Brakes in Chorley
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The brake system of your vehicle is by far the most important safety system that it has. Being able to slow down or stop at a moments notice will help to avoid an incident or accident.
Brakes should be regularly inspected, a visual inspection, measuring pad and shoe thickness, check for even wear of the pads and shoes, check discs for run out and hot spots. Make sure the wheel cylinders, brake lines and brake master cylinder are not leaking, inspect calipers for wear, free movement and fluid leaks, and check the level and condition of the brake fluid. Inspect for proper routing and placement of the brake and anti-lock brake sensors.
All of these components need to be in good shape and working properly for the vehicle to have 100% brake system effectiveness while driving. For instance, something that seems simple is the brake fluid can become contaminated over time with absorption of moisture and copper. This can decrease the effectiveness of the hydraulics within your brake system causing a less responsive brake pedal to the touch or feel, therefore causing a slight delay or reduction in braking power.
Common signs of brake problems include:
- A squealing noise when braking
- Brakes juddering when applied
- The vehicle pulls to one side when braking
- A grinding noise when the brakes are applied
- A grinding noise when the brakes are off
- A loss of efficiency during heavy braking or on a long descent
- A high, hard brake pedal
- Rear wheels locking upon braking
For more information or to book a FREE brakes check call Autocentre Chorley on 01257 269 298 or complete our contact form.