Braking systems rely on friction to bring the vehicle to a halt – hydraulic pressure pushes brake pads against a cast iron disc or brake shoes against the inside of a cast iron drum.
When a vehicle is decelerated, load is transferred to the front wheels – this means that the front brakes do most of the work in stopping the vehicle.
Brake wear is an indeterminate science – in some cases the brake
pads will last 70,000 miles, while other drivers will find they need
changing after only 25,000 miles. The type of vehicle, type of use and
your driving style all have an influence on pad life.
Although town driving involves frequent application of the brakes, such low speed use doesn't cause as much wear as heavy braking from high speed.
Your brakes must operate efficiently to enable the weight of you and your car, along with any load and passengers, to come to a halt in complete safety.
While you may feel you know the roads on your regular trips, you can never account for the unexpected - a child running into the road, a car stopping suddenly in front of you, something falling from another vehicle - so it's crucial for you and everyone around you that your brakes are up to standard.
The friction material of brakes has changed since asbestos was banned from new and replacement brake linings from October 1999, which also means that the life expectancy of brake pads has been reduced.
Check List :- Do you experience any of these while driving?
These are all signs of worn components within the braking system.
Book in with us using this online form below for FREE brake health check.
We look forward to hearing from you soon.
*This is an internet booking only offer and replaces all previous brake offers and cannot be used in conjunction with any other vouchers.