Many cars are now having The experience of driving your car along the road only to find that when you apply the Failing Brakes, you hear a tremendous “grinding”noise problems
We are now finding that we are seen an increase in drivers calling into our garage. Thus, with Failing Brakes. Consequently, that are rattling and banging. Many of our customers are lady drivers (about 60%
we estimate). The experience of driving your car along the road . Hence, only to find that when you apply the Failing Brakes. Then you can hear a tremendous “grinding”noise. As a result, coming from your car. This can be a harrowing and frightening experience.
When this happens. So, all the customer wants to do is stop the car. Then, get it to a garage as soon as possible. These days as well as the noise, then a warning light will illuminate on the dash-board. Making the experience twice as daunting.
For some strange reason. The cost of the repairs to repair to them does not seem to be a problem. Because, this important part of the Failing Brakes must be fixed at all cost.
This is the bit that I don’t understand ! We find that the main reason for the Failing Brakes, and becoming beyond the stage of safety levels (when the pads are completely worn down and they become metal on metal with the Discs), is mainly because the vehicle had not been serviced the year before.
By skipping a service usually for financial reasons. You will be storing trouble up for the future. Especially, with problems with Failing Brakes. This is truly false economy.
We find the cost of the repairs is probably twice the cost as it would be if the repairs were picked up at an MOT test or for the vehicle servicing. When servicing and we find that the Brake Pads are getting low, then we report back to the client with an advisory and the parts will be changed on the service making the car safe again, and up to scratch. If the owner does not have their vehicle serviced and the Failing Brakes are neglected, then the problem of low pads will then be spread to the other parts, namely the brake
discs, and then you could end up with seized up brake calipers, and leaking brake cylinders and damaged ABS warning wires.
Failing Brakes problems would have been avoided.
One lady customer brought her BMW Mini in to us with Failing Brakes problems. When we examined them , the car required discs and pads on the front and pads on the rear. The lady could not understand this as she said that we had serviced the car a couple of months previously.
When we checked the records on our computer system, the last service was carried out 18 months ago, she had missed her annual service completely, needless to say that she apologised, paid her bill and went on her way. We do send out reminders to our customers, but it had slipped her mind.
The invoice was twice the amount as it would have been if the pads had been picked up on a standard service. We do understand that in such bad financial times, some people just can not afford for servicing doing but many Autocentres like ourselves in Halifax, will carry out brake service for as little as £29.90, then at least you will know that your brakes are safe.