Garage Services carry out braking system repairs at very competitive prices.
We offer a free brake check to all our customers for your safety and peace of mind.
Some vehicles rear braking systems use both a brake disc with brake pads and brake drums with shoes assembly – In these instances the brake shoes and drum are used for the handbrake only.
The inspection of vehicles with rear brake disc and drums may incur an additional charge. The reason for this is that the rear brake caliper and pads will need to be removed and the rear drum brake shoes may also need loosening off to enable us to remove the disc and drum assembly for inspection.
We can also service or replace
- Brake disc and pads
- Brake drums and shoes
- Broken or stretched handbrake cables.
- Flush the braking systems hydraulic fluid with fresh brake fluid.
- Replace faulty brake relay switches usually located behind the brake pedal.
Brakes show signs of wear and tear just like other areas of your vehicle. Symptoms to look out for are:
A squealing or grinding noise indicates that brake pads/discs require replacement although some cars have warning sensors to tell the motorist when brake replacement is necessary.
A brake judder normally indicates a distortion/fault in the brake discs, while pulling under braking suggests a fault with the brake calipers or another hydraulic component.
Spongy brakes may indicate a brake fluid leak or that the brake fluid needs changing. Because brake fluid is hygroscopic and absorbs water – most manufacturers now recommend a brake fluid change every two years.
Over time brake discs can wear thin and become “lipped”. When this occurs new pads can not be fitted without new brake discs as the braking performance and safety may be compromised.
If your brakes are experiencing any of the above symptoms get in touch and we’ll be happy to carry out a brake check free of charge. We can also carry out a test to measure the moisture content of the brake fluid in your hydraulic braking system.