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About Brakes

About Brakes

Your braking system is what stops your car safely. At SAS Auto’s we know how important the regular inspection and maintenance of your brakes can be and are committed to maintaining your brakes.

There are many different components working together to help you to stop and manoeuvre your vehicle in a controlled manner. The key components of your vehicle braking system include a master cylinder, servo, brake callipers, brake fluid and cylinders, disks, drums, pads and shoes.

All the components are linked by a series of brake hoses and brake pipes containing brake fluid, so when you press your brake pedal the vehicle slows down and stops. The rate at which your brakes reduce the vehicle speed is determined by the amount and duration of foot pressure is applied to your brake pedal, and of course your braking system's condition.

Brakes are in use more often when driving around town than on a motorway journey, not forgetting that you may need to use your brakes to stop your vehicle quickly in an emergency. So maintaining an effective vehicle braking system is a top priority for every motorist.

The effects of a sudden brake failure can be devastating and in the event of an accident attributed to faulty brakes, the consequences of not maintaining an effective braking system could result in prosecution.

Your vehicle will also fail its MoT test if braking efficiency is below specification.

Contact SAS Auto’s should you need any further information or are worried about your brakes on 0121 706 5888

FAQ’s

What should I need to know about brakes?

  • The purpose of a braking system is to slow and stop your vehicle. It is controlled by a foot (service brake) pedal and by a hand or parking brake.
  • The brakes also allow you to make an emergency stop if you need to.
  • It is therefore important that you ensure that your braking system is maintained and operating at optimum levels. It is a legal requirement that your braking system performs as intended and your brakes will be tested as part of your MoT.
  • Like all components, brakes and indeed braking performance deteriorate over time and because it happens gradually, many people don't notice the difference in their braking system.
  • Having your brakes checked regularly could also save you time and money by preventing damage to other components.

How do brakes wear differently?

  • The type of journeys you do have a dramatic effect on how often your brakes need servicing. For example, a set of brake pads could last up to 60,000 miles or more on a car driven mostly on the motorway, may last only 25,000 or 30,000 miles or less on the same vehicle driven in busy city traffic.
  • Front brakes normally wear out before rear brakes because they handle a higher percentage of the braking load, especially on front-wheel drive cars.

For Garage Services of any kind come and see our friendly team on site at Units 2 & 4 1642 Coventry Road, Yardley, Birmingham B26 1AN.

As the Coventry Road is very busy you will not be able to park outside the front reception, so turn left into the Murco garage and left again

or you can turn left after the Murco garage onto Yew Tree Lane and take a first left to the back of SAS Autos, you will see the MOT bay and our other building.






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