The brakes on your car are what slows you down and stops you. If the brake pads or shoes are worn then they will not be working efficiently and safely and could let you down when you need them the most.
If you are in any doubt about the condition and effectiveness of your brakes then, don’t wait until your next service or your MOT to get them checked, your car’s ability to stop or slow down in an emergency depends on them working right.
Let our specialist trained technicians check your brake pads, shoes and discs and advise of any parts which are unsafe.
How Do I Know When I Need To Have My Brakes Checked?
There are two main symptoms that indicate that your brakes are past their best. The most common one is
- Hearing a grinding noise when you push on the brake pedal. This happens because your brake pads have worn down and your brake disc is now coming into contact with the metal backing plate of the pads. This will not only not stop you in an emergency but it can also badly damage your brake discs which will then need replacing as well, which is very expensive.
The other common symptom that you might feel is
- Your vehicle feels as though it is pulling to either the left or right when you apply the brakes to slow you down. This indicates that your braking mechanism is not functioning properly and a part of the system needs to be repaired or replaced.
Either of the above symptoms means that your car has become dangerous to drive and you should have your brakes checked and repaired as soon as possible.