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After you book your brake repairs, we send you a confirmation email with a summary of your booking. We also inform the garage and they may also be in touch to confirm the appointment or to ask for extra details.
You never pay for your booking until after all the work has been completed and deal with the garage directly after the initial booking process. You also have the ability to change or cancel your booking for free until the day of your appointment.
Sometimes, you just need professional reassurance that your car doesn’t have a brake problem. Other times, your problem is nothing to do with your brake pads or discs. That’s where a brake repair comes in.
You can book a brake fluid replacement or a brake inspection to determine what other brake repairs you need.
There are various things that can go wrong with your car's brakes. As each issue requires a different fix, you need to be able to identify the different services yourself. Here are some common things to look out for.
You should book a brake pad replacement if you notice any of the following warning signs:
However, these symptoms could also indicate that you need a brake disc replacement. If you notice any of them, you should book an inspection at a garage near you as soon as possible to determine the extent of the repair. You should also keep track of your brake pad and disc replacement intervals so you don’t leave it too long between changes.
You should book a brake fluid replacement every 2 years or when you notice any of the following symptoms:
Brake fluid applies the pressure that forces your pads and discs together and slows your car down. Without it, your braking system won't work at all, so you must ensure you change it regularly.
You should book a brake calliper repair if you notice any of the following:
You can't drive safely if your callipers aren't in top condition. This is because they hold the brake pads and discs together, creating friction that slows your vehicle down.
Most modern cars use Anti-lock Braking Systems (ABS) as an extra layer of security. They prevent your wheels from locking under heavy braking, helping drivers avoid skids. The most common ABS issue is a faulty ABS control module.
Symptoms of this problem include:
Fortunately, this module rarely fails. However, that does mean that if it does, you should fix it as soon as possible. Not only will you find it more difficult to avoid an accident safely, but a faulty control module also has a knock-on effect on your Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and Traction Control. This can make your vehicle very unsafe.
You should replace your brake hoses if you notice any of the following symptoms:
These hoses ensure your braking system is pressurised correctly. This ensures that your brakes engage properly when you press the pedal. Without this pressure, the brake pads and brake discs won't engage correctly and braking will take longer.
You should book a handbrake cable replacement if you notice any of the following:
In some cases, you can recalibrate the cable instead of replacing it. A professional inspection can easily determine whether your handbrake cable has slipped or stretched, or whether there is more serious damage that warrants a full replacement.
If you notice a problem with your handbrake, you must get it looked at as soon as possible to stop your car from rolling away or injuring pedestrians.
If your problem doesn't match any of these brake repairs, or it matches more than one of the descriptions in the list above, you need a brake specialist to diagnose it. Compare garages near you to book a FREE Visual Inspection today.
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When you press down on the brake pedal, it activates a plunger in the master cylinder. This forces brake fluid through the system which, in turn, applies pressure on the other brake components. These are forced against the wheels and slow your car down.
There are two main types of brakes: disc brakes and drum brakes. Most modern cars use disc braking systems on the front wheels and drum brakes on the rear, while older cars use drum brakes on both the front and rear wheels.
Disc brake systems have two pads per wheel. These clamp down on the brake disc when the pedal is depressed. Pressurised brake fluid sends a plunger in the calliper forward, forcing the brake pads to squeeze either side of the brake disc. This slows your vehicle down.
Drum brakes work the same way, but use braking shoes instead of pads. These are stored in the steel brake drum itself and, when pressure is applied, the wheel cylinder expands. This component forces the brake shoes apart and towards the inside edge of the drum.
A modern braking system is made up of the following parts:
Most modern vehicles now use anti-lock braking systems (ABS) to make braking safer. They can identify wheels that are about to lock up and help you avoid a skid or loss of control under heavy braking. The only surfaces where ABS isn’t effective are ice, gravel or other slippery surfaces.
On average, it takes a brake specialist between 1-3 hours to fit a new set of brake pads and brake discs. A brake pad replacement usually takes between 30-60 minutes and a brake disc change takes roughly the same length of time.
If your brakes are only partially seized, you may be able to release them by rocking the car. Switch the engine on and drive forward and reverse in succession. Make sure you are in a safe position before you try this and stop if you don’t feel an improvement. You may cause other damage otherwise.
If your brakes are completely seized, you will need to get the car towed to a garage for a brake repair.
We would strongly recommend booking an inspection if you notice your brakes become partially seized as well. Continuing to drive on ineffective brakes can endanger you and other road users.
There are many reasons why your brakes could be squeaking and many of them may not even require a brake repair to solve.
However, squeaky brakes are also caused by more serious reasons. If the sound is regular, sounds like sheet metal ripping and doesn’t go away quickly, you may need to book brake repairs near you. Examples of more serious problems include:
If you are concerned about the squeaking noise, we recommend booking an inspection or repair at a garage near you. The technician will be able to determine the cause of your issue and provide a high-quality solution.
It is normal to hear a squeaking noise if you have recently changed any part of your brakes. They take a few miles to adjust and bed in and the noise should go away on its own.
If you notice your new brakes squeaking several days after your appointment, and you have driven regularly, they may be fitted incorrectly. You should contact the garage that originally completed your brake repairs and ask them to resolve the issue.
There are several reasons why your brakes are grinding. Here are several common situations where you might hear your brakes grinding, the cause and the solution.
Slowing Down or Stopping (squealing or grinding)
Worn Brake Pads
Book a Brake Pad Replacement Immediately
Slowing Down or Stopping (sharp grinding sound)
Brake Disc & Caliper Rubbing Together
Book a Brake Pad Replacement Immediately. You may also need to replace your discs and/or rotors by this point.
Rocks & Debris Lodged in the System
Remove the Debris as Soon as Possible
When Stopping Suddenly
Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)
None. Once you take your foot off the pedal, the grinding should stop. If it doesn’t, you should book a brake pad replacement immediately.
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