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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 essentially hydraulic pressure going through a process which causes friction to stop your car. It does this by pressurising brake fluid along pipes and hoses, which then lead to either disk brake or a drum brake. Did you know 80% of the braking force happens in the front wheels?

Brakes are an extremely important part of any vehicle or machine. Knowing what variations there are and how they work can also be important. PARC Ltd have put together some information to make understanding everything a little easier for you. 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 biggest difference between disc brakes and drum brakes are simply the disk and the drum! Drum brakes work in the same way as disk brakes which makes it a whole lot easier when it comes to understanding.

The curved brake shoes are forced against the brake drum by hydraulic wheel cylinders when you put your foot down on the brake. This friction then causes the wheels to slow or come to a stop. Many cars have drum brakes on the rear wheels and disc brakes on the front. Drum brakes are however harder to service than disk brakes, this is because they have more parts. They are however less expensive to manufacture as emergency brake mechanisms are easier incorporated.

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

ABS (anti-locking braking system) is designed to stop car wheels locking during heavy braking which can lead to skidding and loss of control.

The anti-lock braking system is in place to prevent a vehicles wheels from locking up when the car quickly or harshly brakes. They ensure the driver can stay in control of the vehicle and doesn’t skid across the road, which quite obviously is very dangerous.

The system monitors the wheels rotation speed and if it detects one turning at the wrong speed it can change the pressure of the brake pad. This then brings it back to a similar rotation as the other wheels. Anti-locking brakes repeatedly do this while you’re driving and so you may feel a pull or a pulse while driving.

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.