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Looking for a reliable, trustworthy garage? Then you've come to the right place! Whether you need a Service, MOT or general repairs then we have both the expertise and the facilities to take care of your vehicle.  Our Friendly, professional team will ensure that our workshop provides immediate...

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If you're looking for a reliable Car Garage in Poulton-Le-Fylde, look no further than BAR MOT CENTRE, specialists in a wide range of garage services including car servicing, tyres, mot, car repairs and air conditioning in Poulton-Le-Fylde. Established in 2009, we provide an honest and reliable servi...

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8 Kelvin Square, Houstoun Industrial Estate, Livingston, EH54 5PF
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LVS Garage Services is a small independently Family run garage based in Livingston for over 35 years. Our specialist team of mechanics provide a personal and friendly service and are dedicated to providing our customers with the highest quality of car care. We offer all our customers an extremely hi...

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Caerphilly MOT Centre as your local independent garage serving the Caerphilly area. We will do everything we can to meet your expectations. We provide a comprehensive motor vehicle repair service, including servicing, MOT, Air-con & general repairs. We are able to service most vehicle types and give...

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Orchard Garage is an independent family run business, based in Wrythe Lane Carshalton. We are members of the Motor Codes scheme, one of three, approved garage schemes endorsed by The Trading Standards Institute. We are also members of the Good Garage Scheme, Motor Codes and the MOT Council.

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Here at Budjet Warrington we have over 25 years of experience in the trade. Located in Warrington, Cheshire we offer a full range of services for all your vehicle needs. From MOT's and servicing to brakes and exhaust, we deal with everything you can possibly think of here.

Why Book Your Brake Repair Through BookMyGarage?

We have helped over 14.4 million drivers compare and save on their MOT, servicing and repair costs at local garages. In fact, when you compare brake specialists near you through our online comparison site, you can save up to 70% when you choose one of the lower-cost options!

As one of the UK’s leading garage comparison sites, we’re dedicated to helping drivers save money on their car maintenance. Here are just some of the ways we keep you in control of your brake repairs:


24/7 Online Booking. When you need brake repairs near you, you want to book it as soon as possible. You don’t want to wait around for the garage to open so you can call up and get it sorted - and with BookMyGarage, you don’t have to. We allow you to make your appointment day or night, even when the garage is closed.

Transparent Prices. Garages on our comparison site always set and update their own prices, so there are no nasty surprises at the end of your appointment. This price won’t change unless you agree to extra repairs directly with the garage.

Plenty of Choice. We may recommend certain garages depending on your location, but you always have the final say. There are thousands of fast-fit, independent and franchised garages on our online comparison site, so you’re able to see all your options and choose the best one for you.

Clear Communication Throughout. After you make your booking, we’ll never leave you in the dark. Not only do we provide a confirmation email ourselves, but we also pass your contact details on to your chosen garage. This means they can keep in touch throughout the process. They may send you a confirmation email themselves and will contact you whenever there is a development with your brake repairs. That way, you get the peace of mind you deserve.


Compare deals and save up to 70% on your car maintenance when you choose one of the lower-cost options through BookMyGarage. Enter your vehicle reg and postcode to compare instant prices and book the best deal on a brake repair near you today.


How to Book a Brake Repair Near You

  1. Enter your vehicle reg and postcode.
  2. Compare deals. You can sort garages in your area by whatever best suits your needs: price, distance, reviews and ratings or availability.
  3. Pick a date and time for your appointment.


After you book your brake repairs, we send you a confirmation email with a summary of your booking. We also inform the garage and they may also be in touch to confirm the appointment or to ask for extra details.

You never pay for your booking until after all the work has been completed and deal with the garage directly after the initial booking process. You also have the ability to change or cancel your booking for free until the day of your appointment.


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What Causes Squeaky Brakes?

There are many reasons why your brakes could be squeaking and many of them may not even require a brake repair to solve.

  • Disuse. If you don’t use your car regularly, a thin layer of rust and dirt can form on the brake pads. As your car clears this, it may produce a small squeak.
  • Cold Weather. Metal contracts when exposed to cold temperatures, so your brakes may be reacting to an environmental change.
  • A Heavy Car. If you overload your car, your brakes may not be able to cope. Try and remove some excess weight and see if the squeaking noise goes away.


However, squeaky brakes are also caused by more serious reasons. If the sound is regular, sounds like sheet metal ripping and doesn’t go away quickly, you may need to book brake repairs near you. Examples of more serious problems include:

  • Glazed Brake Pads. When your brakes become glazed, the calliper becomes sticky and leaves the brakes partially applied. This can increase your braking distance and cause a constant high-pitched squeaking sound.
  • Thin or Worn Brake Pads. This is one of the most severe causes of squeaking brakes. If you haven’t replaced your brake pads at the regular interval, they may no longer be effective enough to stop your car. The squeaking you hear is the wear indicator rubbing against the brake rotors.


If you are concerned about the squeaking noise, we recommend booking an inspection or repair at a garage near you. The technician will be able to determine the cause of your issue and provide a high-quality solution.


Brake Check & Other Brake Repairs Near You

Sometimes, you just need professional reassurance that your car doesn’t have a brake problem. Other times, your problem is nothing to do with your brake pads or discs. That’s where a brake repair comes in.

You can book a brake fluid replacement or a brake inspection to determine what other brake repairs you need.


Mobile Brake Repairs Near You

If your vehicle needs brake repairs, it's safer to let the technician come to you than to drive it to a local garage. That's where a mobile mechanic near you can help - they come and complete the work at a time and place that best suits your schedule.

Here are some of the ways a mobile brake repair can make your life easier:


Convenience - Rather than having to find time to take your car to a garage and then trying to keep your life on track without it, you can have your brake repairs completed at a location that works best for you. This could be your driveway or a car park at work during your normal day. This helps you avoid disruption.

Flexibility - You may be able to book a mobile brake repair on a weekend, evening or even overnight, depending on the mobile mechanics in your area. If your schedule doesn’t really accommodate maintenance at a traditional garage, this can make your life easier.

Transparency - You get to see what is happening during your mobile brake repair at all times. This makes it easier to trust the quality of the work and gives you the peace of mind that all the checks have been completed to the highest standard.

Cheaper - A mobile brake repair involves less overhead costs and expenses, so they are often at least competitively priced against, if not cheaper than most local garages.


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Why Are My Brakes Grinding?

There are several reasons why your brakes are grinding. Here are several common situations where you might hear your brakes grinding, the cause and the solution.





Slowing Down or Stopping (squealing or grinding)

Worn Brake Pads

Book a Brake Pad Replacement Immediately

Slowing Down or Stopping (sharp grinding sound)

Brake Disc & Caliper Rubbing Together

Book a Brake Pad Replacement Immediately. You may also need to replace your discs and/or rotors by this point.

When Driving

Rocks & Debris Lodged in the System

Remove the Debris as Soon as Possible

When Stopping Suddenly

Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)

None. Once you take your foot off the pedal, the grinding should stop. If it doesn’t, you should book a brake pad replacement immediately.


What Brake Service Do I Need?

There are various things that can go wrong with your car's brakes. As each issue requires a different fix, you need to be able to identify the different services yourself. Here are some common things to look out for.


When to Book a Brake Pad or Disc Replacement

You should book a brake pad replacement if you notice any of the following warning signs:

  • Squealing or grinding noise from your brakes
  • Your brakes feel 'spongy' when you press the pedal
  • Your car takes longer to stop
  • You need to press the brake pedal more firmly to get your car to stop
  • Your car pulls to one side under braking
  • You feel a juddering or vibration while braking
  • You can push the brake pedal all the way to the floor
  • The brake pedal doesn't 'spring back' when released


However, these symptoms could also indicate that you need a brake disc replacement. If you notice any of them, you should book an inspection at a garage near you as soon as possible to determine the extent of the repair. You should also keep track of your brake pad and disc replacement intervals so you don’t leave it too long between changes.


When to Book a Brake Fluid Replacement

You should book a brake fluid replacement every 2 years or when you notice any of the following symptoms:

  • The colour is dark brown/black
  • There are air bubbles in the fluid or it has spoiled
  • Lumps or debris floating in the brake fluid
  • The fluid level is significantly lower than the maximum line (this indicates a leak)


Brake fluid applies the pressure that forces your pads and discs together and slows your car down. Without it, your braking system won't work at all, so you must ensure you change it regularly.


When to Book a Brake Calliper Repair

You should book a brake calliper repair if you notice any of the following:

  • A soft brake pedal that provides little resistance when pressed
  • Your car pulls to one side under braking
  • A brake fluid leak or significant drop in the fluid level
  • Brake fluid on the rims of your wheels
  • A brake imbalance MOT advisory


You can't drive safely if your callipers aren't in top condition. This is because they hold the brake pads and discs together, creating friction that slows your vehicle down.


When to Book a Repair For Your Anti-Lock Brakes

Most modern cars use Anti-lock Braking Systems (ABS) as an extra layer of security. They prevent your wheels from locking under heavy braking, helping drivers avoid skids. The most common ABS issue is a faulty ABS control module.

Symptoms of this problem include:

  • The ABS dashboard warning light is on
  • Your brake pedal is unresponsive
  • Your brakes lock up often


Fortunately, this module rarely fails. However, that does mean that if it does, you should fix it as soon as possible. Not only will you find it more difficult to avoid an accident safely, but a faulty control module also has a knock-on effect on your Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and Traction Control. This can make your vehicle very unsafe.


When to Book a Brake Hose Replacement

You should replace your brake hoses if you notice any of the following symptoms:

  • A spongy brake pedal
  • Leaking brake fluid
  • Faulty or failing brakes


These hoses ensure your braking system is pressurised correctly. This ensures that your brakes engage properly when you press the pedal. Without this pressure, the brake pads and brake discs won't engage correctly and braking will take longer.


When to Book a Handbrake Cable Replacement

You should book a handbrake cable replacement if you notice any of the following:

  • Your car can still move even when parked with the handbrake applied
  • The handbrake becomes stuck and won't release
  • The handbrake warning light switches on when you wouldn't expect it to


In some cases, you can recalibrate the cable instead of replacing it. A professional inspection can easily determine whether your handbrake cable has slipped or stretched, or whether there is more serious damage that warrants a full replacement.

If you notice a problem with your handbrake, you must get it looked at as soon as possible to stop your car from rolling away or injuring pedestrians.


What if I Don't Know What Brake Repairs I Need?

If your problem doesn't match any of these brake repairs, or it matches more than one of the descriptions in the list above, you need a brake specialist to diagnose it. Compare garages near you to book a Visual Inspection today.

A specialist brake technician will inspect your vehicle and provide an explanation about what's wrong as well as a transparent quote to repair the problem. Plus, you never pay a penny until after they've completed all the work.

If you don't know what brake repair you need, book your Visual Inspection through BookMyGarage today.


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