LP Autos provide quality brake repairs and replacements. Your brakes are one of the most crucial safety features of your car, and along with your tyres, they are indispensable for the deceleration of your vehicle. We would recommend taking note of anything out of the ordinary that you may notice about your brakes and reporting this to your mechanic. If you're worried about the health of your brakes contact us today and let one of our mobile mechanics take a look.
As a mobile mechanic covering Stockport and Greater Manchester, we can come to you. We will run through every aspect of your braking system, thoroughly testing each area, to identify any problems and help you stay protected on the road.
Does my car need a brake check?
There are several tell-tale signs to watch out for when applying your brakes. Here are some examples below:
Pulling - Your vehicle pulling side to side when applying the brakes indicates a mechanical issue in the brake system.
Squeaking - If you hear sharp squeaking noises from the brakes, this could suggest several potential issues relating to the disc, pad and calliper and is an indication that your brakes need attention.
Grinding - Normally an indication that the brake pads have become heavily worn resulting in a grinding noise when the brakes are applied. Eventually, this will cause damage to the brake disc and calliper if left unaddressed.
Dashboard Light - If the brake warning light appears on your dashboard, then your ECU will have detected a fault within the brakes. A common cause of this is low brake fluid level or a leak; it is essential not to ignore warning lights as they are often simple to repair solutions that can turn into expensive ones.
Soft/Spongy Brake Pedal - Unresponsive and spongy brakes usually mean there are issues with the brake fluid flowing through the brake systems effectively. A brake pedal that goes all the way to the floor indicates a severe problem and requires immediate attention.
If you are experiencing any issues to do with your brakes or if you are in need of assistance, give LP Autos a call on 0800 448 0146 or send us a message using our Contact form.