Driving around town with brakes that could be damaged or faulty can be very dangerous. It is dangerous not only for you but for your passengers, pedestrians and other drivers on the road as well. When you become aware of the fact that the brakes are faulty then you have to take action.

One of the biggest risks you can take in life is that of not checking the brakes on your car when you notice something unusual. Signs to look out for include a whistling sound, a spongy feeling when you apply the brakes, or possibly a very loose pedal where you have to push in the pedal quite hard for the car to come to a stop. However, if you notice anything that is not part of your normal driving experience, go check it out immediately.

All hope is not lost when you become aware of any of these problems. You can sort it out especially if you go to a brake and clutch fitment centre as soon as possible. If you do your research you will find that there are fitment centres that are able to help you immediately, without needing to set up an appointment. So you could drive to the fitment centre as soon as you notice any issues and have it checked out. Wouldn’t you rather go for a quick check and be told that it’s not too serious and have it sorted? As opposed to driving around with the damaged car parts and risking total brake failure which could cause a catastrophic accident.

Sometimes the brake repairs could be as simple as just having to skim the brake discs but in other cases it could require a brake pad replacement or a complete overhaul this system. This will depend largely on how soon you are able to get it checked and repaired. The longer you leave the problem the more damage you could be causing to the car’s brake system and, possibly, to other car parts. It’s better to fix the problem sooner rather than later.

It is so important to avoid driving around with faulty brakes and to make sure that you are able to get to a brake fitment centre where a qualified mechanic can check and repair the brakes for you. The good thing about going to a qualified brake repair specialist is that they will not only check the brakes for you but they will replace it for you and run diagnostic tests to ensure that the new brakes are fit for driving. They will have your safety in mind and will ensure that a good job is done.

So take care of your brakes and any other car part because it all works together to give you a comfortable and safe driving experience. As a responsible road user you are obligated to keep your car well maintained at all times which will minimise the possibility of accidents on the road. After all, it’s best to make sure that you get to your destination safely.

We are based in Boksburg and are able to service everyone in the East Rand Area. Don’t take chances with your brakes. If you are in any doubt about your brakes, come to us and get them checked while you wait. We offer a speedy brake repair service. Contact us: 0118267000, Email: info@astrobrake.co.za.