Visual brake check
What is included in your visual brake inspection?
Visual inspection of:
Brake pipes and hoses
After one of our team have done a visual brake check they will provide a none obligatory quote for any parts that may need replacement / repair.
What components does the brake report cover?
Our comprehensive brake check begins with a preliminary road test to check the braking system followed by a series of inspections in the following key areas:
Brake Pedal - We will check the pedal travel and servo operation during a static test.
Pads & Shoes - We will measure the pads or shoes for wear and check for damage.
Wheel Cylinder - We will examine the cylinder assembly and master cylinder for damage or fluid leaks.
Disc Brake Calipers - We will examine the calipers, hoses and pipes, checking for damage or fluid leaks around each brake unit.
Precision Inspection - We will measure the discs or drums for wear as well as reporting any damage.
Handbrake - We will report the condition and operation of the handbrake.
Brake Fluid - We will check the quality of the brake fluid to ensure it still lubricates effectively and has not taken in a high level of moisture.
Final Road Test - to check the braking system is working effectively.
Brake fluid change
How much will a brake fluid change cost ?
Here at Teltyres a brake fluid change costs £40 including VAT providing your vehicle does not use specialist brake fluid. If you are unsure of the brake fluid your vehicle uses and would like to find out more please call us on 01952 249228 or pop in and see us at the depot.
What is brake fluid?
Brake fluid is a type of hydraulic fluid used in hydraulic brake and hydraulic clutch applications in automobiles, motorcycles, light trucks, and some bicycles. It is used to transfer force into pressure, and to amplify braking force.
When should I get my brake fluid change?
Many experts point out that it is generally necessary to change the brake fluid every 25,000 miles (40.000 kilometres approx.) or two years. Still, they also agree that it should be the manufacturer who tells us the exact period after which the replacement must be carried out, and that the state of the brake fluid should be reviewed each time the car is taken in for maintenance or repair.
If you are unsure when your manufacture recommends getting your brake fluid replaced, please give us a call on 01952 249228 and we will be able to tell you.
Why should I get my brake fluid checked/ replaced?
Brake fluid always works at extremely high temperatures in the hydraulic brake system of the car, and it also can absorb moisture. However, when excessive moisture accumulates in the liquid, it ends up turning into droplets that can boil and form bubbles of vapour. This will stop the brakes from working, which is why it is so important to check the brake fluid regularly.
Furthermore, as brake fluid absorbs moisture it becomes less resistant to heat and corrosion, which can impair the proper functioning of the braking system in the car.