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Lovely guys. Very helpful.
Eagle Autos have done what I asked for with my exhaust, even that was a minor job but still my van was successful on MOT check on the other day. Polite service, quick, no waiting room but I do definitely recommend that garage if you wish for economy repairs.
Professional service well done. Picked up my car swiftly and got it done at the time they said they would. Slightly more pricier than the other quotes but it included a major service.
Problem got dealt with quickly. Friendly welcoming garage.
Spot on top garage thanks a lot guys
Great communications and prompt updates on progress and costs with friendly staff and receptionists. I Broke down due to a DPF issue and had to be recovered. Anthony messaged me to let me know that they had a DPF cleaning and regeneration service. He clearly explained that a DPF was the symptoms and victim of another issue. Due to this an investigation was carried out to diagnose what was seen to be the possible rote cause and issues including error warning lights on the console. Anthony managed to my knowledge to locate this issue being a faulty crank shaft sensor and other issues relating to a broken wire in the loom. He also did a Major service and while this was done discovered that its's extremely likely the last time I had a service with a Main dealer that the oil and filter had none be cleaned or changed. (something that I had already expected due to other issues) If Anthony has solved all my issues that had not been dealt with by previous garages this will have been the best garage I have used ever. Anthony is very good at assessing and explaining what problems are and effective solutions to them. I only say this as I just got the car back yesterday and don't want to be previous with my assessment but so far so good. Anyway I will be back in the new few months for the annual MOT and check up to see if everything went well. Only then will I be able to confirm everything. I would also like to note that from what I had seen quality tools, oils, lubricants and parts are used. Also and most importantly that no cutting corners or lazy fixes such as just swapping out parts till it works. If Anthony does not know the answer he will find out and help. I had enquired about getting my Air-con re-gassed and he suggested it was cost prohibitive for him to offer the service and to use another specialists. Thank you Anthony and team for as painless experience as possible with a garage. Mercedes A180 CDI (w169)
Good explanation great Costomer service Thanks.
BMW X5 rear suspension issues and MOT and tyres Wow...I have never been so impressed by a garage...used them for the first time this last week. Antony is a total superstar. 1) he knows what he is doing...after trying another local garage a month ago, Antony got to the bottom of my sagging rear suspension...turned out it was multiple problems. He went and tested every piece, the compressor, the valve block, the air bags, the pipes and finally the little computer that controls all of it. He found the issues and gave me options on how to fix it for the cheapest price possible. 2) great value - he offers very reasonable prices for high quality parts...you can source your own if u like but u can trust him to get parts (all Parts come with a 1 year warranty) 3) great communication - see above...he keeps you informed and gives you options 4) honest...if something takes 20 min...he charges you accordingly...none of this rounding up to the nearest 2 hours that u get at many other garages...he understands that cars can be money pits and does what’s he can to help! Highly recommend. A total gem!! I will be doing all my business with them!!!!
Very pleased overall Price as quoted kept fully informed and all seems working fine
Very communicative in the run up to the appointment, good price quoted and re-quoted after I changed my request. The job was all brake discs and pads; two of the brake calipers had seized (unforeseeable). Antony managed to release one with a lot of effort, but the other had to be replaced. Again, very communicative about the extra work and parts required, and a fair additional price quoted. Also put the effort into removing rust build-up around the brakes, and some preventative maintenance to make future brake work easier. In summary, very good service at a fair price from an honest and knowledgeable mechanic.
I am very satisfied. Definitely will use him again in future. Thanks
Florian was quick to reply to my query in the beginning. He arranged to come out the next morning! Baring in mind I put my request in at midnight!! He said he would be at my house to inspect the car between 10am-11am he actually showed up at 9:45am just goes to show you his level of professionalism he identified I had a faulty coolant expansion bottle and it’s now fixed . Punctuality is key when dealing with cars and he understands that he is very facilitating towards his customers. And made me feel at ease the whole time will he using him from now on. Thank you Florian
Good service, better than the AA. On time.
Great place, nice staff, quick, on time and price. nice waiting ares
Very professional and friendly. Job was done on time for the price quoted. Very happy with the service and would highly recommend.
I would definitely recommend this garage - staff were extremely helpful, service was quick with immediate feedback. MOT cost £54.85 as quoted! Great!
Great and fast MOT service. Will definitely use them again if needed.
Very polite and efficient service
Really good and efficient service at a good price friendly too
They guy's at Rutlish were extremely professional and polite. They were not able to fix my car as they had discovered a part needed repairing first, they gave me some links to were I could buy the parts cheaper as they informed me it would be an expensive part (my car is really old hahhahaha). I have since followed their suggestion and bought the part and will be sending my car back to them to rectify the problem. would highly recommend them for car repairs.
Great service fitted my car in when I needed it to be done on a Saturday said it would take 2 hours and it did no hidden costs great service
This included brake discs as well. Arrived promptly and was very efficient. Cannot Recommend Craig highly enough, would use again coupled with great value for money.
Brilliant! ! Came out to meet me when lost. Done the job quickly & didn't feel like i was being ripped off . He was honest & helpful with what needed to be done & not trying to cash in on extra work that's not needed. will be going back for service.
Very professional and helpful service. Replaced brake pads and disks and two tyres. Whole job completed in less than 3 hours after taking the car in. The job was completed the morning after it was phoned in!
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 Wandsworth 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 18/10/2018 and 16/01/2019.
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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