FAQ Brakes

FAQ Brakes

How can I tell if my brakes need attention?

If your dashboard shows an illuminated brake warning light you should bring it into a centre to be diagnosed asap.

Other signs include a grinding noise when you apply your brakes which may indicate that the pads are excessively worn. If the car pulls to the left or the right, it probably means your brakes need some attention as they are sticking or seizing.

Finally, if you feel a sponginess in your brake pedal or a continuous pulsing, this may indicate a brake fluid leak.

What is the lifetime guarantee on brakes?

Kwik Fit offers a lifetime brake guarantee to ensure your brakes are always at their best. Get your brake pads or shoes fitted at Kwik Fit, and we will replace these parts absolutely free whenever they wear out, for as long as you own the car.

Why does my brake fluid need replacing?

Brake fluid is required to transfer the force of the driving pressing the brake pedal to the wheel hub and lubricate moving parts in the braking system. Without brake fluid, your brakes will not work. Over time, brake fluid absorbs moisture. As the water content in your brake fluid increases, the effectiveness of your brakes decreases. Manufacturers recommend changing your brake fluid every two years.

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