When you notice that there is something wrong with the brakes on your car, it is a good idea to get it checked. There are a number of signs that indicate that brakes are faulty and these include strange sounds like a whistle or a squeak, or strange feelings like spongy, hard, soft or sticky pedals. A vibrating steering wheel and, the most obvious, the warning light are also indications that repairs need to be done.
At this point you need to consider getting the brakes checked and, most likely, repaired. Repairs could be either fixing the current brakes by means of skimming or it could mean that you would have to replace it altogether. It will all depend on how bad the damage is.
Where can you go if the brakes need to be repaired?
Well, you need to take it to a fitment centre where they specialise in brake repairs. There are number of factors that you need to check when you do this. This checklist will help you to find a fitment centre that will do a good and professional job on your car.
- The first sign you need to check is that the mechanic is not just doing the repairs on the sidewalk. A professional mechanic will have a workshop that has all the necessary tools and equipment. Business is conducted in a professional setting with the relevant paperwork such as detailed invoices.
- The mechanics should be trained and skilled in this particular area to ensure that you are getting the best service. This is essential because if the brake pads or other related parts are not fitted correctly and tested properly then it could lead to a set of catastrophic events.
- Check that the fitment centre is accredited. It is good if they are AA approved because it means that the AA has checked the various aspects of the fitment centre and deems them fit to perform the work they claim. Having RMI accreditation is also a good sign because the fitment centre is recognised by the motor industry.
When you need brake repairs you should take it to an accredited fitment centre who can show you their certification. You should also be able to see that their workshop is neat, tidy and fitted with all the necessary tools that are handled by only skilled mechanics.