CAR Brake Repairs & Replacement in Larbert, Falkirk
Safety is always a high priority, especially when driving. Our team of experts care about your safety and will make sure your brakes are in perfect working order. We offer a full line of inspection services, from brake replacement to complete brake system overhauls.
If you are concerned about the performance of your brakes or would like them checked before going on a long journey, please book an appointment and our expert brake technicians will completely overhaul your brakes.
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Vehicle Brake FAQs
When should I expect to replace my brakes?
Different driving styles have a significant effect on the brake pads lifespan. The more braking you do, the more wear and tear they get.
Brake pads should always be replaced before they get down to 3 mm, as this is the safety limit. Brake discs are more difficult to replace than pads, so it’s recommended that you replace your discs when they get down to the manufacturer’s specified minimum thickness.
On front wheel drive cars you can expect the front to need replaced sooner than the rear, as they are handling a higher percentage of the braking load.
What does a brake pad
When you engage the brakes, sophisticated technology takes over. A cylinder that sends brake fluid through hoses, down to the calipers is activated. The calipers engage your brake pads. Your brake pads apply pressure to the rotor, which is directly connected to each wheel. This pressure creates the friction needed to slow or stop your vehicle. When the rotor slows, so do your wheels.
When do I need a brake inspection?
Signs to look out for can include:
- Pulling to one side
- Dashboard light
- Squeaking, grinding or pulsating
- If the pedal feels soft or spongy
- If it’s been more than 2 years since your had your brake fluid changed