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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.

Spring Car Servicing-Treat your car to a Spring Treat with a good service

Updated 7/6/2014

Spring Car Servicing; Get Your Car Service After the  long Winter

Spring Car Servicing; Eric Roberts of Pellon Tyre and Autocentre gives his humble advice on good Customer Service on your vehicle or van after our the last cold and wet winter. Even a short engine service will be good for your cars life, and life expectancy, changing your old oil will reinvigorate your cars engine, and prolong its life expectancy.
I think this is the time to think about getting your car serviced, even in these times of recession it will pay you to care your vehicle by having Spring Car Servicing.
This winter as been exceptionally wet on your vehicle. Because of all the torrential rains. We have experienced this spring and winter and the rainy days have probably been forgotten now that Spring Car Servicingwe will be feeling when a bit of warm sun(not yet though we are now in May, and it’s still freezing) on our backs and the spring has arrived.

But your car took some heavy wear and tear on those cold, freezing nights. Your battery, your braking system, your clutch and other items such as the thickness of your cars oil. When your engine is running on thick oil, there is a likelihood of the increase in wear and tear on your engine, and it is important to change the oil as soon as the air temperature starts to rise, this will give your engine an uplift and increase its life expectancy.
Also, the effect that inclement weather has on your clutch and tyres, skidding on slippery surfaces causes massive amounts of premature wear on both these parts of your vehicle; an excellent service will pick up all these points.

Spring Car Servicing

Your Spring Car Servicing should be carried out at a proper service centre, ( look for your nearest Unipart service centre). Many motorists know of a good garage centre and will often pass this information on to their friends and family by word of mouth.
If you are phoning around for prices. I would advise going for the middle range price ( and make sure that the price includes parts and labour).

It is also a good idea to ask the garage/auto centre to keep your old parts for you to examine. Although many of the good centres will do this automatically for you. The cost of your Spring Car Servicing are governed by the size of your car engine. The cubic capacity (CC) usually the prices are split into three, small, medium and large engines. The bigger the car, the more extensive the parts. Therefore, the costlier the service and also diesel engines will be slightly more expensive.
I always recommend that motorists should try and use a garage that may be part of a larger trading group. These organisation often offer excellent guarantees and a sounder peace of mind,” and you cannot beat word of mouth recommendation”. I often give the analogy of buying a cheap tyre”. They look good but never last as long as a premium brand of tyre.
Also with many motorists strapped for cash. I would advise that the least thing you do is to change your engine oil. Consequently, have your brakes checked when you can afford to have your Spring Car Servicing.

Not just a service check your battery as well

If your car battery starts letting you down, change it as soon as possible. Most modern cars have onboard computers. Also, modern engines now have alternators that charge at 14.5 volts and will only work correctly using a maintenance free battery. Your replacement battery should be the best that you can afford, but there are many car batteries for sale at reasonable prices. Try and buy a high-quality maintenance free battery with a three-year warranty at an affordable price; Available at most good websites, with next day

Spring Car Servicing

Spring Car Servicing; parts delivery van

delivery. I hope this is valuable information to you and saves you money on the cost of motoring. 

 

 

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.

 

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.

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