It’s crucial to give your brakes some regular TLC to catch any sneaky issues before they mess with your stopping power. You never know when you might have to slam the brakes in an “oh-no” situation, and if those brakes aren’t up to snuff, it could be the difference between a close call and a total catastrophe.
So, take it from the pros – showing your brakes some love should always be right up there on your car-care priority list!
Generally, it’s a good idea to get your brakes checked out when they display any of the following:-
– Limp brake pedal
– Pulling to one side
– Warning light on dashboard
Our thorough brake assessment kicks off with an initial road test to evaluate the braking setup. Following that, we conduct a series of meticulous checks in key areas, which include:
Brake Pedal: We gauge pedal travel and servo functionality through a stationary test.
Pads & Shoes: We measure the pads or shoes for signs of wear and inspect for any damage.
Wheel Cylinder: Our inspection covers the cylinder assembly and master cylinder, looking out for any damage or fluid leaks.
Disc Brake Callipers: We carefully examine the callipers, hoses, and pipes, meticulously checking for damage or fluid leaks around each brake unit.
Precision Inspection: We measure the discs or drums to assess wear and report on any existing damage.
Handbrake: The condition and operation of the handbrake are evaluated and reported.
Brake Fluid: We analyse the quality of the brake fluid to ensure it maintains effective lubrication and hasn’t absorbed excessive moisture.
Final Road Test: This step ensures that the braking system functions optimally.