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157 Reviews

Bak Vag-Tech

Mobile mechanic in Birmingham, 12 years of experience

I began my career with my apprenticeship in Poland before coming to the UK. My first role in the UK was with 4 Cars in Yardley, Birmingham for 7 years before moving across to Whittaker Fleet Care for around ...

98 Reviews

Sham's Autos

Garage in Birmingham, 20 years of experience

Sham's Autos began in 2002 as a business and through the years has developed a strong customer base and the garage has developed into what now is a 4 ramp workshop which includes an MOT ramp, we employ 4 ful...

155 Reviews

T&G Autos

Mobile mechanic in Birmingham, 9 years of experience

I started out in my mobile mechanic career in 2012. Prior to that I was a professional motorsport racing mechanic building and BMW's and West Fields for 2 years as well as working in an independent repair ga...

322 Reviews

Vip Auto Repairs

Garage in Birmingham, 15 years of experience

I gained my NVQ level 1&2 qualifications through City College Birmingham. Since gaining my qualifications I have always been self employed and initially I contracted for various garages around Birmingham for...

23 Reviews

Westbrom Auto Engineering Ltd

Garage in Birmingham, 15 years of experience

We based in west Bromwich in high Street area we working in this profession for last 15 years we carried out all the minor and major work also we do mot class 4 light vehicles we give good and honest advice ...

104 Reviews

Rps Garage Services Ltd

Garage in Birmingham, 30 years of experience

Has your car been giving you regular problems? Have you noticed a pipe leaking or engine overheating? Maybe it’s time you got your vehicle serviced. Who better to do it than the experts at R.P.S Garage Servi...

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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 Car Brake inspection, repair & replacement cost in Birmingham?

Find out how much you'd pay at a franchise dealer or independent garage, and see the average price in Birmingham for a Car Brake inspection, repair & replacement through ClickMechanic. We use industry standard data & millions of data points so you know what you should be paying.

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Recent Car Brake inspection, repair & replacement 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.


Brake caliper replacement - rear (passenger side)

Vauxhall Astra

Brake pads replacement - front (all)

Porsche Cayenne

Brake discs and pads replacement - front (both)

Audi A4

Brake discs and pads replacement - front (both)

Vauxhall Zafira