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It can be difficult to know if your brakes need attention if the warning light hasn’t come on but that is not the only factor to take into account.
Your brakes could be squealing due to a trapped stone which means that each and every time you apply the brakes you are damaging the discs!
Or they could simply be very corroded and in poor condition meaning that in the event of an emergency stop your brakes could fail to stop you!
Brakes are one of the most critical parts of your car. If you don’t have working brakes, your vehicle won’t be able to stop in time. This could lead to a small bump or major accident, and neither of them is worth the risk.
Brake pads wear down with time. If you fail to regularly check and replace your brake pads, the worst case scenario is a bad accident, however, you could also be causing damage to your car.
If you don’t do a brake pad change when needed, it’ll begin to cause stress on other parts of your brake system. If any of these other components face damage, you are likely to be faced with a much larger bill.
Typically, you should replace your brake pads every 25,000 to 65,000 miles and discs can be changed anywhere from 30,000 to 72,000 miles. This number mainly depends on the condition of your car, driving style as well as make and model.
Regardless, if your car needs an immediate brakechange, you’ll experience certain signs that your pads are wearing down. These signs give you a good indicator of when you need to come to In Town Automotive to get new brake pads and / or discs fitted.
Some signs that you need to need to replace your brake pads are:
If your brake pads are nearing the end of their use, they’ll begin to generate a squeak or squeal whenever you use them. This noise is typically generated because the brakes are worn down.
We recommend visiting us at our Northampton workshop to get new brake pads fitted if you start to hear a noise. This will give you peace of mind and prevent any potential costly damage in the future.
If you hear a grinding sound whenever you apply pressure to the pedal, you probably need to replace your brake pads as soon as possible. If you don’t, you could cause some serious damage to other parts of your car, specifically the discs.
In such situations, we recommend getting your brake pads and discs fitted by In Town Automotive to avoid any issues in the future. Additionally, we’ll look into any other possible damages to your vehicle by conducting a visual check free of charge.
If you’re experiencing longer stop times whenever you’re using your brakes, it may mean your brake pads are worn down. Another reason could be that your brakes aren’t maintained and may need replacing.
Regardless, we would recommend getting your car checked with the possibility of getting new brakes fitted. You can visit In Town Automotive to get professionally fitted brake pads, cheap brake pads and discs of premium quality.
In Town Automotive provides you with free visual brake checks to ensure your car is in good condition for your safety. Our team of engineers have years of garage and workshop experience, meaning we can fit your new brake pads / discs quickly and professionally.
You can find a full breakdown of our prices on this page. It should be noted that you need to book an appointment 24 hours in advance if you choose to do it online.
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