3 common brake problems

04 August 2017 / Lindleys Autocentres

There are many things that can go wrong with your brakes, we're going to go through a few of the most common brake problems. If you have any worries about your brakes, even if it is not listed here, please don't hesitate to get them checked out as they are a crucial part of you car. Here at Lindleys Autocentres we offer a free basic brake check, in this check we will look at the brake pad, disc, fluid, pipes  and more, click here for more information about our brake checks or read on to find out about 3 of the most common brake problems.

If you regularly hear a grinding or squealing noise when you brake this could mean that the brake pads are starting to wear, the problem with worn brakes is that they will not slow the car down as well as they previously would’ve done. This could lead to accidents; the brake pad should be a minimum of 3mm. Brake wear happens over time unfortunately, so there is not much you can do to stop it completely but you can slow it down by driving more carefully.

Brake pedal crunching? This could be a sign that there is a fault in your ABS system, the ABS or anti-skid braking system is in place to stop your steering wheel from locking up which helps prevent uncontrolled skidding.

If there is a sticking brake or problem with the hydraulic system you may feel the car pull to one side when braking. This could be dangerous if it veers off more than you expect it to.

Brake pedal juddering could be a sign that the front disc of the brake may be warped or damaged much like the brake pads this can happen over time by driving over potholes or uneven road.

These things are among the things that we at Lindleys Autocentres look for in our brake checks. Book in for a free brake check.

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