How much does it cost to replace a brake caliper?

According to our research, a brake caliper replacement cost in the UK ranges between £150 to £390 per brake caliper.

The cost of a brake caliper replacement depends on your car and what parts your car’s manufacturer recommends using for the replacement. The cost of the replacement will also depend on where in the UK you’re based and who the work is carried out by.

Can I carry out a brake caliper replacement myself?

DIY repairs and replacements related to your car’s braking system are a delicate matter. It goes without saying that your brakes are the most important safety feature in your vehicle, therefore we advise that you do not attempt to change the brake caliper unless you either know what you’re doing, or have expert supervision. You shouldn’t take risks with any element of a car’s braking system.

 

If you do decide to carry out a brake caliper replacement at home, it’s important to note that you’ll need to be able to raise your car off the ground using a jack. You’ll also need to know how to bleed a brake system, how to top up your brake fluid and how to inspect each part of the brake system, including the brake pads, brake discs and brake rotors.

What additional factors could affect a brake caliper replacement?

Usually, the cost of replacing a brake caliper is down to the make and model, who you choose to do the work and where in the country you’re based, yet there are a few extra circumstances that could bump up the price.

For example, whilst carrying out the brake caliper replacement, the mechanic may realise that another part of the braking system also needs to be replaced. 

Discovering faulty, damaged or defective components during a repair will incur additional costs, however it will most likely be necessary to resolve the problem and get you back on the road!

What are the costs of brake caliper replacement parts?

Prices for a new brake caliper vary for each make and model. The price of a brake caliper from Eurocarparts varies between £140 up to £347 for a mid-range car.

Remember that the price for parts only constitutes part of the overall repair cost. The cost of the parts must be combined with the costs of labour, which each mechanic or garage will set themselves.

What are the labour rates for a brake caliper replacement?

A brake caliper repair cost can vary across the country according to the garage or dealership’s size, location, types of service they offer, and the local demand. We conducted research to work out the average hourly rate for a brake caliper replacement, to keep things as simple as possible for our customers.

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