MOBILE BRAKE REPAIRS

Car brakes are a crucial of your car’s safety so to avoid an unexpected road accident, it is recommended to get them checked regularly.

We repair all makes and models including Audi, BMW, Citroen, Ford, Mercedes, Peugeot, Volkswagen to name a few.

Our mobile repair and fitting service could save you pounds when compared to high street and main dealer outlets, and because we come to you there is no waiting around.

Being mobile means that we also have lower overheads which can mean significant savings for you. All parts supplied and fitted come with a minimum 12 month manufacturer warranty.

We are honest, reliable and only use highly qualified, experienced mechanics so you can be sure your vehicle is in good hands.

 

REPLACING BRAKE PADS

Brake pad replacement is a very common repair job for our mobile mechanics. The reason is simple: brakes wear out naturally, as the material they’re made with has durability limits. The pads rub on the brake disk to stop your car, so worn pads are the first part to check if you are experiencing any braking issues.

GET YOUR BRAKES INSPECTED IF :-

  • The brake pedal feels spongy or presses further down the floor than usually
  • Your vehicle veers to the right or left when you brake Unusual noises or vibrations occur when you hit the brakes
  • Many brake pads these days have a built-in metal component that creates a slight squeal.
  • The squeal becomes louder just as you hit the brakes.

If you begin to hear a loud squealing noise, give us a call, early detection can save you money and maybe prevent an accident.

WHAT AUTOFIX CHECKS

  • Condition of discs
  • Brake disc and pad thickness
  • Brake shoe condition
  • Performance of the calipers and sliders
  • System leaks
  • Brake fluid check and level
  • Condition of brake lines and hoses
  • Electronic diagnosis of the ABS system
  • Pedal check – engine running and stopped

FAQs

Why are my brakes grinding/grating?
  This usually happens when your vehicles disc brake pads or brake shoes have worn to below minimum, and leaving just the brake pad or brake shoe backing plate. Without immediate attention it can cause premature brake disc or brake drum failure, and also mean your brakes are not fully functional.
Why are my brakes squealing?
Brakes usually squeal when there is a build-up of brake dust within the brake caliper or brake drum. Another possibility is that the brakes have not been serviced in a while and there is no grease in the areas of the brake system that need greasing.
Why am I getting judder from my brake pedal when braking?
Feeling a judder from the brake pedal whilst braking usually points to either a warped brake disc or failure within the vehicles ABS system. Immediate attention is required if you are experiencing brake judder. Also a good indication of this could be a malfunction lamp illuminated on the dash.
My car is pulling to one side when I’m braking, why?
If your vehicle is pulling to one side upon applying the brakes, it can be caused by several things. One being that the brake caliper is not functioning correctly on its sliders and the other being a seized or leaking piston within the brake caliper or wheel cylinder. Again this must be immediately checked out.
Why is my brake pedal spongy?
A spongy brake pedal is usually caused by air within the hydraulic braking system. This can lead to longer stopping distances and very dangerous. Two other possibilities are that the hydraulic brake fluid is dated and has a high water content or the brake fluid reservoir is low on brake fluid. Both situations are very dangerous and at Auto-Fix we can perform checks to identify the problem.
My brakes seem to be not stopping me very well, why?
This could be called brake fade or just wear. This could be caused by numerous faults. Examples could be severely worn brake discs, pads or shoes, or just glazed discs and pads that require servicing. No matter what the cause, a difference in braking functionality requires prompt attention.

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