it at home or at work.
We are very trustworthy and, as you can see from our feedback, we go that extra mile where possible to ensure customer satisfaction at all times.

So why not give us a go at Sanu mobile mechanic.

South East Customz
51 Jobs Completed
South Bermonsey
4.9 / 5

South East Customz as seen on TV!
You Dream It _ We Create It!
Auto Repairs & Modification Centre based in the heart of South East London.

Specialising in Accident Repairs, Insurance Repairs, Mechanical Repairs, Fleet Management, as well as Vinyl Wrapping, Vehicle Detailing, , Custom Panel Fabrications, Custom Paints, Audio & Electrical Installations Vehicle Lighting Upgrades.

Situated at Yard 2, Rollins Street, London, SE15 1EP
www.southeastcustomz.co.uk
Facebook @southeastcustomz
Instagram @wolf_southeastcustomz

BLENHEIM MOTORS LTD
120 Jobs Completed
London
4.7 / 5

Looking for a reliable, trustworthy garage? Then you've come to the right place!
Blenheim Motors Ltd is an independent company established in 2005 in London SE15. We are located in Peckham, near to Camberwell, Nunhead and East Dwulich and serve all four boroughs by providing MOT, servicing, diagnostic and repair of cars.. The garage offers competitive MOT services as well as a specialist service of electrical and mechanical repairs. We respect our customers and provide personalised and cost-effective expert advice and services for all your cars' needs. We cater for all types of cars - modern, classic or electric. No job is too small and no job is too difficult! We accept all forms of payment including Visa and Master card.

R&d engine rebuild
54 Jobs Completed
London
5.0 / 5

I’m mobile mechanic based in south east London.im specialist in engines and transmissions with over 18 years of experience .

A R A
74 Jobs Completed
London
4.8 / 5

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Hearn Bros Ltd
95 Jobs Completed
Brixton
4.1 / 5

We are a family run business spanning four generations and established at our Brixton Hill Workshops since 1922, we would like to bring to your attention the following services, most of which we offer at a set price. So you'll know the exact cost before you leave the car with us! All mechanical repairs undertaken. We offer fixed price servicing to all makes of cars and light commercial vehicles (call for a quotation).

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

The most common Lewisham 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 Lewisham 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 Lewisham bookings

5.00

12 reviews

How much does Brake Repairs cost in Lewisham?

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


Brake Repairs Cost by Car Make in Lewisham
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Vauxhall£266.35
BMW£440.52
Ford£365.54
Mercedes£333.63
Renault£448.72
MINI£346.34

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 29/02/2020 and 29/05/2020.

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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You can then compare the quotes and read reviews from previous customers to find the best deal in your area, before booking the local brake repair online.

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