Faulty Brakes Are the Most Common Vehicle Defect in all Road Accidents, but Defective Tyres Takes the Top Spot for Cars

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 […]

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 top them up to keep your vehicle […]

4 Signs Your Car’s Brakes Need Replacing

Maintaining your brakes is essential for safety, you never know when you might need to stop in an emergency. In order to save time and money, it’s important to know the signs that your car needs new brake pads, shoes, drums or calipers. Here’s the most common ones, and how quickly you should get them […]

How To Extend 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 […]

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

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 […]

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 […]

Brake Problems: How To Find Out What’s Wrong

Brake problems are some of the most common issues on cars. Reduced stopping power is usually the biggest issue. But braking issues don’t stop there, there is lots of signs that can indicate there is something wrong with the brakes. Brake problems are usually accompanied by squealing and grinding noises and vibrations. Sometimes the brake […]

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. ClickMechanic is a UK wide […]

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 […]

How Long Do Brake Pads Last?

Your brakes are the most important safety feature on your car, for that reason it’s vital to know how long brake pads last. Often brake pads can last for more than 50,000 miles, but in other cases brake pads will only last around 20,000 miles. When you need to replace your brake pads will normally […]