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568 Reviews

Cosmic Automotive Engineers

Garage in Birmingham, 10 years of experience

I am a diagnostic technician, qualified MOT tester, Institute of Motor Industry assesor and general mechanic following my father's footsteps who has over 40 years experience in the trade. Having completed my...


7th December 2016

PAUL, EDGBASTON

Mini Mini • Brake caliper replacement - rear (one)


27 Reviews

Midland Autocare Ltd

Garage serving Birmingham, 21 years of experience

Midland Autocare Ltd has been operating since 1997 in Walsall, West Midlands. We offer a complete range of motor vehicle services which include tyres sales, general motor repairs for both cars & light commer...


2nd July 2020

GURJEET, Wolverhampton

Ford Kuga • Diagnostic Inspection


65 Reviews

K5

Mobile mechanic serving Birmingham, 23 years of experience

I'm a happy guy that's always happy to help out and assist to keep people stress-free. I have been a mechanic for many years. I have owned my own garage but decided to close the workshop and go fully mobile....


23rd September 2021

SARAH, Tamworth

Ford Fiesta • Additional work following previous booking


122 Reviews

FR Diagnostics

Mobile mechanic serving Birmingham, 20 years of experience

20 Years experience as a vehicle technician covering all aspects of vehicle repairs and Electrical diagnostics with dealership experience and Hybrid level 3 qualified Control unit programming also carried...



11 Reviews

TBR

Garage serving Birmingham, 10 years of experience

- Motorsport Engineering - Engine building - Performance tuning - Dyno technician - Classic Vehicle Restoration - Senior Diagnostic Technician - MOT Tester



75 Reviews

Fergussons Mobile Mechanics

Garage serving Birmingham, 20 years of experience

Ashley owns and runs Fergussons mobile mechanics. Prior to this Ashley had his own business for 20 years. At the garage the team consists of around 3 mechanics who will complete the work in-house who are all...


Want to learn more about Brake Caliper repairs in Birmingham?

Read our short guide with information on costs, symptoms and more.

What does a brake caliper do?

A brake caliper is the main component that pushes the brake pads into contact with the brake discs when pressure is applied to the brake pedal.

What does a brake caliper replacement involve?

  • Mechanic will inspect the brakes and establish if there is a problem with one or several of the brake calipers.
  • If necessary, the mechanic will replace the brake caliper.
  • Mechanic will advise if other parts of the braking system need replacing too.
  • Mechanic will bleed the brake system.
  • Mechanic will top up the brake fluid.
  • Mechanic will test drive the car and inspect the brake system again.
  • Mechanic will make adjustments if necessary.

Can you replace brake calipers yourself?

Unless you are a qualified mechanic with the required skills, training and equipment to do the job, we strongly recommend a brake caliper replacement is only carried out by a professional mechanic. ClickMechanic can help get you a vetted and local mechanic to carry out the work. Just enter your postcode and your car's registration number at the top of this page and select the work needed to get an instant fixed price up front.

What are the symptoms of a bad brake caliper?

Some of the symptoms of a failing brake caliper are:
* When the car pulls to the right or left under braking.
* From an MOT failure or advisory note regarding brake imbalance.
* If your brake pedal begins to gradually get softer (less resistance)
* If the fluid level in your brake fluid reservoir drops.
* You notice brake fluid on the rims of your wheels.
* If a mechanic advises you of damage to the predictive boot during a brake pad change.

How long does it take to replace a caliper?

On average a brake caliper replacement will usually take 1 hours, but can take anywhere from under 1 hour to 2 hours. The time that the job takes will depend on a range of factors. For example, your vehicle's make and model, year, as well as other factors. Select your car at the top of this page for information on job time and cost for your vehicle through ClickMechanic.

How often should you replace brake calipers?

Whilst there is no set lifespan, the most common cause of caliper issues is due to the rubber boot that protects the piston splitting or getting a cut in it from road debris or simply age. Once this occurs, water and grit will etch into the pistons surface and cause pitting, which can lead to the piston getting stuck or the rubber seal that prevents the hydraulic fluid leaking out becoming worn.

Can a caliper be repaired?

Whilst brake calipers can be stripped apart and refurbished, it is cheaper in the majority of cases to simply replace it if the part is readily available.

What happens when a caliper goes bad?

If you experience any of the symptoms listed, you must act immediately as the braking system is vital to your safety. Therefore it is imperative to get this checked by a technician so they can rule out other causes such as unevenly worn brake pads, discs, suspension faults and tyre wear. Only then should the expense of replacing a brake caliper be considered.

How can I extend the lifetime of my brake calipers?

In reality there is not a lot you can do to prevent cuts and ageing of the caliper piston protection boot. However, if you are advised that it has been subject to damage, maybe by a mechanic during a brake pads change for example, then it is sometimes possible to have the boot replaced if there has been little or no water ingress at that point.

Can you drive with a bad brake caliper?

Driving with a bad brake caliper is not safe. If you suspect there is any issue with your brake calipers or there are concerns about its age or condition, book an inspection with a professional mechanic immediate effect and do not drive the vehicle. A mechanic can diagnose the issue and provide an indication on any repairs required. Driving with worn brake calipers can impair brake performance and safety, and can be lethal.

Can I replace just one brake caliper?

Yes, it is possible to replace one brake caliper, provided if it is safe to do so. ClickMechanic offers replacements of single brake calipers across an axle. A mechanic can advise on whether the condition of the calipers on your car would allow the replacement of just one caliper. This will depend on a number of factors. If you experience any untoward characteristics in your braking, book a diagnostic inspection immediately and do not drive the vehicle.

Is a faulty brake caliper an MOT failure?

Yes, faulty brake calipers can lead to an MOT failure. A brake fluid leak from a brake caliper can cause a brake imbalance and can therefore be flagged as an MOT failure or advisory.

What causes a brake caliper to break?

Brake calipers may get damaged when a car is driven with brake pads that are worn-out or with warped discs.

It is also quite common for the brake caliper to "stick" or hang and this can happen because:
* Lack of lubrication or build up of debris
* Build up of rust
* Seized piston
* Brake fluid leak
* Abrupt temperature changes

What is the average life of brake calipers?

A brake caliper is a durable brake component that is designed to last as long as the vehicle or up to even 100,000 miles. However, there are several factors that can shorten the lifespan of brake calipers so it's important to get them checked if you suspect any brake problems while driving.

Are brake calipers checked during an MOT test?

Yes brake calipers are checked as they are a crucial component of the car's braking system. The MOT tester will examine the system including the brake pads, brake discs and brake calipers to ensure it is functioning efficiently.

How much does a Brake Caliper repair cost in Birmingham?

The average cost of a Brake Caliper repair in Birmingham is on average between £247 and £299. Ultimately the cost for a Brake Caliper repair in Birmingham depends on the make and model of your car. Check out the ClickMechanic price below, and find out what you'd pay at a franchise dealer in Birmingham. We use industry standard data & millions of data points so you know what you should be paying.

We have quotes for the top 51 manufacturers.

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Alfa Romeo

£307 £333 - £491 Get exact price

Audi

£297 £309 - £507 Get exact price

Austin

£169 £216 - £287 Get exact price

Bentley

£928 £1,190 - £1,190 Get exact price

BMW

£297 £335 - £519 Get exact price

Cadillac

£225 £316 - £316 Get exact price

Chevrolet

£242 £282 - £382 Get exact price

Chrysler

£252 £283 - £387 Get exact price

Citroen

£322 £386 - £543 Get exact price

Dacia

£185 £275 - £277 Get exact price

Daewoo

£247 £325 - £357 Get exact price

Daihatsu

£247 £292 - £399 Get exact price

Dodge

£247 £296 - £381 Get exact price

Fiat

£288 £305 - £473 Get exact price

Ford

£263 £299 - £429 Get exact price

Honda

£274 £301 - £454 Get exact price

Hyundai

£285 £279 - £481 Get exact price

Infiniti

£437 £569 - £569 Get exact price

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£295 £404 - £404 Get exact price

Iveco

£466 £622 - £641 Get exact price

Jaguar

£330 £388 - £522 Get exact price

Jeep

£259 £260 - £431 Get exact price

Kia

£279 £306 - £442 Get exact price

Land Rover

£278 £297 - £462 Get exact price

LDV

£315 £385 - £468 Get exact price

Lexus

£313 £367 - £482 Get exact price

Mazda

£242 £252 - £409 Get exact price

Mercedes-Benz

£331 £376 - £572 Get exact price

MG

£192 £218 - £317 Get exact price

MINI

£266 £281 - £481 Get exact price

Mitsubishi

£276 £323 - £430 Get exact price

Nissan

£255 £283 - £410 Get exact price

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£291 £404 - £404 Get exact price

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£282 £321 - £499 Get exact price

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£173 £274 - £274 Get exact price

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£82 £114 - £218 Get exact price

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£279 £360 - £404 Get exact price

Renault

£305 £353 - £492 Get exact price

Rover

£176 £223 - £287 Get exact price

Saab

£221 £246 - £364 Get exact price

SEAT

£303 £354 - £510 Get exact price

Skoda

£262 £301 - £447 Get exact price

Smart

£273 £339 - £426 Get exact price

Ssangyong

£166 £243 - £244 Get exact price

Subaru

£313 £362 - £461 Get exact price

Suzuki

£247 £297 - £389 Get exact price

Toyota

£287 £324 - £471 Get exact price

Vauxhall

£281 £306 - £464 Get exact price

Volkswagen

£300 £310 - £513 Get exact price

Volvo

£276 £316 - £443 Get exact price

Yugo

£125 £195 - £195 Get exact price

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Estimates on repair costs, such as the above results for a brake caliper repair, are created by combining data from multiple third-party sources. The actual cost of using your local repair providers may be outside of the estimated range. We provide estimates on repair costs for information only and accept no liability for any inaccuracies or errors. If you think an estimate is incorrect, please contact us to let us know.

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Recent Brake Caliper repair quotes in Birmingham

These recent quotes were taken from our quote engine which uses third-party industry standard data on repair times, along with a live parts retailer, and a regional labour rate to build an accurate free quote. We are constantly improving our quote engine, so please let us know if a price seems incorrect.

£217.81

Brake caliper replacement - rear (passenger side)

Ford C-MAX
Sutton Coldfield
£305.29

Brake caliper replacement - rear (driver side)

Renault Megane
Birmingham
£243.10

Brake caliper replacement - rear (driver side)

Volkswagen Golf
Birmingham
£302.33

Brake caliper replacement - rear (passenger side)

Vauxhall Astra
Birmingham