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Recent Car Brake Inspection, repair & replacement Mechanic Reviews in Cornwall


331 Reviews

A T Auto Repairs Limited

Mobile mechanic in Cornwall, 25 years of experience

Andy Tomkins mobile mechanic I carry out all forms of on site vehicle repair work and servicing on all makes and models around the Cornwall and Devon area. I have been working in this industry for over 2...


28th March 2019
“Mark was good, he told me it wasn’t my brakes, it was another fault, which he’s coming back tomorrow to fix”

DEREK, ST.AUSTELL

Peugeot 206 SW • Brake pads replacement - front (all)


44 Reviews

D.k Automotive

Garage in Cornwall, 30 years of experience

I have been in the automotive repair industry for 30 years. I first began to learn the trade in 1986. I worked with Volvo until 2004, learning the industry and gaining experience. I have also worked for vau...



3 Reviews

A&R VERNON

Garage in Cornwall, 30 years of experience

Hi I’ve go 30 years experience in main dealer and independent garages including 24 successful years running my own garage and MOT station, Ive decided to take it a bit easier and just complete a few jobs a w...



62 Reviews

Cml Transport Cornwall Ltd

Garage in Cornwall, 20 years of experience

We are mobile mechanics based within Mid Cornwall serving the County for all of your mechanical needs including; Breakdowns, Clutch replacement, Servicing, Welding, MOT repairs, Brakes, Tyres and Diagnostics...



1 Reviews

Kpandsonstransportltd

Garage in Cornwall, 10 years of experience

Hi my name is Keiron, I have my own business as a mobile mechanic, I have experience dealing with all sorts of work Such as tyre fitting, clutch repair, brake, cambelts, servicing, mot’s repairs. I have gre...



19 Reviews

A&F Autos

Garage in Cornwall, 10 years of experience

Here at A&F we offer a wide range of vehicle repairs: -Servicing -Brakes -Clutches -Suspension -Tracking -Tyre's -Diagnostics. With a combined 15 years at dealership garages. we can cover all your vehicle re...



22 Reviews


47 Reviews

Enginetech

Mobile mechanic in Cornwall, 18 years of experience

I completed my apprenticeship at a BMW independent garage in Coventry and spent 6 years building great knowledge before moving to Rugby Autobodies as a mechanic for 2 years then moved to EvoBus (bus/coach di...



20 Reviews

Movanics

Garage in Cornwall, 18 years of experience

I began my career studying Automotive Engineering in School and then went onto college. My first job was at St just garage and I've had many other jobs since then. I have worked in a few fast-fit garages to...



76 Reviews

Devon Auto Support

Mobile mechanic serving Cornwall, 10 years of experience

I began my career with a Hyundai main dealer in Exeter where I spent 3 years which included my apprenticeship. The dealership went into receivership & I moved to Exeter Gearbox Centre for 10 months before m...


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

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.

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Recent Car Brake inspection, repair & replacement quotes in Cornwall

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£236.65

Brake caliper replacement - rear (driver side)

Mazda Mazda6
Redruth
£80.59

Brake pads replacement - front (all)

Renault Master
Falmouth
£166.86

Brake discs and pads replacement - rear (both)

Citroen C8
Newquay
£155.35

Brake discs and pads replacement - front (both)

Audi TT Coupe
Newquay