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Car Brakes

Brake checks are one of the most important things you need to keep on top of as a car owner. Being aware of the signs that something may be wrong is vital, so that you can get your car looked at as soon as possible.

What are the Different Parts of a Car Brake?

Brake disks: These are large disks which are attached to your wheel. When the brake pads are applied during braking, their rotation slows down or stops.

Brake pads: These are small pads which are next to the brake disks which provide friction to the brake disks to slow down or stop your car.

Brake fluid: This applies hydraulic pressure to the callipers when you apply your brake pedal. This then causes the pads to contact the brake discs, slowing your car. You should have your brake fluid checked every 18 months.

Look out for these wearing brakes signs:

  • A grinding noise: This may mean the brake pads have worn down and need replacing
  • A spongy feeling: There may be air in the hydraulic system due to a brake fluid leak
  • A pulsating feeling: You could have a distorted brake disc or drum
  • Brake warning light: A fairly good indication that something is wrong!
  • Handbrake pulling up more than 6 clicks: Your brake shoes may need attention

The good news is that most brake problems are quick and easy to fix, so it’s quite a small sacrifice to keep you and your passengers safely on the road. Get in touch with our friendly mechanics today at one of our 4 garages in Newport, Cwmbran, Pontypool or pontymister to book a brake check or brake repair.

Look out for these wearing brakes signs:

  • A grinding noise: This may mean the brake pads have worn down and need replacing
  • A spongy feeling: There may be air in the hydraulic system due to a brake fluid leak
  • A pulsating feeling: You could have a distorted brake disc or drum
  • Brake warning light: A fairly good indication that something is wrong!
  • Handbrake pulling up more than 6 clicks: Your brake shoes may need attention
Autocentres Brakes

Stay safe by watching out for signs
that your brakes may need some work.
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Newport: 01633 244 474
Cwmbran: 01633 872 001
Pontymister: 01633 614 600
Pontypool 01495 239 953