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Recent Brake Shoe Replacement Mechanic Reviews in Bristol


39 Reviews

K And C Garage

Garage in Bristol, 14 years of experience

K & C Garage was formed in 2015 by Matt Roxburgh. Owner Matt has been in the trade for over 15 years working in various garages and comes with a wealth of experience and the team are all fully qualified to c...



80 Reviews

Cardiff Trade Centre

Garage serving Bristol, 20 years of experience

Cardiff Trade Centre is an amalgamation with Speedo Auto which was previously trading for over 10 years. The new business began trading in 2014. We operate a 4 ramp workshop with 7 staff and carry out all re...



37 Reviews

JS Racing & Servicing

Mobile mechanic serving Bristol, 8 years of experience

I qualified as a mechanic 20 years ago. I have worked on a wide range of makes of vehicles both in the Czech Republic and the UK. I specialise in VAG vehicles (VW, Audi and Skoda), though I can repair almos...



173 Reviews

Euro Testing Centre Ltd

Garage serving Bristol, 4 years of experience

Capital MOT & Service Centre are a local, highly reliable garage offering MOT tests, services and a complete range of car maintenance repairs.All makes and models of cars, vans, MPV’s and large goods vehicle...



62 Reviews

All Star Auto

Garage serving Bristol, 15 years of experience

I have got 15 years experience spread across main dealers such as Ford ( 6 years), Mercedes (7years), Aston Martin (2years). I have decided to go out on my own. All work is carried out to the highest dealers...


5th January 2022

LORNA, Cardiff

Ford Focus • MOT with collection & delivery


957 Reviews

R Bluck Motor Repairs

Mobile mechanic serving Bristol, 15 years of experience

I did my apprenticeship at a garage in Swindon as I studied with Northstar College. After graduating I left and went to Charlie Browns auto services for 2-3 years. Following my time at Charlie Browns I went ...


12th December 2017

TIM, MARLBOROUGH

Lexus CT 200h • 92000 Miles Service


347 Reviews

WESGATE AUTOMOTIVE LIMITED

Garage in Newport, 21 years of experience

We offer a completely mobile service, in which we can travel to your home or place of work and repair or remap your vehicle. We are partnered with one of the leading map writing teams in the country, with a ...



291 Reviews

Voller Mechanics

Garage in Amesbury, 19 years of experience

I began my career in Weybridge, Surrey for a number of garages picking up great experience to start me off before moving to the New Malden area for a number of years. Prior to setting-up my own business in 2...


10th April 2020

GORDON, Andover

BMW 3 Series • Rear differential oil replacement


9 Reviews

Dha Remapping And Services

Garage in Hereford, 4 years of experience

Servicing, mot repair. Welding, recovery, remapping and egr dpf specialise, diagnostics plus much more


Want to learn more about Brake Shoe replacements in Bristol?

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

What are brake shoes on a car?

If your car has brake drums, it will have brake shoes which are mounted inside it. Brake shoes are similar to brake pads as when the brake pedal is applied they will come into contact with the surface of the drum to slow a vehicle

What does a brake shoe replacement involve?

  • Mechanic will inspect the brakes and establish if there is any issues with one or several of the brake shoes.
  • Mechanic will establish if the brake shoe's thickness is within the required tolerances.
  • If necessary, the mechanic will replace the brake shoes.
  • The mechanic will advise if other parts of the brake system need replacing too.
  • Mechanic will test drive the car and inspect the brake system to ensure it is in perfect working order.
  • Mechanic will make adjustments if necessary.

Can I replace the brake shoes myself?

Unless you are a qualified mechanic with the required skills, training and equipment to do the job, we strongly recommend a brake shoes 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 worn brake shoes?

  • When the hand brake does not work properly.
  • If you hear a squealing or scraping from a rear wheel during braking.
  • When the car pulls to the right or left under braking.
  • When the car becomes unstable under braking.

How long will a brake shoes replacement take?

A brake shoes replacement typically takes 1 hour, but can take less or more time. Ultimately, the time that the job will take depends 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 I replace brake shoes?

Over time, the brake shoes can wear out due to the friction that it has to endure each time you brake. Brake shoes can wear to such an extent that the rivets holding the friction plate to the rest of the shoe can get exposed. Each time you brake in this scenario the rivets can potentially score the contact surface inside the drum. This damages the brake drum as well, which would need to be replaced too to ensure effective braking.

How common is a brake shoe replacement?

Brake shoes replacement is not as common as brake pads as less braking force is applied to them in comparison to the front brakes. However, as the brake shoes are made of relatively soft material, it’s inevitable that, in time, they will wear away. Just like your tyres, the harder you drive and the more you use your brakes, the more often you will need to have the brake shoes changed.

How can I extend the lifetime of my brake shoes?

The way you drive can have a significant effect on how long you can drive between two brake shoe replacements. Using common sense, driving carefully, and anticipating the hazards on the road ahead are the best ways of doing this.

The earlier you can brake when you need to slow down or stop, the less pressure you will need to apply on your foot brake, and so the less pressure you put on your brake shoes, and the more slowly they will wear.

Frequent, hard or emergency braking will always take a greater toll on the compound of your brake pads and lead to the risk that you will need to replace the brake shoes more often.

How long do drum brake shoes last?

The way you drive can have a significant effect on how long you can drive between two brake shoe replacements. Using common sense, driving carefully, and anticipating the hazards on the road ahead are the best ways of doing this.

The earlier you can brake when you need to slow down or stop, the less pressure you will need to apply on your foot brake, and so the less pressure you put on your brake shoes, and the more slowly they will wear.

Frequent, hard or emergency braking will always take a greater toll on the compound of your brake pads and lead to the risk that you will need to replace the brake shoes more often.

Can I still drive with worn brake shoes?

If the brake shoes have worn beyond the legal limit or the manufacturer recommended limit or have otherwise worn and been compromised and no longer are able to guarantee optimal brake performance and safety then book a mechanic to check and replace the brake shoes where necessary. If you experience any untoward characteristics in your braking, book a diagnostic inspection immediately and do not drive the vehicle. Driving with bad brake shoes can impair brake performance and safety, and can be lethal.

How do I know if my rear brake shoes need replacing?

Typical symptoms that require the brake shoes to be replaced:

  • When the hand brake does not work properly
  • If you hear a squealing or scraping from a rear wheel during braking
  • When the car pulls to the right or left under braking
  • When the car becomes unstable under braking

How do you change rear brake shoes?

There is a number of steps involved in replacing the brake shoes, there are variations between manufacturers, the basics are pretty similar. Hence, changing brake shoes is a routine repair for all mechanics and can be done both kerbside as well as in the workshop, providing it is safe to do so.

Can you replace just rear brakes?

Yes, you can just replace the rear brakes if it is just the rear brakes that have worn, this has been professionally diagnosed and is safe to do so. A professional mechanic can advise on which brake parts need replacing, they can check the brakes and advise on the next steps for your brake repair.

Are worn brake shoes an MOT failure?

Yes, worn brake shoes can cause an MOT failure. For example if they have worn below the legal limit, are contaminated (with oil or grease) or are incorrectly mounted.

Can Bristol garages offer home collection and delivery for brake shoe replacement?

Yes, many garages in Bristol are able to offer collection and delivery for a brake shoe replacement. With ClickMechanic collection & delivery is free if your vehicle is drivable. Once booked a mechanic will pick up the vehicle on the day and time of your choice, do the work, and return the vehicle at a time convenient to you. Simply enter your vehicle registration number and postcode to get an upfront price for a brake shoe replacement in Bristol.

Can Bristol mobile mechanics do brake shoe replacement at my home or office?

Yes, Bristol mobile mechanics can do a brake shoe replacement at your home or office, provided there is a safe and sufficient space to conduct the repair or replacement. With ClickMechanic, once booked for a date and time of your choice, your booking will be offered to vetted mobile mechanics in your area.

How much does a Brake Shoe replacement cost in Bristol?

The average cost of a Brake Shoe replacement in Bristol is on average between £95 and £120. Ultimately the cost for a Brake Shoe replacement in Bristol 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 Bristol. We use industry standard data & millions of data points so you know what you should be paying.

These estimates may include Front brake shoes, Rear brake shoes and/or Rear brake shoes. We have quotes for the top 49 manufacturers.

Name ClickMechanic Click Mechanic average Franchise dealer estimate

Alfa Romeo

£115 £228 - £237 Get exact price

Audi

£120 £156 - £263 Get exact price

Austin

£92 £167 - £167 Get exact price

BMW

£120 £164 - £243 Get exact price

Chevrolet

£82 £136 - £166 Get exact price

Chrysler

£110 £141 - £215 Get exact price

Citroen

£143 £206 - £315 Get exact price

Dacia

£99 £160 - £196 Get exact price

Daewoo

£81 £136 - £163 Get exact price

Daihatsu

£101 £191 - £201 Get exact price

Dodge

£100 £168 - £168 Get exact price

DS

£81 £152 - £152 Get exact price

Fiat

£118 £147 - £255 Get exact price

Ford

£122 £160 - £250 Get exact price

Honda

£92 £172 - £179 Get exact price

Hyundai

£88 £141 - £171 Get exact price

Infiniti

£180 £279 - £279 Get exact price

Isuzu

£120 £168 - £232 Get exact price

Iveco

£173 £320 - £353 Get exact price

Jaguar

£145 £241 - £275 Get exact price

Jeep

£103 £160 - £199 Get exact price

Kia

£92 £133 - £186 Get exact price

Land Rover

£124 £204 - £243 Get exact price

LDV

£113 £175 - £215 Get exact price

Lexus

£107 £173 - £210 Get exact price

Maserati

£180 £275 - £275 Get exact price

Mazda

£95 £122 - £192 Get exact price

Mercedes-Benz

£166 £271 - £334 Get exact price

MG

£91 £138 - £202 Get exact price

MINI

£117 £172 - £223 Get exact price

Mitsubishi

£118 £152 - £244 Get exact price

Nissan

£109 £133 - £226 Get exact price

Peugeot

£124 £201 - £248 Get exact price

Peugeot Talbot

£163 £307 - £310 Get exact price

Proton

£81 £161 - £164 Get exact price

Renault

£120 £170 - £257 Get exact price

Rover

£98 £145 - £213 Get exact price

Saab

£98 £161 - £187 Get exact price

SEAT

£96 £157 - £197 Get exact price

Skoda

£106 £159 - £218 Get exact price

Smart

£121 £165 - £210 Get exact price

Ssangyong

£111 £203 - £203 Get exact price

Subaru

£85 £98 - £194 Get exact price

Suzuki

£97 £134 - £202 Get exact price

Toyota

£100 £137 - £210 Get exact price

Vauxhall

£95 £132 - £193 Get exact price

Volkswagen

£116 £179 - £228 Get exact price

Volvo

£114 £175 - £213 Get exact price

Yugo

£87 £152 - £152 Get exact price

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  • Microcar
  • Metrocab
  • Hummer
  • Reva
  • Asia
  • TVR
  • Ferrari
  • Morgan
  • Buick
  • Lamborghini
  • Pontiac
  • Carbodies
  • Mitsubishi Fuso
  • Moskvich
  • Bentley
  • Cadillac
  • Ford US
  • Aixam
  • Daimler
  • FSO
  • Maybach
  • Rolls-Royce
  • Santana
  • Tata
  • Great Wall
  • Piaggio
  • Perodua
  • Porsche
  • Aston Martin
  • Lada
  • Lancia
  • Lotus
  • London Taxi's International

Estimates on repair costs, such as the above results for a brake shoe replacement, 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 Shoe replacement quotes in Bristol

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.

£96.12

Brakes shoes replacement - rear (all)

Vauxhall Astra
Bristol
£145.86

Brakes shoes replacement - rear (all)

Mitsubishi L200
Bristol
£107.50

Brakes shoes replacement - rear (all)

Volkswagen Polo
Bristol
£96.10

Brakes shoes replacement - rear (all)

Nissan Micra C+C
Bristol