Brake Pads and Discs
Your brakes undergo a huge amount of wear and tear. Continuing to drive on worn brakes will quickly cause damage to the other brake components and can eventually lead to brake failure.
Regular brake checks are very important for the maintenance of your car. Undergoing these checks means that you can identify any problems before there is an impact on your ability to stop. In order to pass the NCT, your brakes must perform to a very stringent efficiency standards. Free brake checks are available at Car Service Ireland all year round.
(both now having the friction material), then “stick” to each other, providing the friction that stops the vehicle. In disc brakes, there are usually two brake pads per disc rotor. … Most vehicles have two brake pads per caliper.
When the brake pedal is applied the two curved brake shoes, which have a friction material lining, are forced by hydraulic wheel cylinders against the inner surface of a rotating brake drum. The result of this contact produces friction which enables the vehicle to slow down or stop.
Here at Car Service Ireland, we would recommend that you have your brakes checked at minimum, twice a year. Here are some of the signs that may mean your need to have your braking system checked:
- Low brake fluid level.
- Vehicle is pulling to one side.
- Longer stopping time in normal driving conditions.
- Metal-to-metal scraping sounds when you brake.
- Brake warning light appears on your dashboard.
- Your handbrake keeps slipping.