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


3 Reviews

Zb Cars

Garage in Essex, 10 years of experience

I Zaki Bahar have over 10 years of experience in motor industry. I have qualified professionals working in my team to provide quality service. Personally I'm always in contact with my clients during pick and...



86 Reviews

A Tiger Motors

Garage in Essex, 30 years of experience

We have affordable solutions to all of these problems and more. From new tyres and brakes to MOT testing, we carry out all work promptly and efficiently at your convenience. You don't even need to worry a...



645 Reviews

Wrenchworks Automotive Ltd

Mobile mechanic in Essex, 10 years of experience

Having previously worked for one of the U.K largest used car dealership I gained valuable experience working with all makes and models for 6 years. I then moved on to work for a Jaguar Land Rover main deal...



168 Reviews

Essex Mobile Autocare

Garage in Essex, 16 years of experience

I done my apprenticeship at bates BMW main dealer. Since then I have worked at Independent garages. I have since decided to go out on my own as a Mobile Mechanic. I am able to offer a wide range of repairs i...



36 Reviews

Sage Vehicle Technician

Mobile mechanic in Essex, 12 years of experience

Started my career as a mechanic / technician in a small family ran garage, whilst at the garage I learned numerous mechanical and electrical information about components of how they worked and operated. Sta...



37 Reviews

Goodguys Garage LTD

Garage in Essex, 20 years of experience

5 Years as a HGV/ LGV fitter, 8 Years in the Army (REME Vehicle Mechanic) and 7 Years as a RAC Roadside Patrol. 20 Years passion for cars of all descriptions.



5 Reviews

N1 Services

Garage in Essex, 23 years of experience

5 years - Landrover city and guilds NVQ level 3. 5 years studying Engineering at Kingston University degree BEng(hons) I also have experience with all German cars and Vauxhall Peugeot and Citroen but I'm a...



162 Reviews

GG’s Motor Maintenance Ltd

Garage in Essex, 15 years of experience

With over 10 years experience I have worked at a wide range of companies such as Mercedes, Hyundai, Vauxhall and also Halfords Autocentre for 10 years! I bring the experience I have gained to my own business...



12 Reviews

ZH Automotives

Garage in Essex, 10 years of experience

We are a small team of highly qualified and experienced technicians with over 10 years of professional dealership experience. We are experienced in all makes and models and are highly trained in mechanical, ...



57 Reviews

Essex Auto Performance

Mobile mechanic in Essex, 10 years of experience

I run a mobile mechanic business with over 10 years of experience, covering a large area (up to 50 miles radius) of Chelmsford. I am a specialist in automobile servicing, repairs and tuning. I am a Volkswag...


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

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 Essex

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£78.58

Brake pads replacement - front (all)

Fiat Grande Punto
Poplar
£198.86

Brake discs and pads replacement - rear (both)

Citroen DS3
Bishop's Stortford
£133.87

Brake discs and pads replacement - front (both)

Peugeot 208
Chelmsford
£85.71

Brake pads replacement - front (all)

Mercedes-Benz A-Class
Bishop's Stortford