Brakes are along with many other vehicle components quite important in our safety and others’ safety, so vehicle brakes must be maintained.
Having noisy brakes on your vehicle is very annoying, but this noise is an indication that they may need some attention. NOisy brakes can be caused by things like dust or the materials they use to make the brake linings.
The three common causes for noisy brakes are dust and the materials used to make the brake linings. If dust and anything else gets onto the brake components, they can cause the brakes to be noisy the first few times the pedal is pressed.
Many brake manufacturers ate now making brake linings from metallic materials to make them last longer and be harder wearing. However, these materials can make the brakes squeal.
In some cases, the brakes’ noise can indicate that a brake component is not doing what it is designed to do and may need adjusting or replacing.
If noisy brakes are only part of your concern for example if you brake and your vehicle pulls to one side you really need to have someone check over the braking system.
Worn out brake pads and/or discs are common, and before modern technology, this was a sign they needed replacing. These days brake pads have wear indicators on them so when they need replacing a light will come on your dash telling you need to get them checked. Changing your Brake pads is cheaper than changing your brake disks so changing brake pads earlier is better than too late.
Anti-Lock Brakes: A Braking System Designed For Safety
ABS has been around a long time now, and they are a great safety feature. If you make a sudden stop in your vehicle, the ABS stops the wheels from locking.
ABS systems do cause a few problems so if your ABS light comes on, and then you need to take it to a respectable garage like MK MOT to have a look and see what the problem is.
At MK MOT we can look after your vehicles braking system. You can book your vehicle in for a free brake inspection if you are unsure or have any concerns and one of MK MOT experts can take a look and see what the problem is.