Do my brakes need to be replaced?

Do my brakes need to be replaced?

Do my brakes need to be replaced?

Monday 3 March, 2014

You may not yet have asked yourself ‘do my brakes need to be replaced?’. You get in your car start the engine and drive away, everyone’s happy. You come to your first junction put your foot on the brakes and come to a safe controlled stop.

There is no doubt that the brakes are probably the most important feature on your car. If the above isn’t happening for you there is a problem with your brakes they need to be checked as soon as possible. ‘Do my brakes need to be replaced?’  Perhaps not; perhaps a small repair is all that is needed.

Here are 5 signs (there are many others) that your brakes need to be checked.

  1. Strange noises Do your brakes squeak? Do you hear a grinding noise? With these sounds (or other sounds) there is a chance your brake pads, brake shoes or brake discs are worn and need to be replaced.
  2. Pulling or lurching to one side when driving or braking Your car can pull to one side when braking, it could be the brakes on one side is worn more that the other or there is a sticking brake calliper. Don’t automatically assume that there is a tracking or wheel alignment problem; it could be your brakes!
  3. Delay when braking This is obviously a serious problem that could lead to an accident and needs to be inspected by an expert.
  4. Vibrating brake pedal Not only is this very annoying it could be dangerous too. It could mean that the brake discs are warped (out of shape).
  5. Strange feel to the brake pedal If the brake pedal feels “spongy” or the pedal goes to the floor there could be a problem with the brakes hydraulic system and needs to be checked immediately. This is a very serious issue and could cause an accident.

You cannot afford to take chances with your cars brakes if you suspect there is any issue with your cars brakes call Garage Express on 0208 905 8788 to arrange for your brakes to be inspected.


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