Brake Repairs in Worcester

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

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Blackpole Trade and Save Autocentre
109 Jobs Completed
Worcester
5.0 / 5

Blackpole Trade & Save Autocentre in Worcester, the place for all makes & models vehicle maintenance. We have an MOT Test Centre on-site located in Blackpole, Worcester which is situated just off J6 of the M5. We offer a range of ‘fast fit’ facilities including brakes, exhausts, tyres and air conditioning maintenance. And, of course, a range of service and maintenance packages to suit your cars mechanical requirements.

Every vehicle that enters our workshop will receive a vehicle health check and a video will be emailed to the customer to guide them through any work that needs attention. Our comprehensive vehicle health check will examine areas of your vehicle such as your brakes, tyres, exhaust, shock absorbers, fluid levels and battery to ensure that it's in the best possible condition.

Be safe in the knowledge that YOU are our priority. Total customer satisfaction is our mission, proven by our high volume of returning customers we have at Trade & Save. We measure our success on customer satisfaction, please see our Good Garage Scheme page to read our customer testimonials .

Formula One Autocentres - Malvern
58 Jobs Completed
Malvern
4.4 / 5

Established in 1974, Formula One Autocentres set out with a mission to deliver a completely new fast-fit experience to its customers. This would feature clean, modern premises, high-tech equipment and highly trained technicians; far removed from the kind of service normally associated with the industry.

Forty years down the line, we have grown to become one of the UK’s largest independent autocentre chains. The business remains family owned and continues to uphold its original commitment to delivering the highest quality service at the most competitive prices.

That commitment has proved incredibly popular with motorists, creating many thousands of loyal customers who continue to put their trust in Formula One Autocentres.

As a result, the company has gone from strength to strength, currently boasting over 85 state-of-the-art branches across England, with over 500 highly trained staff working seven days a week to provide a full range of services including tyres, exhausts, batteries, brakes, clutches, MOT's and servicing.

We remain resolutely independent, and as a family owned business, avoid being tied down to any single manufacturer or supplier. This gives us the freedom and flexibility to offer the biggest deals on the widest possible range of top branded products, making the company a viable, attractive and cost-effective alternative to both the big national chains and smaller local independent outlets. Quite simply, Formula One Autocentres provides cost-conscious motorists with the most reliable and affordable means of maintaining their vehicles.

We defend our position at the forefront of the fast-fit industry by constantly evolving and developing innovative new products and services to meet the ever-changing demands of our customers. With an ongoing expansion programme and by regular investment in technology, we continue to provide unbeatable fast-fit service along with the very best value prices. In fact, we can confidently claim that no other company is better equipped to face the motoring challenges of the future.

BD Auto Services
113 Jobs Completed
Pershore
5.0 / 5

My name is Gary and I own BD Auto Services. I run a newly established small, independent garage based in Pershore and I work on my own. Previously, I have worked in our family owned garage alongside my brother and nephew, however this was taking up a lot of time with the daily commute to and from the workshop and so I have set up shop on my own.

I have been working on all makes and models of vehicles over the last 13 years and can undertake any job no matter how big or small. All work comes with a 12 months / 12,000 miles guarantee on both parts and labour for your peace of mind, and I only use good quality O.E. spec parts to ensure your vehicle is in top condition.


I can offer you a free collection and delivery service within 15 miles (subject to prior agreement), and there is also a comfortable waiting room which has Wi-Fi and refreshments available.

Brookend Garage
9 Jobs Completed
Worcester
5.0 / 5

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Mr Tyre Ltd - Worcester
82 Jobs Completed
Worcester
4.3 / 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 Worcester and its surrounding areas.

RestoMech
21 Jobs Completed
Worcester
4.9 / 5

RestoMech is a friendly independent workshop based in Worcester. Established in 2011, our aim has always been to ensure all our customers leave 100 % satisfied. We do this by utilizing our fantastic skills and wealth of knowledge. All our mechanics will give you the best and most honest advice and will always provide you with a competitive quote.

We only source quality parts from a reputable supplier which means that they come with a standard manufacturer warranty. Our workshop is home to the latest equipment which helps us deliver an efficient service. Performing a diagnostics enables us to root out the problem swiftly so we can discuss further work and options with you if required.

If you are unable to drop your vehicle to us we offer a collection and delivery service to customers within 10 miles. Our Labour also comes with a 3-month warranty.

AMS Garage Performance Ltd
65 Jobs Completed
Worcester
3.8 / 5

Established in 2005, We are an independent Garage based in the City Centre of Worcester. Our fully equipped workshops can accommodate basic to high performance vehicles, customising, tuning and general maintenance including vehicle REMAPS... We comply with manufacturing warranties and fitment of OEM/Genuine Parts. Sit comfortably in our customer reception area knowing your vehicle is being worked upon by one of our experienced technicians.

DNA Automotive Solutions Ltd
12 Jobs Completed
Worcester
4.2 / 5

"Welcome to DNA Automotive Solutions. At DNA we welcome the opportunity to provide a friendly, reliable, first class service at an affordable cost. With a combined 27 years main dealership experience we know what matters most to you, the customer when it comes to your car. "

Hills Malvern
2 Job Completed
Malvern
5.0 / 5

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

Here at Hills Malvern e 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.

Our Ford Service Promise to you:
✓Complimentary UK and European Roadside Assistance with your Service (so that when you set out on your journey, our friendly, skilled roadside help goes with you).
✓ Free FORD eCHECK (a 30-point visual electronic health check of your vehicle).
✓ All work is carried out by trusted Ford-trained technicians using the latest diagnostic tools.
✓ All published prices are recommended retail prices and include parts, labour and VAT.
✓ We’ll only use Ford quality parts fitted by specialist technicians.

Ford Motorcraft 4+
For all Ford vehicles four years or older, we’re your one-stop shop for Ford Motorcraft 4+ servicing and repairs, plus MOT and tyres. Ford Motorcraft 4+ offers complete high-quality care at an affordable price, with prices starting from RRP £125 for a Ford Motorcraft Minor Service
Prices include complimentary UK and European Roadside Assistance and a free ‘wash and vac’ for your Ford. Plus, with free tyre rotation and the option of an MOT at just £30 (RRP £35 without service), there are many other good reasons to come to us first.

A service you can depend on…Because no one knows your Ford like a Ford Dealer does.
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Northbank Garage
4 Job Completed
Droitwich
5.0 / 5

We have over 35 years worth of experience in car service, repair and maintenance, and we take great pride in maintaining your vehicle's road-worthy status.

Our complete car service is perfect for maintaining your vehicle and prolonging its life, ensuring you make the most of your investment. We will stamp your service history book to, should you want to re-sell in the future.

If you're looking for professional car garage services in Droitwich, Worcester, Bromsgrove, Kidderminster and Stourport, then you have come to the right place so please get in touch.

Edwards Hyundai
Member since 09 January 2017
WORCESTER

In the years since foundation in 1969, Edwards Motors has built an excellent reputation and a loyal customer base throughout Worcestershire, thanks in no small measure to our emphasis on quality customer service. Our expansion has meant that we now own franchises in partnership with Mazda, Volvo, Kia and Hyundai Service, all based at a single convenient location on the A38 main road a few miles south of Worcester. Our approachable team makes a point of answering all the queries of each and every customer, whether you are a first-time visitor casually browsing one of our showrooms or a patron of many years’ standing bringing your car in for one of our excellent-value routine services or MOTs.

The controlled growth of the business has enabled us to invest in state-of-the-art facilities. Our well-lit, spacious showrooms contribute to the pleasant customer experience at our Kempsey location, while the size and advanced diagnostic and repair equipment of our garages ensure that vehicles in our care are returned quickly and in prime condition.With the addition of Motorhomes to our portfolio of products, we hope to attract new customers in the coming years, delivering our trademark friendly and diligent service to an even wider local audience.

Halfords Autocentre Worcester
Member since 01 May 2020
Worcester

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.

Edwards (Kempsey)
Member since 24 April 2017
Worcester

Edwards Kia are proud to provide high-quality service to customers throughout Worcestershire, Herefordshire & Gloucestershire. You are assured a warm welcome from our friendly and professional staff. Our team are fully trained to the highest manufacturer standards, so you can be confident that their expertise ensures that they will be able to give you all the help and information you need, whatever your requirements. The service we offer at Edwards Kia is enhanced further by our superb facilities. We boast a state of the art workshops where our mechanics have access to the latest diagnostic and repair equipment. Our well-stocked parts department can provide an exhaustive selection of different car components, all sourced directly from Kia. Visiting Edwards Kia couldn't be easier, we are based on the A38 just 10 minutes from J7 of the M5 or J1 of the M50. We have ample parking and for those with disabilities, a single friendly entry point giving one-level access to every part of the business. Contact us through this website or visit us in Kempsey for further details about what Edwards Kia can do for you.

Oliver Prior
Member since 24 November 2015
Worcester

BMW / Mini Trained Technician
Main Dealer Service at fraction of the Price

Newbury Motors
Member since 13 October 2014
Worcester

"Newbury Motors a long established garage and has been operating from the same site since the 1920's (until June 2014)We have now relocated to 130 Worcester road which is behind the Esso station and closer to the town centre.We have a fully equipped workshops and a brand new MOT bayThe Directors have worked together for over 35 years with a total of 170 years experience and counting, (and don't feel old although we may look it.)We are a forward looking company and try to keep abreast of all new technology .We offer Hunter state of the art four wheel four camera alignment system for all your alignment requirement.We specialize in cam belt and clutch replacement.We employ three vehicle technicians and also have a fully qualified Air conditioning specialist.We have invested heavily in electronic diagnostics and currently have four diagnostic platforms which cover most of the vehicle park.We have MOT facilities for class 4 and can arrange other classes."

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

The most common Worcester 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 Worcester 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.

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