Brakes Brakes Brakes..
You should not underestimate the role of brakes in your safety behind the wheel, which is why good maintenance and regular check ups are vital.
Why are brakes so important?
The brakes are the most essential part in ensuring car safety. Despite all recent technological advancements, we still need to count on our brakes to swiftly respond to today’s hectic traffic conditions. However, no less than 25% of cars have malfunctioning brakes.
How often should I have my brakes checked?
That depends on your driving style and the number of kilometers you drive. If you drive a lot of short distances or have an automatic gearbox more regular check-ups are required. Ask your Fast Fit specialist for tailored advice.
However, keep in mind you need to have your brakes checked at least once a year (or on average every 20,000 kilometers). Especially the parts that are subject to wear should be checked on a regular basis: the brake pads, discs and drums. Brake fluids have to be checked every two years as they absorb water from the air with time.
When I should visit a Fast Fit specialist?
It is recommended you have your brakes checked on a regular basis, at least once a year. However, immediately book an appointment at Fast Fit in the following cases:
- if the steering wheel vibrates when you brake,
- if the brake pedal reacts differently (harder or softer),
- if the brakes don’t respond immediately or you need more distance to come to a full stop,
- if the brakes and/or ABS signals are lit on your dashboard (please consult your car manual to see what these signals look like).