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Useful articles about your car’s brake system, from tips, maintenance, safety, DIY, and more.

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Why and How to Break New Brakes in Properly
16 Oct 2023 - Brakes,Safety,Tips/Guides
Brakes need to be broken in to ensure optimal performance and to maximise their effectiveness and longevity. Here are the main reasons for breaking in brakes:
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New car brake pads compared to old used brake pads.
A Guide to Choosing and Maintaining Brakes
4 Sep 2023 - Brakes,Safety,Tips/Guides
Stopping distances are often considered the bane of the driving test, but the reality is that all drivers should develop a deeper understanding of their stopping distances and those of other road users alike.
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Close up brake pads on a brake disk
How to Choose the Right Brake Pads for Your Car
4 Nov 2021 - Brakes,Safety,Tips/Guides
We’re often asked how long brake pads are meant to last, but that question is like asking how long is a piece of string. A major contributing factor that influences the lifespan of your brake pads is driving style and habits, and this is unique to every driver.
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Know Your Brakes
12 Oct 2020 - Brakes,Safety,Tips/Guides
A quick video guide on how to check if your brakes are still in good condition and when to have them replaced.
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Checking Brake Pads Without Removing the Wheels
6 Jul 2020 - Brakes,Tips/Guides
Generally, brake pads are good for about 50,000 km. Their real lifespan will depend on factors such as your driving style, where you tend to drive mostly, and the vehicle itself.
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The Importance of Brakes in Stopping Distance
26 Apr 2019 - Brakes,Safety
The time and distance it takes to bring your car to a complete stop depend on several factors, one of the most important of which is the quality and condition of your brakes.
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Car Accidents Caused by Brake Failure
15 Mar 2019 - Brakes,Safety
Approximately 11.4 % of car accidents are caused by brake failure. What does brake failure mean and what are the danger signals to look out for?
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How do you make your brake pads last longer?
19 Apr 2018 - Brakes,Tips/Guides
Save money buy making your car’s brake pads last longer. Driving within speed limits is the first step, but there are many other ways to avoid brake pad wear and tear by knowing what the causes are and being able to recognise them and take action.
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What’s that noise coming from your brakes?
19 Apr 2018 - Brakes,Tips/Guides
The grinding, squeaking, thumping and scraping noises from your brakes are some of the most terrifying sounds you can experience in your car. It’s best to be prepared so that you can take immediate measures as soon as this happens to avoid further damage.
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