Brake Repairs & Maintenance: How To Look After Your Vehicle’s Brakes

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Brake repairs and maintenance is important for your vehicle. The system is made up of many components, all of which are important to keep in good condition for the safety of your vehicle.

Driving Performance

Driving smart can reduce the need for brake repairs and maintenance. The way you use your brakes when you drive can impact the condition of the system. The most important thing you can do is avoid harsh or sudden use of them. This will wear out the pads quicker, leading to more expense and hassle of getting them replaced. You should consider progressive techniques which involves slowing down with gentle pressure to the pedal within plenty of time.

You should also note that ‘riding’ the braking pedal might also wear down the pads more than it should. Keeping your foot on there will generate excess heat which can contribute to wearing them down faster than usual.

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Keep An Eye On Your Brakes

Brake repairs and maintenance is essential for your vehicle. Many manufacturers recommend that brake fluid needs to be changed every 2 years or every 24,000 miles, so it’s important to take it to a garage to get this checked.

Regular Maintenance

Unless you are a professional, there’s minimal brake repairs and maintenance that can be done by yourself. Your best option is to ensure you keep up with MOTs and regular servicing to spot any issues, or be aware of any signs that the system is failing so you can report it yourself.

The braking system shouldn’t make any weird noises. Squeaking or grinding are not normal sounds, so when you hear these it’s important to take your vehicle in for brake repairs and maintenance. Whilst it maybe due to other factors, your vehicle definitely shouldn’t be pulling to one side when driving. This could be a sign of a faulty braking system.

When you pull of for a journey, you should always test the braking system. Ensure they don’t feel spongy or slack. Always check dashboard warning lights too, as this can indicate an issue.

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