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

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Top garages for Brake Repairs in London (1,875 found)
IVER CARS - FORD, VW, VAUXHALL, HONDA AND NISSAN SPECIALIST
4 Jobs Completed
IVER
5.0 / 5

The business is highly customer-oriented and strives to deliver the FORD VW VAUXHALL HONDA NISSAN SPECIALIST service in Slough Iver for any type of above vehicle. They have a skilled and trained team of ford specialist in slough River who could help to keep your car in perfect condition so that every time it hits the highway, you get the smoothest experience of the ride. So, if you are in need of a perfect car service for your FORD VW VAUXHALL HONDA NISSAN SPECIALIST vehicle, give a call to schedule a visit.

Offering Free Collection and Delivery within 5 Miles, Sanitizing Vehicles Before and After any work is undertaken, this will give you make you safe in the knowledge we are following COVID guidelines and keeping you safe on and off the road.

S&K autocentre Ltd
2 Jobs Completed
London
5.0 / 5

Here at S&K Autocentre LTD we are a trustworthy and reliable vehicle repair workshop.

Serving North London & surroundings areas we have many years of knowledge and experience to help keep your car on the road and at its very best.

We provide the following services:

MOT
Certified and approved by the vehicle inspectorate as MOT testers, we are happy to conduct your annual MOT.

SERVICING
We offer an interim service as well as a fully comprehensive service, covering all areas of essential maintenance. If uncertain about which one you need, do not hesitate to ask one of our service advisors for the best service packaging to suit your needs!

BRAKES
Stopping distance is a crucial part of yours, as well as others’ safety on the roads. Once we diagnose a problem, we can check the functionality of the ABS and the brake fluid volume to ensure there is no excess moisture or contamination, ensuring maximum braking efficiency.

DIAGNOSTICS
We are equipped with the latest dealer-level diagnostics. This allows us to identify and rectify any engine management problems with your vehicle, and to install any pending software updates, ensuring that your car is performing at its highest level.

TYRES
If your tyre has inadequate tread depth, potentially leading to a chord from the inner structure showing, it must by law be replaced. Alternatively, a bulge or structural deficiency can compromise the grip of the tyre. In either case, we will delve into our stock of tyres to add a tyre within your needs and budget.

Please feel free to contact us about your quote as we are always happy to assist.

The Westbury Garage
799 Jobs Completed
London
4.7 / 5

For all your servicing needs

London Motor Sports Ltd
566 Jobs Completed
London
4.3 / 5

London Motor Sports professional garage with great experience in the car industry, based in White-City London W127AH.

Our main focus has always been to deliver best quality service to our customers. We provide our customers best deals on MOT, Wheel Alignment, Mechanical Servicing, Diagnostic, Body Work Repairs and any other car related problem.

London Motor Sports is capable of fixing all types of repairs, and can set up accounts with professional industries such as Taxi Companies.

We make sure that all the repairs completed are up to the Manufacturers Standards and guarantee on all work completed by us.

chami motors and mobile mechanics
29 Jobs Completed
Orpington
5.0 / 5

Im a friendly reliable mechanic who work in local garage for last 5 years looking to expand my service around the area as a mobile mechanic

Auto 24
215 Jobs Completed
London
4.8 / 5

We are a group of skill full and highly qualified technicians based in West London and we have been running a successful mechanic & mobile repair business.

We have a good client base and we specialise in coming to your home or work to carry out the service required, this saves the client's time, speeds up the repairs needed, and gives you piece of mind that your vehicle will be back on the road again and in working order.

We work on all types of vehicles, petrol and diesel, including the latest technology for both private customers and small businesses.
We will offer a competative and affordable rate, and we pride ourselves on the servicing and repairs carried out on all vehicles. We are a highly skilled and efficient individual in all aspects of mechanics, servicing, repairing, diagnostic inspection, , identify faults and repair electrical wiring and computer-based equipment.

We pride ourselves in offering a fast and friendly service and with each job being dealt with as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Qualifications:

Fully NVQ Level 4
BMW Trained Master Mechanic
Advanced Diagnostic Technician
Auto electrician

Ds mechanics
22 Jobs Completed
Crayford-Dartford
3.7 / 5

We are a family run business with Iver 10 years experience we cover all aspects of work from engine changes to servicing work per not checks
24/H recovery

LEVOFIX LTD
78 Jobs Completed
London
4.9 / 5

I am a specialist car mechanic with a wide range of experience. I have been a mechanic for 14 years and have experience working on all car types. I love my job and enjoy helping people. No job is too small. I work on Sundays and bank holidays.

Automotive Components Specialist Ltd
1720 Jobs Completed
Cheshunt
4.9 / 5

Welcome to our organisation, our aim is to provide solutions for all your motoring needs with the aim to reduce your cost of ownership of your motor vehicle. We specialise in new motor vehicle components for all makes and models, O.E.M (Original Equipment Manufactured/Pattern), O.E (Original Equipment/Genuine), we can advice on advantages and disadvantages of both product ranges. We stock a wide range of parts and specialise in all makes and models. We provide the highest level of customer services and our aim is to be the best, so if you are looking for a garage in Enfield for car repairs or an MOT, look no further than the quality services on offer at Automotive Components Specialist Ltd. With many years of experience in the trade, you can count on us to repair and service your car to the highest possible standard. We are VW Audi Specialists but can offer the same high standard of service for all makes and models.

TVMPL
267 Jobs Completed
Barking
4.7 / 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.

Platinum Motoring Solutions Ltd.
458 Jobs Completed
romford
4.8 / 5

Established in 2008 with over 7 years of experience, Platinum Motors is a well-known, locally run business based in Romford. We pride ourselves on providing an honest and reliable service throughout the local area.

At Platinum Motoring Solutions we are a small team of qualified and experienced mechanics offering a complete range of garage services. We undertake all car servicing and provide quality MOT testing and repairs as well as computer Diagnostics for all make and models

As testament to the high standard of service and workmanship that we provide, we maintain many repeat customers and are highly recommended across the local Romford and Gidea park area.

Want to find out if we can help you? Are you looking for a free estimate? Please feel free to contact us today.

Halfords Autocentre Uxbridge
22 Job Completed
Uxbridge
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.

Car Lovers
295 Jobs Completed
Hackney
4.7 / 5

I would like to introduce myself and my company which is called Car Lovers and the name says it all. My name is fauzan also known by (soldier). I have been working in and around east london (garages) for almost 10 years and me and my partner decided to start our own new venture based on the fact that I am a massive car fanatic, from a childhood I have a had a knack to mess around with cars modifying them to something that suits my personality. So here we are offering the best service to our customers any job big or small we are happy to come out to you hassle free from the comfort of your own home. I have a mechanical degree which is why I am so passionate about what I do . I will offer my services to you at your doorstep and try my very best in meeting your requirements and needs and also making your life as easy as possible. So please feel free to give me a shout you wont be dissapointed. I will be offering some special offers to my customers i.e free oil top up, free diagnostics etc.
Thank you for reading

HiQ Enfield
80 Jobs Completed
Enfield
5.0 / 5

HiQ Enfield is part of the HiQ network covering over 100 centres within the UK. Our services include Tyres, Car Servicing, MOT Class 4&7, 3D Wheel Alignment, Air Con Re-gas, Exhausts, Brakes Discs and Pads and much more. We are based in EN1 close to the A10.

Protyre - Enfield
248 Jobs Completed
Enfield
4.8 / 5

Protyre Enfield was originally owned by South African based Tiger Wheels and originally sold Yokohama exclusively. The centre is positioned on the A10 ideally situated for those travelling into London. From originally being a tyre only specialist, Protyre Enfield has added to the range of services to include servicing, suspension work, diagnostics, brakes, batteries and exhaust replacements as well as providing tyres from all the leading manufacturers including Pirelli, Michelin, Continental, Bridgestone, Falkin and Kumho. Protyre Enfield also holds an extensive stock of budget tyres to meet all your tyre needs.

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

The most common London 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 London 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 London bookings

4.75

124 reviews

How much does Brake Repairs cost in London?

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.


Brake Repairs Cost by Car Make in London
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Mercedes£394.16
BMW£448.60
Ford£402.07
Volkswagen£358.55
Audi£817.41
Nissan£467.92
Citroen£393.30

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 24/10/2020 and 22/01/2021.

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