A case can be made for justifying your brakes as the most important part of your vehicle. No only do they help to safeguard you and your passengers, they also play a pivotal role in ensuring safety in regards to other road users. At First 4 Vans, we offer a quality break check service, including a full brake inspection designed to help put your mind at rest.

Brakes are proven to wear down more quickly if your vehicle is primarily used for short journeys rather than a vehicle which is generally used for long distance journeys. It is, therefore very important that you are able to spot some of the tell tale signs which indicate your brakes pads are beginning to wear down and are in need of repair or replacement.

Brake Check Service

Brake checks are a hugely important part of your vehicle servicing requirements. For safety reasons, we strongly recommend that you should not just Take No Risks With Your Breakswait for your MOT to check your brakes, you should ensure that they are checked periodically in addition to this.

The two most common signs of brake wear and tear are:

  • Grinding– a grinding noise generally suggests that the brake pads have reached the minimum thickness. It is advisable that you contact us at the first possible opportunity to have your brakes checked and suitably repaired.
  • Pulling to the left or right when braking– this normally indicates there could be a sticking on the brake disc or issues with the brake’s hydraulics.

Brake Checks

The brake check facility at First 4 Vans has been designed to give us a clear picture of the current condition of your vehicles brakes. This will give an accurate indication of whether you need new brake pads, brake discs or if the braking system itself is in need of repair.

All elements are inspected to comply with the manufacturer’s specification, which means First 4 Vans will help you get your brakes back to the most efficient standard.

Depending on our findings, we can quickly replace the brakes on all vehicles if necessary, regardless of the shape, size or condition that they are in when you come to us.