Complete Vehicle Services Paraparaumu On Brake Safety
Your car’s brakes may need maintenance or repair. When was the last time you checked the brake fluid, or even bothered to think about it? When it comes to car safety, brakes top the list of systems that need monitoring, however, many people are oblivious to the signs that indicate a problem. You can check online to find out some of the warning signs from sites that are concerned with cars, but there is no better way than to take your automobile to your trusted mechanic.
At the very least, for both new and used cars, you must have your vehicle’s braking system checked once a year. This should include a thorough inspection of brake lining wear, brake fluid level, rotor thickness, condition of hoses and brake lines, brake and dash warning lights, as well as taking the car for a test drive to detect other potential brake system problems.
Keeping your car in optimum condition is very important and whether it is old or very old, used or new car you might be thinking of trading up or buying something more reliable and with the newest safety features.
Vigilance is required to alert yourself and recognize the danger signs of brake problems in your vehicle. For instance, other warning signs may include an illuminated brake warning light, brake ‘grabbing’, low pedal feel, vibration, hard pedal feel and squealing. Sometimes it’s only a few miles between a soft brake pedal and a pedal that goes ‘flat’ to the floor. You can easily protect yourself from brake failure by watching and listening for a few simple clues. Of course, the only way you can be certain is to have your brakes checked at an MTA authorized workshop by your trusted mechanic – for instance Simon at CVS.
Noise is one of the leading indicators that something is ‘off beam’ with brakes. Any out of the ordinary sound is often a sign that brakes have worn to the point they should be safety checked, so watch for a grinding noise, and if your brakes throw off brake dust on your wheels, look for a sudden increase or decrease in dust. Finding small metal flakes on the wheels is a clear sign that brakes must be checked. Remember, whether its brand new or an used automobile, checking your brakes every once in a while insures you have a safer drive.
If you want to make sure that your brakes are safe then it is best to take it to CVS in Ihakara Street. Simon at Complete Vehicle Services in Paraparaumu on the Kapiti Coast is an MTA Certified Mechanic, and he is the best person who can technically and professionally check up on your vehicle’s safety. For Peace of Mind contact Simon today on 04 902 6066 to make an appointment, or contact Simon directly at CLICK HERE