Brakes

As with any car part, gradual deterioration of the braking system can occur over time. For maximum safety and peace of mind, it makes sense to have your brakes checked regularly to ensure that they are in good working order. Poorly functioning brakes means you could have a problem in slowing down your vehicle or bringing it to a complete stop quickly and safely. Therefore, properly functioning brake parts are essential to your safety and must be replaced when any of the parts become worn. 

Car Brakes

These are common signs that there could be a problem with your brakes:

 The vehicle pulls to one side when braking.

 Squealing, screeching or grinding noises when the brakes are applied.

 The brakes judder when applied or there is vibration in the steering wheel as you slow down.

 There is a loss of efficiency during heavy braking or on a long descent.

 The rear wheels lock when braking.

 The brakes feel too hard or there is no resistance from the pedal.

 There is a burning smell from your brakes.

 The brake light comes on


 

 

If you suspect that your brakes are not working as efficiently as they should be, we can carry out a comprehensive inspection of your braking system that will identify any issues to make sure that you stay safe on the road. This will include checking for the effectiveness, condition, wear, leaks and seizing on all of the following: brake pads, discs, shoes, drums, callipers, hoses, master cylinders, servo and handbrake.


If you have any questions regarding your brakes or suspect they are not functioning properly, give us a call on 01206 861900 to book a brake inspection - it is always better to be safe than sorry!