SPECIALISTS IN MOT & SERVICING ALL MAKES AND MODELS
BRAKE SERVICING, REPLACEMENT & CHECKS
The braking system on any vehicle is important for the continued safety of both you and other road users. Being able to stop safely and quickly in the event of an incident or bring your vehicle to a controlled stop are all reliant on an effective braking system as a whole.Read more
Braking systems make use of a number of consumable components to operate; these are items that effectively slow the vehicle by causing friction (ie. rubbing together!) and will eventually wear out.
As the name suggests, pads that make contact with a moving disc to slow the car; the friction of the pad being mechanically forced against the brake disc slows the car and dissipates the energy as heat. This friction and heating process take their toll on the pads, discs, callipers and fluid over time. These components are designed to wear in a controlled manor, with the brake pad wearing more rapidly than the more expensive discs and callipers.
Brake Fluid is an oily fluid contained in the hydraulic braking mechanism. Brake fluid is hydroscopic (it absorbs water) and the operation of the braking system will be impaired the more water is in the fluid. The brake fluid of your system is tested during a routine service and will be changed in the event of too much water is found.
Most manufacturers recommend routinely changing brake fluid after three years from new and every two years thereafter. The price for this will typical range from £30 – £80 depending of the vehicle requirements.
Discs that spin with the road wheels of the vehicle. Under braking the brake pad is mechanically forced against the disc, causing friction that slows the vehicle to a stop. The harder the pad is forced against the disc, the more rapidly the vehicle will slow. Brake discs are designed to be harder wearing than brake pads and therefore last much longer.
An alternative to brake pads used in drum braking systems. These are typically found in the rear braking system of smaller vehicles where the braking force required is lower. These can also be found as part of the disc-drum set where the vehicle uses shoes and drums as a hand brake system. This is often the case for 4×4’s and high-end cars such as Merc, BMW and Audi’s.
WHAT CAN BMSC DO?
We can replace any wearing parts with Genuine and OEM components as required to suit your vehicle and budget.
- Advanced diagnosis of complex ABS and Integrated braking systems.
- Identify and repair any wiring faults including ECU issues to the ABS module or system.
- Fault identification of Dynamic and Effective braking / stability systems (ESP / EPS) including traction control and anti-skid systems.
- Diagnostics computers to suit all make and model vehicle to diagnose in depth and mobile braking problems.
BRAKES & MOT TEST
Your braking system forms part of the standard MOT statutory inspection and any failure will lead to a vehicle MOT failure. In addition, visual checks of your braking system and any concerns will be noted during an MOT inspection and may either be passed, advised or require replacement.
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Been using this place for all my car work for the last 3 years. They’ve always been super helpful and cheerful. I’ve never been overcharged and all work has always been done to a really good quality.