If you are pulled over for a vehicle check and are found to have defective brakes you may face a hefty fine and 3 points on your licence.
Here are some common problems:
Signs that brakes need to be checked:
Not only are these parts essential to the safety of your driving, if they start to fail they can impair the car’s performance and may lead to you failing your MOT.
Brakes are one of the most important parts on your vehicle. Every day you rely on your brakes dozens of times to stop a vehicle that weighs tons. Every time you press the brake pedal you are relying on a complex system to send your action from the pedal to the brakes on each wheel. Maintaining the brakes requires a good knowledge of the entire braking system on your vehicle.
We are equipped to check brake fluid, discs, pads, shoes, cylinders, pipes, calipers and ABS control valves.
A critical component of the braking system, which can sometimes be overlooked, is the Brake Fluid. It will deteriorate and is not as obvious as worn Pads or Discs.
Brake fluid can absorb moisture from the air. Once the water content of the fluid is too high the fluid will start to degrade which will affect the braking efficiency of the vehicle.
Here at New Lane Motors we use the latest digital Brake Fluid testers to determine the quality of the fluid.
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