When it comes to vehicle safety, the brake system should be at the top of the list. The summer months are the perfect time to get your brakes inspected to ensure your brakes are in good working order before the schools reopen and the cold weather returns.
Brakes are a normal wear item for any vehicle and they eventually will need replacing. For regular maintenance, you need to inspect your vehicle’s brakes at least once every twelve months. A thorough examination usually includes checking the brake lining wear, brake fluid level, condition of hoses and brake lines and the rotor thickness. The inspection also includes a test drive to check for any other potential brake system problems.
If your car is pulling to the right or left, or if you hear odd noises when you apply the brakes, you should get your brakes inspected. Other warning signs may also include a brake warning light on the dash board, squealing as well as vibration.
We know that several factors could affect your car’s brake wear, which include your driving habits, the vehicle type and the quality of the brake lining material amongst a number of other things.
We recommend you do not delay routine brake inspections or any necessary repairs. Doing so can lead to a costly repair bill at the very least; even worse it can have fatal consequences.
For further advice on car servicing in Reading, Bracknell, Ascot and the surrounding areas of Surrey and Berkshire, please contact NVS.