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Brake Repairs

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!

Why You Need Your Brake Pads Checked

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.

When Should You Change Your Brake Pads and Discs?

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:

Your Brakes Are Making a Squeaking Noise

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.

Grinding Sound Whenever You Use Your Brakes

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.

Your Car Takes Longer to Stop

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.

Visit In Town Automotive to Get Your Brakes Fixed Now!

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.

If you’re looking to get an appointment immediately, please contact our service team right away on 01604 666700!

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Do I need to pay for a brake check?
No! You can call us or book online for our free visual health check and we can then quote you on what you need.
Will the vehicle warn me if I need brakes?
Maybe; many modern vehicles now have a brake wear warning light however this is not always 100% accurate and not all vehicles are fitted with this.
How long do brake pads last?
There is no concrete rule on how long brake pads last, they could last anywhere between 25,000 miles and 60,000 miles or depending on driving style, or this could be much more or much less.
I know my pads are low but how long can I leave it?
Not replacing your brake pads when needed can cause premature wear of your discs resulting in a more costly repair
Can brakes fail an MOT?
Yes, your MOT can fail on braking efficiency and also if they are worn too low. It is always best to have these checked.
Can I spread the cost of my brake repairs?
Yes you can split any bill between £250 to £1000 with no credit checks, no interest and no fees.
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