brake-fitting

Brakes repair or replacement in Taunton

Brakes are one of the most vital components of any vehicle and it is essential that they are replaced when necessary.

Brakes naturally deteriorate over time and it’s likely that over the course of a car’s lifespan, it will need to have its front / rear discs and pads replaced because of wear and tear. Discs should always be replaced in pairs and new pads will be needed at the same time as well. Depending on how you drive, brake pads can last for anything from 15,000 to 35,000 miles.

P&N Motor Repairs offer a quality service with a smile. When you need your vehicle servicing in Taunton, you can trust us to make sure you are ready for those long journeys ahead.

We offer affordable, practical advice and will only replace the items that need replacing. Our work is guaranteed, along with the parts.

Do i need new brakes?

High-pitched or grinding sound

A high-pitched squeal when you press the brake is often a sign there could be a problem. When this starts happening, it could be an indication that your brake pads may need replacing.

A grinding sound is another noise you should be aware of when driving, this can very often be a symptom that your brake pads have worn out.

Bad smell

A burning smell may be caused from friction between the brake pads and the discs – there can be numerous reasons for this, however you should get your brakes inspected as soon as possible.

Along with offering affordable, high quality servicing, all replacements and work are guaranteed.

Pulling to the left or right

Another sign of brake wear and tear is if the car wants to pull to either the left or right when you are stopping. This can potentially be caused by a sticking or failing brake calliper.

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Vibrations

If you notice some vibration in your steering wheel or brake pedal as you slow down, this may also mean your brakes need to be checked. A vibration in your brake pedal may be a sign that your brake discs are starting to warp (become out of shape).

Pressing to the floor

Drivers also need to be aware of how responsive their brakes are. If you have to press the pedal nearly all the way to the floor before the car starts to slow down, there could be a problem with the hydraulic braking system and you should get your brakes checked.

The brake system warning light
The ABS warning light

Brake system warning lights on?

What should I watch out for?

Your brake system warning light coming on once you’ve released the handbrake. This means your brake fluid level might be low.

What should I do?

  • Park up in a safe spot
  • Check your vehicle’s handbook if you don’t know how to check the brake fluid level
  • If it’s very low, you’ll need to get it topped up to the MAX mark before driving on

If the light’s still on, even though the brake fluid level is correct, you may have a sensor fault.

If you’re having to press your brake pedal further than usual, one of your hydraulic brake circuits may have failed.

This is a serious problem! Pull over and call us on 01823 330755

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