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Recent Car Brake Inspection, repair & replacement Mechanic Reviews in East Sussex


15 Reviews

Edwards Motor Works LTD

Garage in East Sussex, 13 years of experience

A fully mobile mechanic, at your home or at your place of work we bring the workshop to you! We have the knowledge, experience and the very best diagnostic tooling to diagnose, repair and maintain your vehi...



49 Reviews

Carma Autocare

Garage in East Sussex, 6 years of experience

I began my career by initially studying at Sussex Coast College and completed my apprenticeship thorough Voiture Ltd in Bexhill-on-Sea where I was for 3 years. I set-up my own called Carma Autocare in 2015....


22nd December 2017
“Work done quickly, no problems”

DAVID, ST LEONARDS ON SEA

Nissan Qashqai+2 • Brake pads replacement - rear (all)


160 Reviews

Mjc Mobile Mechanic

Mobile mechanic in East Sussex, 28 years of experience

I began my career with Ford where I completed my 3 year apprenticeship. My career thne moved to the independent route where I worked with various garages gaining experience on various makes/models. The exper...



5 Reviews

Beeson Motorcycle Ltd

Garage in East Sussex, 5 years of experience

Over my life I have worked in both garages and engineering workshops as both technicians and a machinist, so I have all the relevant Skills to under take minor and major repairs on vehicles, I specialise in ...


7th September 2021
“Chris was very good he explained everything and was very knowledgeable. I am very happy with the result”

ZARINA, STONE CROSS

Vauxhall Astra • MOT with collection & delivery


107 Reviews

Brewster's Auto Repairs

Mobile mechanic in East Sussex, 14 years of experience

I began my career with my apprenticeship through BMW and worked there for over 9 years. I moved to work with Mercedes Benz for a few years after this. Through working in both these top brands I also have exp...



57 Reviews

ABAUTOMOTIVE LTD

Garage in East Sussex, 16 years of experience

I joined the army in 2002 as a tank driver. I carried out my level 1 and 2 NVQ in motor mechanics where I worked on all different types of vehicles from tanks car’s, Land Rover, lorry’s and tractors. When I ...



26 Reviews

Coastal Car Tec

Garage in East Sussex, 28 years of experience

I have completed a trainee apprenticeship in a few firms: Hamilton Engineering in Bexhill-on-Sea & Stagecoach in Leonards-on-Sea & Anchor Service in Hastings and then after I went on to be workshop manager...


5th May 2016
“Top macanic cant ask for a better and more pro service”

JAMIE, BEXHILL-ON-SEA

Vauxhall/Opel Signum • Alternator belt replacement


45 Reviews

Tyres Direct

Garage in East Sussex, 35 years of experience

I worked in my own garage for for a number of years in Peckham back in the 80's in order to gain experience of the motor trade. In 1988 I opened my own garage called Vauxford MOT Centre Ltd in London and r...


16th January 2018
“Great service, quick and easy. ”

ROBERT, Eastbourne

Ford Fiesta • Full Service


12 Reviews

P&Hautos

Garage serving East Sussex, 35 years of experience

Been self employed for over 30 years. Can offer experience. Servicing. Repairs. Diagnostics. Cambelts. Clutches. Brakes.


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

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 East Sussex

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£137.75

Brake discs and pads replacement - rear (both)

Volkswagen Bora
Edenbridge
£118.61

Brake discs and pads replacement - front (both)

Fiat Grande Punto
Burgess Hill
£127.80

Brake discs and pads replacement - rear (both)

Skoda Octavia
Brighton
£160.08

Brake discs and pads replacement - front (both)

Vauxhall Zafira
Eastbourne