We are here to check and identify any issues with your braking system. From checking out grinding noises typically caused by worn brake pads to pulsing normally linked to a distorted brake disc or drum, we understand it all.
Safety is paramount so if you are experience grinding noises, pulling to the left or right or pulsing pedal please do get in touch and we will be happy to check it out for you.
Our clients frequently ask us about brake fluids and how to make their brakes last longer. Read on for our Engineers tips and advice.
From the moment brake fluid is removed from its sealed container and put into your braking system, it starts to absorb moisture. This affects the braking by reducing the boiling temperature of the fluid. Cars today have a lot of moving parts which can generate a lot of heat. This can be very dangerous.
In the UK, where we have a very wet climate with humid air, replacing brake fluid on a regular basis is crucial to maintaining vehicle safety.
Brake hoses have tiny pores that regularly allow water and moisture to enter the brake fluid of our cars. Vehicle owners can’t see it happening, so they often forget about it until it’s too late.
Brake Fluid needs to be changed every 2 years.
How to make your brakes last longer
Keeping some simple tips in mind can help make your brakes last longer:
- Try not to press too hard on your brake pedals. Decelerate using your gears, and you’ll help prolong the life of both your brake pads and discs. Also, avoid driving regularly at high speed. If you are driving on the motorway, avoid breaking early. Instead, indicate early and coast for a while.
- Always look up to 3 cars ahead of you. This allows you to anticipate a lot quicker if there is a hazard or problem ahead of you.
- Make sure your car isn’t carrying any unnecessary load; the heavier the car, the more strain you put on the car brakes.
- Drive consistently and defensively. Don’t let other drivers’ rash driving behaviour affect the number of times you change your brake pads.
- Always give yourself plenty of time to get from Point A to Point B. This will help you avoid rash breaking, speeding around roundabouts, and rushed driving behaviour.
- The most important thing to do is to have your brakes regularly checked by your local garage experts. This gives you the chance to fix the smaller problems before they become bigger, more expensive problems. This helps your brakes, and your bank account, last longer.
As you can see, none of the above tips are very costly to put into practice, but they can save you a significant amount of money over time.