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


68 Reviews

Carillon Services

Mobile mechanic in Leicestershire, 19 years of experience

I began my car repair experience in a Peugeot main dealer. I spent three and a half year there and then two years Renault main dealership. I then worked on a variety of cars in backstreet garages and built m...



148 Reviews

Sk Autos Ltd

Garage in Leicestershire, 10 years of experience

SK Autos are typically renowned for car sales but that is not all! We also do many repairs for customers and get them back on the road as well with our qualified team. We offer a 2 ramp workshop covering al...



204 Reviews

EAST MIDLANDS AUTO

Garage in Leicestershire, 25 years of experience

Hi and Welcome to East Midlands Auto - Highly sought after 'Approved Service & Repair Centre' Renowned for for high Customer Service throughout the car Industry. Offering Main Dealer Service - Not Main Dea...


14th June 2022
“Good communication throughout and job finished without any problems - happy to recommend.”

MATTHEW, Leicester

BMW 1 Series • Brake discs and pads replacement - rear (both)


45 Reviews

The Motor Medics (Midlands) Ltd

Garage in Leicestershire, 14 years of experience

At The Motor Medics we value your time as much as your custom - that's why we offer a completely free collection and delivery service when you book an MOT, service or repair with us. We understand that peopl...


27th October 2021
“Picked up car on time work carried out and car returned on time great service”

STEPHEN, West Midlands

Mercedes-Benz C-Class • Full Service


132 Reviews

The Mobile Mechanic Uk

Mobile mechanic in Leicestershire, 30 years of experience

I have worked for some of the UK’s largest names in motor vehicle repair/breakdown sector Establishing my own business in 2005 offering a professional,friendly and reliable mobile service covering most car...



9 Reviews


9 Reviews

Repair My Car Ltd

Garage in Leicestershire, 20 years of experience

At Repair My Car we aim to provide a high quality service for all makes and models, from your small family car to larger commercial vehicles. Having technicians with over 25 years experience working for Vaux...



59 Reviews

Mida's Autos

Garage in Leicestershire, 10 years of experience

I have been in the trade for over 10 years in both a full-time and part-time capacity. I have independent garage experience for a large part of my career. In 2017 I set-up my own business trading as Mida's ...


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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 Leicestershire

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£62.63

Brake pads replacement - rear (all)

Nissan Note
Nuneaton
£59.09

Brake pads replacement - rear (all)

Volkswagen Jetta
Melton Mowbray
£119.07

Brake pads replacement - front (all)

Volkswagen Touareg
Market Harborough
£89.98

Brake pads replacement - rear (all)

Ford Transit Custom
Swadlincote