Vauxhall Corsa Brake problems
Vauxhall Corsa Brake problems; The Corsa was launched by Vauxhall in 1993. The car is classed as a “super mini” and has been a favorite car for the ladies and as a first-time driver car. They are cheap to buy and run and are also an excellent choice for the family second car.
The particular Vauxhall Corsa Brake problem was on third generation car and belonged to one of our lady customer’s daughters. The car was bought second hand without any inspection. The car ran well, but after about a month, little things started to go wrong.
I always recommend that my customers and friends should get any car that they were buying inspected first by the AA or RAC (The UK motoring organizations). I know that there is a fee, but it can save you loads of money in the long run.
The girl had noticed that her brake pedal had started to go further to the floor when the brakes were applied. The car was 2007 1.4 with a petrol engine, but it
Vauxhall Corsa Brake problems; looked like it had not had a service for a couple of years?
Our long standing lady customer, thought it a good idea to book the car in for a service. This service also included a full brake inspection. When the Corsa arrived, we did all the usual things that we do on a service. We changed the oil and filter, along with much of the other things that we do on a service.
Then we removed the wheels, to inspect the brakes. It looked like the discs and brake pads, were never touched. We also discovered that the handbrake had been sticking on, causing the rear pads to wear out.
In short, the car required a full brake job. Front discs and pads and rear brake shoes. We were able to free off the seized up handbrake, so that kept the cost down.
After the job was complete, the lady and her daughter picked the car up. They were happy that the car had been in such good hands, and we said that we would see her when the car needed its next MOT test.