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Car Brakes

We all know how annoying it is when your brakes start squeaking. Although it can be irritating, are squeaky brakes a sign something else may be happening? Find out why your brakes are squeaking and whether a repair is in order.

Why Are My Brakes Squeaking

In most cases brakes squeak because there is surface rust scraping off the discs by the brake pads. More common on the first drive of the day, especially in wet conditions. There can also be a collection of dirt & moisture collecting on the brake discs.

Now, most brakes will make some sort of noise when you apply them but if your brakes squeak every time you brake. It’s time to take your vehicle to a professional. Our expertly trained staff will be able to help and repair them in no time. Knowing the age of your brakes is important too. If you are unsure, our team will be able to advise you about the condition of your brakes.

How To Repair Squeaky Brakes

How do you keep your brakes quiet? A simple brake pad replacement will sort most issues, which should be undertaken by a professional for the best results. Using lubricants can help too but remember nothing should be put on your brake discs that isn’t recommended and if you are in anyway unsure contact us at PARC.

Making repairs yourself is admirable but repairs should be made by someone with the right knowledge. Undertaking repairs could make the problem worse if you don’t have the right experience. In some cases, this can be dangerous.

Brake Repairs Pontypool

If you have any concerns about your brakes, contact Pontypool Accident & Repair centre. Our expert staff offer skilled brake repairs in Pontypool and surrounding areas. Our garage can handle all of your braking issues, as we use a variety of specialist tools and diagnostic equipment to fix your problems.

Brakes are simply hydraulic pressure going through a friction-causing mechanism to bring the car to a halt. It accomplishes this by pressurising brake fluid as it travels through pipes and hoses to either a disc brake or a drum brake. Did you know that the front wheels absorb 80% of the braking force?

Brakes are critical components of any car or machine. It’s also useful to know what kinds of differences there are and how they function. PARC Ltd has put together some material to help you understand things a little better. If you have any questions about car brakes after reading this post, don’t hesitate to call us on 01495 769700.

Disc Brakes Pontypool

Disc brakes contain three main parts, these being: brake pads, calliper and the disk. You normally see them on the back wheels of high performance or large vehicles such as lorries or trucks, as opposed to the front wheels on normal vehicles such as cars.

How they work:

• The disk is squeezed by the brake pads
• Hydraulically force is transmitted
• Friction causes the disk to slow down
• The vehicle slows down or stops

Drum Brakes Pontypool

The disc and the drum are the most significant differences between disc and drum brakes. Drum brakes operate in the same way as disc brakes do, which makes them much easier to comprehend.

When you step on the brake pedal, hydraulic wheel cylinders press the curved brake shoes against the brake drum. As a result of the friction, the wheels slow down or come to a halt. The rear wheels of several vehicles have drum brakes, while the front wheels have disc brakes. Drum brakes, on the other hand, are more difficult to service than disc brakes because they have more components. However, since emergency braking systems are simpler to implement, they are less costly to produce.

If you need any sort of brakes repairing, replacing or servicing, PARC Ltd is the place to come to for quality work and value for money. Call us today on 01495 769700.

ABS Brakes Pontypool

Anti-lock braking systems (ABS) are designed to prevent car wheels from locking during hard braking, which can cause skidding and loss of power.

When a vehicle brakes rapidly or harshly, the anti-lock braking mechanism prevents the wheels from locking up. They ensure that the driver maintains vehicle control and does not skid across the lane, which is obviously very dangerous.

The machine controls the rotation speed of the wheels and, if it senses one spinning at an incorrect speed, it adjusts the brake pad pressure. This restores the wheel’s rotation to that of the other wheels. Anti-lock brakes do this repeatedly when driving, so you can feel a tug or a jerk.

PARC Motors Pontypool

Hopefully your knowledge on brakes has somewhat improved now and you feel confident with the technology that is saving your life every time you step on that pedal!

For trustworthy advice on brakes or generally maintenance of your vehicle, Monnington motors is only a phone call away on 01495 769700. Or if you are in the Pontypool area, visit our garage to see an experienced mechanic.

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