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Recent Car Brake Inspection, repair & replacement Mechanic Reviews in the Scottish Highlands and Islands


4 Reviews

Unicar Autos

Garage in the Scottish Highlands and Islands, 25 years of experience

The very latest in diagnostic equipment is available in our workshop and using innovative technology, fault finding has become our specialty. Experienced technicians assure that clients’ vehicles are service...



104 Reviews

D3 Motors

Garage in the Scottish Highlands and Islands, 23 years of experience

We are a small independent garage based in the Woodside area of Aberdeen.



55 Reviews

Peterhead Terraclean & Auto Services

Garage in the Scottish Highlands and Islands, 18 years of experience

I started my career in a Fiat/Hyundai dealership for 2 years and completed my apprenticeship with a VW/Audi garage and was there 3 years. I moved to work in auto electrics for 4 years to gain more experie...


1st September 2017
“Very proffessional inspection.
covered the points i asked for & took photos for me as requested.
very happy.”

LINTON, MACDUFF

Porsche Cayenne • Pre-purchase Inspection


80 Reviews

Platinum Auto Services

Mobile mechanic in the Scottish Highlands and Islands, 15 years of experience

I began my career with a local engineering firm where I worked to gain an engineering certificate before getting into the Motor Industry. During my 15 years in the trade I qualified as a HGV/LGV technician a...



11 Reviews

DM MOTORS

Garage in the Scottish Highlands and Islands, 13 years of experience

Here are DM Motors we do anything from; Vehicle serving and repairs MOT, MOT repairs and MOT prep work Diagnostic work with the latest diagnostic software Working on All makes and models With over 10 ...



5 Reviews

CJ Auto's

Garage in the Scottish Highlands and Islands, 20 years of experience

Hi i have been in the Motor trade since I left school. I've always had a keen interest in cars I see it as hobby not a job! I started as a apprentice in a family run garage that bought and sold prestige cars...



5 Reviews

Mogler Ltd.

Garage in the Scottish Highlands and Islands, 20 years of experience

20+ years in vehicle diagnostic and repairs. with dealership experience in Toyota, Mazda, Peugeot. Mobile auto electrician service with extensive diagnostic equipment on hand at all times. All repairs...



9 Reviews

Muir Motors

Garage in the Scottish Highlands and Islands, 20 years of experience

We are approachable, honest, knowledgeable and very experienced in diagnosing, problem solving and repairing all types of cars and light commercial vehicles. As a qualified mechanical engineer and MOT tester...



11 Reviews

Spannerz Elgin Ltd

Garage in the Scottish Highlands and Islands, 30 years of experience

Automotive Service and on site repairs to most makes of vehicles with fixed priced servicing and no hidden costs we come to you for all your automotive needs with a low cost call out fee on non starters & br...



5 Reviews

Caithness Car And Commercial

Garage in the Scottish Highlands and Islands, 20 years of experience

I have been in the trade for over 20 years. I began my career with a main dealership called AM Phillip working on Ford, IVECO and Izuzu trucks. I moved to Renault trucks for 3 years. I moved to do offshore ...


Want to learn more about Car Brake inspection, repair & replacements in the Scottish Highlands and Islands?

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 the Scottish Highlands and Islands

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£151.76

Brake discs and pads replacement - rear (both)

Volvo C30
Forres
£156.44

Brake discs and pads replacement - rear (both)

Vauxhall Insignia
Peterhead
£356.06

Brake caliper replacement - rear (driver side)

Citroen C4 Picasso
Inverurie
£178.97

Brake discs and pads replacement - rear (both)

Volkswagen Golf
Aberdeen