Replacement Brake Discs & Pads
Brake Disc & Pad Replacement, Free Inspection By Our Technicians
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- Prices From £ 90Prices From £ 90
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Brakes are vital for slowing your car down – whether its abruptly to avoid a collision, or gently to stop at traffic lights. They are crucial for safety, not just yours, but also that of other road users around you. So, it makes sense to ensure they are well maintained. Brakes in action When your foot pushes the brake pedal down it pushes against the master cylinder. This is basically a piston surrounded by brake fluid. The fluid moves down the brake lines where it forces the caliper to squeeze a pair of brake pads against a brake disc. This, in turn, slows the wheel down. The energy released from stopping your car’s motion is converted into waste heat, which has to be dispersed. As the disc has a relatively quick cooling time, this type of brake offers a better stopping performance than drum brakes and is widely used in current cars. Considering the amount of times that you brake during an average car journey, it’s no wonder that brake pads and discs need to be replaced periodically. How often do you need to replace your brakes? In general, there is no fixed interval for replacing your brakes, as the duration of the brake components much depends upon the vehicle as well as upon driving style. Braking can last up to 80.000 km or even more, but can be as low as 25.000-30.000 km in the case of heavy duty use. Your owners manual will have more information about the recommended intervals for brake replacements of your car’s make and model. It is important to note, if the discs are unevenly worn or badly scored, that it is recommended to replace your brake pads and brake discs at the same time. How can I make my brakes last longer? The lifespan of your brakes depends on a number of factors, including: Driving style – how hard do you usually brake? If you usually brake hard, your brakes will need replacing sooner than those of someone who gently brakes. Coasting to reduce your speed before traffic lights or junctions can also help extend the lifespan of your brakes. Environment – both city traffic and mountainous roads require more braking than long, straight roads like motorways. Brake quality – the quality of brake materials varies greatly by manufacturer. Some last longer than others. The adage rings true, you usually get what you pay for.
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