Regular inspection and maintenance of your vehicle’s brakes is important to ensure that they continue to work properly and effectively, which should be a top safety priority for all motorists.
Modern braking systems involve many different components which work together to stop or manoeuvre your vehicle in a controlled fashion. Such components usually include a master cylinder, servo, brake callipers, brake fluid and cylinders, disks, drums, pads (front) and shoes (rear), and are linked by hoses and pipes which carry the brake fluid and use hydraulic force to create friction and slow your vehicle when you press the brake pedal.
Brake components suffer from wear through use and sometimes rusting through lack of use, particularly if you keep your car stationary in a garage for long time periods. Brake checks will identify problems before they start to impact on braking efficiency, allowing repairs to be made, keeping you safe and ensuring your brakes pass their next MOT.
Cars2 recommends that, in the interest of safety and maintaining your vehicle, typical drivers should get their vehicle’s brakes checked at least twice per year.
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