Here at Gearbox & Axle Centre, our team of skilled technicians are fully qualified to service, repair, and replace your car brakes Cwmbran for all car makes and models. Therefore, even if your vehicle is an import or a classic car, we can help.

Regular vehicle brake inspections will provide peace of mind. Whether you need your car brakes checked before a long journey, or you are worried about the condition of your braking system, we can help. We assure that your vehicle is taken care of our reliable and skilled team of technicians. Book your vehicle in and we will take care of the rest.

We stock high-quality brake parts, so in most cases we can fit the parts on the same the day.  If you book in advance, we can ensure that we have the correct parts to hand to complete the job, as a result, we guarantee that pre-booked brake repairs will be completed on the booked date of repair.

Our brake services include:

  • Brake servicing and replacement and fitting services for drums, discs, brake shoes, brake pads, calipers, hoses, emergency and ABS braking systems
  • Bake fluid change
  • Inspection and repair of hand brakes
  • Brake wear sensor inspection and replacements
  • All brake components checked for functionality and performance, condition, wear, seizing and leaks

Gearbox & Axle Centre are a local and trusted independent garage based in Cwmbran.  As well as brake repairs, we offer the full range of garage services to motorists in Cwmbran and the outlying areas.

We pride our business on the quality of workmanship. Quality workmanship would not be possible without quality parts, therefore we always source the best quality parts we can. As a result, you can trust in us to repair your vehicle to the highest standards.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How Often Should Brakes Be Replaced?

Generally, brake pads need to be replaced after about 50,000 miles. Some need to be replaced after 25,000, while others can last for 70,000 miles – it all depends on the factors listed above. To get a more accurate number for your car’s specific needs, consult the owner’s manual.

How Do I Know If My Brake Pads Are Worn Out?

If your brake pads are worn you may experience screeching while braking, heavy vibrating or your car pulling to one side as you press down on the brake pedal. You may also find it takes longer than usual for your brakes to slow your car down. A warning light will also help flag any problems with wear and tear.

What Happens If I Don't Change My Brake Pads?

This can cause the rotor to warp or break. Second, the lack of brake pads means the heat from the friction won’t disperse correctly, which could cause the whole braking system to overheat and fail.

Can You Drive With Bad Brake Pads?

Continuing to drive with worn brake pads is dangerous, and you should never let your pads get to the point where you can hear a harsh, metallic grinding noise. The grinding noise is the sound of metal on metal, and indicates brake pads which have been completely worn down.

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Booking is easy. If you need new or replacement car brakes Cwmbran and the surrounding areas, then please call us or use the contact form. We will respond to your enquiry as soon as possible.


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