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211 Reviews

Dk Autos Limited

Garage in Surrey, 25 years of experience

DK Autos specialise in all aspects of vehicle repairs, servicing and MOT's, with 24hour recovery breakdown service. We offer a vehicle collection and return service for all of our customers. We appreciate ...



15 Reviews

MMM Auto UK

Garage in Surrey, 7 years of experience

We are an independent Vehicle service station situated in Liongate Enterprise Park on Morden Road. Specialist is German and Japanese cars. Our technicians are also well equipped to diagnose Hybrid and Electr...


25th September 2021
“The MoT was carried out on time and luckily no additional work was needed.”

ROBIN, Mitcham

Jaguar X-TYPE • MOT with collection & delivery


521 Reviews

Lwg Mobile Mechanic

Garage in Surrey, 12 years of experience

I started my career with Kwik-Fit when I was 16 for a number of years understanding the trade. I moved to work for a few independent garages for around 4 years before working with Vauxhall for 3 years and su...



498 Reviews

Onsite Autos

Mobile mechanic in Surrey, 11 years of experience

Shahid is very passionate about mechanics and is keen to deliver the best service possible. He was brought into the mechanics world by his father, whom owed his own garage. After completing his qualificat...



804 Reviews

Smithson Mobile Mechanics

Garage in Surrey, 14 years of experience

I have 8 years of experience in the automotive repair industry. I did my apprenticeship at a garage in London and have done mechanical work ever since. I worked at a garage for a few years after the apprenti...


9th December 2019
“Darren was brilliant!
First time I've had to call a mechanic so such a relief to have someone reliable and trustworthy!”

HALEY, GB

Vauxhall Corsa • Replacement of auxiliary belt tensioner and belt


63 Reviews

MJM Mobile Repairs

Garage in Surrey, 40 years of experience

30 years in the London taxi industry including 27 years with my own garage. I’ve worked for a van hire company, I am an MOT tester and worked for the last five years as a roadside technician for the AA. I d...



59 Reviews

WHILDE AUTOMOTIVE LTD

Garage in Surrey, 16 years of experience

Whilde Automotive Ltd was founded in 2020 with the aim to provide a premium vehicle repair service that comes to the home or work address. The owner John Whilde has 16 years experience in the automotive ...



19 Reviews

Atlas Auto Services

Garage in Surrey, 5 years of experience

Hello, I have worked for multiple large national garages as well as independent small garages with also holding different roles from tyre fitter to manager meaning I am able to give a wide range of experienc...



23 Reviews

Purdie's Automotive

Mobile mechanic in Surrey, 8 years of experience

Purdie's Automotive is a mobile mechanic service that comes to you and carries out jobs at your house or workplace. My business motto is “honesty is the best policy”. I take an honest approach with all custo...


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

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 Surrey

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£226.07

Brake discs and pads replacement - rear (both)

Land Rover Range Rover Sport
Tadworth
£196.75

Brake discs and pads replacement - front (both)

BMW 3 Series
London
£115.53

Brake discs and pads replacement - front (both)

Nissan Note
London
£153.34

Brake discs and pads replacement - front (both)

Fiat 500C
Bromley