Not to be overdramatic, but your life can depend on your brakes. So it's wise to keep them working perfectly at all times for you and your family's safety.
Have your brakes checked every 2 years or every 12,000 miles, and have your brake fluid changed every 4 years / 75,000 miles.
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. 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.
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All prices quoted are manufacturer recommended retail prices including VAT at the prevailing rate. Prices may vary depending on model and servicing requirement. All prices are correct at time of publication and may be subject to change at any point without notice. * Additional parts may be required according to the maintenance programme (not included in stated price) Consult your local branch for the correct specification for your vehicle.