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Brakes

Your safety should never be compromised! Let our technicians at Draycott Engineering ensure your brakes are safe and effective.

The Department for Transport has reported that one-in-three accidents happen due to faulty brakes and a vehicle not being able to stop in time.

Look out for the tell-tale signs of a problem;

  • Is there a brake warning light illuminated on your dashboard?
  • Are your brakes making a grinding or screeching noise?
  • Do your brakes vibrate?
  • Is your car veering to the left or right on braking?
  • Is there an increase in stopping distance?
  • Your brake pedal may feel softer when applying the brake

It is not always obvious that there is a problem with your brakes, so should you notice any of the issues mentioned above we strongly recommend that you visit Draycott Engineering immediately so that our expert technicians can inspect them.

It is essential that the brakes on your vehicle are regularly inspected to ensure they are in perfect condition at all times and brake tests can tell you if there is a fault with your brakes or simply reassure you that they are working effectively.

The brake system of your vehicle is ultimately the most important safety system that it has.

The Braking System explained:

A vehicles braking system comprises of mechanical, electronic and hydraulically activated parts which use friction & heat to stop a moving vehicle.

The brake pedal is pressed; this will move a piston in the master cylinder. Brake fluid is then forced through from the master cylinder and through to the brake lines and from the hoses to the callipers and through to the wheel cylinders. These are connected to a disc brake pad or brake shoe thus slowing down the speed that the wheel rotates.

When you take your foot off the brake pedal, the pads and shoes return to their original positions. This will force the brake fluid back through the flexible hose and finally through the tubing to the master cylinder.If any of these components are faulty the brakes will not perform as they are designed to and will not be as effective, especially in an emergency stop situation.

The brake pad is the most common component that will need replacing.

The brake pads are designed to wear out faster than the discs as they are cheaper to replace. There is a pad on each side of the disc designed to clamp together using the hydraulic force of the calliper.

Brakes pads should be regularly inspected – this is possibly one of the most important parts of your brake parts; It is vital that your brake pads are intact they are the main component that makes contact with and applies pressure to and friction to a vehicle’s brake rotors.

What will our technicians at Draycott Engineering test?

A full brake inspection to include:

  • Brake pads/shoes
  • Brake discs/drums
  • Hoses
  • Master cylinder
  • Callipers
  • HandBrake

Our technicians will test your brakes components for effectiveness, condition, wear, leaks and seizing. They will identify any fault and repair it, keeping you safe on the road.

If you have any concerns about the condition of your brakes, visit us at Draycott Engineering, and let us check your braking system.