Brecon 01874 622 905 | Kington 01544 230 291 carl@ijt.co.uk

Car Brakes & Brake Checking Herefordshire

Ian Jones Tyres 01544 230 291  Kington |  01874 622 905  Brecon

 

Brakes & Brake Testing

One of the most important functions inside of your vehicle are it’s brakes. Many accidents happen each year due to ineffective brakes which is why we offer a FREE Brake Check. This ensures that your vehicle is able to brake efficiently and keep you and your family safer on the roads.

Our Brake Checks only takes 45 minutes. We will explain what condition your brakes are in and advise you on the best solution for you.

The lifespan of a given set of brake pads is dependent on a very wide set of variables ranging from personal driving style to the impersonal laws of physics. Mechanics and manufacturers have a loosely agreed upon mileage range from around 30,000 to 70,000 miles, but stories of pads lasting a mere 1000 miles to an astounding 100,000 miles  abound.

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Yes they do. These will be inspected to check:

  • their condition, including inappropriate repairs or modifications
  • their operation and performance (the efficiency test) – the wheels and trims aren’t removed as part of the test
  • the anti-lock braking system (ABS) and electronic stability control (ESC) (where fitted)

The MILs or dashboard warning lights will also be checked for the ABS, ESC, electronic park brake and brake fluid warning lights.

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Want To Learn More?

What is a brake?

A brake is a mechanical device that inhibits motion by absorbing energy from a moving system. It is used for slowing or stopping a moving vehicle, wheel, axle, or to prevent its motion, most often accomplished by means of friction.

How do brakes work?

Pushing down on the brake pedal slows a car to a stop. But how does this happen? How does your car transmit the force from your leg to its wheels? How does it multiply the force so that it is enough to stop something as big as a car?

When you depress your brake pedal, your car transmits the force from your foot to its brakes through a fluid. Since the actual brakes require a much greater force than you could apply with your leg, your car must also multiply the force of your foot. It does this in two ways:

  • Mechanical advantage (leverage)
  • Hydraulic force multiplication

The brakes transmit the force to the tires using friction, and the tires transmit that force to the road using friction also.

Types of brakes

Frictional

Frictional brakes are most common and can be divided broadly into “shoe” or “pad” brakes, using an explicit wear surface, and hydrodynamic brakes, such as parachutes, which use friction in a working fluid and do not explicitly wear. Typically the term “friction brake” is used to mean pad/shoe brakes and excludes hydrodynamic brakes, even though hydrodynamic brakes use friction. Friction (pad/shoe) brakes are often rotating devices with a stationary pad and a rotating wear surface.

Pumping

Pumping brakes are often used where a pump is already part of the machinery. For example, an internal-combustion piston motor can have the fuel supply stopped, and then internal pumping losses of the engine create some braking.

Electromagnetic

Electromagnetic brakes are likewise often used where an electric motor is already part of the machinery. For example, many hybrid gasoline/electric vehicles use the electric motor as a generator to charge electric batteries and also as a regenerative brake. Some diesel/electric railroad locomotives use the electric motors to generate electricity which is then sent to a resistor bank and dumped as heat.

WHY CHOOSE US ?

Here are some genuine reasons to choose us next:

  • Local Business
  • 38 Years Experience
  • Qualified & Trained Technicians
  • Quality Parts
  • Reliable Service
  • Great Customer Service
  • WE OFFER FREE BATTERY CHECKS
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Need Tyres at a realistic price? We will endeavour to beat any like for like quote and offer a free health check with every fitting.
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We have a comprehensive range of vehicle servicing. From part car servicing, full car servicing to diagnostics, repairs & paint work.

 

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