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How To Spot Brake Issues

Making sure that your brakes are in good condition is crucial for vehicle safety, and it is essential to have this part of your car inspected regularly. You never know when you might have to stop in an emergency, so it’s important to ensure that you are able to rely on your braking system.

How quickly your brakes will wear out is dependent on the type of journeys you make. For example, if you often drive around town rather than on motorways, your brakes are subjected to higher levels of wear and tear.

At Tyre Pros, our highly trained technicians are committed to looking after this part of your vehicle. If you’re concerned about the performance of your brakes, you can book a free comprehensive brake check. We will inspect the condition of your brakes and let you know how long they are likely to last.

What do I need to know about brakes?

Your braking system is designed to slow and stop your vehicle. This system also enables you to make an emergency stop if necessary. It is a legal requirement that your braking system is performing as it should, and this part of your vehicle is thoroughly checked during its annual MOT test.

Like all the components of your vehicle, your braking system can deteriorate over time. This usually happens gradually, meaning that you may not notice any change. Having your brakes checked regularly will ensure your car is safe to drive and help prevent further damage.

Warning signs that suggest your brakes need attention

There are a number of signs you can look out for that suggest there might be something wrong with your vehicle braking system. If you notice any of the following, you should book in for a brake inspection.

  • Your brakes start making a grinding noise when you slow down or come to a stop./li>
  • The vehicle pulls to the left or right when you press the brake pedal.
  • You can feel a pulsating sensation from the brake pedal.
  • The brakes feel spongy.

If your brakes start making noise or don’t feel quite right, simply pop into any of our Tyre Pros centres and our technicians will be happy to carry out a free inspection.

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Our Lifetime Guarantee

At Tyre Pros, all of our brake pads and brake shoes are accompanied by our lifetime guarantee. Our guarantee also includes any other new brake parts that are fitted, providing cover for the first 12 months after installation or the first 12,000 miles - whichever comes first. This is conditional and based on your continued ownership of the vehicle.*


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“Your brakes are crucial for vehicle safety, so you should make sure that you can rely on them in an emergency by giving them the attention they need. To find out more about our free brake inspection, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team today.”


*Please note that our lifetime guarantee does not provide cover for the following: company vehicles, vehicles used for commercial purposes, vehicles used in competitive sports and vehicles installed with inboard braking systems and/or handbrake shoes and pads.