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Squishy, noisy or sloppy response when you brake or just don’t feel right then maybe its time for new brakes?

Like all components, brakes and indeed braking performance deteriorate over time and because it happens gradually, many people don’t notice the difference in their braking . Having your brakes checked regularly could also save you time and money by preventing damage to other components. And its critical to your safety for general stopping of the vehicle and vital in an emergency stop scenario.

We welcom free brake checks and quotes, please feel free to ring and be ahead when it comes to your MOT’s

07817631444

 

Self Assessment (symptoms)

There are a number of tell-tale signs to look out for when using your brakes. They include a grinding noise when you apply the brakes or a pull to the left or right. The grinding normally means that brake pads are excessively worn and need to be replaced along with the damaged brake discs. A pull to the left or right is normally indicative of a sticking or seized mechanical or hydraulic component.

You may also feel a continuous “pulsating” from the pedal or a “spongy” feeling. This spongy feeling indicates that there is air in the hydraulic system due to a brake fluid leak. The “pulsating” feel is normally associated with a distorted brake disc or drum.

More obviously, you may notice an illuminated brake warning light on the instrument panel or that your handbrake is pulling up higher than it normally does – in modern cars, more than 6 to 8 clicks.

 

Why is brake fluid important?

Brake fluid plays a crucial role as it transfers the force created when a driver presses the brake pedal directly onto the wheel hub. Heat generated under braking, especially under heavier breaking or prolonged breaking, may affect the brake fluid which can only work if it is liquid and not so hot that it has become vapour. Therefore the boiling point your brake fluid achieves is critical to efficient braking as temperatures above the boiling point form vapour bubbles in the system, potentially resulting in brake failure.

In addition, the brake fluid serves as a lubricant of all movable parts and prevents corrosion. It has to be compatible with rubber seals and hoses thus allowing braking systems to achieve long service and optimal performance.

Why does brake fluid deteriorate?

Any brake fluid will absorbs moisture during its life in your car through the pipes, hoses and joints that it runs through. When the water increases in the brake fluid the temperature that the brake fluid boils at will become lower from when the brake fluid is new (e.g. no water content when new) to when it is old (potentially contaminated with water).

It only takes 5% of water contamination for the boiling point to be effected and your breaking to be compromised.

Vehicle manufacturers recommend that you change your brake fluid a maximum of every 2 years if not advised to before. Changing brake fluid when recommended prevents brake failure and maintains the boiling point at a safe level.

Summary

Its best to get it checked, as above mentioned manufacturers and we recomend it to be changed every 2 years, as this is a vital part for your saftey. If you are not sure when or if it needs changing we can look for you free of charge. As i have stated before as a company we will not do a job unless it in need of doing we are here to help, give advice and provide services you need.