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


11 Reviews

DO Motor Engineers

Mobile mechanic in Shropshire, 19 years of experience

I carried out my apprenticeship at an independent Land Rover specialist before moving on to work in a main dealer garage. I then worked with a private company running and maintaining a fleet of vehicles. ...



173 Reviews

Hometune

Mobile mechanic in Shropshire, 31 years of experience

Hometune was originally established in 1968 as the first mobile car engine tuning company in the UK. Originally a franchise with over 150 vans nationwide, we have been owned and run by such companies as Maz...



11 Reviews

A.J.S Motorworks

Mobile mechanic in Shropshire, 7 years of experience

Working in garages the past 7 years repairing all types of vehicle makes and models decided to take things into my own hands and start my own bussiness doing mobile mechanics.



79 Reviews

Roberts Mobile Mechanic

Mobile mechanic serving Shropshire, 30 years of experience

With over 30 years of experience, I work on all makes and models doing anything from diagnostics inspections to services. We aim to provide the best customer service possible, coming out mobile to your home ...



195 Reviews

ICH Auto Services Ltd

Garage serving Shropshire, 22 years of experience

Hi, my name is Darren Branch. I have been working on cars most of my life, with 21 years worth of PROFESSIONAL experience. I have long realised that it is not the actual garage that you should be putting yo...



55 Reviews

Kjmotors

Garage serving Shropshire, 25 years of experience

KJ Motors is an independent garage based in West Bromwich with a five star rating on google and check a trader . Sid as he is affectionately known by the locals owns and runs the garage. Sid is a fully quali...


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

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.

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Recent Car Brake inspection, repair & replacement quotes in Shropshire

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£178.50

Brakes shoes replacement - rear (all)

Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Telford
£151.91

Brake pipe replacement - rear (passenger side)

Vauxhall Zafira
Telford
£125.22

Brake discs and pads replacement - front (both)

Ford Fiesta
Oswestry
£153.50

Brake pipe replacement - rear (passenger side)

Renault Megane
Telford