Importance of Brakes
Brake components such as pads, discs, shoes and cylinders are one of, if not the, most important safety aspects on your vehicle and it is essential you get these regularly checked by one of our fully trained technicians. The quality of your brakes is vital, due to the importance of the job they do, so we only fit original equipment parts for your safety.
Common signs and causes of brake failure
- Noises when braking i.e. scraping, rubbing, squeaks, grinding noises
- Sudden braking resulting in vibration of brakes
- Pulling to the left or right when braking
- Poor performance or slow braking i.e. spongy brakes, reduced efficiency when braking, hard brake pedal, weak handbrake
- Corroded braking components i.e. pads, discs, shoes
- Brake warning light illuminating on the dashboard
- Worn brake pads
- MOT failure
What will we check
Our technicians will check all the braking components on your vehicle to ensure they are in full working order. An inspection will be carried out on; brake fluid, pads, discs, drums, shoes, cylinders, calliper, handbrake cables, sensors, brake pedal operation, brake hoses & brake pipes.
How long does a brake check take?
Approximately 1 hour, however it all depends on your vehicle's make, model and condition.
When do I need to replace the brakes?
A replacement is required if your vehicle’s braking components are corroded. Brake replacements are one of the most common reasons for MOT failure which is why we recommend regular checks. Any problems highlighted will be reported by our ATA qualified technicians, along with a no obligation quote for repairs or replacements.