Brakes - Car-Tech


Here at Car Tech, we are experts when it comes to fixing brakes pads and discs. Whether you need your brake fluid replacing or a replacement of your pads and discs, we’re here to help!

There are several signs that your car brakes need replacement. Some of the most common include:

Squealing or grinding noises

This is a classic sign that your brake pads are wearing thin and need to be replaced.

Vibrations when braking

This can be caused by warped rotors or unevenly worn pads.

Increased stopping distance

If it takes longer than usual to stop your car, it’s a sign that your brakes are not working as effectively as they should.

Brake pedal feels spongy or soft

This can indicate that there is air in the brake lines or a leak in the hydraulic system.

Brake warning light comes on

This light is usually triggered by a low brake fluid level, or some manufacturers such as BMW and Mercedes will have wear indicators within the pads. A Brake warning can also indicate other problems with the brake system.

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The frequency of brake replacement depends on several factors, including your driving habits, the type of car you drive, and the environment you drive in. However, as a general rule, most car brakes need to be replaced every 25,000 to 50,000 miles. It’s important to consult your vehicles owner’s manual for specific recommendations.

There are two main types of car brakes: disc brakes and drum brakes. Disc brakes are more common on newer cars and are generally considered to be more effective than drum brakes. Drum brakes are still used on some older cars and are less expensive to replace than disc brakes.

If you are concerned about the performance of your car’s brakes or would like them checked before going on a long journey, then please feel free to get in contact or book online now

Brake Fluid Replacement

Brake fluid plays a crucial role in your car’s braking system, transmitting pressure from the brake pedal to the wheels for safe and controlled stopping. However, brake fluid absorbs moisture over time, leading to decreased boiling point and potential brake failure.

Therefore, regular brake fluid replacement is vital for maintaining optimal braking performance and safety.
Here’s what you need to know about brake fluid replacement:

When to Replace:

  • Manufacturer recommendations: Refer to your car’s owner’s manual for specific replacement intervals. It’s generally recommended every 2-3 years or 30,000-50,000 miles, whichever comes first.
  • Fluid condition: Visually inspect the brake fluid. If it’s dark or cloudy, it indicates moisture contamination and necessitates immediate replacement.
  • Moisture test: We can complete a brake fluid moisture test to assess moisture content and determine if your vehicle requires replacement brake fluid.

Benefits of Replacement

  • Improved braking performance: Fresh fluid ensures proper pressure transmission, leading to smoother and more responsive braking.
  • Reduced risk of brake fade: Moisture in the fluid lowers its boiling point, causing it to boil under high temperatures, resulting in brake fade and potentially longer stopping distances.
  • Prevents corrosion: Brake fluid protects components from corrosion, and replacing it helps maintain the system’s integrity and prevent costly repairs.

Replacement process

  • Draining old fluid: Our qualified technicians will safely drain the old fluid from the caliper bleed screws and master cylinder reservoir.
  • Bleeding the system: New fluid is introduced while air bubbles are bled out to ensure proper pressure throughout the system.
  • Inspection and topping up: Our technicians will inspect brake components for leaks or damage and top up the reservoir with fresh fluid as needed.
How much does it cost to replace car brakes?

The cost of replacing car or van brakes can vary depending on several factors, including the type of brakes you need, the make and model of your car.

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What are the signs of worn brakes?

Squealing noises, grinding noises, vibrations, increased stopping distance, spongy brake pedal.

Should I replace pads and discs at the same time?

Not always. Some discs can be resurfaced if not excessively worn. Our technicians will advise if the discs require changing.

Can I take my old battery to Car Tech for recycling?

Yes, we accept used car batteries for recycling. It's important to dispose of them properly due to environmental concerns.

Can I replace my brakes myself?

Yes, but it requires knowledge and tools.

If unsure, why not book your car in at Car Tech today.

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