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Brake servicing in Halifax UK-Tips about BRAKES SERVICING for better car safety

Post Updated 20th Dec 2013

Brake servicing in Halifax UK;Regular brakes servicing is very important

Brake servicing in Halifax UK

Brake servicing in Halifax UK

Brakes and tyres are the most important most important parts to look after on your car . We should have our brakes checked at regular intervals, either on the cars routine service schedule or a stand alone brake service.

The most common time we find for brake failure is on the MOT test. We find that when this happens the brakes are in pretty poor condition.Brake servicing in Halifax UK is imperative for our local motorists. Most motorists though ignore my advice, and do not know that they have a problem with their brakes until they hear the grinding of metal to metal as their pads wear out and touch the metal brake discs, making the all too familiar horrible grinding noise. Please remember to have your brakes checked at regular intervals, this saves a big bill later when one problem runs to another, and could become very expensive.

Another problem the motorist has is that there Car Brakes wear out very slowly. I am talking in particular about things like brake hoses and brake cylinder rubbers. Both these items are made of a rubber based material and eventually they will rot away by the brake fluid. This rotting away would be noticed by our mechanics when having a Brake servicing in Halifax UK, on a routine service or MOT test as the leaking of the fluid is easily detectable. This can be very dangerous when the hose goes, as your brake fluid will be lost and with it your inability to stop the car.

As said above, brakes including the “metal pipes” that carry the brake fluid round the brake system are not checked out, there is a possibility that they may leak causing brake failure.

Brake servicing in Halifax UK

BMW mini 2 having its brakes checked out, Brake servicing in Halifax UK alerted the owner of this particular car had to have new discs and pads all the way round, because of lack of servicing.

Luckily for us in the UK we have the MOT test on an annual basis and the test will pick up many faults, but it is a very wise motorist that has their Disc Brakes brakes serviced at regular intervals.

Motorists are wise to have a brakes service carried out after Winter time. Winter is the time that you will use the brakes twice as much as in Summer time, because of motoring in very bad conditions. Another reason to have a brakes service is if you live in a hilly area, obviously you will be using the brakes much more when going down steep hills and taking sharp bends, probably using the brakes twice as much as on regular flat roads such as in Linconshire.

“Unipart2 replacement parts for your brakes servicing

Your brake pads usually need changing when there is about 25% of the pads left on and callipers have a system of measurements to determine how thick they are and whether or not they may need changing. Autodata gives us the correct thickness the pads should be before being replaced.

We here at Pellonautocentre offer a free brake check or can carry out a Brake servicing in Halifax UK for £29.90. If any brake work is required we can offer our customers a courtesy car, or give them a lift and back .We can offer online booking for MOT TESTS

We only use “Unipart” or “main dealer” quality parts with a warranty that covers all the mainland UK.

About Eric Roberts

Hi I would like to introduce myself. I have worked in the Garage and tyre industry now for 40 years. I worked for a couple of national tyre companies before starting my first business. I now own a company here in the UK called Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre, and I am a keen blogger about anything to do with cars and their related products that will help my business.

Skoda Brake Judder- Our customers Skoda, Turns Out to be in a Dangerous state ?

Skoda Brake Judder

Skoda Brake Judder; Brake Discs the problem

Skoda Brake Judder

Skoda Brake Judder; another picture of the broken discs

Amongst all the different types of work we carry out, brakes are one of the most important. It is vital that we carry out the work to the up most of our professional skills and we never fail.

The typical brake customer calls into the garage and says that their brakes are rattling or squeaking or they are making some noises. When this happens, we will need the car for a full morning or afternoon as brake jobs are crucial and we need the correct time to repair them correctly.   www.carbibles.com/brake_bible.html

The first thing we do is to remove all the wheels on a ramp and give the brakes a god examination; we also put the car on our brake roller if this is required. We then prepare a price and phone the customer with the good or bad news, before any work is carried out.

Skoda Brake Judder

In this particular case, we had a phone call from the owner of a Skoda Octavia; the car was a 2008 year model. Our customer complained of the car having “out of balance type of a Skoda Brake Judder”. When we removed the wheels Ryan Linton one of my mechanics was shocked to see that one of the brake discs had completely broken in two, a very dangerous condition. Therefore, it was lucky that the driver didn’t have an unfortunate accident.

Look at the pictures; the brakes should be in one piece

We think that we should report this to Skoda as these discs may be part of a bad batch, we hope not.?

For brake servicing in Halifax click the following linkhttps://www.pellonautocentre.com/brakeservicing.html

Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre offer car and van servicing and repairs to all makes of vehicles.

Skoda Brake Judder

Skoda Brake Judder; This Skoda brake disc is completely split in two. A very rare occurrence, nd the customer was referring the problem to Skoda for further examination.

 

Anti-lock Braking System

Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)-Another great explanatory video about how ABS works.

Anti-lock Braking System

Anti-lock Braking System

This article is about your anti-lock braking system. Thus, ABS fitted onto your car is an additional safety feature. Hence, this is now found on many modern cars. Your cars ABS system. For this reason, is designed to help prevent your wheels from locking. Especially, during heavy braking situations, such as cornering on a wet or snowy road. Thus, your ABS will  prevent your car from skidding or Aquaplaning. Your ABS system is made up of the ABS module, and has sensors fitted on each of your wheels. As a result, these sensors detect your wheel speed.hence, this will send a message to the ABS module. This reacts by rapidly pumping the brakes when detected. Especially when the car is skidding and has lost the traction on a wet or icy road.

If your car is not fitted with an ABS system, then a lost of traction due to loss of traction. This could be caused by skidding, or aquaplaning on wet roads.  When you have to apply your brakes, then without ABS you could lose control of the car. As a result, your ABS system on your vehicle will give you plenty of warning signs when there is any problems with ABS system.

I think it is important for the driver to be aware of the warning signs. By knowing about the problems and correcting them, then you are more likely to be able to address the problem, should a problem occur. As I have said previously, ABS works by detecting individual wheel-lock and momentarily releasing the brakes on that particular wheel. Hence, by cutting out the amount of brake fluid. Which is supplied to the wheel via the master cylinder.Therefore to allow the wheel to regain traction and then carry on driving on in safety.

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Brake Servicing Halifax UK-A Look into How Important It Is To You and Your Car.

Brake Servicing Halifax UK

Brake Servicing Halifax UK-We all should a regular brakes service carried out on our cars

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Along with tyres, the most important thing to look after on your cars are the brakes. We should all have our brakes checked at regular intervals, either on the cars routine service schedule or a stand alone Brake Servicing Halifax UK.

Most motorists though ignore my advice and do not know that they have a problem with their brakes until they hear the dreaded grinding of metal to metal as their pads wear out and touch the metal brake discs, making the all too familiar horrible grinding noise.

One of the other problems that the motorist has is that your brakes wear out very gradually. I am talking in particular about things like brake hoses and brake cylinder rubbers. Both these items are made of a rubber based material and eventually they will be eaten away by the brake fluid. This eating away would notice by our mechanics on a routine service as the leaking of the fluid is readily detectable.

Brake Servicing Halifax UK

If the brakes including the metal pipes. Therefore, that carry the brake fluid round. Thus, are not checked out. Therefore, there is a possibility that they may leak causing brake failure. Luckily for us in the UK. We have a MOT test on an annual basis. As expected, the test does pick up many faults.

But it is a sagacious person that have their Brake Servicing Halifax UK at regular intervals. Motorists were particularly wise if they have a Disc Brakes service carried out after Winter time. Winter is the time that you will use the brakes twice as much as in Summertime, because of motoring on ice and snow. Another reason to have a brakes service is if you live in a hilly or mountainous area, apparently you will be using the brakes much more when going down steep inclines and taking sharp bends, probably using the Car Brakes twice as much as on regular flat roads such as in Norfolk.

We only use quality Unipart replacement part on our brakes servicing

Brake pads usually need changing when there is about 25% of the Car Brake Pads left on, and callipers have a system of measurements to determine how thin they are and whether or not they may need changing

We here at Pellonautocentre offer a free brake check or can carry out a brake service for £29.90. If any brake work is required, we can provide our customers with a courtesy car, or give them a lift and back.

We only use Unipart quality parts with a warranty that covers all the mainland UK.

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About Eric Roberts

Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre offer car and van servicing and repairs to all makes of vehicles.

 

How ABS (Anti-Lock Brakes)

How ABS (Anti-Lock Brakes) Work-A good look at this excellent video in the braking series.

How ABS (Anti-Lock Brakes)

How ABS (Anti-Lock Brakes)

The technology that we use.Hence, in ABS braking systems, is almost a hundred years old. The ABS systems were first used on aircraft. Accordingly, since the World War 2 period.
ABS was used on cars as early as the 1920’s. In my time as a garage owner in Halifax UK. I remember the first ABS systems coming out in the 1990’s. The system was developed to improve road safety. Of course, ABS also improved the cars handling. Especially, on wet roads when braking, then the ABS gives your car better control.
I always thought that the ABS system on cars, was very complicated to understand. However, the system is fairly simple to understand. If you are driving along and have to brake quickly. Then your car may go into a skid . The ABS control module sensor, picks up any slow down or a pause in the wheel turning.
Thus, it corrects the problem and helps the driver to steer out of trouble. In a normal type of skid(if there is such a thing). The cars steering control is lost, but continues in a straight line.This is also picked up by the ABS control sensor and pulses the brakes. This pulsing results in the driver being able to control the car out of the skid.

How ABS (Anti-Lock Brakes)

Most cars are equipped with a ABS control on each wheel. The car also has an ABS anti-lock control module and an electronic control unit. For normal braking the ABS system, applies the hydraulic pressure to all the four of the cars wheels. When a skid is detected, then the pressure pulses to each brake. The system is a little more complicated, but i think that this is a fair description.

A 3D video I wrote, storyboarded and directed. This video is posted elsewhere but I’m the originator of the work.

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Stopping Your Car

Stopping Your Car-Science-ACDelco Be Certain-Why your car stops when braking.

Stopping Your Car

Stopping Your Car

Stopping Your Car- ACDelco present a science type experiment using a tyre. The guy in the video Adam Genei shows what could have with the wrong brakes fitted to your car. The tyre will swing with its own momentum. Thus, for about 26 minutes, become it finally comes to a stop.  Now, let’s relate that to your car and brakes. How much farther will it take your car to stop if you have cheap brake parts fitted? You probably don’t want to find out.

Therefore good quality brake parts are essential. here at Pellon Autocentre, in Halifax UK, we only use the best quality brake products. ACDelco are just one of the brake product makes out there in the market today. if we skimped on quality, then our reputation would be at stake. Hence, not only that but we understand how important your brakes are.

Also when you have your brakes checked out you know that we have years of trustworthiness under our belts. At Pellon we are generally always busy. For the reason, that we do a good job and our customers just keep on coming back. Consequently the brake parts that we use are of the best quality.

Stopping Your Car

Like Adam says in the video, it is important to fit the correct parts and parts that you know come from a good manufacturer. There are many of what I call fakes out there. For this reason always ask your garage about the make of the discs and pads that they are fitting. A good confident garage will have no hesitation in showing you the brand of the brake parts that they are going to fit. Only insist on the best?

By using the best, it might just give you better braking and a better stopping distance, in an emergency situation.

When you are in the market for new brakes, make sure you choose ACDelco brakes to make sure you get the stopping power you need. For more information, check out ACDelco.com or head to your nearest ACDelco Professional Service Center.

http://www.acdelco.com/parts/brakes/- Learn more about brakes

SQUEAKING BRAKES- What can cause rattling and noisy brake sounds?

SQUEAKING BRAKES

Most motorists have suffered from Squeaking brakes but what is it??

Some cars develop the SQUEAKING BRAKES problem. Thus, during normal motoring.Therefore, sometimes this is will occur when new brake pads have recently been fitted.

Squeaking brakes

Excellent new discs on this BMW cured the Squeaking brakes problem

The first thing we do at Pellon Autocentre. Is to remove all the wheels for close inspection. If the brakes have not been serviced recently we inspect each set of brakes.Hence, to look for any problems with the wear of the pads or shoes. We then check the other parts.Naturally, for incorrect fitting or for any damage that may have taken place. Sometimes the customer has had cheap ones fitted.Thus, causing dust to clog up the pads and become noisy or squeaky.

If nothing visible can be found, we would install new pads, only using the pads that are recommended for that model of car and the highest quality. Indeed because of the Squeaking Brakes Pads problem in the first instance we would use the original equipment pads from the main dealers. We at Pellon are a Unipart Service Centre and so use Unipart brake parts, and although these parts are of the highest quality, there are occasions then it is necessary to use the original equipment parts for excellent customer service this usually solves the problem especially for problem pads such as premature wear or indeed Squeaking brakes.

SQUEAKING BRAKES

If the problem persists, we may have to look at fitting pads with a higher carbon content although this is most unusual. Another issue could be the brake shims that fit between the pads and the callipers. The squeaky brakes problem can be cured by removing the shims and clean them thoroughly before giving them a coating of brake grease and then refitting them to the car; this job should be done at regular services so as not to cause future problems.

This will cure a noise often caused by the Car Brakes pads vibrating against the calliper during braking; this is usually heard by the driver as a squeak

We at Pellon consider you brakes as critical; any work carried out on the brakes should only be performed by professionals. We often find that when Disc Brakes are done by the DIY motorists things like brake squeaks often occur.

BMW brakes disc

you have any strange problems from parts provided, anywhere in the mainland Britain.

For other information and TYRE prices, please log onto www.pellonautocentre.com

 

Simple Car Brakes- How They Work and some of their associated problems?

A short explanation to learn about a simple car brakes system

In this small article. I will give a little incite into the workings of the average family Simple Car Brakes system.

The first component in Simple Car Brakes is the brake pedal. This is what you press to stop your vehicle. Brake pedals are made of very sturdy steel and work on the principle of a lever.Thus, when the car brake is Simple Car Brakespressed the pedal transmits the force from your foot.Therefore, pressing the pedal to a part called the” Master Cylinder”.The pedal also has an electric switch that operates the brake lights. Because when the car brake is pressed the brake light comes on at the rear of the car.

When you press the pedal this transfers force to the master cylinder.Thus via a push-rod, master cylinders are storage reservoirs for brake fluid and also contain a piston. These piston compressors the brake fluid to the rest of the car brakes system via the brake pipes.

Brake pressure is then transferred from the master cylinder to the brake callipers Also the wheel cylinders, located on each corner of the car. hence, where the wheel fits onto. In this day and age, most cars have disc brakes on all four wheels, but older cars with Simple Car Brakes have drum brakes on the rear wheels.

Simple Car Brakes

Disc brakes are more efficient than drum brakes. The pressure from the master cylinder is then transferred to a piston in the brake callipers. This pressure then applies force from the calliper.Then to the brake pads against the brake discs.Therefore, stopping the car.

Car brake pads are crucial and should be checked and changed if they are well worn at regular intervals. Pads are made to withstand lots of heat and pressure to cope with the speed and stopping distances of the modern car.

Brake pads are made of metal and an organic compound to deal with the heat and pressure. At one-time brake pads were made of asbestos, but this was banned for “health and safety” reasons.

Car brake drums and discs are usually made of high strength steel or cast iron, these too must be checked for wear at regular intervals, and can warp in time giving bad vibrations

Simple Car BrakesSimple Car Brakes; poorWorn out brakes Discs and pads ready to be replaced

reduce braking. It is always wise to ask your garage to check and change your discs and pads together.

To sum up brakes are better left to the professionals and should be checked out at every service interval.

 Your car brakes efficiency is checked at every MOT, but as yet the test does not include a visual inspection, it is wise that you have this done.

Many of our customers do not know that they have a brake problem. Until they hear a very loud grinding noise. By this time much damage will have been done.Therefore, it is always better as stated earlier to have your brakes checked at regular intervals. Making sure that the parts that are fitted are quality parts. At a reputable garage or service centre. You can have your brakes checked in the Halifax area by www.pellonautocentre.com and use Unipart car brake parts.

Fitting Drum Brake Shoes

Fitting Drum Brake Shoes-How To Replace Drum Brake Shoes (Full) – EricTheCarGuy

Fitting Drum Brake Shoes

I admire the video work carried out by Eric. Because we have the same name, I am Eric from Pellon Autocentre Halifax UK. Brake shoes make me shudder?. Because of when I was an apprentice mechanic, many years ago. For some reason, I was given all the rotten jobs to do. Of course, fitting new brake shoes was one of those jobs.

I distinctly remember having a mental blockage when it came to refitting the fiddly little springs. These springs were holding the two shoes together. Consequently, they were shaped to fit around other small parts such as the brake cylinders. I eventually grasped the correct way to fit them. Eric makes it look easy on this video, so please watch and see what we do at Pellon Autocentre.

How To Replace Drum Brake Shoes (Full) – EricTheCarGuy

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Here is a full-length version of a video that I posted some time ago, this way you can watch the entire thing in one sitting instead of switching from one video to the next. If you watch this for the first time I’m aware that sandals are not the best thing to wear when doing auto repair. Also, there IS a jack stand just out of frame in the video I just leave the floor jack in place while I work where it is so that it’s quicker to let the car down when I’m done.

Fitting Drum Brake Shoes

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sticking brake caliper

Sticking Brake Caliper-How to Diagnose and Repair a Sticking Brake Caliper

Sticking Brake Caliper

Here at Pellon Autocentre, in Halifax, Yorkshire, a sticking brake caliper, is a common problem.Of course, not all cars will have the issue.Hence, the most times that the problem occurs is the lack of servicing.

Car maintenance will eliminate this issue. Callipers are usually checked when a service is carried out on the car. Brakes are an important part of a cars service.Consequently, the problem of a Sticking Brake Caliper, would not happen.

Most modern cars use a common braking system. Thus, using hydraulic principles to slow or stop your vehicle.Of course, many  modern vehicles also incorporate electronic technologies. Because of things such as ABS systems that work together with efficient hydraulics to obtain more efficient braking systems. Diagnosing brake problems

The customer will experience a more spongy brake pedal, or the car will pull to the left or the right. Of course, a sticking brake caliper, will overheat and can eventually cause your brakes to fail. Diagnosing brake problems requires a good knowledge of how the brake system operates.Naturally ,w ith experience in the field of car brakes.

This video looks at a Chevrolet Corvette that is pulling to the left. It had the brake pads and discs previously changed.So we dive into what is causing the car to pull.