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 are prone to failure. Traditional handbrake cables are usually … Read more

Faulty Brakes: The Most Common Vehicle Defect in Road Accidents

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We have analysed the latest figures from the Department for Transport and can reveal that faulty brakes are the number one vehicle defect to contribute to 2016’s road accidents. However, looking just at cars, flawed tyres are in fact the most common defect to cause an incident. With a total of 446 incidents, faulty tyres … Read more

The Ultimate Guide To Car Fluids

Like us, cars need to stay hydrated, however, it isn’t just water that they need. Cars have been getting more efficient and reliable, but they still need some maintenance. Fluids play a massive role in keeping your car running smoothly, from the brakes to the engine. Make sure to top them up to keep your … Read more

How To Extend The Lifespan Of Your Car Brakes

How to prolong the lifespan of your car brakes

Working brakes are essential to keeping safe on the road, and could even be the difference between life and death. It’s impossible to make your brakes last forever, most brakes will lose their effectiveness after 25,000 miles. However, it’s possible to extend this lifespan by adapting your driving style to reduce the strain on your … Read more

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

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There are 2 main warning lights for the brake system, though many manufacturers combine these to simplify things. One let’s you know the handbrake is still on, and will have a “P” symbol, whilst a “!” means that there is an issue with the system. What does the warning light mean? If you have a … Read more

How Often Should Brake Pads Be Replaced?

Brake pads are guaranteed to wear over time. It is less clear, however, how often brake pads would need to be replaced. Most manufacturers say they would need to be replaced every 20,000 to 50,000 miles. But this will of course completely depend on your model of car, the replacement interval may be higher or … Read more