Whether your car has a faulty electric handbrake or your car just needs new brake pads, we can help.
Each week we replace the brake pads and discs on a wide range of different cars, this includes rectifying handbrake issues if they exist.
As brakes are a wearable part fitted to our cars, that are subject to huge amounts of friction, which of course produces heat, this is a part of your car that will wear out. So, whether you need the brakes repaired on an everyday diesel saloon, or a high-value track day car, our garage will be able to help you.
Our experienced mechanics are used to working on all manner of cars, from replacing or repairing older drum brakes on say a classic car, right through to working on real high-performance cars, which may even have very advanced braking systems, such as using a “carbon ceramic” brakes, which you may find on say a hyper car.
Our mechanics have a huge amount of experience on working on a wide range of car brands. This experience ranges from your everyday type of brake repair, such as checking over and replacing brake pads, right through to more complicated fixes, such as sorting out braking issues caused by electrical faults.
Our mechanics therefore switch between working on many different car brands every day. For example, at our garage we repair and service hybrid cars, fully electric vehicles and your more common diesel and petrol engine cars.
There are now complex braking systems, such as cars fitted with “regenerative braking systems” right through to simpler brake systems such as having drum brakes on the back of a car, and discs and brake pads on the front.
Therefore, whichever type of brake system option you have, whether it be an electrical issue, mechanical issue or simply a matter of the car being stood idle for too long, so the discs have now become heavily corroded through rust, our mechanics can start to repair your car for you.
For electrical problems, such as a issue being caused by an intermittent fault, such as having a defective electric handbrake, our advanced car diagnostic equipment will be able to quickly work out the problem, by obtaining a “fault code” so our mechanics will then know which part needs replacing or repairing.
One of the most frequent tasks our mechanics carryout is to replace worn brake pads, we can then replace them with a new pads.
Brake pad and disc replacement
Sometimes the actual brake disc will be work down as well, or uneven wear may mean it needs replacing as well. Our mechanics will be able to tell you after a brake check, whether you just need the pads replacing, or whether we recommend the brake discs are replaced at the same time.
Rusted / Pitted Brake Discs
Let’s say you have a car and it’s your absolute pride and joy, so much so you’ve had it many years, yet it’s been stored in a garage that’s rather damp, or lets say its been left on your driveway for a long while, so that the brakes are exposed to the elements.
Through all of that frost, wet and sometimes salty sea air, if you live close to the coast, this can mean that sometimes the brakes become so rusted that extensive work is needed to repair the car. For example, brake discs can corrode, which can start as just surface rust, and then end up pitting and ruining the brakes so they cannot be used.
Carbon Ceramic Brakes
Some cars produce so much brake horse power that traditional brake pads and discs wont be as effective at helping to bring the car to a safe stop.
This means on some cars, especially those producing high amounts of BHP under the bonnet, the cars manufacturer may have fitted what is called “carbon ceramic” brakes, these are normally a lot more expensive to replace.
Some cars have “brake drums” on the back of the car, that’s to help the stopping force of the back-wheels, and then on the front sometimes brake discs and pads are used.
We also repair brake drums, some cars, for example an old classic car may sometimes have these fitted to the vehicle.
You may have a handbrake issue, which has caused an MOT failure?
Alternatively you may simply have a handbrake that has too much “travel” in the lever, meaning, that the handbrake cable may need adjusting or fully replacing.
If you have handbrake issues, we can help to repair them.
Electric handbrake repair
More modern cars have electric handbrakes, meaning the lever, which is normally between the two front seats, that’s the drivers and passenger chairs may be replaced by a simple push button in order to switch the handbrake on or off.
However, sometimes faults can occur, our mechanics can help to repair these issues.
Faults with the car’s brakes, such anti-lock brake (ABS) issues
There may well be a fault with the cars electrics, which when connected to our cars diagnostic machine we can start to fix.
Is the car unsafe to drive?
If the car is unsafe to drive, we can collect the car from you, we have our own recovery truck.