In need of a brake repair Bradford?
The regular inspection of the components and the braking performance of your car are crucial for your safety. The brake fluid should be renewed annually or every two years according to the manufacturer's instructions, as it absorbs water due to its hygroscopic property and as a result, steam bubbles can form in the system during heating of the brake system (braking effect diminishes).
At MCC Manchester Road we can inspect the functioning of your brakes to ensure that they are in good condition and reassure you that they are working effectively. We are here to assist with your brake repair Bradford!
It is important to be aware of signs that something is wrong with your brakes. Common signs to look out for include:
- A brake warning light has appeared on the dashboard
- Brakes are making a strange noise
- Vibration is felt upon braking
- A noticeable increase in stopping distance or reduced response
- A soft brake pedal
If any of these components detailed below are compromised, they will need replacing.
What are brake pads?
The brake pads make contact with the rotor to create friction and slow the vehicle down. Over time, pads can wear down and need to be replaced.
The brake pads and the brake discs are subject to regular wear. To avoid unnecessary additional costs, these components should be replaced in good time.
It is always recommended to change the brake discs or brake pads for both sides’ front or rear. Brakes are usually not loaded on one side, so there is always an even wear on both sides of the axle. If, for example, only the brake on the left side is renewed at the front, a one-sided braking effect can occur later. Brake parts with different effectiveness can thus cost a uniform braking effect. Visit us for your brake pad replacement Bradford.
What is a Caliper?
The calipers require brake fluid to work correctly. The caliper applies pressure which then activates the brake pads and forces them to make contact with the rotors.
What is a brake hose?
The hose is attached to each caliper and when the brake pedal is pressed, this forces the fluid to push the brake pads down into the rotor and slows the vehicle down.
What does brake fluid do?
Brake fluid is the element that runs through the brake hose. When the brake pedal is applied, it generates pressure, which pushes the pads into the rotor and slows the vehicle down. If there is a leak, you will notice it will become increasingly difficult to slow down and more force will be required for your vehicle to stop. This can be extremely dangerous, and it is important that your vehicle is checked immediately.
If there is an indication that there may be a fault or you’re concerned about the performance of your brakes, then we recommend that you visit us at MCC Manchester Road for a professional brake repair inspection.
Visit us at MCC Manchester Road Ltd, 662 Manchester Road, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD5 7NL
Telephone: 01274 731322