BRAKE REPLACEMENT (PADS & DISCS)
The most essential safety equipment of your car is the brakes.
All assessments and fitting of brakes are completed by our qualified engineers.
Please see further below for 9 signs which indicate your brakes (pads and discs) need to be replaced.
9 SIGNS WHICH INDICATE YOUR BRAKES (PADS AND DISCS) NEED REPLACING
- Grinding (when the friction material on brake pads are heavily worn, this can result in a grinding noise as the brake pad has worn down to the metal calliper. This will likely damage the brake disc also).
- Squeaking (there are many reasons why brakes squeal. It could suggest the brake calliper has stuck and the brake pad remains partially applied to the disc).
- Pulsating (if you feel a continuous pulsating from the brake pedal whenever you apply the brakes, this indicates the brake disc has become warped due to excessive heat. Pulsation occurs because the brake disc is distorted and no longer provides a perfectly flat surface when the brake pad makes contact).
- Pulling (if your car pulls to the left or right when you apply the brakes indicates a sticking hydraulic or mechanical component such as a seized calliper).
- Sponginess (if the brake pedal feels spongy and the brakes seem unresponsive, this is a sign that air has entered the brake lines and is preventing the brake fluid from flowing through the system effectively).
- Soft brake pedal (if the brake pedal is limp and goes all the way to the floor, this indicates a serious braking system fault which you should have inspected immediately. A brake pedal that is soft and can be applied all the way to the floor usually means the brake fluid is ineffective and needs replacing).
- Dashboard light (if a brake warning light appears on your instrument panel, either continuously or when you apply the brakes, usually means the brake fluid level is critically low. This could also indicate a leak in the brake hoses).
- High handbrake (if the handbrake is pulling up higher than normal, it may need adjusting. In modern cars, this is usually anything more than 6 to 8 clicks).
- Old brake fluid (if your brake fluid is over 2 years old it may be losing its effectiveness since it has properties which absorb moisture over time. Brake fluid should be change approximately every two years).