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How To Spot Brake Issues

Ensuring that your brakes are in good condition is crucial for vehicle safety. For this reason, it is essential to have your brakes inspected regularly. Our technicians are committed to looking after your brakes efficiently and cost effectively. You never know when you might have to stop in an emergency so it is important to make sure that you are able to rely on them. How quickly your brakes will wear out is dependent on the type of journeys you go on. If you often drive around town rather than on motorways, your brakes are subjected to higher levels of wear and tear.

If you’re worried about the performance of your brakes, you can book a free comprehensive brake check at Tyre Pros. We will inspect the condition of your brakes and let you know how long your brakes are likely to last.

What do I need to know about brakes?

The braking system is designed to slow and stop your vehicle enabling you to make an emergency stop if necessary. It is also a legal requirement that for your braking system is performing as it should and this will be checked during the MOT test.

Like all components, brakes and braking performance deteriorate over time. As this happens gradually, many people do not notice the difference in their braking system. Having your brakes checked regularly could save you time and money through preventing damage to other components.

What are the signs that my brakes need attention?

There are a few key signs to look out for which indicate your brakes need replacing. These include:

  1. Grinding noise when you apply the brakes
  2. Pulling to the left or right
  3. Continuous pulsating from the pedal or a ‘spongy’ feeling when applying the brakes

If you notice any of these signs, it could suggest that there are problems with your brakes. Pop into any of our Tyre Pros centres and our technicians will be happy to carry out a free inspection of your brakes. 

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Lifetime Brake Guarantee

All of our brake pads and brake shoes come with a lifetime guarantee. We also guarantee all other new brake parts fitted for the first 12 months after fitment or the first 12,000 miles (whichever comes first) conditional on your continued ownership of the vehicle. *

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“Your brakes are crucial for vehicle safety. Make sure that you can rely on them in an emergency by giving them the attention they need.”


* Company vehicles, vehicles used for commercial purposes, vehicles used in competitive sports and vehicles fitted with inboard braking systems and/or handbrake pads and shoes are excluded from our lifetime guarantee.