Top Mechanics For Car Brake Inspection, Repair & Replacements
Garage in Norwich , 22 years of experience
I have been involved in cars as a designer, engineer and technician for over 22years. I have designed, developed and built bespoke sports cars, motorbikes, Ambulances and race car trailers over these year...
JEMMA • 7th June 2023
Honda Civic • Brake discs and pads replacement - front (both)
Garage in Grantham , 27 years of experience
Hi, I'm Andy. Massive car enthusiast who's lucky enough to turn my 25+ year car hobby into my job. Services I offer include: Oil/Air filter service Fuel filter change Brake discs and pads CV boots/joi...
NICOLAE • 7th June 2023
Vauxhall Insignia • Brake discs and pads replacement - front (both)
Garage in Lisburn , 21 years of experience
Fully qualified motor technician started training in local garage working on all vehicles, have progressed through to full dealership trained technician Jaguar, Landrover trained all vehicles repaired and ca...
Garage in Hyde, 15 years of experience
Auto Solutions has the equipment and expertise to repair and maintain your automobile. Our emphasis is on transparency and professionalism. We pride ourselves on performing the highest quality automobile ser...
BENJAMIN • 7th June 2023
Ford Transit Connect • Brake pads replacement - front (all)
Mobile mechanic in Chelmsford, 25 years of experience
I have worked in the mechanics field for 25 years and still working in this field. I have experience on various makes and models of cars trucks heavy plant equipment. I always enjoyed working as a mobil...
Mobile mechanic in Gravesend, 10 years of experience
Here is just some of the work I have covered in the past. Alternators, starter motors, clutches, wheel bearings, turbos, radiators, exhausts, brake callipers, brake drums, brake shoes, pads and discs, suspen...
Mobile mechanic in Bedford, 24 years of experience
I completed my apprenticeship at Mercedes Benz qualifying as a light vehicle technician. I am on the professional register with the IMI. I have experience in diagnostics, electrics and vehicle maintenance. I...
Garage in Sussex, 35 years of experience
Been self employed for over 30 years. Can offer experience. Servicing. Repairs. Diagnostics. Cambelts. Clutches. Brakes.
Garage in Reading , 5 years of experience
At Elite technical services, we offer both a mobile mechanical service and garage-based working on all makes and models with up to date diagnostics software. Having experience in both HGV and standard ve...
Mobile mechanic in Tunbridge Wells, 15 years of experience
I'm a mobile mechanic with wide range of experience with diagnostic , repair , electrical and electronics in automotive industry with 15 years of experience.
Mobile mechanic in Kingston, 11 years of experience
Shahid is very passionate about mechanics and is keen to deliver the best service possible. He was brought into the mechanics world by his father, whom owed his own garage. After completing his qualificat...
MARTINA • 6th June 2023
Garage in Huntingdon, 14 years of experience
We are a small friendly independantley owned business which was established in April 2009.
Garage in Wolverhampton, 22 years of experience
Hi, my name is Darren Branch. I have been working on cars most of my life, with 21 years worth of PROFESSIONAL experience. I have long realised that it is not the actual garage that you should be putting yo...
Garage in Newhaven , 10 years of experience
Specialise in all aspects of vehicle repair from MOT, Oil Service, Gearbox Service and repairs, Clutch, Exhausts, Brakes, AC, Tyres and Engine rebuilds.
DAVID • 6th June 2023
Citroen Grand C4 Picasso • Brake discs and pads replacement - front (both)
Mobile mechanic in London, 9 years of experience
3 years at AVS where I started my mechanics as an apprentice, mastering general repairs and servicing on a wide range of vehicles , 2 years as a fast fitter in car giant. Perfecting replacing brakes, tyres ...
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)
Frequently asked questions about car brake inspection, repair & replacements
Read our answers to questions about car brake inspection, repair & replacement 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 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. See the averages for different makes below. We consolidate industry standard data with millions of data points to give you the most accurate price.
|Audi||£230||Get exact price|
|BMW||£244||Get exact price|
|Citroen||£188||Get exact price|
|Ford||£174||Get exact price|
|Land Rover||£237||Get exact price|
|Mercedes-Benz||£226||Get exact price|
|Nissan||£184||Get exact price|
|Peugeot||£183||Get exact price|
|Renault||£203||Get exact price|
|Toyota||£170||Get exact price|
|Vauxhall||£183||Get exact price|
|Volkswagen||£181||Get exact price|
Estimates on average repair costs, such as the above results for a car brake inspection, repair & replacement, are based on ClickMechanic's quote data which combines multiple third-party sources. Actual costs may vary. We provide estimates on average 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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