Why are Brakes so Important?

Constantly stopping and starting on today’s overcrowded roads affects the brakes tremendously. The brakes in a car, or any road vehicle, are crucial in slowing it down or bringing it to a complete halt. Due to this function, brakes are a vital component of the car.

Brakes and braking performance deteriorate over time, as does any component. Since this wear and tear is a gradual process, it doesn’t become apparent to many people and any change in their brakes goes unnoticed. Therefore, having your brakes checked on a regular basis could save you time and money and will ensure the prevention of damage to other components.

It makes sense to have your brakes checked regularly for maximum safety and peace of mind.

In general, until a problem develops, the braking systems go unnoticed.  The most common tell-tale signs to be aware of are:-

  • Poor braking performance, (difficulty in stopping the car)
  • Squealing or grinding noises during braking
  • Vehicle pulling to one side, or grabbing
  • Loss of brake pedal
  • Pulsation of the brake pedal during braking
  • Clicking sounds during braking

You don’t need to book an appointment, just drive in to one of our Speedy’s

branches and we’ll carry out a free brake test.

Testing of the brakes includes; digital measurement of the wear on the brake pads, shoes, brake discs and drums against the manufacturer’s specifications.

Here at Speedy’s we stock brakes for a wide selection of cars and light commercial vehicles.

We only use braking components of good quality that also meet the manufacturer’s specifications. The parts used are all covered by our 12 month/12,000 miles (whichever comes first) guarantee.

For a free brake test, call one of our branches in your local area today!

Free Brake Checks

Our trained technicians will carry out a full brake inspection COMPLETELY FREE OF CHARGE! You will then be given a free no obligation quote if any work is required.

 If you choose one of our Autocentres to have any of your braking system repaired or replaced, then you can be assured that our parts will be of the highest quality and fitted by experienced people. 

Your safety is of our utmost priority, therefore we only supply and fit top quality brakes and pads at Speedy’s.

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