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Recent Car Brake Inspection, repair & replacement Mechanic Reviews in the West Midlands


174 Reviews

Hometune

Mobile mechanic in the West Midlands, 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...



4 Reviews

JP Autos

Garage in the West Midlands, 15 years of experience

With over 15 years experience working on all makes and models of vehicles, including electric, our professionals will be able to assist you with any vehicle requirements you may have, either mobile or at our...



56 Reviews

Tamworth Mobile Mechanics

Mobile mechanic in the West Midlands, 10 years of experience

Ive been a mechanic for 10 years im hybrid trained and level 3 trained technician ive worked for a major leading company and decided to run my own business im also mot trained so have a good understanding of...



20 Reviews

MTA Automotive

Garage in the West Midlands, 20 years of experience

My name is Mark and I have over 20 years experience in the motor trade working at main dealer franchises and local independent garages. I am fully qualified (level 3) in the repair and service of light ve...



42 Reviews

Cals Cars

Mobile mechanic in the West Midlands, 12 years of experience

Level 3 motor mechanic with a continuous precision in fault finding and repair, whilst maintaining a positive relationship with customers. Confident in executing tasks and explaining my theories to people o...



27 Reviews

R & J Mot And Repairs Ltd

Garage in the West Midlands, 20 years of experience

Vehicle repair and maintenance - servicing, brakes, clutches & gearboxes, diagnostic, tuning, engine rebuilds, suspension. VW Audi specialist but experienced in working on all makes and models



198 Reviews

ICH Auto Services Ltd

Garage in the West Midlands, 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...


Want to learn more about Car Brake inspection, repair & replacements in the West Midlands?

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 West Midlands

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£116.91

Brake hose replacement - front (passenger side)

Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Telford
£125.19

Brake discs and pads replacement - front (both)

Vauxhall Zafira
Birmingham
£121.23

Brake discs and pads replacement - front (both)

Peugeot 207
Cheltenham
£108.14

Brake pads replacement - front (all)

Ford S-MAX
Tamworth