FTS Auto Repairs – Brake Repairs and Brake Pad Replacements

FTS Auto Repairs, putting your safety first

We provide brake repairs including brake pad replacements, brake disc checks and brake fluid top-ups as well as inspections and repairs on the entire braking system within your car. Over time the brake pad in your vehicle can wear through daily use, with the golden rule being, the more you drive the quicker your brakes will age. Brakes that are worn often create a high pitch screeching noise when you press your foot on the brake pedal, while others may grind and vibrate.

It’s imperative your brakes work effectively to stop the vehicle from moving when needed. Without the brakes working properly, it can impact you and your families safety.

Our team of experienced and highly trained technicians are on hand to check and repair your brakes at a reasonable price. If you have any questions or are worried about the overall condition of your brakes, get in contact or book a service through our website. Our friendly team will be available to help advise you on repairs and will get to work quickly to get you back on the road.

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Symptoms of worn brakes

Your brakes are under constant pressure when driving, and over time every car will require brake pad replacements, brake disc replacements and brake fluid top-ups to ensure that your brakes are effective in stopping your vehicle when required.

Below are key signs that you might need to get your brakes checked out and fixed before serious damage is caused.

A vibrating brake pedal

If, when pushing your foot onto the brake pedal, you feel a slight vibrating or ‘grabbing’ then you are experiencing pulsating brakes. This vibration is caused when the worn brakes have warped in the heat. To fix this issue, either the brakes are re-machined or replaced.

Thin brake pads

By paying close attention to the thickness of your brake pads, you can work out when they might need to be replaced. If you see on ¼ inch visible when you look through the spokes of the car wheel, you will know that the pads are too thin and that they need to be replaced.

A clicking noise

If, when applying the brakes, you hear a clicking noise, this is evidence that you need to replace the brake pads. All manufacturers install a device to prevent the brake pads from rattling upon applying the brakes, if you hear a clicking then the device is worn and new brake pads are needed.

A screeching sound

Drivers should be alert for a high-pitch screeching noise. This is created when the brake pedal is pushed down and the brake pads are too worn.

A grinding sound

If you hear a grinding or growling sound coming from your brakes, this is an indication that you need the brake pads and brake discs to be replaced. The sound is usually caused when the brake disc and brake calliper rub together and is a sign that the brake pads have completely worn.

A pulling car

If your vehicle is pulling to one side of the road, it could be either a misaligned wheel or the brake pads need to be replaced. When driving and applying the brakes, if the vehicle pulls more to one side, this could imply that the brake pads have worn unevenly and will need to be replaced.

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