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84 Reviews

Heywood Auto Clinic

Garage serving Manchester, 8 years of experience

Heywood Auto Clinic Ltd is a family run MOT service station. We strive to provide a professional honest and reliable service to all of our new and existing customers. We care about you and will take good car...



64 Reviews

NT Mechanic

Garage serving Manchester, 16 years of experience

I began my career with VW in Altrincham where I was for 4 years and completed my apprenticeship. I worked for an independent garage in Altrincham for around 2 years. I moved back into the main dealership sce...



229 Reviews

Brendan Nawrocki

Garage serving Manchester, 24 years of experience

When I left school I wanted to fix cars so the natural path to go along was to go to college, and do my city and guilds. After this however my career took a slight change in direction and I went working for ...



63 Reviews

I G Repairs

Garage serving Manchester, 9 years of experience

Worked in many small garages for over 9 years under pressure to return customers cars repaired back to them as quickly as possible. Can carry out a wide variety off work on all cars and vans all work carried...



260 Reviews

Lm Mobile Mechanic

Garage serving Manchester, 12 years of experience

I started off my career at a local independent garage where I stayed for 5 years. This was a VW, Audi specialist, which really gave me some in-depth knowledge on these vehicles. Following this I then went on...



49 Reviews

Ewood Motor Services

Garage serving Manchester, 40 years of experience

Based in Blackburn near Ewood Park we offer full garage facilities in addition to providing free collection/delivery for customers. We operate a 2 ramp workshop. All of our mechanics within the workshop have...



151 Reviews

Dw Mobile

Garage serving Manchester, 9 years of experience

I have 9 years experience in the auto repair industry which started with my apprenticeship at an independent. Having completed my apprenticeship I then went onto work for a number of other independents befor...



949 Reviews

Jonathan Mcloughlin Autocare

Garage serving Manchester, 9 years of experience

Jonathan and his team at Northern Motors provides a reliable and professional mobile mechanic service that covers the whole of the North West area of England! With over 10 years of experience in the motor...



1465 Reviews

3h Automotive

Garage serving Manchester, 8 years of experience

I started my career as a mechanic at BMW undertaking an apprenticeship which lasted 4 years. After learning all the tricks of the trade at BMW I then went onto Land Rover for 2 years further enhancing my ski...


Want to learn more about Brake Caliper repairs in Manchester?

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 Manchester?

The average cost of a Brake Caliper repair in Manchester is on average between £244 and £295. Ultimately the cost for a Brake Caliper repair in Manchester 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 Manchester. 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.

Name ClickMechanic Click Mechanic average Franchise dealer estimate

Alfa Romeo

£305 £328 - £483 Get exact price

Audi

£294 £302 - £498 Get exact price

Austin

£166 £209 - £280 Get exact price

Bentley

£924 £1,179 - £1,179 Get exact price

BMW

£292 £326 - £506 Get exact price

Cadillac

£222 £309 - £309 Get exact price

Chevrolet

£240 £276 - £375 Get exact price

Chrysler

£250 £279 - £382 Get exact price

Citroen

£317 £376 - £529 Get exact price

Dacia

£181 £267 - £269 Get exact price

Daewoo

£244 £318 - £350 Get exact price

Daihatsu

£244 £284 - £392 Get exact price

Dodge

£245 £291 - £374 Get exact price

Fiat

£285 £300 - £465 Get exact price

Ford

£260 £292 - £421 Get exact price

Honda

£271 £294 - £445 Get exact price

Hyundai

£282 £274 - £474 Get exact price

Infiniti

£434 £562 - £562 Get exact price

Isuzu

£292 £397 - £397 Get exact price

Iveco

£462 £611 - £630 Get exact price

Jaguar

£326 £380 - £512 Get exact price

Jeep

£257 £256 - £425 Get exact price

Kia

£277 £301 - £435 Get exact price

Land Rover

£275 £291 - £454 Get exact price

LDV

£312 £378 - £460 Get exact price

Lexus

£310 £361 - £474 Get exact price

Mazda

£239 £247 - £402 Get exact price

Mercedes-Benz

£326 £367 - £558 Get exact price

MG

£189 £213 - £310 Get exact price

MINI

£262 £275 - £469 Get exact price

Mitsubishi

£273 £317 - £423 Get exact price

Nissan

£252 £278 - £402 Get exact price

Perodua

£287 £396 - £396 Get exact price

Peugeot

£278 £312 - £487 Get exact price

Peugeot Talbot

£169 £264 - £264 Get exact price

Porsche

£77 £107 - £205 Get exact price

Proton

£276 £353 - £397 Get exact price

Renault

£301 £346 - £482 Get exact price

Rover

£173 £217 - £280 Get exact price

Saab

£219 £241 - £357 Get exact price

SEAT

£299 £345 - £498 Get exact price

Skoda

£258 £293 - £437 Get exact price

Smart

£270 £332 - £417 Get exact price

Ssangyong

£163 £236 - £237 Get exact price

Subaru

£311 £358 - £454 Get exact price

Suzuki

£244 £291 - £381 Get exact price

Toyota

£284 £316 - £462 Get exact price

Vauxhall

£278 £300 - £456 Get exact price

Volkswagen

£297 £304 - £504 Get exact price

Volvo

£273 £309 - £435 Get exact price

Yugo

£122 £188 - £188 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 Manchester

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.

£260.31

Brake caliper replacement - rear (driver side)

Lexus IS 250
Manchester
£326.68

Brake caliper replacement - rear (passenger side)

Volkswagen Polo
Stockport
£294.48

Brake caliper replacement - rear (passenger side)

Renault Scenic
Manchester
£228.67

Brake caliper replacement - front (passenger side)

Toyota Yaris
Manchester