If you are worried about the performance of your brakes or you would like to have them checked before you go on a long journey, then please book an appointment at Car Clinic Ellesmere Port and one of our expert brake technicians will undertake a no-obligation brake inspection for you. We will provide you with information on your brakes and a quote for any work that we recommend.
There are a number of signs of brake problems:
Grinding - When the material on the brake pads is worn, it can result in a grinding noise.
Squeaking - This could suggest the brake calliper is stuck.
Pulsating - If you can feel a pulsating from the brake pedal when you apply the brakes, the brake disc is most likely warped from excessive heat. It no longer has a perfectly flat surface. If this only occurs under hard braking, it could be the ABS system but you should have it checked out if it happens a lot.
Pulling - if your car goes to the left or right when you put on the brakes it is usually indicative of a sticking component – fore example a seized calliper.
Sponginess – If the brake pedal feels spongy, air may have entered the brakes lines. That prevents the brake fluid from flowing effectively.
Soft Brake Pedal - if your brake pedal is limp and goes down to the floor, there is a serious braking system fault which must be inspected immediately.
Dashboard Light - if you have a brake warning light on your instrument panel it usually means the fluid level is critically low.
Handbrake - If your handbrake is pulling up higher than normal it may need adjusting.
Old Brake Fluid - Brake fluid over 2 years old loses effectiveness as it absorbs moisture. This affects braking capability.
For safety's sake, if you have any of these symptoms, call us for assistance. Call our Car Clinic MOT Centre Ellesmere Port car garage for your free no-obligation Ellesmere Port brakes, car repairs Ellesmere Port, Ellesmere Port tyres, MOT Ellesmere Port or Ellesmere Port car servicing quote on 0151 3390101.