Saturday, 24 August 2019

Five Quick Tips - Caring For Your Car Brakes

I've mentioned before here on these pages how much importance I place on looking after your car - especially if you have little ones travelling inside every day...


Safety first and all.

And - it goes without saying really - if the braking system on your car doesn’t work, well, you can't drive your car properly and serious accidents can be caused - I mean you really can't drive a car without brakes.

In order to make sure that your brakes are in the best possible condition, you need to take care and make sure a few little steps are taken in order to best maintain them.

In collaboration with DAT Typres, I have a few little tips which both new and old car drivers can make use of - they are quite easy to follow to be honest and can be followed straight away...

Check for signs whilst driving...
Faulty car brakes can be detected by being vigilant and observing some basic "my car needs attention" signs.  For example, do you notice a vibration in your steering wheel? Are there any hissing or beeping signs?

If so, seek help asap.

Look for leakages...
For this step, actually having a look under the bonnet at the engine compartment regularly is recommended - especially before a long car journey.

Best practice would be to have a look at this about once a month and oil levels shouldn't have dropped as this reflects that the brakes may not be performing.

Timely brake replacements...
If there are any signs that a car's braking system may be worn out it should be replaced asap.

Many local brake providers can help with the right type of replacement and can take out an old system without causing any damage to the car.

Hertfordshire - just like all other UK areas - has many garages where full, complete braking work can be carried out - you can go on DAT TYRES site to find out more.

Check your brake fluid...
Fluid in the brake has to be checked frequently otherwise if it becomes too low, the absence of it causes erosion of the surface of the brakes which creates problems whilst driving.

Without the right amount of fluid, your braking system will encounter air pressure which is braking-system-dangerous.

Always check brake pads...
You should make sure that there is no type of friction between your brake pads and tyres at all - old brake pads should be replaced quickly if needed.

And there we have it - a quick little "five tips to keeping your car in tip-top-condition"

* a collaborative post

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