Vauxhall Insignia Brakes-Saturday can bring in all sorts of jobs in a busy garage?

Vauxhall Insignia Brakes

Vauxhall Insignia Brakes

Vauxhall Insignia Brakes

I am sure that every garage owner that opens on a Saturday will agree that we never know what to expect. Of course, most of the

Vauxhall Insignia Brakes

new spring being fitted with the spring compressor

work that we receive during the week is probably booked in and therefore predictable.

of course the Saturday just past was no exception. In general Saturdays are filled with customers wanting  new tyres fitting. Indeed this the first job was a red Vauxhall Insignia for two new General tyres fitting. Our customer wanted the fronts to back and also a wheel alignment.

Because I work on our internet sites then my office is in another location. As a result, then I go into my Halifax garage every Saturday morning. Of course, just to help out wherever I can. Hence, just helping anyone out who needs me. So, I may answer the phone or go fetch parts or tyres from the warehouse.

Vauxhall Insignia Brakes

Alex working on the Insignia brake job

Alex was given the Insignia tyres job and proceeded to remove the four wheels. As we do on all jobs, then Alex noted that the brake discs and pads were very worn.Indeed they needed replacing. As a result, we informed the owner as we always do. Some people just make a note and have the work carried out at a later date. Probably because they want to spread the cost out.

Vauxhall Insignia Brakes and Vectra broken spring.

However this particular guy gave Alex permission to change the brake discs and pads. Consequently, the guy had heard a slight grinding sound from the front of his car. Especially during heavy braking?

Before Alex finished the Insignia, then another vauxhall owner presented with his car. His car was a Vauxhall Vectra and there was a loud banging coming from the front of the car. As we suspected the Vectra had a broken coil spring on the passenger front side.

Vauxhall Insignia Brakes

Vectra broken spring on the work bench

Luckily we could get all the parts and dale started on the font spring job. This Saturday was turning out to be a busy day with several tyre jobs coming in out of the blue. Any garage owner will tell you how rewarding it is to be kept busy. Especially on a Saturday?Sometimes we can do the same turnover on a Saturday morning than a whole mid-week day ! very rewarding!

Eric Roberts

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Brake Pad Failures-Ten causes of the most common brake pad issues

Brake Pad Failures

Brake Pad Failures

Brake Pad Failures

Whatever the cause of your brake pads failing. Hence, we have all heard the dreaded “grinding” noise as metal meets metal. Thus, when your pads finally run out of material. Probably, it is the worst sound ever, to come from your car. Consequently, the best scenario to avoid this noise happening. Would be to have regular brake checks. Either by yourself or at your local garage.

This article from garage Wire. Explains some of the reasons why your brake pads could fail. So is well worth a read. I find it incredible that in this fast moving world, then drivers do not take more care of their cars. As a result, they are the ones most likely to eventually hear the dreaded grinding and squealing noise. Hence, that worn down brake pads sound like.

I must confess though. That this did happen to me. As a young entrepreneur I very often neglected the things that I now preach about. At the beginning of  my career as a garage owner. I owned a fantastic little car. A Chrysler Horizon. Sometimes, I would have to go and fetch parts for our customers cars. From up and down the country.

This time I had to go a buy an exhaust part. Thus, from an exhaust manufacturer in Blackpool, UK. Of course, I arrived there and collected the part. Unfortunately, on my return. I heard the dreaded grinding noise. Naturally, emanating from my front pads. I could go no further. Consequently, I had to eat humble pie and called into a local fast-fit autocentre to have a new set of pads fitted.

Lastly it just shows how easily it can happen to any of us. However , I do think that regular brake checks are still import. Please enjoy thus article.

Eric Roberts

Source: Ten causes of the most common brake pad issues