Has My Car’s Handbrake Cable Snapped?

Has My Car's Handbrake Cable Snapped?

A snapped handbrake cable is one of the most common faults on older cars. Unlike most newer cars, which have an electronic parking brake, older cars have a handbrake cable. The handbrake cable runs from the handbrake lever to the back wheels of the car, and is prone to failure. Traditional handbrake cables are usually … Read more

The Different Types of Brake Pads

close up of car brakes

As a motorist, you will likely recognise how important brakes are for safety and performance. Your brake pads play a key role in slowing down your vehicle. In this article, we discuss the different types of brake pads, what they do and why they’re so important for a well-functioning braking system. What are brake pads … Read more

What is a Pitted Brake Disc and How to Fix It

brake disc close up

A common type of brake wear that can occur over time is pitted brake discs. A mechanic may advise during your annual service that you have pitted brake discs or you may notice some grooves or unusual ‘pits’ on your brake discs. In this article, we’ll take a look at what pitted brake discs are, … Read more

How to Deal with Rusty Brake Discs

Car brake disc

You’ve inspected your brakes and noticed that the brake discs have corroded. The rust that has formed on the discs will mean your braking power has reduced and you’re likely experiencing a pulsation when stepping on the brakes. What do you do next? This article will provide you with answers on how to deal with … Read more

What Should I Do If My Brake Warning Light Comes On?

Mechanic checking car breaks

It can be worrying for any driver if any of the dashboard warning lights illuminate while driving. The important thing to remember in this situation is to not panic. When a warning light appears, it may be safe to continue driving for a while and get help as soon as possible. However,  in some cases, … Read more

How To Tell If You Have A Seized Brake Caliper

How to tell if you have a seized brake caliper

Brake calipers are a vital part of your car’s braking system, unfortunately, a seized brake caliper is a common fault. The pistons inside the brake caliper can seize and reduce the car’s braking power over time if the brake calipers are not maintained properly. It’s important that the calipers are kept in good shape. The … Read more

5 Signs That Your Brakes Need Attention

brake disc close up

Your car’s brakes are one of the most important aspects of safe driving. At the moment, most braking issues are due to vehicles being stood for a number of months which is due to corrosion to the brake discs. Another common issue is seized parking brakes, especially vehicles with rear drum brakes or drum parking … Read more