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Some of the Car Brake jobs we offer

  • ABS pump relay replacement
  • ABS pump replacement
  • ABS relay replacement
  • Backplate replacement - front (driver side)
  • Backplate replacement - front (passenger side)
  • Backplate replacement - rear (driver side)
  • Backplate replacement - rear (passenger side)
  • Bleed Hydraulic brake system
  • Bleed Hydraulic brake system - ABS
  • Brake caliper replacement - front (driver side)
  • Brake caliper replacement - front (passenger side)
  • Brake caliper replacement - rear (driver side)
  • Brake caliper replacement - rear (passenger side)
  • Brake discs and pads replacement - front (both)
  • Brake discs and pads replacement - rear (both)
  • Brake drums & shoes replacement - rear (both)
  • Brake hose replacement - front (driver side)
  • Brake hose replacement - front (passenger side)
  • Brake hose replacement - rear (driver side)
  • Brake hose replacement - rear (passenger side)
  • Brake master cylinder replacement
  • Brake pads replacement - front (all)
  • Brake pads replacement - rear (all)
  • Brake pipe replacement - front (passenger side)
  • Brake pipe replacement - front (driver side)
  • Brake pipe replacement - rear (driver side)
  • Brake pipe replacement - rear (passenger side)
  • Brake servo replacement
  • Brake shoe wheel cylinder - rear (driver side)
  • Brake shoe wheel cylinder - rear (passenger side)
  • Brake shoes check & adjust - rear
  • Brake shoes replacement - rear (all)
  • Brake vacuum hose to manifold replacement
  • Handbrake cable replacement (driver side)
  • Handbrake cable replacement (passenger side)
  • Handbrake cables replacement - (both) equal length
  • Handbrake centre/main cable replacement
  • Handbrake shoes replacement (all)
  • Premium brake upgrade (front and rear discs and pads)

Want to learn more about Car Brake inspection, repair & replacements?

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

How often should you get your brakes inspected?

You should get your brakes inspected every 6 to 12 months, for example during regular maintenance, during the yearly MOT the brakes are checked as standard. That said, when a brake warning light or brake pad wear sensor lights up on your dashboard make sure you get the get brakes inspected as they can point to an issue. Most modern cars have a brake pad wear sensor that will light up on your warning dashboard when it's time to get the brake pads (and brake discs) replaced.

However, the brake pad sensor cannot detect and alert you of problems that can occur with other parts of the braking system. So even though you've passed the MOT check and have done an annual service, brake problems can occur in the interim. If you're a regular driver, it is recommended to get your brakes inspected more often, for example every six months or every time you do an oil change.

How long should a brake job last?

A brake job like a brake pad replacement can last more than 50,000 miles. It will depend on various factors such as the quality of the brake pads you have fitted, your driving style, and the type of vehicle you own. In certain circumstances brake pads for example may only last around 20,000 miles. Usually, brake discs will also need to be replaced when brake pads are replaced which is an average of around 50,000 miles or so.

What does it mean when my brakes are scraping?

There are a few possible causes for brakes scraping or making a "grinding" noise. The most common causes are:

  • Brake pads are worn down
  • Brake discs is warped or rusted

In both cases the issue needs to be addressed immediately as ignoring this can be a safety hazard. The pads and shoes that make contact with the brake rotors and drums wear down over time, and eventually need to be replaced.

What does a brake inspection include?

A brake inspection can include:

  • Brake pads and discs check
  • Brake hydraulics check
  • Brake pedal check
  • Brake lines check
  • Brake fluid level check

With ClickMechanic, a mechanic will carry out an inspection to locate the source of the problem and establish what next steps are needed to rectify the problem. If necessary the mechanic will test drive the car to arrive at a verdict.

How to make my brake pads last longer?

Brake wear depends on a few factors but some ways that help with making your brake pads last longer, including:
* Anticipate when you will need to brake, and avoid hard braking whenever possible
* Drive slower and more smoothly
* Check your brakes regularly for wear and tear
* Remove excessive weight from the vehicle
* Get brakes serviced as per the manufacturer's recommendations

Can I drive if my brake pads are worn out?

No, it is not recommended to drive if your brake pads are worn out. Worn out brake pads must be replaced immediately as it can be extremely dangerous and can lead to serious accidents. It can furthermore lead to a fine, penalty points on your licence and further prosecution.

How much does a brake job cost?

On average, replacing front brake pads is £99, with prices ranging between £75 and £175. Replacement of rear brake pads averages at £95 and usually ranges from £70 to £150.

Replacing the vehicle's front brake discs and pads replacement can cost from £130 to over £375 while the cost to replace rear brake discs ranges from £125 to over £350.

Depending on the make, model and year of the vehicle as well as the type of brake repair needed, the cost of repair and replacement will differ in pricing. The cost will also vary on the location as labour charges differ across the UK.

Check out the ClickMechanic price for a car brake inspection, repair & replacement, and find out what you would pay at a franchise dealer. We use industry standard data & millions of data points so you know what you should be paying. We have car brake inspection, repair & replacement prices for 62 different manufacturers.

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Recent Car Brake inspection, repair & replacement quotes

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Brake discs and pads replacement - rear (both)

Land Rover Range Rover Sport

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