JWT Essex

BRAKES

How a Vehicle Stops is Just as Important as How it Moves

When it comes to vehicle safety, the brake system is at the top of the list, so have your brakes checked by an auto service professional at least once a year. Knowing the key warning signs that your brakes may need maintenance will go a long way toward keeping you and others safe on the road.

7 signs you need to check your brakes
  • Noise: screeching, grinding or clicking noises when applying the brakes
  • Pulling: vehicle pulls to one side while braking
  • Low Pedal: brake pedal nearly touches the floor before engaging
  • Hard Pedal: must apply extreme pressure to the pedal before brakes engage
  • Grabbing: brakes grab at the slightest touch to the pedal
  • Vibration: brake pedal vibrates or pulses, even under normal braking conditions
  • Light: brake light is illuminated on your vehicle’s dashboard

What would you do if your brakes failed?

Many accidents are caused by faulty or poorly maintained brakes often resulting in injury or costly insurance claims. Your vehicle will also fail its MOT if braking efficiency is below specification.

We all know that your braking system is what stops your car safely and that regular inspection and maintenance is important.

The rate at which your brakes reduce the vehicle speed is affected by the condition of your vehicle's braking system. It's therefore essential that your vehicle's brakes are kept in top condition whether you’re driving around town or regularly use the motorway.

Brake checks can identify a problem before it affects your braking ability and provides an opportunity to optimise the effectiveness of your braking system. So pop into your local JWT and we'll make sure your brakes are safe!

WE RECOMMEND DELPHI BRAKES

Brakes Essex DELPHI DISCS

This is where Delphi quality design meets Delphi quality manufacturing. Delphi’s cast-iron determination delivers premium brake discs manufactured with state-of-the-art casting processes and OE quality standards.

DELPHI PADS

There are a number of reasons why we choose Delphi brake pads. Like the fact that they deliver OE quality through 19 different friction formulations mixed from a variety of compounds.