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Brakes

Brakes

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Your brakes are the most important safety-critical system fitted to your vehicle and it’s essential that they are inspected regularly to ensure they remain in good working order.

Avoiding costly repairs and maintaining your peace of mind begins with regular brake inspections. At AutoBliss we can perform a Visual Safety Report of your brake system, providing you with any repair recommendations required.

Book a FREE VSR Report online at AutoBliss for a detailed brake safety inspection. Our fully trained technicians will check the shoes, drums, cylinders and brake fluid.

Alternatively call us on 01934 708383 to book your FREE Visual Safety Report here.

Car Brakes

Frequently Asked Questions

Different driving styles and terrain have a dramatic effect on how often your brakes need replacing.

For example, a set of brake pads could last upwards of 50,000 miles when it spends most of its time on the motorway. However, the same car used mostly in city environments could last less than 15,000 miles.

Generally speaking the front brakes will wear out before the rear brakes, this is due to a higher percentage of the braking load been at the front, this more so on front-wheel drive cars.

All brakes pads have different levels of friction material from new, generally when the friction pad reaches the thickness of 3 millimetres, AutoBliss would advise replacement. Unlike pads, Brake disc thickness are easily measured, that is once the wheel is removed. At AutoBliss we have the correct data which tells us the manufactures minimum thickness specification for replacement, in some cases this is stamped onto the disc itself.

  • Your brake warning light is on, this could be indicating your brakes are low
  • ABS light is on, possibly indicating your anti-lock brake system has a fault
  • Your brake pedal is spongy, slow to respond or reaches the floor.
  • You hear grinding or constant squealing when driving or braking
  • If at any time you notice any of the symptoms listed above, it’s a good idea to have AutoBliss check your brakes. At AutoBliss if our inspection revels you require new brakes or repairs, we will explain exactly why and what options are available, we leave it to you to choose when to repair at a pace and price point that suits you.

A vital and often overlooked part of car maintenance is changing your brake fluid this can help ensure the safety of vital components.

Most manufacturers recommend that you change your brake fluid every 24 months or 24,000 miles, whichever is sooner. At AutoBliss we offer the option to change your brake fluid as part of the Full Service Plus Package to help save our customers money. At AutoBliss Our fully qualified technicians will replace the old fluid with new brake fluid to the correct specification using the latest in specialist tools and  Automotive Data. We will also safely dispose of the old fluid in an environmentally friendly way.

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