When your brake pedal is pressed, hydraulic pressure is forced into the master cylinder of the braking system. This pressure meanders through the hoses to the wheel cylinders and callipers which in turn, press the pads against the rotors on a disc brake. The braking system is ultimately your car’s most important safety system. Just like your tyres, car brakes become much less effective as they wear over time which can be extremely dangerous.
An Introduction To Brake Problems
A squealing or grinding noise indicates that brake pads and or discs require replacement, although some cars have warning sensors to tell the motorist when brake replacement is necessary. This is known as brake wear.
Discs have a minimum thickness to meet manufacturerr safety requirements, so when discs reach this minimum thickness, they must be replaced or face dropping below the expected standards. Brake discs should always be replaced in pairs, and the brake pads should also be replaced at the same time as well.
The type of vehicle you drive and your driving style will have an effect on how fast your brake pads wear. Low speed braking doesn’t affect the pads as much as high speed braking will but can still cause erosion and brake pad wear.
A brake vibration or juddering usually indicates a brake distortion or a fault in the brake discs. This occurs while pulling under braking suggests a fault with the brake callipers or another hydraulic component.
Spongy brakes may indicate a brake fluid leak or that the brake fluid needs changing. Because brake fluid is hygroscopic and absorbs water, most manufacturerrs recommend a brake fluid change every two years.
What Our Company Can Offer
If your brakes are experiencing any of the above symptoms, we will happily carry out a free brake check on your car. While we have your vehicle under surveillance, we will
measure the moisture content of the brake fluid in your hydraulic braking system with some simple safety testing.It is important to make sure your brakes are working correctly at all times. If you think that you may have an issue with your brakes, contact us, or you can drop by our facilities and we will diagnose the problem for you as soon as possible, and can offer you a quote while you are waiting.
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Tips On Keeping An Eye On Your Brakes At Home
For your own and others’ safety, it’s vital to have your vehicle checked over as soon as possible when you come across any of the above problems. A pulsating feel is normally associated with a distorted brake disc or drum. Pulling to one side is a sign that a hydraulic component or mechanical component is seized or sticking. Grinding noises usually is a sign of the brake pads being worn and need replacing along with damaged brake discs.
If you are not sure then ask a professional sooner rather than later as taking a chance on your brakes can be fatal.