Car brake servicing and safety checks carried out for all makes
Stay safe by keeping your brakes in good working order without breaking the budget
Being an independent Garage we are capable to work on any marque of vehicle .Our highly trained and experienced technicians have all the latest tools and data available.
We’ll keep your vehicle running safely
Due to the nature of their work, your brakes suffer the most general wear and tear compared to any other component. If you need brake replacements because you can hear them crunching when you press the pedal, you’ve come to the right place.
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If the brakes begin to feel soft then again you should come in for a brake test as it is likely you will need the pads renewing. If they are left they will eventually start to damage the discs and then the costs increase so why not pop in and let us have a look for you.
ISN’T IT SUBJECTIVE WHETHER MY BRAKES ARE SPONGY OR NOT?
Actually, no! We can test the braking force your car is able to produce with a quick test on our rolling road. This is how a VOSA approved MOT testing centre (such as our own on-site facility) will measure the performance of your brakes. The braking force measured can be compared to the manufacturer’s specified tolerance level. This test also enables us to pick up on an imbalance in your brake system, ensuring your car’s brakes are outputting even pressure to all four wheels.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD I HAVE MY BRAKE SYSTEM CHECKED?
The demands placed on your vehicle’s brake components will depend on the type of driving you do (motorway, urban or mixed) and your style of driving. If you use North Star Garage for your annual car service, checks of your braking system and brake fluid are carried out as standard (we like to keep our customers safe!).
WHAT ARE THE SIGNS OF WEAR TO MY BRAKE COMPONENTS?
There are many different signs of wear and tear to your car’s brakes. If you start to hear a noise or feel vibrations under braking, this could be a sign that your pads are excessivley worn or your brake discs may be warped or damaged.
If your car is beginning to pull to one side under braking, this is typically a sign of a braking imbalance (usually due to a sticking brake piston or poor performance of a particular brake caliper).
If you experience more travel in your brake pedal or spongy feedback under pressure, this is a sign that your brake fluid has absorbed water or you may have air trapped in your brake hoses. Any of these are common signs that you need your brakes to be inspected.