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


99 Reviews

Michal Jamroz

Mobile mechanic in Northamptonshire, 10 years of experience

Hi I’m Michal. I've been doing cars for about 10 years specifically for Vehicle Mechanical, Electrical and Trim (MET) Technician last 2.5 years. Had lots of training in recent VW group technology so that’...



32 Reviews

GP Autos MK Ltd

Garage in Northamptonshire, 10 years of experience

With Main Dealer trained mechanics and over 60+ years of experience between us, we here at GP Auto’s offer our customer excellent rates on all vehicle servicing and repairs. Combined with our friendly atmosp...



204 Reviews

EAST MIDLANDS AUTO

Garage in Northamptonshire, 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)


148 Reviews

Sk Autos Ltd

Garage in Northamptonshire, 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...



19 Reviews

A Gorbacovs

Garage in Northamptonshire, 18 years of experience

I am a mobile mechanic with 18 years experience. Fully qualified from my home country. I do all makes and models and do services, brakes and many other repairs.



21 Reviews

Refinish Centre

Garage in Northamptonshire, 10 years of experience

Refinish Centre is an experienced repairer in Shefford specialising in automotive services, repairs and customisation Refinish Directors who have nearly a decade of experience in the trade, established th...



24 Reviews

Stony Stratford Auto Centre

Garage in Northamptonshire, 20 years of experience

Been in the trade for 20 years, serving happy customers. Always want to stay on top of my work and make sure the work is done the way it should be. We have a good professional team that works on honesty.



9 Reviews

Hq Motors

Garage in Northamptonshire, 20 years of experience

I have over 20 years experience in the motor industry. I have a garage in the Leicester area le2, as well as mobile meaning we can attend all mechanical needs. I have all the latest diagnostic and tools to d...



103 Reviews

Kings Car Repairs

Mobile mechanic in Northamptonshire, 25 years of experience

I have been involved in the motor trade in some capacity all my life. I started out on the YTS training scheme and spent four years with Zenith Motors in Stevenage and also studied at Hitchin College for my ...


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

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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Mechanics in and around Northamptonshire

Recent Car Brake inspection, repair & replacement quotes in Northamptonshire

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£88.09

Brake pads replacement - rear (all)

Kia Sportage
Northampton
£134.29

Brake discs and pads replacement - rear (both)

Hyundai i10
Bedford
£119.07

Brake pads replacement - front (all)

Volkswagen Touareg
Market Harborough
£314.35

Brake discs and pads replacement - front (both)

BMW 4 Series
Wellingborough