What is a brake safety inspection?
If there’s one part of your vehicle that needs to function correctly, it’s your brakes. Your brakes allow your vehicle to stop when it needs to, allowing you to stay safe while driving. A failing brake system can increase the amount of time it takes for your vehicle to stop.
A brake safety inspection allows our mechanics to look over the various components in your braking system. If there are any problems, you will be notified. Our mechanics can then give you quality advice on how the problems can be fixed.
During a brake safety inspection, our team of skilled technicians will thoroughly examine your brake system to check for any issues. We’ll check the brake pads, rotors, and calipers for wear, as well as the brake lines, hoses, and fluid levels. We’ll also check the brake pedal and master cylinder for any problems.
What do we check?
We aim to make our brake safety inspections as comprehensive as possible, checking things such as:
- Brake fluid levels
- Brake fluid reservoir/master cylinder
- Status of brake discs/rotors
- Status of brake pads
- Status of brake lines
- Status of brake shoes and drums (on drum braking systems)
- ABS system with electronic scan tool
If your vehicle is displaying warning lights on the dash, we can use our advanced scan tools to determine the cause of the warning.
If we find any issues during the inspection, we’ll provide you with a detailed report outlining the problem and our recommended course of action. We’ll work with you to determine the best way to repair any issues, whether it’s a simple brake pad replacement or a more complex repair.
When to get a brake safety inspection?
When it comes to brakes, it’s always better to be safe than sorry. If you have any worries about your braking system, we suggest that you bring your car in for an inspection.
Common signs of failing brake components include:
- Leaking of brake fluid (thin, clear liquid) around the engine or tyres.
- Grinding or squeaking noises while braking.
- Vibration coming from brake pedal.
- The car pulling to one side when the brakes are applied
- Reduced brake effectiveness.
Brake safety checks and inspections in Hamilton
At Grimmer Motors, we are happy to perform a thorough inspection of your vehicle’s braking system. This will help keep you safe on the road. If we notice any problems, we will give you quality advice on how the problem can be fixed. Keep in mind that we never go ahead with repairs without consulting the customer first.
In addition to brake safety inspections, we also offer a range of other brake services, including brake pad replacement, brake shoe replacement, and more. Our team has the skills and expertise to handle all types of brake repairs, and we have the knowledge and experience to get the job done right.
If you have any doubts or worries about your brakes, bring your car to Grimmer Motors today!