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


174 Reviews

Hometune

Mobile mechanic in Wales, 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...



6 Reviews

Evs Service Centre

Garage in Wales, 10 years of experience

Evs service centre is part of the evs group we have been in business 10 years and rapidly growing , we run a big operation in car sales , commercial vehicle sales , vehicle logistics, vehicle body shop , an...



301 Reviews

Eastlake Garage

Garage in Wales, 14 years of experience

Our company is based on the belief that our customers’ needs are of the utmost importance. Our entire team are committed to meeting those needs. As a result, a high percentage of our business is from repeat ...



56 Reviews

All Star Auto

Garage in Wales, 15 years of experience

I have got 15 years experience spread across main dealers such as Ford ( 6 years), Mercedes (7years), Aston Martin (2years). I have decided to go out on my own. All work is carried out to the highest dealers...


23rd September 2021
“Gareth was friendly, honest and helpful.
Pads didn't need replacing so saved me the cost of new pads.”

JONATHAN, Cardiff

Land Rover Range Rover Sport • Brake pads replacement - rear (all)


79 Reviews

Roberts Mobile Mechanic

Mobile mechanic in Wales, 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 ...



112 Reviews

A1 Auto Repair Center LTD

Garage in Wales, 6 years of experience

A1 Auto Repair Centre opened in 2013 and is owned and operated by owner Stephen Swift. The garage operate a 4 ramp workshop along with 1 pit. We have the ability to cater for all makes/models & repairs. We a...


16th March 2022
“Cldnt fault the garage..Great service..Great price...all good with the van now..thanks again”

MARTIN, LIVERPOOL

Volkswagen Transporter • Full Service


3 Reviews

DLM MOTORS LTD

Mobile mechanic in Wales, 20 years of experience

Multi-skilled vehicle technicians, with good all-round technical, mechanical and electrical expertise. Very capable with an ability to diagnose faults on vehicles using specialist diagnostic equipment. We pe...



43 Reviews

J.S VEHICLE REPAIR LTD

Garage in Wales, 5 years of experience

Mobile mechanic with specialist knowledge of 4x4 & Diesel Vehicles based in South Wales. I take pride in all the work I complete and treat every Vehicle like my own. I only ever use genuine or OE spec parts ...



20 Reviews

SEFTON HIRE LTD

Garage in Wales, 11 years of experience

We have been servicing and maintaing vehicles here since 2010. We can assisit in every aspect of vehicle maintenance, from pucture repairs to in depth vehicle diagnostics. We offer a twelve month warranty o...


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

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 Wales

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£60.71

Bleed Hydraulic brake system

Renault Megane
Swansea
£92.46

Brake pads replacement - rear (all)

Volkswagen Transporter
Runcorn
£106.21

Brake hose replacement - rear (passenger side)

Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Runcorn
£111.85

Brake discs and pads replacement - rear (both)

MG MGF
Caerphilly