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We all know the importance of our brakes working effectively. If you brake safely, your vehicle stops reliably.

Do not take any risks - have your brakes checked regularly at your specialist in Auto Surefit Motoring Centre, Wolverhampton.

A regular brake service guarantees you safe driving at all times and in any situation.

At Auto Surefit Motoring Centre, Wolverhampton we can service and repair the following;

  • Disc brakes
  • Drum brakes
  • Brake lines
  • Brake fluid
  • Brake shoes
  • Brake pads

What are the advantages of a Brake Service?

High safety during braking manoeuvres

Shortened braking distance

Significantly cheaper prices than later repairs

What are possible consequences of defective brakes?

Increasing wear which initially goes unnoticed, which will inevitably reduce braking performance and safety.

If your brakes are defective, your vehicle will take longer to brake or will begin to pull to one side when braking.

If your brake fluid is old it may start to boil during heavy braking manoeuvres. It can begin to form vapour bubbles, which can lead to a momentous total failure of the brake system.

Well functioning and serviced brakes are extremely important for driving safety. Often it is sufficient to change the worn parts such as brake pads, drums and discs front or rear.

When are the brakes of my car due to be replaced?

This can depend very much on your driving style, transmission type, vehicle weight, vehicle usage and other factors.

Brake pads and discs have minimum thicknesses which are specified by the car manufacturers. When these are reached or have fallen below, then replacement is due.

Signs that the brakes require replacement

Many vehicles already have electronic wear indicators for disc brakes or brake pads installed. A signal or a warning light in the dashboard that indicates when the front and rear brakes are worn out.  You might begin to notice an unusual noise or jerking of the steering wheel during braking indicates that the pads are worn.

The wearing of brake pads, pushing or drumming in the car is a completely normal process, but as the brakes are key to safety, it is important for every driver to recognise wear early.

The most common signs of worn brakes are:

  • Grind brakes
  • Rub brakes
  • Low level of brake fluid

Grind brakes

Often defective brakes will produce loud grinding noises. These grinding noises are caused by the brake pad holders, which come into contact with the brake disc.

Rub brakes

Another sign that appears with worn brakes is the so-called brake rubbing. This is a rhythmic and clearly audible vibration of the foot pedal during braking. At the same time, the steering of the car may pulsate.

Low level of brake fluid

Under no circumstances should you let brake fluid levels run low. This problem is often due to a leak or excessive wear of the pads and discs.

Please keep in mind that brakes are a safety-related equipment of your car! So, if you have problems with your brakes, get advice from a professional. Our experts at Auto Surefit Motoring Centre, Wolverhampton are here to advise you on this most important safety feature.