Undoubtedly one of the most important components in any vehicle, after being put through constant use it’s inevitably going to experience some wear and tear which can lead to issues with your brakes. Ignoring these issues if they arise could add up to serious consequences and can put you and other road users at risk as well as increasing the risk of higher repair or replacement bills if not seen to in good time. Which is why we at Croxdale Fast Fit always recommend that regular maintenance and check-ups are carried out.
But how do know if you have a problem with your brakes already which is going unnoticed? Take a look at some of the most common issues which we encounter daily which you may or may not know about.
One of the most common issues which we see regarding brakes is when they feel weaker than usual rather than feeling the usual resistance when engaging the brake pedal. If your pedal sinks right down to the floor without requiring much force to do so then this can be the result of leaking fluid from your brake system, which vastly reduces the effectiveness of the braking system, increasing the risk of having a road accident.
Drifting to one side when engaging the brakes can be a sign uneven brake pads. This can occur when the caliper component in your brakes experiences an issue like freezing. The caliper is a component on a brake disk which aids in squeezing the brake pads against a brake disc causing the vehicle to reduce in speed.
If the caliper begins to stick due to corrosion, rust, after an accident or simply a lack of maintenance, it may be worth dropping into your local Croxdale Fast Fit and getting one of our dedicated technicians to repair or replace the mechanism.
However, there may be several other reasons why your vehicle is drifitng to one side when the brake system is engaged which can be discovered during your FREE vehicle health check at Croxdale Fast Fit.
Vibrating Steering Wheel
Another issue that customers quite frequently approach us with regarding their brakes is a vibrating steering wheel when engaging the braking system. If you feel an unusual shaking in the steering wheel you are quite likely to have an issue with the braking system.
When brakes are used only minimal noises should be heard when the vehicle is in motion. If, however, you begin to hear anything which you think sounds a bit unhealthy like an excessive amount of squeaking, groaning or grinding when engaging the brakes there may be an issue with your brakes which needs to be repaired or replaced.
If you’ve experienced any of the above issues and would like any of the experts at Croxdale to take a look at each component carefully and figure out the issue and get you back on the roads as soon as possible.
Get in touch with the team using any of the numbers at the top of this page to contact any of our branches across the UK, including, Durham, Consett, Chester le Street, Darlington, Newton Aycliffe, Sunderland and Gateshead or use the following online form.