Regular brake checks are an important part of any vehicle preventative maintenance plan. Brake checks can identify a problem before it begins to impact on your braking efficiency, thus providing an opportunity to restore the effectiveness of your vehicle’s braking system to its intended operating performance. At Autotech Cheshire LTD we know how important the regular inspection and maintenance of your brakes can be to ensure your brakes continue to work effectively.
Things to look out for:
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. High chance this will damage the brake disc also.
Dashboard Light – if a brake warning light appears on your instrument panel either continuously or when you apply the brakes it usually means the brake fluid level is critically low.
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 but there can be several other potential reasons such as a master cylinder fault.
High Handbrake – If the handbrake is pulling up higher than it normally does it may need adjusting.
Squeaking – there are many reasons why brakes squeal. It could suggest the brake calliper has stuck and the brakes pad remains partially applied to the disc but some pads have wear indicators that squeal when worn to let the driver know the brakes need changing. Either way, you should get this checked out.
Pulling – if your car pulls to the left or right when you apply the brakes this is usually indicative of a sticking hydraulic or mechanical component such as a seized calliper.
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