• A Car Brakes Check - Do You Need One?

A Car Brakes Check - Do You Need One?

One of the most important features of any vehicle is, of course, the brakes and it’s essential that these are kept in good working order to keep you and others on the road safe as you drive.

You should aim to have your car brakes checked and properly inspected by a professional mechanic at least once every two years, but there are also signs to look out for that could indicate you have a problem, in which case you should take your car in for a service as soon as you can.

Listen out for grinding and squeaking, as this could be an indication that the material on the brake pads has worn down. If you don’t get this looked at, you could damage your brake discs, as well.

Do you feel a pulsating feeling from the brake pedal when you drive and apply the brakes? This could be because the brake disc is warped and distorted, so the brake pad doesn’t have a flat surface to make contact with.

If your car pulls to the left or right when you use the brakes, this could be because of a seized caliper or problems with the hydraulics. You should get this checked out as soon as you can.

And, of course, if your dashboard brake warning light comes on, this is a clear indication that there’s a problem somewhere, usually something to do with the brake fluid level.

Have your vehicle serviced

If you notice any of the above, it’s important to have your vehicle inspected at your earliest convenience to ensure your safety as you drive. Regular brake checks are essential and prevention is always better than cure, so make sure you don’t wait until there’s a problem before you bring your car in for a service.

Here at Boost Technik, we can help with brake checks and repairs, and offer a full interim service, usually carried out every 6,000 miles or every six months, depending which comes first. This includes an engine oil change, a full and thorough inspection, and a 50 point check of the vehicle.