Brake pads and discs are the most safety-critical components on your car. They are subjected to enormous forces and pressures, having to withstand and dissipate temperatures of up to 800 degrees celsius. So it’s no wonder they need regular inspection and replacement.
Worn or faulty brake pads can lead to damaged discs, meaning there’s a greater chance of losing control during hard braking.
If you tend to use your car for short journeys, it is likely that you will wear the brakes down quicker than if the car is used regularly for longer trips.
The two most common signs of brake wear are:
Pulling to the left or right when braking – this normally indicates a brake pad not releasing from the brake disc or issues with the brake’s hydraulics.
A metalic noise when braking – this suggests that the brake pads have worn down and it is advised that you have your brakes pads checked and replaced.
If you have any concerns about your brakes, contact Cranmore Garage in Shirley, Solihull.