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Brake Repairs in Swansea

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

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Top garages for Brake Repairs in Swansea (53 found)
NGS Swansea
103 Jobs Completed
Swansea
5.0 / 5

At NGS Swansea we offer a wide variety or vehicle maintenance and repair services. We can usually offer our customers a quick turnaround, meaning we always strive to get you back on the road as soon as possible. However, we don’t think a quick turnaround should mean that quality and customer service should suffer as a result.

Our technicians have an extensive background working to high standards with premium main dealers on executive vehicles. This experience and expertise mean that we can offer a comprehensive and efficient level of service at prices affordable to all.

We specialise in vehicle servicing and MOTs but can offer most mechanical repairs or services.

We’re conveniently located a short journey from Swansea city-centre and very close to junction 47 for the M4 corridor.

We offer 12-month warranties on parts and labour as standard and always try to source our parts from reputable part suppliers.

As part of our on-going commitment to deliver a high level of customer service we also offer a collection and delivery service for customers within 10-miles of the garage.

Important:
In light of the Covid19 pandemic we also offer:

Collection and Delivery
Contactless payment
Full PPE equipment for all staff
Social distancing measures in place and adhering to Government hygiene guidelines
Key drop off box on site
We also offer NHS staff discounts.

Contact us today for any inquiries, we’re always happy to assist.

Keep Driving Auto Ltd
419 Jobs Completed
Swansea
4.9 / 5

Here at Keep Driving Auto we provide a first rate, friendly garage service. Serving the Swansea area, located in Llansamlet within easy reach of both the city Centre and Swansea Enterprise Park.

Ron's Recovery & Repair Ltd
20 Jobs Completed
Swansea
4.3 / 5

Established by Daniel Aspland in 2017, we currently have 3 mechanics with a combined experience of 25 years.
'Ron's Recovery & Repair' has quickly implemented itself as one of South Wales's most affordable, friendly & attentive garage & recovery service. We welcome both trade & public customers and are proud to uphold fleet contracts nationally. We feel our dedication to customers, our fresh & inviting workshop & excellent customer service makes us stand out as the preferred recovery agent & repair business in South Wales, don't believe us? Come and see what everyone is talking about!

To make this process easier we also offer a collection and delivery service within 2 mile raduis of Swansea, with all our repairs we provide a 12 months warranty on parts and Labour.

We are proud to offer our customers a clean, fully equipped workshop featuring state of the art diagnostic computers. Our workshop can repair any vehicle size, make or model from small services to full engine replacements. We pride ourselves on maintaining a clean workshop and comply to all health and safety regulations, we ask all visitors to report to reception as the workshop is only accessible to mechanics unless stated otherwise. Each of our mechanics offers over 10 year experience within the motor trade. They offer services both inside the workshop as well as at the roadside meaning you'll never find yourself at a loss. When choosing our team we looked for individuals that had the same mind set as ourselves - providing our customers with the best service while keeping our prices affordable. Each member of our team is approachable, friendly and always willing to help! (They also make a good cup of tea..)

Tai Auto Limited T/A Ensign Garage
15 Jobs Completed
Swansea
5.0 / 5

Ensign motors successfully trading in business for over 30 years. combined experience in used auto car sales and car repair. Ensign Garage Ltd was founded on the belief that playing fair with customers will bring repeated sales and service work.

The Car Clinic Swansea
44 Jobs Completed
Fforestfach
5.0 / 5

***PAYMENT ASSIST AVAILABLE***

“We are an established local independent garage and are proud to be members of Autofirst Network – a nationwide network of independent garages operating to the Network’s 6 core values of Capability, Consistency, Care, Clarity, Cost Effectiveness and Customer Focus. For your added peace of mind we are members of the Motor Ombudsman service which is approved by The Trading Standards Institute.

We are a terraclean service center, DPF specialists and Veizu Remapping Specialists.

We also do Payment Assist Plans where we can spread the cost of your bill, giving you the peace of mind that your car is safe and helping your spread the cost. Pay just 25% deposit and then pay the balance over three further monthly payments.

Harris Brothers Swansea - Team Protyre (Richardson Road)
58 Jobs Completed
Swansea
5.0 / 5

The newly refurbished Harris Brothers Tyre and Mechanical centre has been serving customers for over 70 years. Chris and the team will be pleased to welcome you with a free cup of coffee while they carry out a complete check on your vehicle and advise you on any requirements. As part of the refurbishment the centre now offers vehicle servicing, diagnostics as well as batteries, exhausts, brakes and suspensions.

Harris Brothers Swansea (Ystrad Rd) - Team Protyre
76 Jobs Completed
Swansea
3.9 / 5

The Swansea Fforestfach centre was originally opened in 2005 and became part of the Protyre network in 2011. The team at Harris Brothers in Fforestfach have been supporting the annual cash 4 kids appeal for the last 12 years and are delighted to continue to provide much needed support to this local charity and to be the principal sponsor again in 2015. Having helped raise over £250,000 over the years. The aim is to go even further this year. The Swansea Fforestfach centre houses over 20,000 square foot of space and is divided into 4 divisions servicing, motorists, tyre retailers and garages and the haulage industry. The size of the building means that at any time 16,000 tyres are in stock from all the leading manufacturers including Bridgestone, Pirelli, Michelin, Continental and Goodyear Dunlop. A fleet of 18 vans are based at the centre delivering to garages and tyre fitters throughout South Wales. The centre also provides. Also offering a tyre service to local hauliers with a tyre management service for trucks, tractor units and trailers. Robert and his expert team of truck tyre fitters are on call 24 hours a day 365 days a year for emergency call out. The retail operation overseen by David Melbourne offer a tyre fitting and mechanical service for domestic drivers of cars, vans, 4x4s and SUVs. The centre also supplies and fits motorcycle tyres for all makes and riding styles.

The mechanical business will undertake mechanical repairs and servicing and has two operational MOT lanes for class 4 and class 7 vehicles. The centre has also gained a reputation for offering repairs, tyres and MOTs for caravans and mobile homes. David will be pleased to advise motorists of the best tyres for their driving needs. The centre only provides and fits new tyres because of the safety implications of part worn tyres. Full alignment facilities are available in the Ystrad Road centre.

Elite Mobile Autocare
10 Jobs Completed
Swansea
5.0 / 5

We are a mobile mechanic based in Swansea, South Wales. We cover all aspects of car repair and maintenance at a place and time convenient to our clients.

Tancock Motors
19 Jobs Completed
Swansea
4.8 / 5

We have been in business for 38 years will a wealth of experience on all makes of cars, we are a Mot test station, Car servicing centre and Car air conditioning centre, just off the Swansea city centre.
Our mechanics are all experienced highly qualified technicians.
We are also listed in the Trust my Garage directory.

Interserve Auto Repairs
270 Jobs Completed
Swansea
5.0 / 5

Independent Garage specialising in cam belts, clutches, brakes and engine work. We also offer diagnostics to most makes and models, general repairs, class 4, class 5 and class 7 MOT tests. Tyres and four wheel alignment, Servicing for all makes of car and light commercial vehicles. We also have a dedicated plant service team and a small tools department offering hire and repairs to electrical and mechanical applications. PAT testing available.

Manselton MOT Centre
7 Job Completed
Manselton
5.0 / 5

We are an established local independent garage and are proud to be members of Autofirst Network – a nationwide network of independent garages operating to the Network’s 6 core values of Capability, Consistency, Care, Clarity, Cost Effectiveness and Customer Focus. For your added peace of mind we are members of the Motor Ombudsman service which is approved by The Trading Standards Institute.

A P Motor Repairs
13 Jobs Completed
Neath
5.0 / 5

Bringing the garage to you!

At AP Motor Repairs, it’s our dedication that differentiates us from other car repair garages. We’re continuously training to provide the highest levels of technical expertise for our customers. AP Motor Repairs believes in getting you back on the road as soon, and as safely, as possible. We have 15 years' combined main dealer and independent experience in the trade, with no job being to big or small. We are mainly mobile so coming to you is not a problem and are flexible so can work around you.

All parts and labour is guaranteed for 12 months and we are available to work on Saturdays, subject to priorly agreed booking.

Please have a look at our 5 star feedbacks on our Facebook for your peace of mind.

HiQ - Plasmarl Swansea
4 Job Completed
Swansea
5.0 / 5

The team to go to for service you can trust, at a price you can count on.

Here at HiQ Plasmarl we are C. E. M. Day Limited we aim to provide you with an unrivalled experience when servicing your vehicle.

Our service promise to you is simple: no surprises or hidden extras…and the very best people looking after your car.

At HiQ Plasmarl we offer a complete range of car services, including; tyres, MOT, batteries, exhausts, servicing, wheel alignment, brakes, clutches, accessories, oil + filter, air conditioning, air conditioning top up, shocks & suspension, air bags, steering, vehicle health check, tyre pressure monitoring, and much more. Our highly-trained specialists will treat your car as if it’s their own. So you can be sure you’ll get the best possible service and leave with your car in tip top condition.

A&S Tyres
12 Jobs Completed
Swansea
3.7 / 5

A&S Tyres is a successful family run business, with the ability to solve any of your motoring needs. We supply selected tyres with a lifetime warranty, offering you a new tyre if we cant repair your old one. We have friendly staff who are always keen to show their knowledge and help you to the best of their ability, to choose a tyre brand best suited to your driving needs.

We are a Delphi diesel specialist, with all the equipment to find out why your car is not running like it was before.

We offer full garage services from an engine service to an MOT ,timing belts to engine rebuilds, all with a labour and parts warranty. We can give you a free air con check to keep your screens clear in the winter and you cool in the summer.

We post many offers on our facebook page - just like 'A&S Tyres' for our latest prices on tyres.


Thank you
A&S Team

ATS Euromaster Swansea
9 Jobs Completed
Swansea
5.0 / 5

"Here at ATS Euromaster Swansea, we offer a variety of services, maintenance and repairs such as MOT, vehicle servicing and oil, wheel alignment, batteries, brakes, shock, absorbers, exhausts and air conditioning. We also stock a range of tyres such as Michelin, Pirelli, Goodyear, Dunlop, Avon, BFGoodrich and Tigar. Our workmanship and parts come with a minimum 12,000 miles or 12 month guarantee (whichever comes first).Mark and his friendly team of technicians pride themselves with an average of 18 years of experience between them and provide honest, expert advice to assist with of all of your motoring needs. WhatÔÇÖs more, you can enjoy a steaming coffee, browse a great selection of magazines and access free Wifi on us. WeÔÇÖre located nearby the Liberty Stadium"

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

The most common Swansea 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 Swansea 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 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