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


22 Reviews

Amey's Automotive

Garage in Dorset, 34 years of experience

We guarantee fast and reliable repair for your car. From simple oil changes to complex restorations, our highly qualified mechanics will do whatever it takes to get your treasured vehicle looking like new.



62 Reviews

Fahren Autos

Garage in Dorset, 21 years of experience

We are an independent family run business. We believe in providing our customers with high-quality service at low prices. We undertake all aspects of vehicle maintenance and restoration. We appreciate th...


11th November 2019
“No problems at all. A thorough report. The follow up with telephone call is extremely useful.

Thanks”

KEITH, ILMINSTER

Volkswagen Beetle • Standard Pre-purchase Inspection


10 Reviews

Wincanton Vehicle Repair And Mot Centre Limited

Garage in Dorset, 26 years of experience

I did my apprenticeship with Bristol Truck and Bus and attended college for 6 years up to HNC level. I then worked for Daf trucks for 5 years before going to work in Germany for 12 months on US Army vehicles...


28th January 2022
“Excellent service from start to finish. Explained everything in detail that was carried out”

DAWN, Somerset

Fiat Panda • MOT with collection & delivery


30 Reviews

Targa Florio

Garage in Dorset, 40 years of experience

Targa Florio, located in Bournemouth, has been providing MOT Tests, Car Repairs and Car Service on all makes and model of vehicle. Our services include the latest Computerised Diagnostic Equipment that, c...



13 Reviews


73 Reviews

Auto Electrix (Advanced Diagnostics) Ltd

Mobile mechanic in Dorset, 19 years of experience

Auto Electrix Covering Dorset - Hampshire and Wiltshire. We provide advanced diagnostics, faulting, and vehicle inspections. Specialists in auto electrical and fault finding using the very latest equi...



11 Reviews

Mark Richards Motor Repairs

Garage in Dorset, 37 years of experience

I have worked for over 37 years in the motor trade; and as well as my years of experience, I have achieved master-tech level in Vauxhalls and Suzukis. I pride myself on providing a quality service to my ...



8 Reviews

Weymouth Motor Services

Garage in Dorset, 10 years of experience

Having completed many years in independent and specialist garages i the owner of Weymouth motor services has spent the last 5 years building a reputable and trustworthy business. My team and i strive to deal...



49 Reviews

Autobot

Mobile mechanic in Dorset, 9 years of experience

I have 9 years of experience in the auto repair industry. iv worked for a variety of garages for several years and have now decided to further pursue the mobile side of the industry. I can repair all makes &...


21st July 2017
“very pleased ”

VALERIE, Poole

Daewoo Matiz • Diagnostic Inspection

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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.

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Recent Car Brake inspection, repair & replacement quotes in Dorset

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£68.09

Brake pads replacement - front (all)

Mazda Mazda6
Poole
£74.88

Brake pads replacement - rear (all)

Honda Civic
Poole
£176.86

Brake discs and pads replacement - rear (both)

BMW 3 Series
Poole
£168.47

Brake discs and pads replacement - front (both)

MINI Mini
Poole