Brakes

When it comes to your vehicle's safety, brakes top the list of systems that need regular checking. If brake service is neglected, you're gambling with your safety, and that of your passengers and other drivers.

When was the last time you had your brakes checked? Visit your local Cooper Tyres Brake Specialist today to ensure that your car's braking system will never fail you.

Brake Failure Pull

PULL

The car pulls to one side when the brakes are applied.

Brake Failure Grab

GRAB

"Touchy" brakes grab with the least pedal pressure.

Brake Failure Drag

DRAG

Sticking brakes, hot wheels or an apparent engine power loss are all signs of drag.

Brake Failure Squeal

SQUEAL

Excessive squeal, screech, grinding, groaning, chatter,clatter or bang, means your brakes need attention.

Brake Failure LowPedal

LOW PEDAL

The pedal nearly touches the floorboard before the brakes function.

Brake Failure HardPedal

HARD PEDAL

Extreme foot pressure is equired to make the brakes function.

Brake Failure Vibration

VIBRATION

The brake pedal, steering wheel, or the entire vehicle shakes, vibrates or pulsates.

Brake Failure Light

BRAKE WARNING LIGHT

The parking brake is on, or, there is a serious drop in hydraulic pressure.

The Basics of Brake Hardware

Drum Brakes and Disc Brakes are the two basic types of braking systems. Both stop the car by forcing a high friction material against iron drums or discs attached to the wheels.