Diagnosing & Repairing Brakes in Liphook, Farnham, Haslemere & All Surrounding Areas | Higgins Mechanics t/a MTS

Whereas some automotive issues aren’t totally pressing, and don’t necessarily demand immediate attention, it should come as no surprise that brakes don’t fit in this category. It’s absolutely vital to address any issues with your car's brakes promptly to ensure your safety and the safety of others on the road. You rely on your brakes to be responsive and in perfect shape, as you never know when you’ll need to quickly stop while driving in or around the Bordon, Farnham, Haslemere, Liphook or Petersfield areas.

What Can go Wrong With Brakes?

There are several common problems that can occur with your car’s brakes. These problems can range from minor issues that can be quickly put right on the spot, to major faults that require parts replacement. Some of the most common symptoms of brake trouble experienced by motorists around Bordon, Farnham, Haslemere, Liphook and Petersfield, include:

  • Squealing or grinding noises when braking
  • Soft or spongy brake pedal
  • Vibrations or pulsations when braking
  • Brake warning light on dashboard
  • Brake fluid leaks

But what are the underlying issues that these symptoms represent? Common faults our technicians deal with on a day-to-day basis include:

  • Uneven wear on brake pads or discs
  • Sticking or seized brake callipers
  • Worn or damaged brake hoses
  • Corroded or damaged brake lines
  • Warped or damaged brake discs

How do Brakes Work?

There are several key elements that make up your brakes. These include the brake pedal, lines, pads, discs, and callipers. When the driver presses the brake pedal, hydraulic pressure is generated and transmitted through the brake lines to the brake callipers. The callipers then squeeze the pads against the discs, creating friction that slows down the vehicle. The brake pads and discs are designed to wear down over time and this is why they require semi-regular replacement.

Your brakes also include components such as a master cylinder, brake booster, and anti-lock brake system (ABS) that can help improve braking performance and safety. As the Bordon, Farnham, Haslemere, Liphook or Petersfield areas’ trusted mechanics, Higgins Mechanics t/a MTS use a mixture of modern diagnostics equipment, and old school under-the-bonnet knowhow to quickly isolate issues, and suggest the appropriate repairs. We want to get you back safely on the road ASAP, with fully operational brakes. And we don’t believe it should cost the world to do that, hence our distinctly competitive rates, often beating out fast-fits, main dealers and chain garages in the area.

Have you noticed a change in performance with your brakes? Don’t leave it till tomorrow, call our Liphook garage on (01428) 751 162 to arrange diagnostics and any required repairs.