Your vehicle’s braking system is of the upmost importance. You never know what’s around the corner and when you might need to stop sharply and safely.
For this reason, it’s essential to have your braking system checked regularly by TyreFinders. Our full brake inspection examines the condition of all your brake components to keep you safe – our first priority – and to help prevent more costly repair bills in the future.
How Brakes Work
Most vehicles today are equipped with disc brakes at the front of the vehicle and either disc or drum brakes at he rear of the vehicle. These are operated via a system that consists of a hydraulic circuit linked in turn to the brake pedal. Pressure generated by the pedal (the braking force) is transmitted by the brake fluid via the hydraulic circuit to perform the braking action.
It may not always be obvious that there is a problem with your braking system, but there are a few tell tale signs to look out for. Noise, juddering or your car pulling to one side when you apply your brakes could indicate excessive wear to your pads or discs. Or, it could mean that a mechanical or hydraulic component is sticking or seizing. Simple wear and tear can also mean that you experience a reduction in brake performance. Don’t ignore the warning signs, neglected brakes can fail when you need them most. So just to be on the safe side, let TyreFinders and our city and guilds trained staff carry out a free brake inspection for you.
Free Full Brake Inspection
Our free inspection examines the condition of the braking system and we will then advise you of our findings. In order for a full examination to be completed, the wheels and drums (where applicable) are removed. The following components are examined:
• Brake discs
• Brake pads and shoes
• Calipers/wheel cyclinders
• Brake pipes (metal and rubber)
• Brake master cylinder/servo
• Handbrake cable and linkages
• Brake drums
• Brake fluid