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4 Signs you need to change your brakes

Published: Thursday 8th of January 2015 | Author: Holly | Category: Brakes

Needless to say your vehicle’s brakes are one of the most crucial safety mechanisms and making sure they are functioning at their best is vital. Here are 4 tell-tale warning signs to look out for.

1.    Soft Pedal

When braking, do you find you need to press down harder on the brake pedal to stop? If yes, then it is likely you have a problem. A couple of possibilities are that air may have got into the brake lines and caused a bleeding in the system or that water has got in and caused the brake fluid to boil before forming gases in the lines and reducing your stopping power. Either way it is important to bring it in to your local Concorde branch to be checked.

2.    Squealing sounds

If your brakes start to squeal when driving it is an indicator that your brake pads are worn. It may be time for a replacement and you must bring your vehicle in as soon as possible.

3.    Vibrations and pulling to one side

Do you find your brakes are pulling to one side? It could be incorrect tyre pressure but this could also point to a problem with the brake calipers.  It is likely that your brake caliper is sticking, leaking, or not sliding correctly due to corrosion. By replacing your brake caliper, you can increase the life of your brake pads and improve the steering control.

4.    Grinding Sounds

A grinding sound is a serious sign and must not be ignored. The sound is likely to be caused by worn brake pads grinding against the discs. It is much cheaper and simpler to make sure you replace worn brake pads before the issue becomes serious and damages the discs.

If you recognise any of the above symptoms we would recommend that you visit your nearest Concorde Auto Centre at your earliest convenience to have them inspected by one of our professional technicians.

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