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Are your brakes fit for purpose?

By April 27, 2022November 20th, 2023No Comments

Here at Not My Fault, our team appreciate that you can’t control how others drive. Yet, one way you can prepare to deal with problems caused by other drivers is by making sure your brakes are in good working order. Here are five questions to consider on a regular basis…

Do you check for fluid leaks?

That telltale patch where your car has been parked could indicate a problem with leaking brake fluid. This means your car won’t stop as quickly as it should. This needs to be checked by an expert.

Is there a spongy feel when braking?

If you feel a soft response as you apply your brakes, or if the pedal can be fully depressed too easily, there may be moisture in your system. Another possibility is a problem with the master cylinder. Again, swift expert attention is needed to deal with this.

Does your steering seem to pull to one side?

This indicates uneven pressure on one side. One possible cause can be a faulty brake hose. An expert assessment will help identify this or other possible causes.

Do you feel vibrations when braking?

This can indicate a problem with the rotors. These are squeezed by your brake pads when you apply the brakes. These rotors might need to be replaced or resurfaced by experts.

Are there unpleasant noises when braking?

Some of the most obvious signs of brake problems are easily heard. These can include grinding, squeaking or squealing. Any of these can suggest that it’s time to replace your brake pads. Quickly done, this can then help avoid damage to the rotors. If it’s a grinding sound you hear, this suggests the rotors are being damaged because of fully worn-down pads.

Even if your brakes are in good condition…

You might be the innocent victim of a not-your-fault accident. If so, Australian Law means you are entitled to an accident replacement car if yours is in need of repair.

Keep our Not My Fault contact number on your phone: 1800699034. As soon as it’s safe to do so, contact our team to see how swiftly we can provide you with the help you need to stay on the road.