Charminster Auto Repairs - Brakes

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Our dependable team at Charminster Auto Repairs are highly qualified to repair and replace brake discs and pads whenever you need to keep you safe on the roads

If you’ve ever watched Formula 1 racing, you’ll notice the front wheels have huge scoops inside the wheel pointing to the front. This is to help regulate the temperature of the brakes, as they are used viciously every few seconds and without them they word fade and become useless about half way around the track.

Luckily, you shouldn’t have this problem, but it is still important that your brakes are properly maintained so that you can remain safe on the road.

At Charminster Auto Repairs, our highly trained technicians and mechanics have the skills and expertise to maintain the braking system on your vehicle. We’ll check and repair your brake discs and pads and the levels of your brake fluid.

Warning Signs

Modern vehicles may have a warning light for your brake pads, this will indicate there’s a problem so you can get your car booked in to your local garage as soon as possible. Other signs are noises, particularly squealing, vibrations and the speed of braking. It’s also important to keep an eye on the pressure and state of your tyres because they can also determine the effectiveness of your braking.

Well–maintained cars have plenty of braking capability. By regularly maintaining your brake fluid and brake pads and discs, you should never really have any issues. In particular exercise caution when the weather changes; snow, ice and drops of rain or dust and dirt on your journey can all dramatically have an impact on the effectiveness of your brakes.

When should I get my brakes looked at?

You should normally ask for your brakes to be looked at during your regular service but typically, brake pads need to be replaced after about 50,000 miles on average. However, should you notice any differences in your brakes whilst driving, we recommend getting your brakes looked at as soon as possible.

What do you look at?

Our team at Charminster Auto Repairs will test your brakes on each of the four wheels on your vehicle. We’ll check and/or replace the level of brake fluid and check for any wearing on brake pads to see if they need to be replaced. We’ll also check that your lights are working when braking so that you can stay safe when driving in traffic.

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