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Brake Repairs in Manchester

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Get your brakes sorted FAST with one of our Manchester 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 Manchester will competitively quote for the work required - so you can be sure of getting great value. We also offer Manchester Clutch Replacement and Manchester Servicing.

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Top garages for Brake Repairs in Manchester (460 found)
Auto Motor Centre
85 Jobs Completed
Manchester
4.9 / 5

We are an independent family run workshop based in Manchester that offers a range of mechanical repairs and services including MOT’s, bodywork, DPF’s cleans and resprays. Our skilled team provide every customer with professional and honest advice, competitive prices and quality repairs.

Any parts supplied and fitted by us come under a standard manufacturer warranty and we source all our parts from a well-recognized supplier (any parts provided by customers are not covered by a warranty). We want to make your car maintenance a stress-free experience so we offer a collection and delivery within a 15-mile radius (fees apply).

Elshaddai Motors ltd
10 Jobs Completed
manchester
5.0 / 5

The best way to keep your vehicle running smoothly, powerfully and looking its best is through regular servicing and maintenance by choosing Elshaddai Motors Manchester we will achieve this together. Our team cares as much about your car as you do. Established for 12 years working on all makes and models.

We provide a wide range of service such as
-Breakdown Recovery
-Bodywork
-Mechanical Repairs
-Services and maintenance
-Tyre
All at the most competitive prices on the market, so don’t be afraid to call us onor

Halfords Autocentre Manchester (Northenden)
4 Job Completed
Manchester
4.0 / 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.

Collingham Autos LTD
54 Jobs Completed
Manchester
4.8 / 5

We specialise in car repair and car servicing all carried out in our fully equipped garage. We are a family business and operate throughout the Manchester, Cheetham Hill area. We offer an excellent service in many areas including MOT collect & delivery, car and van repair and general vehicle servicing.

We have an excellent reputation for customer service and we pride ourselves in providing main dealer quality at local garage prices. With our highly experienced team of mechanics, you won’t find a better car repair service in Manchester, Cheetham Hill or beyond.

We also offer our customers a collection and delivery service meaning minimal disruption to your day. Our technician will come collect your vehicle at suitable time. We will carry out a full MOT and once passed return the vehicle to you.

Wilco Motosave - Manchester
242 Jobs Completed
Manchester
4.9 / 5

Wilco Motosave is one of the North's leading independent family owned motorists' stores and fitting centres.

With 26 branches located throughout Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, Manchester & Rochdale, we'll be sure to have a store near to you. Each of our depots also contains a busy fast-fit centre too, where we fit tyres, batteries, exhausts and CATs to hundreds of cars every single day throughout our region. We also carry out servicing and fit braking parts too.

We will be pleased to carry out a Free No-Obligation Check on your Tyres, Exhausts & CATS, Batteries and Brakes and then provide a very competitive quote on any necessary work.

You're welcome to pop in to any of our branches or give them a call to arrange a suitable time.
Our stores are filled with all the leading car care and accessories brands, available for much lower prices than other stores and if you are more of a pedal power person rather than horse-power, our branches also stock a large range of bikes, for all the family, and cycle accessories too.

RTJ Autos Ltd
565 Jobs Completed
Stockport
4.9 / 5

RTJ Autos Ltd is a Vat registered independent local garage. We provide servicing, repair & diagnostics for all makes and models, specialising in Saab and Vauxhall. We have dealer level diagnostic equipment for all makes and models of vehicles. Our 3 technicians are fully qualified, and will happily discuss any questions or queries you may have with you before undertaking any work, ensuring you are aware of the work required and keeping you informed as we progress.

We also have a comfortable waiting area which has satellite TV and a bean to cup coffee machine for your use. We also provide a free vehicle collection and delivery service within 5 miles of the garage. All work comes with 12 months / 12,000 miles warranty on both parts and labour for your peace of mind.

We are relatively new to this website, however, please do have a look at the feedback on our Facebook page as you can see many positive reviews left from our existing customers which proves we always go that extra mile above and beyond to ensure our customers are happy with our service.

PLEASE NOTE: We accept cash, card payments or bank transfers by way of payment.

B and G Autotechs Ltd
507 Jobs Completed
oldham
4.8 / 5

We offer servicing and repairs for all makes and model and specialize in BMW,MINI, VW and Audi Group. We wont be beaten on any price!
We offer a FREE collect and deliver service.
We give your car a FREE wash and vac.
We are part of the Approved Garages so please see our reviews at....
www.approvedgarges.co.uk.

Piston&Rotor The Garage
1767 Jobs Completed
Bury
4.7 / 5

We are a garage located in Bury and serving the Greater Manchester area.
We are specialised in engine and gearbox rebuilds,we do have state of the art diagnostics and 49 years of combined every day garage experience.
One single garage for all your car needs!
Service and maintenance work,clutches,timing chains and belts,automatic and manual gearbox reconditioning,engine reconditioning,all electrical work,difficult jobs undertaken,mot failures,etc!If we cant do it,nobody can!
We provide an excellent service to all our customers and we take pride in the quality of our services.
We have fully trained technicians with over 15 years of experience working above the dealer level.
All the work carried is quality checked by second tech and we offer a warranty for all our jobs.
We promise to beat in price and quality any written quote and offer a quick turnaround for all customers.
We offer a FREE no obligation diagnostic check service in some cases.

M.J. Motors
33 Jobs Completed
Manchester
4.9 / 5

We are a family run business with 13 plus years experience we guarantee to be 100% honest we travel to your place of work or home and majority of Repairs will be carried out on site.

Integrated Auto Solutions
366 Jobs Completed
Denton
4.9 / 5

Integrated Auto Solutions are a local independent garage based in Manchester. We are a newly formed company who have been established a little over a year, and we are going from strength to strength. We are looking to expand our client base and are eager to help customers get their vehicles road worthy ASAP. We can undertake all forms of mechanical repairs, maintenance work and servicing, with no job being too big or too small. Our team of 4 technicians have all been chosen specifically for their area of expertise, and have many years of experience working on all makes and models of vehicles.

We can offer a recovery service to customers with non-starters, and some smaller jobs can be done mobile too as we have a fully equipped mobile unit too.

Stockport Motor Engineering Ltd
479 Jobs Completed
Stockport
4.9 / 5

We are a team of professionals specialized in the auto repairs,engine reconditioning,maintenance and service of all diesel and petrol engines.
Our team is fast,reliable and efficient offering the complete satisfaction using only certified auto parts and oils.
We offer unbeatable prices and deliver the fastest and safest automobile work.
We are located in Stockport,Waterloo Road,Joules Court covering Greater Manchester/ Cheshire/ Lancashire and beyond!

Carfix Manchester
34 Jobs Completed
Manchester
4.9 / 5

At Carfix Manchester, it’s our dedication that differentiates us from other car repair shops. We’re continuously training our team of mechanics to provide the highest levels of technical expertise for our customers. Carfix Manchester believes in getting you back on the road as soon, and as safely, as possible.

Carfix Manchester is a full service professional auto repair shop. We offer a wide variety of mechanical repair services, as well as basic maintenance services to keep your vehicle running smoothly. We guarantee that our highly trained mechanics will help resolve your auto repair issues and get you back on the road quickly, because we’re committed to delivering satisfied customers.

S & J REPAIRS
107 Jobs Completed
Stockport
4.6 / 5

We are a family friendly company which was established in 2014 we specialise in service work, MOTs and clutches. We will undertake any work what is required.

L.P Autos
75 Jobs Completed
Stockport
4.9 / 5

L.p Autos LTD specialises in all vehicle makes and models. Our services range from servicing, diagnostics, Brakes, Suspension, Clutches, Engine repair. We are completely mobile so we will come to your home or work.

Mr Tyre Ltd - Bolton
248 Jobs Completed
Bolton
4.8 / 5

Mr Tyre Ltd was established in 1971 at Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham in the West Midlands with one store. We now operate a total of 34 strategically placed fitting centres giving an incredible coverage across the central England region.

With many years’ experience in the tyre industry we have a reputation for providing high quality products at competitive prices. Being so well established has allowed us to form close relationships with virtually every major tyre manufacturer.

Alongside tyres, our stores offer most mechanical repairs including brakes, servicing, engine repairs, suspension, MOT testing, stainless steel exhausts, engine remapping and air conditioning repairs and re-gas.

We are happy to serve Bolton and its surrounding areas.

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

The most common Manchester 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 Manchester 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 Manchester bookings

4.84

44 reviews

How much does Brake Repairs cost in Manchester?

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


Brake Repairs Cost by Car Make in Manchester
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Vauxhall£219.77
Ford£223.21

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.

Brake Specialists Near You

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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