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Car Brake Replacement & Repair

How To Tell When Your Brakes Need To Be Checked

Your brakes should be checked at your yearly service or MOT but if you notice something isn’t right in the meantime, it’s important to get them checked as soon as possible to ensure the safety of your vehicle as well as yourself and others. Your brakes are your most important safety system in your car, helping you control speed, bring the vehicle safely to a halt and the first thing you hit in an emergency.

There are some warning signs you can look out for if you are concerned about your brakes that might hint that something is wrong.

  • Brakes don’t stop as well as they used to
  • Grinding sound
  • Squealing
  • Leaks on inner wheels
  • Pulling to the left or right
  • Vibrations in the steering wheel or brake pedal
  • Need to push brake pedal to the floor to stop
  • Handbrake sticking
  • Brake warning light

If you notice any of these signs, get your brakes checked immediately. There are a range of reasons your brakes could be failing such as worn brake pads or discs, leaking brake fluid or a failing hydraulics system.

Vehicle Brake Replacement Essex

The time it takes for brakes to need replacing can vary greatly depending on the driving patterns of your car. For example a car driven mostly on the motorway might last for 60,000 miles, while a vehicle used mainly in busy city centre traffic might only last 25,000 miles because of how often the brakes need to be used.

Front breaks will usually wear before the rear brakes as they take on a higher percentage of the braking load. We recommend you replace brakes in axel sets rather than replacing only one of the problem brakes as this can lead to imbalanced braking. You should drive carefully with newly fitted brakes as they bend in.

We can provide you with vehicle brake replacements in Essex and replace brake pads, discs, hoses and corroded brake pipes. We can also provide high pressure brake fluid replacements which is a requirement of modern breaking systems.

We can use diagnostic software to identify the cause of the breaking issue and will then investigate manually to allow us to find and replace the exact element that needs replacing so you can avoid further issues. We can complete all aspects of suspension replacement to get you back on the road safely.

Book Your Vehicle Brake Repair in Essex

We provide a range of brake repair and replacements and are specialised in handling luxury German vehicles such as Audi, BMW, Mercedes and MINI. From brake servicing to a brake fluid change or break pad and disc replacement – we can offer a full service to ensure your vehicle is safe to drive.

We’ll check all aspects of your braking system during our brake servicing and alert you to any issues and complete the repairs for you. If you’d like to book in your vehicle, please get in touch!

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