Why Does my Car Shake When Braking?

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Are you experiencing a feeling that when you hit the brakes, your car suddenly starts vibrating? In this article, we’re going to look at different reasons why your car may be shaking when you apply the brakes Why does my car shake when I apply the brakes? Brake discs If you’re on the motorway at … Read more

Has My Car’s Handbrake Cable Snapped?

Has My Car's Handbrake Cable Snapped?

A snapped handbrake cable is a common fault on older cars, caused by wear and tear, corrosion, and excessive force. It is important to get the problem fixed as soon as possible, as it can lead to an MOT fail and invalidate insurance. The cost of a handbrake cable replacement depends on the make and model of the car, but can range between £75 and £150.

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The Different Types of Brake Pads

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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

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Pitted brake discs refer to brake discs that have small indentations or grooves on their surface which are generally caused due to corrosion, overheating, and wear and tear. Pitted brake discs cannot be ‘repaired’ and are best replaced to ensure safe and reliable braking performance. Regular maintenance and avoiding adverse weather conditions can help prevent pitted brake discs.

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How to Deal with Rusty Brake Discs

Car brake disc

Corrosion on brake discs compromises braking efficiency and may lead to dangerous driving conditions. Brakes are the lifeline of your vehicle safety so it’s advised not to use DIY methods such as WD40, which can worsen the situation by reducing the friction needed for effective braking. There are a few steps motorists can take to remove the rust or to prevent rusty brake discs.

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

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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

A seized brake caliper is a common fault that can reduce a car’s braking power over time. It can be caused by exposure to the elements, heating and cooling, inactivity, corrosion, skewed brake pads, slide pin seizure, and lack of lubrication. If you think you have a seized brake caliper, make sure to get it repaired as soon as possible.

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