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Patrick was very friendly and took the time to explain the job and costs involved. He also advised to have the clutch kit replaced at the same time. Would defo recommend.
Amazing guy fantastic service. Will be going back for other work.
Excellent job done!
Excellent service from Patrick and the garage. He was reassuring as I dont know anything about cars. Explained what was wrong, what needed to be done and the timeframes. He personally dropped off the car in the evening. Very reasonable priced too. I cannot fault him and highly recommend him.
Great services, excellent communication, fast and prompt. Patrick was the man in charge and he did indeed an exceptional job.
Very quick service and very capable mechanic.
excellent service . prompt pick up and return service. i would recommend to everyone.
Prompt, friendly service. Will use again.
All the work was done quickly and within the price specified during the call. It was very nice dealing with this garage.
Great service from Ben and Kyle. The car was booked in the same day as requesting a quote and fixed by lunch time the next day. I was very happy with the service received.
The team were super helpful when I arrived with my car and were on hand the whole time. Inderjit was very patient, helpful and went out his way to ensure to assist me. Thank you team!
They were very accommodating and fixed the clutch straight away. Whilst completing this job Inderjit informed me of my front brakes and pads needed changing. He kept me updated and provided a reasonable quote. The team were friendly and professional whilst handling my car. They even opened the garage on a Sunday so I could collect my car. I couldn't ask for a better service and I highly recommend them.
I have not driven the car yet, after repairs, but up to this point all seem to be well. The price was competitive, to my knowledge. The car was collected with a temporary car left for my use. I was updated and the vehicle returned the next day. I was provided with photographs of "work in progress", which I feel is a great idea and a detailed invoice. I think, that in the future, it would be a good idea to put on an invoice the make of spare parts, as they vary greatly in price, between manufacturers. I will certainly send my car for repairs to this garage again and already mentioned to all other "old fogies" that the service was excellent.
best that I found so far.very quick.I was a bit worried initialy,of the speed,but all went really fast.they ordered the pieces upfront,and finished the job in the same day.Really impressed.would totaly recomend to everybody that need a job done for their car. thank you
I had been installed Brembo discs and Pads exactly as I was ensured and quoted for. The guys at this garage are great, friendly and professional. I also asked for brakes fluid change and they didn't hesitate to do this work for an extra £20. I will be going back for extras. Keep it up guys and thank you.
Quality work. Done quickly. Brand new parts provided. Great service.
I cannot recommend them enough. They did a really nice job, the price was great, and they were easy, helpful and clear about what they were going to do. I absolutely trusted them and I was right to. Thank you very much!
Great service. The job was as good as new! Would definitely go back to Ade motors any day. Friendly, helpful, honest and most competitive cost.
Nice job ! Thank you!
Great service. My car was picked up from home, so no waiting about or trying to get back from the garage. I’d definitely use them again.
This garage was very informative kept me updated and did a very good job was very impressed and will use them again
Excellent service definitely would use again
Expert and professional service. They picked up and dropped off my car at no additional charge and kept me up to date throughout. Top class service and highly recommended!
Excellent garage, very honest and friendly, works completed and kept up to date with progress
Absolutely perfect, would not hesitate to recommend to friends and would happily use again. Thanks!
Excellent service from start of the job to finish. Will definitely use again. Thanks.
Price as quoted and great service from SMS Motors
Arrived promptly. Serviced and returned my car on time. Faultless.
Amazing garage service called me on a sunday to book. Collected Tuesday am and had back with a few hours. Wow well done and thanks Steve. Rupesh
Prompt & efficient next day service from RS. Sorted problem and under budget too. 5 stars
Very happy with the service I received. The boys looked over the car free of charge and then gave me a very reasonable quote for the repairs. The job was then carried out quickly and I also got some advice on some potential future repairs too. I will be using this garage exclusively from now on.
Dean is an immaculate professional. On time, great comms, always kept me up to date on timings. Very organised, tidy and totally professional. Dean is an expert, you can't go wrong.
Thank you lee for sorting my brakes so efficiently and promptly. Very impressed
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 London 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 16/07/2019 and 14/10/2019.
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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