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Total expert car brake inspection, repair & replacement mechanics operating in Durham

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Total number of car brake inspection, repair & replacement reviews in Durham

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


12 Reviews

Sergejus Kvasys - Is Installations

Mobile mechanic serving Durham, 8 years of experience

Providing a mobile service as well as a garage service in and around the Newcastle area. Specialising in diagnostics and electrical repairs however working on all makes and models carrying out all types of m...



207 Reviews

Leighs Mobile Auto Services

Garage serving Durham, 20 years of experience

Mobile Mechanic with 20 years experience, all work completed to a high standard using manufacturer recognised parts. I’m in the military so split between the below locations, therefore able to complete work ...


29th August 2020
“Leigh was absolutely spot on he went above and beyond and I would highly recommend him”

SHAUN, Seaham

Citroen C4 Picasso • Basic Pre-purchase Inspection


172 Reviews

Dent Motors

Garage serving Durham, 40 years of experience

I completed my apprenticeship in the family business in Cumbria back in 1974 and worked in the business right up until 2002 in various roles such as heavy goods driver, I also became a partner in the busines...



16 Reviews

M & K Motor Services

Mobile mechanic serving Durham, 18 years of experience

I did my apprenticeship at Reg Vardys where I learned the trade and worked for 8 years. I later moved to another branch of Reg Vardys and worked as a fully qualified mechanic there for 3 years. I later moved...


22nd October 2015
“Very pleased good service and kept me informed ”

SANDRA, Wallsend

Ford Focus • Diagnostic Inspection


97 Reviews

Stadium Auto Repairs Mobile

Garage serving Durham, 10 years of experience

Main Dealerships leading on to my own workshop before I decided to take the business mobile in 2014. I enjoy what I do and I always work to a high standard to keep customers happy and returning with confidence.



6 Reviews

L L Auto Repairs

Garage serving Durham, 28 years of experience

Served my time in 1993-1996 in a local garage before moving on to a Citroen main agent in 2000-2007 then I started my own business running a garage with 3 employees then in 2019 i sold it. after that I've be...



6 Reviews

AUTOTEC NE

Garage serving Durham, 19 years of experience

Our technicians and myself have over 30 years combined experience within the motor trade, throughout this time we have worked on vehicles carrying out routine maintenance and vehicle repairs from brake pads...


4th November 2020
“Quick service and graet communication. Highly recommend.
Will use again.
Thanks”

DANIEL, Sunderland

Vauxhall Insignia • Brake discs and pads replacement - rear (both)


18 Reviews

South Hylton Garage

Garage serving Durham, 35 years of experience

I have been in the trade for 30 years and have worked for myself for that time and built up my knowledge doing all types of repairs on all makes/models, as a business however we are not keen on injectors/fu...



11 Reviews

Abel's Mobile Service & Repairs

Garage serving Durham, 20 years of experience

I began my mechanical career working on gearboxes with Borough Transmissions and I also completed my apprenticeship whilst I was with the business. I moved moved to a few local garages in Teeside for a numb...


29th May 2020
“David was brilliant, competitive prices. Couldn't ask for more.
Very happy with his work”

PHILIP, CLEVELAND

Volkswagen Passat • Brake pads replacement - rear (all)


8 Reviews

Rj Mobile Auto Services

Mobile mechanic serving Durham, 15 years of experience

I worked previously at a Citroen independent garage for 9 years and after that time I began my own business RJ Mobile Autos and have been going for around 5 years now. I have a range of services available fr...


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

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 Durham

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£129.91

Brake pads replacement - front (all)

Mercedes-Benz M-Class
Durham
£141.59

Brake discs and pads replacement - rear (both)

Ford Focus
Durham
£116.64

Brake discs and pads replacement - front (both)

Ford Fiesta
Durham
£144.70

Brake discs and pads replacement - rear (both)

Saab 9-3
Durham