When your vehicle has damaged or worn brakes, there is one garage you can turn to for reliable service at the most cost-effective rates. At James Jackson's Central Garage Ltd based in Fleetwood, Lancashire, we specialise in all manner of brake services.
Typical Brake problems
Brakes are a critical safety item, and any problems you may encounter require immediate attention. Some of the typical problems you may experience if your brakes start to develop a fault include:
• Grinding noise
• Pulling to one side
• Loss of brake fluid
• Long travel on foot brake or handbrake
• Brake warning light on
When you start your car, all of the lights on the dashboard should light up. This is the bulb check, and they should go out in a few seconds. Anytime a light does not go out, your car is alerting you of a problem. If a warning light does not come on during the bulb check, it is telling you that you need to replace the bulb.
If your brake warning light stays on, this usually indicates one of three things: your handbrake is still on, you have lost pressure in the system, or your brake fluid is low. Call James Jackson's Central Garage if you are experiencing any of these problems.
Brake fluid absorbs water over time, and because water boils at a much lower temperature than brake fluid, it can cause the brake pedal to "go spongy" during periods of prolonged braking. Typically, prolonged periods of braking are due to an emergency stop, clearly the worst time for brake failure.
With our free brake check service, we test the temperature your brake fluid will boil, and advise you of its condition. You should have your brake fluid changed at least every two years.
On slippery surfaces, an anti-lock braking system (ABS) helps to stop your car quickly when you hit the brakes. The ABS has a sensor on each of the wheels that relays information back to the ABS computer, letting it know if a wheel is about to start skipping.
When your ABS is in operation, you will feel a pulsing in the brake pedal, which comes from the rapid opening and closing of valves. This allows maximum stopping force to be applied, while preventing the brakes from locking up and the car from skidding.
If your vehicle needs any kind of the above mentioned assistance, feel free to contact us
and we will be delighted to help you.