Maintaining Your Vehicle's Braking System Is Important And Can Save Your Life
The braking system is one of the most important parts of your vehicle. You just never know when you might need to stop in an emergency. Regular maintenance is absolutely vital.
As with all vehicle components, the braking system and its performance can deteriorate over time. This can happen gradually, and many motorists don’t even realise anything is wrong.
By having your vehicle’s brakes checked regularly, you will find that it saves you a considerable amount of time & money by preventing further damage to other components of your vehicle.
Most modern cars and vans use brake discs and pads in their braking systems
When the brake pedal is pressed, the brake pads themselves are pressed against the disc which produces friction. This in turn slows the wheels down and eventually stops them turning.
Over time, the applied friction will cause the material on the brake pad to wear down and prevent it from working effectively. Additionly the brake discs can become warped and pitted, making it harder for the brake pad to press against the surface of the disc to slow the car down.
It is vital to ensure that your brakes are operating at an optimum level at all times in order to stay safe when you’re behind the wheel.